Child Friendly Artificial Lawn
In today’s age where health and safety are paramount, child friendly artificial lawns have become a fast and growing trend. Councils, nurseries and schools have all benefited from synthetic grass over recent years. Parents have also seen the need to bring their children up in a safe home environment, which includes their garden.
Child playing areas take a lot of wear and tear; this is where a child friendly artificial lawn comes into its own. Synthetic grass can take a lot of beating and it doesn’t flatten down as you might expect. Instead it bounces back to its original form.
Safe Falling Distances
You might think that if the child falls, they will burn themselves. This is not so with the child friendly artificial lawn which has a longer pile and a sand infill. The best material to use for this type of lawn is polyethylene as it is soft. There is also a short pile surface available which does not require a sand infill.
Before the child friendly synthetic grass is put in place, there has to be a minimum of 25mm of shock pad material laid. This cushioning protects the children from badly hurting themselves when they fall from a height of less than 1.3 metres. Shock pad material laid to a depth of 70mm would protect a child up to an even greater height of 3 metres. Artificial lawns can therefore be a key safety feature in any environment used by children.