Playground Wood Chip
Playground Wood Chip, also known as Playground Mulch is Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) is made from wood chip. Playground Wood Chip is an impact absorbing, playing and recreational surfacing product made of 100% natural wood. This is the most common choice of safety material in playgrounds across Canada. Playground Wood Chip is free from toxins, leaves, allergens and twigs.
When something is used for children, there is no second guessing. All public playgrounds, by law, must be accessible. Playground Wood Chip is tested per safety standard for surfaces used on playgrounds. While providing fall protection, it is tested for other potential safety hazards such as tramp metals like nails and staples and hazardous metals like Lead, Mercury & Arsenic. Once again, when you use Playground Wood Chip you know that it is safe to install on your playground and it has been tested in all kinds of conditions. It’s not just wood to us, we guarantee it! And finally, if you don’t believe us, ask for certificates from IPEMA – the Inter- -national Playground Equipment Manufacturers Assoc – which provides a third-party certification program that proves it’s been run through all the rigorous testing described above. When something is used for children, there is no second guessing. Playground Wood Chip is tested per ASTM F1292 safety standard for surfaces used on playgrounds. 12” of Playground Wood Chip provides 12 feet of fall protection.So, before you just put any old wood product in your playground, think about putting something in that will put your mind at ease – Playground Wood Chip (Engineered Wood Fiber) will do just that!
When the Playground Wood Chip is compacted down, they “knit” together and form a firm, stable accessible surface. This is tested per accessibility standard F1951. Once installed, Playground Wood Chip will ‘weave’ together to form a traversable cover that provides access for strollers and walkers. This help forms the safest surfacing available for playgrounds. It is shredded and screened to a fibrous consistency and specified dimensions, with individual chip size typically no larger than two inches long. It is clear of hazardous substances, making it a very safe choice for use by children.
Playground Wood Chip has a similar appearance to any other landscape mulch, but has been designed specifically for playground and recreational use.