Artificial Grass for Playgrounds
Growing children are constantly moving. With daily games of tag, jump rope and sports events, little ones are always at risk of injury from trips and falls. Artificial grass play areas significantly reduce impact from slips, while providing a realistic green grass surface that will be beautiful all year around.
Artificial Grass or Rubber Infill?
Artificial grass for playgrounds can come in a variety of pile heights, giving you the freedom to choose your turf based on your purpose for it. Forever Green Lawns also provide lawns that have synthetic backing, requiring no infill. The material has flame retardant properties, with a fibre blend that provides a rich green landscape in all seasons. Play areas fitted with fake grass also has excellent grip qualities, for children who love to cycle or skate.
When researching suitable options for childrens’ playground surfaces, you will undoubtedly come across rubber based options, such as crumb rubber flooring formed from recycled tyres which can also be processed to create EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) wet pour surfacing.
While artificial grass is non-toxic, recent studies have found that rubber mulch that is formed from recycled tyres can contain heavy metals such as manganese and lead. This can potentially cause adverse effects, especially as young children or toddlers have the tendency to chew on foreign articles they come across.
Additionally, some EPDM coloured rubbers are susceptible to UV degradation which can potentially result in fading or a yellow effect formed on surfaces. This can become an effort to maintain, especially when combined with moss or plant growth.
In comparison, Forever Green Lawns artificial grass comes with an additional decade-long UV warranty and does not facilitate plant growth, which makes maintenance easier and less costly.
Is Artificial Grass Safe For Toddlers?
Absolutely. Not only is artificial grass safe for toddlers, it is a far better alternative to concrete or tarmac and requires less long-term maintenance unlike EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) which can require chemical treatments to rid the surface of moss or weed growth. Artificial grass is also unlikely to break apart, which eliminates the risk of choking from swallowing small components.
Why Choose Forever Green Lawns?
Established as a business over 14 years ago, Forever Green Lawns have been steadily supplying artificial lawns to customers based all over the UK since 2005. Our team of specialists are not only knowledgeable about our range of products, but can also advise you on how to pick the best artificial grass for your purpose, whether you are looking to transform your back garden or your balcony. We know that a good quality lawn is an investment, which is why we offer a 10 year UV warranty on many of or products. We also guarantee that our materials are fairly sourced and are both non-toxic and flame retardant.
If you are considering installing an artificial lawn for your school’s playground, please contact our team beforehand, so we can recommend softer surfaces and more suitable options for active children. Still unsure about which turf is best for you? Request a free sample pack on 0800 668 1958.