There are plenty of benefits to adding coloured finishes to your playground surfaces, from marking specific play areas and game zones to adding ground markings that the children can utilise for team games and independent learning and exercises. But, what is the best type of playground surface for this? Let’s take a look.
Soft rubber (Wetpour)
By far the best playground surfacing material for a coloured finish is soft rubber, also known as wet-pour. It’s available in a range of eye-catching colours, so you can design a unique playground space for your school or public leisure facility. It has a bouncy quality which helps to minimise the impact from trips and falls, making it a safe surface. This is particularly recommended for play areas that are used by younger children, such as nursery and pre-school, and primary school age. It’s ideal for playgrounds with any climbing apparatus, such as climbing frames, slides, monkey bars, fireman’s poles and swings. The soft, supportive surface will help cushion some of the impact, reducing the likelihood of injury.
What other options are there?
To mark specific play area zones and sports areas, you can also use coloured aggregates or simply have line markings painted on the ground. Encouraging team and sports activities for children of all ages is paramount to their overall health and development. Line markings can be used for sports, team games, learning activities or even to encourage independent play.
If you’re looking for a coloured finish for your playground surface, speak to A&MT. We’re specialist school playground surfacing contractors who can help you create a play area that not only looks the part, but is also safe to use. Contact us today.