Playgrounds are an essential part of childhood and provide hours of fun and entertainment for kids. However, when it comes to playground surfaces, safety should always come first.
Artificial turf is a popular choice for playgrounds, but it can be difficult to know which synthetic grass products are best for keeping kids safe while still making parents happy. When choosing synthetic grass products for your playground, here are a few key things to look out for.
Choose Something Easy to Clean
When it comes to anything kid-related, cleanliness is key. Kids are bound to get dirty while playing, so you want a surface that’s easy to clean and maintain.
Artificial grass is one of the cleanest options for kids at play, thanks to its ultra-efficient drainage capabilities. Since artificial turf is installed with a drainage underlayer and consists of polyethylene fibers, there’s no soil to contend with and, as a result, there’s no mud to worry about. You also don’t have to worry about grass stains on clothes or splinters and scratches from falls.
If your kid does make a mess on the turf, it’s incredibly easy to clean. You can rinse it down with the hose and apply a turf deodorizer to flush away bacteria and eliminate odors. Thanks to the drainage rate, it’ll be dry and ready to enjoy again in no time!
Make Sure It’s Long-Lasting and Durable
Playground turf needs to be able to stand up to the wear and tear of kids playing each day. From kicking and stomping to running, jumping, and sliding, playground surfaces go through a lot, so they need to be able to handle it all without wear and tear.
When choosing a synthetic grass product for your playground, look for a product that’s designed to be durable and long-lasting. SGW turf, for example, can withstand thousands of pounds of pull force without detaching from the backing. This makes it capable of withstanding even the most aggressive play while remaining a safe surface for everyone. All SGW playground turf is IPEMA-certified and meets tacit performance and safety requirements, so you can rest assured that it will withstand childhood roughhousing day in and day out for years to come.
Look for Bacteria-Resistant Synthetic Turf
Between their developing immune systems and their love for getting messy, kids can expose themselves to all kinds of germs when they’re out to play. Bacteria can be a big problem on playground surfaces, so it’s important to look for synthetic grass that is designed to be bacteria-resistant.
All SGW synthetic grass products can be paired with Envirofill antimicrobial infill to prevent bacteria growth and keep your turf sanitary. Not only does it reduce the number of bacteria spread, but it’s also non-toxic and safe for kids of all ages so that you can have peace of mind.
Have Fun with Color
Artificial grass isn’t just functional; it can also be a great way to add a pop of color to your playground. Synthetic grass comes in a fun array of different colors, from hot pink to bright blue, that create a fun and vibrant atmosphere for kids to play in.
You can use varying colors to designate different play zones, combine multiple shades for fun patterns, or combine them with our standard green turf tones for selective pops of color. Whatever you choose, colorful turf can help engage young kids, teach colors, and aid cognitive development. If you’re not sure which kid-friendly synthetic grass products are right for your project, the team at SGW Bay Area can help you find the perfect match for your home or business. SGW has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers and homeowners alike with all their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our market-leading products or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.