Accessible Playground Surfacing
Engineered wood fiber is ADA-compliant and soft for falls
Engineered wood fiber (EWF) is a ground wood product similar in texture to shredded bark mulch. It is also known as wood carpet or wood rug. When compressed, EWF produces a surface that is considered wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. It is made from the inside of the tree (not bark), so it is light in color. We deliver wood fiber in loads of 90+ cubic yards in any of the other 48 continental states. We also sell plastic border systems to retain this surfacing, and ADA entrance ramps for playgrounds. For more information about engineered wood fiber, just phone us today toll free.
Play Surfacing Installation Guidelines
Play surfacing (also known as “resilient surfacing”) should be placed around stationary playground equipment at 6 foot or greater radius, more at the end of slides.
Swings need resilient surfacing to a distance of twice the height of the swing beam in front and behind the swing, plus the normal 6 ft at the ends.A swing with an 8 ft high swing beam would therefore need 16 feet clear in front and behind, for a total of 32 feet in the direction of the swing path.
For more information, consult the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Public Playground Safety Handbook (.PDF file, opens with Adobe Reader).