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Why Is Rubber Mulch Better And Safer For Your Backyard Playgrounds?

Aug 11, 2008
If you are thnking of building and installing a playground for your children, then I am sure you are going through all of the necessary questions in your head.

Questions like what type of toys, what size, and the flooring material. The latter is one of the most improtant things that you must consider as it is possible to build such a thing of beauty and joy for your kids' fun only to end up regretting it as a result of your child getting terribly injured from falling off the playground equipment.

As we speak, there are various forms of flooring that can be used in backyard, community and public kids' playgrounds. Some of them are asphalt, granite, grass, wood chips and rubber mulch.

The kind of playground floor you pick will to a large extent tell what kind of playground equipment you can install on the playground and subsequently the type of maintenance it will get. Therefore surfaces that have loose fill properties are not necessarily the best available in the market. Besides this, they are not the best option when it coomes to the safety of kids on the playground.

Out of all the above named, the safest as of the time of writing this article is the rubber mulch. Rubber mulch is made from recycled tires by many tire and mulch manufacturing companies. Rubber mulch even though hardy and tough require a consistent examination for holes, burns, gouges and loosened areas. As soon as these are spotted, it is advised that they be quickly repaired as a stitch in time save nine.

Besides all these, rubber mulch is getting cheaper by the day making it affordable for many people. It is capable of beautifying the enviroment and has the ability because of the soft nature, it can help break the fall of kids. Thus minimizing the severity of any injuries that might have been sustained by the children when compared to the severity of injuries that would have been sustained on floors like sand and asphalt.

Rubber mulch lasts long - some for at least 20 years - and can retain its softness. There is the necessary skepticism as to its environmental safety. Because of its nature, rubber does not decay very easily. In fact, it has been estimated that tires will take about 200 years before it can decay. So, using a floor like rubber mulch not only benefits you, but also causes minimum harm to the environment.
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