Playground Turf

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Options for Playground Turf

Whether you are looking to create the perfect surface for children, adults, or pets during playtime, playground turf is one of the most versatile options available. It has numerous advantages over natural grass. Our products don’t require much care post-installation. Using our faux turf saves money and time versus watering, mowing, and fertilizing natural grass.

Trust Greatmats to deliver the best playground artificial turf products for a wide range of needs. Whether you need to create a backyard play area for the kids or a huge play space at a park, church, or school, trust our team to help you set up the artificial turf playground that’s the perfect fit for your needs.

Types of Playground Turf

If you think that all fake grass rolls are similar to the old astro turf that causes skin burns when people fall, you will want to explore the newer, safer types of playground artificial turf that we offer.
  • Indoor and Outdoor: We offer both indoor and outdoor products, as some materials are made to withstand the elements outdoors, while others are better suited for protection over a hard subfloor indoors.
  • Padding: Various types of padding attach the back of the synthetic grass rolls, which simplifies installing them while also providing cushioning and a safer surface.
  • Safety: When you add infill and use padded rolls, you receive multiple safety benefits. Our foam turf pads can match or exceed ASTM ratings for fall height. They will meet compliance requirements for the ADA/ABA and the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, too. We make all our testing documents available for our customers whenever requested.

Top Indoor and Outdoor Playground Turf Padding and Products

Should you want some help selecting the best rolls of turf with and without padding for use at a playground, reach out to the Greatmats customer service team for advice. Some of our top picks include the following.
  • Playground Turf With Padding: Our Play Time Playground Green Turf has a 1.25-inch pile height and a 1.25-inch padded layer consisting of foam for maximum cushioning, creating a 5-foot certified fall height rating.
  • Playground Turf Alone: We offer the Play Time Artificial Grass Roll that has a 15-foot width that’s ideal for covering large playground areas quickly. It has a 1.25-inch pile height. For play areas where kids and pets share the space, consider our Traffic Blade Artificial Turf Roll, which has a 1.5-inch pile height and a 15-foot width in the roll. Neither product has attached padding on the back.
  • Playground Padding Alone: If you prefer to have a separate layer of padding that isn’t attached to the roll of artificial playground grass, we offer the 1.25-Inch Foam Pad roll with dimensions of roughly 3.25 by 7.5 feet. The foam drains quickly after a rainstorm without absorbing the water.

Where to Use Turf and Turf Padding Rolls

Because of the versatility of our products, you can install them anywhere you want to create a playspace for kids or pets, including:
  • Backyard
  • Apartment complex
  • Residential park
  • Neighborhood playground
  • City park
  • Indoor playground
  • Church
  • School
  • City recreational area
  • Child care center
  • Daycare center
  • After school care center
  • Fitness center
  • Pet care center

Playground Turf Q&A

Does the artificial turf for playgrounds melt in the sun?

Customers commonly ask us whether artificial turf gets hot or melts in a playground setting. While this material does not melt, it can heat up a bit in direct sunlight. You typically can reduce the formation of heat by using light-colored green turfs and by including foam-padded rolls. We even offer white and yellow turfs that limit heat generation in direct sun versus darker colors.

What is the best ground cover for a playground?

Because natural turf requires so much maintenance and can lead to mud and bare spots, and because gravel can be dangerous if kids fall while playing, many people consider using synthetic turf for playgrounds. We offer multiple ground cover products in a play area, including rubber outdoor tiles and synthetic grass.

How do you install artificial grass for playgrounds?

To install faux turf for a playground, you need to follow a few basic steps. (Always pay attention to any specific manufacturer instructions, too.) Start by removing any plants in the area and prepare and level the subsurface with gravel or sand. Set up a drainage system. Roll the turf over the top and secure it to the ground.

How much does artificial grass for a play area cost?

The cost to install synthetic turf at a playground varies based on the size of the space that you have to cover and on whether you select a padded product. Typically, you’ll pay between $3 and $8 per square foot for the materials. If you have to hire a professional to do the installation, the cost will be higher.

Why use padding under playground turf?

Playground turf padding delivers a number of benefits to your faux grass installation, especially when children may run and fall in the area. It adds a layer of safety by protecting against falls while making the surface comfortable and inviting for both kids and adults.