IMPACT PROTECTION SLABS
ACCESSORIES – OVERVIEW
The most popular safety rubber flooring system are the Impact Protection Slabs. There is a range of accessories that match in colour and compliment the Impact protectoin slabs, to enhance the appearance and active experience of your playground.
Playground Accessories can be installed and played on in outdoor playgrounds and in classroom settings. They offer children additional educational and developmental playing activities.
The accessories available are :
Modular Sandbox edging is ideal for separating sandbox areas from the playground and can be used to create the desired sandbox shape to suit the area.
Steppers/Theme Steppers are available in various heights and offer an opportunity to develop balance and co-ordination in playground areas. Steppers can come with base sockets, which provide stable support when it is required.
Elephant, Rhino, Camel and Pony accessories provide a comfortable seating option suitable for use in various weather conditions. The animals can be placed loosely onto the surface or installed with base plates, which would increase the rigidity of the animals.
Mushrooms are available in various colours and come with stems, which are available in differing heights. Mushrooms can be encorporated in various play area settings, as seating or as the equipment for interactive games.
Balls and Half Balls can be used indoors or outdoors and incorporated in a play area as a decorative feature, bordering as well as seating.
Cubes/Theme Cubes can be anchored into the ground or moved around. Cubes can be used as seating or climbing equipment, which ecourages balance development in an interactive way.
Step Blocks are an alternative to rigid materials such as wood, stone and concrete and are ideal for spectator seating as they are made from recycled rubber material which is comfortable to sit on. Step Blocks can also be used on sports surfaces as bordering to enclose an area or as planter walls.
Lawn Edging provides versatile child friendly bordering or edging for sandboxes, gardens and walkways.
Protective Edging can be used for improving safety around trampolines or dangerous edges and is available in various colours.
Edge Protectors/Perimeter Panels are used to improve safety in hazardous areas such as on concrete edges and steps.
Rubber Palisades offer practical integration as well as aesthetic design. The Palisades come in differing heights and can be used as a border or edging when anchored into the ground.
Talking Mushroom is power generated (low voltage) and plays audio files such as music and stories, which can be changed as desired.
Living Animals offer the same characteristics as the Elephant, Rhino, Camel and Pony and have the added educational benefit of being able to play audio files e.g. animal sounds, music and stories.
Game Floor slabs come in sets of 4 or 8 tiles, which are to be incorporated within a complimenting rubber tile surface. When power is generated, an initial tile will illuminate, encouraging children jump on the tile. Through shock sensing on the illuminated tile, this will action a different tile to illuminate for the children to run and jump on.
Rubber has stain resistant properties, making it very easy to clean. see Care
SBR & EPDM BENEFITS
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomers (EPDM) is a high density synthetic rubber which is weather resistant and absorbs less solar heat. It is extremely versatile with the ability to better withstand temperatures associated with environmental factors such as UV weathering and water swell.
Styrene-butadiene Rubber (SBR) is produced from black rubber tyres that are stripped of their metal reinforcing and then mechanically shredded into granules. These rubber granules are graded and available in different sizes, that can be coloured and used as an economical and surfacing.
While EPDM offers a wider range of colours and is more weather resistant, SBR is a more economical surfacing option.
WET POUR and IMPACT PROTECTION SLABS offers a combination of SBR and EPDM options to give you the best of both rubber products.
WET POUR and IMPACT PROTECTION SLABS applications can accommodate an installation of SBR as the cushion/base layer and EPDM as the wear/top layer.
CRITICAL FALL HEIGHTS
Playground equipment comes in various heights. Impact protection surfacing is installed to meet various critical fall heights. Our shock-absorbing Impact protection slabs are suitable for any fall height ranging from 0,60 – 3,00m.
The critical fall height is defined as the lowest fall height that generates a HIC value of 1000. Each Slab is individually tested to determine its Head Injury Criterion (HIC) value. When installed, the slabs are pre-certified to meet criteria in accordance with DIN EN 1177:2008; the international standard which requires shock-absorbent surfacing for a fall height of 0,60m or higher.
Impact protection slab thicknesses correlate to different critical fall heights. The higher the fall the thicker the slab needs to be.
e.g. An Impact Protection Slab with a thickness of 70mm provides impact protection for a 2,10m fall.
The South African Standard (SANS 51177:2010) for critical fall height has the identical implementation and is a direct adoption of the International Standard EN 1177:2008.
PLAYGROUND FLOORING PLACEMENT
The proper placement of playground flooring is essential.
The below points regarding the placement of the flooring is very broad. More detailed information is available on request.
- The protective surfacing should be extended to at least two meters from the equipment in all directions.
- The impact protection flooring should extend in front of and behind a single axis swing, to the distance that is equal to the height of the top bar from which the swing is suspended.
- The playground surfacing should cover a radius that is equal to the height of the suspending chain or rope plus two meters in all directions, for round or multi-axis swings.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Rubber is known for its durability and its ability to last for decades, even under extreme weather conditions.
Maintenance is low due to high-quality materials being used in our surfacing.
Click below to download the relevant cleaning instructions.
In the unlikely event that your rubber flooring is permanently damaged, please contact us to assist and advise.