Playground Safety Surfaces Soft Safe Surfaces/SSP PLay


Playground Safety Surfaces For Schools & Nurseries

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow

SSP can offer a number of different playground safety surfaces suitable for schools and nurseries.  Playground Safety Surfacing in schools and nurseries is an important consideration in playground design where high level of use can make natural turf very bare.

SSP has been installing playground safety surfaces for over 16 years .SSP can draw on a wealth of experience in safety, play & sports surfacing. We were the first company in the UK to use a recycled proplay matting underneath artificial grass providing a critical fall height for artificial grass safety surfacing.  We know offer a range of playground safety surfaces including wet pour rubber and artificial grass.

We have worked extensively with schools and nurseries and can provide no obligations site surveys , plans and quotations.

Wet pour rubber is a colourful almost seamless soft play safety surface . Available in a wide range of colours with graphics added interest. Commonly used in council playgrounds it provides a soft surface with critical fall height for around climbing frames etc.

Wet pour rubber safety surfacing is a two layers rubber crumb and resin system. Wet pour is mixed together and poured onto site with a variable depth producing an impact absorbing surface.

Safety surfacing is also suitable for run around and games area’s. A 20 mm layer of wet pour make a soft safe surface  for running around on and much nicer than tarmac.

Please see our wet pour pages for colour and graphic ideas for your safety surface.

rubber playground safety surface red roadway compass
playground Safety Surface in school playground
wet pour rubber outdoor play surface
playground equipment with trim trail abacus an dblue wet pour surfacing

Artificial Grass

SSP offers a range of artificial grasses for playground safety surfaces. Artificial grass is a robust all weather surface for play or sports. Development of artificial grass has seen softer more natural turfs evolve for play safety surfaces. Soft enough for babies and toddlers to fall ,play and walk on. Artificial grass is can be laid in a relatively short time and transform muddy play area’s. Suitable for either school or nursery play areas. Please call for friendly advice on the suitability of safety surfaces for your playground.

artificial grass surface covering playground with footbal and tennis lines and a stage in the bakcground
Children playing on artificial grass surface in school playground while teacher watches

Proplay Impact Matting

SSP  Proplay is a  recycled foam matting for a more environmentally friendly safety surface. Ideal for Eco Schools.

Artificial grass can be combined with a recycled impact absorbing  proplay matting  so achieving a  critical fall height  for use around playground equipment or climbing walls. Proplay matting is produced using waste from the car industry, which is chipped and adhered together using heat and rollers.

Muddy or dusty play areas can be transformed with an artificial grass safety surface. We recommend the safety surface is laid around the whole play equipment area which help prevent the ingress of mud in to the classroom.

Artificial grass safety surfacing in Nursery provide an outside spaces which  integrates seamlessly with the indoors.

astro turf with impact absorbing foam matting - foam chips
Muddy playground with wooden playground equipemnt , blue crocodile in Dymchurch Kent

Dymchurch Nursery in the grounds of Dymchurch Primary School , in Kent was transformed by SSP Safety Surfacing in their play area. As well as being less muddy, the safety surfacing is softer to land on.

artificial grass playarea with climbing fram and children playing
artificial grass in preschool garden with toys and climbing frame
artificial grass flooring with rubber roadway in school playground

Rubber Mulch - Bonded

Rubber mulch bonded  is a safe cost effective playground flooring . It can be installed to comply with BS EN 1176 and BS EN 1177 playground safety standards.


Bonded rubber bark can be installed with a minimum or base works, which can reduce cost when compared to wet pour rubber. However it  lifespan will not be as long as wet pour rubber. It is ideal as a replacement loose fill system.

Rubber mulch is a bonded with a polyurethane binder which is mixed and poured in place to form a impact absorbing surface.

 It is soft and springy underfoot providing a safe impact absorbing playground flooring which is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. 




rubber mulch playground surface

Playground Flooring Installation

With a dedicated teams of inhouse installers SSP can provide a complete project managed installation.  We can provide the expertise to ensure your playground project installation can be a smooth almost seamless process. We additionally can  provide ongoing maintenance and support for the lifetime of your playground flooring. We have a been maintaining playground flooring and sports surfaces for over 20 years. We can provide one off or yearly maintenance and repair services. 

You can be assured of the quality of your playground flooring as we would maintain our relationships with clients for many years,

Playground Flooring Supplier

As an established playground flooring supplier we can supply all your playground flooring requirement either with an installation or as just a supplier of playground flooring products. We work with a select number of high quality manufactures so can supply the highest quality of materials for playground flooring.

We also work with the highest quality of playground equipment manufacturers, so can also provide a complete playground design and installation service. 

Recent Projects

Scroll to Top