Playground Grass Synthetic Turf vs. Pea Gravel
When it comes to playground surfacing, there’s only one solution that checks off all the boxes, and it’s not pea gravel! Playground Grass™ synthetic turf outperforms other turf, wood chips/mulch, pea gravel, and rubber flooring in every way.
|Playground Grass||Pea Gravel|
|Soft Like Natural Grass?||Yes||No|
|Long-Lasting? (Doesn't Need Replenished)||Yes||No|
|Prone to Fading?||No||No|
Pea Gravel just doesn’t cut it for playground surfacing.
Loose fill loses, synthetic turf wins.
The National Study of Playground Equipment and Surfacing conducted by The National Program for Playground Safety (published in March 2019) sheds light on issues with loose-fill surfacing such as pea gravel, wood chips, and rubber mulch:
Limitations on playground equipment height, with stricter standards for loose-fill surfaces (sand, pea gravel, crumb rubber, wood-based materials) above 9 feet.
Surfacing material must be adequately maintained and its performance periodically verified.
At the time of testing, 74% of loose-fill playground surfacing material had been displaced and 40% of loose-fill material surrounding each play structure had deteriorated.
If safety is your number one concern, why would you choose any other surface?
Parents, teachers, and superintendents prefer Playground Grass synthetic turf over pea gravel.
"Parents would never send their kids to school in their nice clothes or shoes, because the pea gravel, mulch, and mud would destroy them!"
"We’ve had kids fall off, land on the turf, and be great. The safety of our new turf has had the most prominent impact."
Forget pea gravel. Take your playground to the next level with synthetic grass designed for play!
Interested in what Playground Grass synthetic turf can do for your playground? We’d love to help you find the right surfacing solution for your project. Contact us today to get more information, or to request a free consultation with the Playground Grass team.