We are not able to watch our children all the time. And face it, their energy seems to be limitless. Even if we're able to keep an eye on them, we rarely have the same energy to follow them around everywhere. Especially on playgrounds and day care soft play parks where there is a smattering of little humans with the same boundless joy jumping with their little hands and feet at all angles. Playgrounds are frequently a place where unexpected accidents happen to our mini-me's.
That's why increasingly many playgrounds use soft fall rubber surfaces to prevent small accidents from being big ones that require hospitalisation. Most playground injuries are caused by falls. Whether they're from unsafe playground equipment or the natural exuberance of children tagging, pushing other kids, or simply losing their grip as they extend the experiments of play vs gravity, soft fall rubber installations are able to help absorb most of the impact from the fall. Sprains, cuts, bruises and broken bones are among the most recorded injuries from incorrect landings, kids' rowdiness and mishaps, and without soft fall rubber surfaces, children often face more serious injuries.
Old age facilities are another area where soft fall rubber surfaces can be even of life-saving value. Because of their advanced age, old people tend to have poorer eyesight and cannot see obstructions in their path. Even if they see them, it can be too late. Their reflexes are not as sharp and reaction times have increased. This can cause them to stumble and fall which can lead to injury, even death. Indeed it’s often falls which precipitate steep declines in health in people who are most frail.
Schools and learning structures also benefit from soft fall rubber surfacing. Wet-poured rubber enables the incorporation of bright colours which champion the facility's brand colours, or can be a learning tool like the map of Australia pictured here, or created as a chess board to encourage intellectual pursuits. The possibilities are endless. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, such wet pour soft fall rubber surfaces are functional as well. They also guarantee versatility, durability and reduced liability costs.
Gyms, dojos and even household residences can request quotes of piecework rubber tiles or poured-in-place rubber. This can be for their outdoor sections, play cubby holes or reception areas. We offer a manufacturer's 7-year warranty on all our products and soft fall rubber installations.
Being environmentally friendly is all the rage nowadays. Going green and lessening carbon footprint to help mother Earth. Natural beats artificial in almost any respect. That is, until you really do your homework. When one is confronted with the word ‘artificial’ almost everybody will say it’s no good and that it shouldn’t be so easy to mess up this world. There is a big enough problem with plastic and non-biodegradable stuff that we should not be adding artificial grass and turf into the mix.
But artificial turf is better than you think it is. It is not entirely true that it cannot be recycled. There are artificial grasses that are made using recyclable elements. And at the end of its life, what cannot be recycled can be melted and formed into new merchandise.
Maintaining grass requires water. Water that is fast becoming a depleting resource. Real grass need lots of it. The same is not true for artificial grass except when cleaning or when pets do their business there. For the hot days it may need to be cooled down but that is not a daily thing. You can pretty much leave it alone. It also does not need to be mowed thereby reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions. One less household contributing to pollution.
For rainy seasons there will be less mud to be tracked around when using synthetic grass. It is not slippery when wet. So less chances of fall if your children love playing under the rain. There is also no reason to use fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers to maintain and protect your artificial turf. Over time these pesticides seep into the ground and be potentially harmful when it reaches the water supply eve damage lakes, rivers and the fish and creatures living there.
Artificial grass will seldom have pests and undesirables living in it. This is good news, less bugs, fleas, ticks and wasps. The lesser bugs there are, the lesser frogs there will be. And doesn’t your lawn look better with green grass complementing your flowers?