Playground surfacing is seamless and joint-less and consists of a unique single component polyurethane resin binder which is combined with rubber shred to form a highly shock absorbent base layer.
Our standard SBR system is available in black, terracotta and green and is perfect for schools and kindergartens.
Our top of the line EPDM system is used in restaurants throughout NSW. The durable 15mm surface layer of EPDM rubber granules provides vivid, long lasting colours and is in high demand.
Polyflex Systems are installed on concrete, asphalt or properly compacted roadbase substrates and are a safe, clean, low maintenance playground surfaces.
Polyflex is an ideal surface for restaurants, playgrounds and high activity areas.
low maintenance | extremely durable
internationally recognised for quality and performance
outstanding cushioning for use in children’s playgrounds | water permeable
Court Craft also supplies sand filled synthetic grass softfall systems, incorporating a foam layer under the grass for cushioning and specially manufactured low slide resistance grasses (LSR) for added safety.
Cushioned Court Bases
Court Craft can supply a number of rubberised surfaces suitable for under sports courts and fields. These systems such as Plexicushion, or the in-situ rubber pads installed under hockey fields provide impact absorption for competitors and helps reduce the effects of hard bases over time.
These shock pads are typically manufactured our of synthetic rubbers such as EPDM or SBR rubber, and are bound with acrylic or polyurethane resins to ensure they remain effective for many years.
Polyflex Golf and Protection
Polyflex makes an ideal spike resistant walkway for golf courses, changing rooms, athletics tracks and anywhere else here spike traffic is present.
Polyflex’s granular rubber construction will allow spike to penetrate the surface giving sure grip without damaging the surface.
It is an ideal surface on pathways and over concrete floors in changing rooms.
Polyflex can also be used as a protective flooring surface in gyms or factories where heavy objects are in use. The surface will cushion the impact of any dropped item and alleviate any damage to your products or floor.
Playground Base Construction
There are a number of issues to consider in playground base design, and these considerations are all important.
We frequently see installations where edges ac as water retaining dams preventing use for hours and days after rain. There are numerous playgrounds that become uneven or have mould or root damage. Proper planning and a little bit extra effort up front can save a lot of disappoint in the long run.
1. Compaction of the Ground
It is important that this issue is considered when installing a playground base. Once the surface is installed the ground needs to remain consistent for many years. You do not get a second chance. The topsoil must be removed down to firm ground. If firm ground is not found then it should be stabilised to achieve a solid and lasting foundation.
2. Base Construction Material
The base should be constructed out firm, stable materials. We strongly recommend against bases constructed from plain sand. Over the years the base will move and present quite unevenly. Sand bases are also a magnet for root ingress from the surrounding trees. When constructing a long term installation thought should be given to installing a concrete base which will not move and will be much cheaper to re-surface when the time comes. At the very least the base should e constructed from road base or cement stabilised compactible sand.
There are three important issues that need to be considered under drainage.
a. sub-surface moisture Care should always be exercised in paving any area of ground where the surrounding ground is higher than the paved area. If possible the installation of sub-surface drainage is an excellent insurance policy against ground instability causing pavement movement.
b. cross flow surface surface water This is surface water from off the paved area that washes across the paved area. This should be avoided where possible as it pollutes the surfaces and can cause mould growth.
c. surface water from the paved area This should be properly disposed of to make sure the area is utilised as quickly as possible after rain.
4. Tree Roots and Vegetation
Consideration of the effect the surrounding vegetation will have on a paved area is important. Sometimes root control barriers should be installed. As much as possible heavy over shading should be avoided, as this will promote mould growth and could make the area difficult to keep clean.
Edging of the area is something that also needs consideration. It may have a number of functions such as preventing grass growth into the area and acting as a moving edge, preventing dirt from washing on the area, and acting as drainage collection system.
Consideration should be given on the nature of the surface to be installed. It should conform to the relevant fall height standards, and be appropriate for the play land. As a general rule, rubber surfaces are more appropriate as they are softer and do not graze children. Synthetics grass surfaces may also be appropriate but can cause scrapes and cuts.
Organic materials are not generally considered to be appropriate for public or commercial use as they decompose, and potentially can hide sharp objects (broken glass, needles etc.) or natural hazards (animal faeces, spiders etc.)