Playground Surfaces and Resurfacing

If you’re looking to provide a safe play area for children the surfacing materials used on the floor is especially important. Of course playgrounds need to offer as much protection as possible but they are also required to be highly durable to ensure that they stand up to the range of sports and activities that take place on them. Sovereign Sports can offer you high quality playground surfaces that not only provide a safe space for children to play but are also built to last.

Playground Surfacing

One of the most popular surfacing options that we provide is an all-weather sports surface made from open textured macadam. This is ideal as a reliable and hard-wearing outdoor playground flooring and it is used in children’s play areas across the country.

This is truly a multi-purpose surface that gives your playground excellent flexibility to be used for just about anything. It’s perfect for everything from outdoor sports like football and tennis to general play and activities. If your playground is likely to see a lot of footfall and use, this kind of surface is long-lasting too.

Sovereign Sports are experts in all forms of surfacing construction, so no matter whether you are creating a brand new playground or resurfacing a playing area, we can help you. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to talk through what we can do for you.

Playground Resurfacing

Playground surfacing

If your playground surface has been neglected or simply has been heavily used for a number of years, it can seem as if it is beyond repair. We have extensive experience in dealing with playground resurfacing projects. This can involve anything from simply relaying the surface to full excavation and reconstruction works.

In many cases we have seen examples where the maintenance of an older playground has been overlooked to the point where it has been overcome by weeds and moss – this will render it unusable. If you are having a problem with root intrusion, we can rework the surface and install a root barrier to stop the issue from reoccurring.

Safe Playground Surface

Of course it is inevitable in a playing area that accidents will happen. Whether children are involved in sports or simply on playing equipment, it is impossible to prevent incidents from happening.

Trips and falls are common, so playground safety surfacing can help to prevent or reduce the severity of injuries by cushioning the impact. If you would prefer a softer material for your play area, rubber crumb materials could be the perfect solution.

Still highly durable and suitable for a variety of uses, rubber crumb has more give and bounce than traditional dense bitumen macadam.

The types of playground surface:

Wet Pour Surfacing

One of the most popular playground surfaces for schools and nurseries, wet pour is one of the spongiest and softest surfaces – this makes it extremely safe for children to play on. It can be installed at any required depth to ensure it meets the safety standards required for the playground equipment. Made by combining EPDM rubber granules with a binding agent, this is a highly porous surface that requires almost no maintenance.

Rubber Playground Mulch 

If you want a highly safe playground surface but are also looking for a more natural appearance, rubber mulch can be a great choice. Once again, this is a porous surface which makes it ideal for wet and muddy playgrounds. Many clients choose this surface as a durable alternative to natural grass. One of the major benefits of rubber mulch is that there is no need to have any groundworks to have the surface laid. It is also relatively low maintenance, although regular brushing and cleaning are required.

Artificial Grass Play Area

If you are looking for a playground surface that has the most natural appearance, artificial grass might be the best choice. While it is not naturally as soft and safe as wet pour or rubber mulch, it is possible to add shock pads beneath the surface which makes it far safer. Additionally, artificial grass can be installed with different pile heights to suit your requirements.

Resin Bound

Our resin bound surface is a harder option that is ideal for everything from footpaths and tree pits to landscapes. It is very low maintenance that has excellent durability. Additionally, it is porous to stop puddling and the flooding of the surface.

Sport Suitability by Surface

Guide: Ideal = ✓✓ Suitable = ✓ Not suitable = ⛌

Wet Pour Rubber Mulch Artificial Grass Resin Bound
Maintenance Very easy Easy Moderate Very easy
Durability High High Moderate Very high
Cost Low Low Moderate Low
Ease of Installation Easy Very easy Moderate Easy
Porous? Yes Yes Yes Yes

Get In Touch

If you would like to learn more about the kinds of playground surfaces that we can offer you, get in contact with Sovereign Sports today. You can call us on 01634 684 235 where you’ll get through to a friendly member of the team. Alternatively, email us directly at and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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    Associated Work

    Along with our main concern, being the construction of tennis courts and sports surfaces. We also carry out a wide range of associated works and optional extras which include double edge perimeters, personalised fencing posts, practice walls, retaining walls, paths, patio areas, steps and landscaping to the surround of the court.