Safe Fall Materials for Playgrounds

Over 200,000 times a year a child suffers a playground injury serious enough to send him to the emergency room. And of all playground injuries, 59%* occur when the child hits the playground surface. Many experts in the playground field and the CPSC agree that the most important ingredient to the playground is the surface. At Sierra Winds we have dedicated vendors and resources to provide a safety surface system that meets and exceeds CPSC requirements and offer enduring aesthetic and functional values.




Viriturfis a Unique poured in place safety system providing a seamless, safe porous and aesthetic surfacing. Because the components are mixed on site the thickness may change for various deck heights and design criterion. Custom designs and logos may be installed to create the ultimate play environment. Vitriturf is offered with many options including color, size of particle, thickness and ultra-violet and waterborne binders.

Go to their website for more information and see all the amazing option designs for your play area

What is the difference between Vitriturf Binder and Vitriturf Aliphatic Binder?

The standard Vitriturf Binder is what the industry calls an aromatic binder. This is the binder most of our competitors use for both their base mat and wearing course. Aromatic binders are good, but they do not offer much Ultra Violet protection.

Aromatic binders amber, so when they are mixed with certain colors such as grey, tan, purple and eggshell they cast a yellow appearance. It is fine to utilize aromatic binders in the base mat and colors that will not exhibit much ambering such as red, black and green. Because aromatic binders do not offer much ultraviolet protection they chalk over time and eventually break down. Once they breakdown they do not hold the granules together and the system will fail.

Aliphatic binders will provide what the aromatic binder cannot. Aliphatic binders are ultraviolet resistant so the granules remain color fast. Because the aliphatic binder is ultra violet resistant it will not breakdown as fast and will offer a longer life to the system. Because of our introduction of the aliphatic binder to the poured in place industry, this binder is now being specified throughout the United States as the preferred binder.

Zeager - Wood Fiber

Engineered Wood Playground Fiber

First in the industry to offer engineered wood products for playgrounds, Zeager is still the standard by which all others are measured. Ease of installation, attention to safety standards, and consistent quality assures that only the finest materials will protect your playground for years to come.

Rubber Mulch
Rubber Mulch

Rubber Mulch

Rubber Mulch is a unique rubber granule formulated of 100% recycled tire rubber, with a multitude of uses! Whether used as playground safety surfacing, landscape mulch, or arena footing, Rubber Mulch is secure, resilient, and virtually indestructible. Made to last for a lifetime, Rubber Mulch is the safest, sturdiest, most economical choice for playgrounds, landscapes, arenas, and athletic fields!


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