Our post and decking material looks like wood but doesn’t come with all the maintenance.
Our recycled posts and decks look like wood but don’t come with the maintenance required of wood. This material is made from post-consumer plastic products, like milk jugs and detergent bottles. Neat, right? These reinforced posts and decks are vandal resistant and protected from rotting, splitting, cracking, or splinters. Additionally, the posts have UV additives to protect from fading and are resistant to termites, marine borers, salt spray, oil, and fungus (making them perfect for coastal areas!). All of this combined provides a child-friendly, low maintenance, and slip-resistant surface for play.
What is the benefit of using Grounds For Play's recycled decking?
We use 30% recycled galvanized steel tubing.
We use galvanized steel for all metal parts for maximum strength and durability. Both the interior and exterior of our galvanized steel parts have been through the Triple Flo-Coat® process to ensure greater corrosion resistance. All galvanized steel posts and tubing are 95%–98% recyclable. Our posts are available in two size options to meet your design and budget needs.
Our textured high-density polyethylene is strong and UV-stabilized.
We use strong, ¾-inch thick, textured high-density polyethylene material for activity panels, signs, and even some climbers. With UV stabilization, we ensure your carefully selected color will remain bright and colorful for years to come. Additionally, these panels are stain and graffiti-resistant and will not splinter or crack.
Our rotationally-molded plastics have anti-static inhibitors.
Our rotationally molded plastics, such as those used for slides and tubes, are made of 1/4" thick low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Not only are our rotationally molded plastics UV stabilized for reduced fading, but they also contain anti-static inhibitors. Strong and durable, components made of this material are ready to withstand many long days at the playground.
Our powder coat leaves your structure protected.
Our steel components are primed at the welded areas and coated with 3-5 mils of powder coat to protect your playground from fading and rust. Additional extra-protection coating options for regions, such as coastal, are available. Ask your sales representative for more information.
We use stainless steel hardware, so you won’t worry about rust.
99% of the hardware we use is stainless steel, with less than 1% of our hardware being corrosion-resistant coated steel. Most hardware is vandal-resistant, keeping your playground safe from tampering. Additionally, and depending upon your design, we provide security patches to ensure screws lock into vertical pipes.
We keep your children cooler and protected.
Our shade fabric blocks 91%–99% of harmful UV rays, depending upon the color you’ve chosen to accompany your play structure. Our UV-stabilized fabric is created from high-density polyethylene and is knitted to resist fading, abrading, rotting, shrinkage, and unraveling. The fabric is also flame retardant, with some of our color choices being California Fire Marshal certified.
Meeting or Exceeding Industry Safety Standards
At Grounds For Play, we’re proud to be a member of the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association and have our equipment meet their safety standards. Additionally, we follow guidelines set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the United States Access Board.