At Playsmart, inclusion and providing an innovative inclusive play environment is a key aspect of our philosophy because we wholeheartedly believe that all children should have access to play on the same play facilities.
It came to our attention that wheelchair users were having problems with artificial grass on playground surfaces. That’s why on this blog we will provide alternative for better wheelchair playground design and easier navigation through the playground so everyone can take advantage of the benefits of outdoor play as playgrounds continue to adapt to the needs of all through their equipment.
Now let’s dive into the ways that inclusive play for wheelchair can be achieved with our products
Mixed on-site and poured into place on your playground, wet pour surfacing is a smooth surface that wheelchairs can easily roll across.
This makes the playground experience so much easier for those with disabilities – uneven surfaces mean that wheelchairs can’t navigate across, excluding children in wheelchairs from accessing the same equipment and resources as their able-bodied counterparts. Wet pour can also be easily customised with different colours and patterns – see our wet pour solution for examples.
Exclusively provided by Playsmart, Corkeen is a cork based safety surface made from the outer layer of the cork oak tree.
This renewable and natural material provides a safe and durable playground surface. With its flat and shock absorbent surface, Corkeen guarantees full accessibility for children of all abilities.
Made up of 90% natural cork, Corkeen is entirely free of all toxins and chemicals, keeping both you and your environment safe.
This non-plastic material helps to prevent the further pollution of our ecosystem with un-biodegradable products.
With its two layer system, Corkeen has a built in wear-resistant top layer and shock absorbent base layer. Corkeen engineers cork into granules and binders to ensure safety and quality.
Key Benefits of Corkeen
- Extremely eco-friendly
- All weather surface
- Stable surface, so ensuring full accessibility for wheelchair and mobility equipment users
- Good drainage capacity
Example Uses of Corkeen
- Leisure spaces
- Recreational areas
- Spots with equipment
Bonded rubber mulch is a great surface in all aspects. Cushioning, colourful, slip resistant and sustainable, with a lower price tag than other competitors, the benefits speak for themselves when it comes to rubber mulch.
PlaySmart’s own exclusive offering, JungleMulch rubber mulch, is made of shredded rubber tyres, dyed with our own unique coloring process to ensure long-lasting vibrant colours, has excellent slip resistance and can be installed at a range of depths to offer the best fall protection levels. The smooth surface of JungleMulch is very accommodating to wheelchair users and is one of the most accessible surfaces on the market.
We continue to innovate and promote only the best products to ensure quality and safety is met while also being environmentally friendly.
Get in touch today and of our advisors will be more than happy to help.
To learn more about our products here or please give us a call on 01564 721811
Best wishes, the PlaySmart team!
PlaySmart UK is a family run business with a focus on excellent customer services and the experience to recommend the right solution for your play area. If you are interested in installing Smartplay surfaces please check out our website for more details or contact our team today.