At InspiredPlay, we offer a wide variety of surface solutions, applications, and custom designs – but which is best for playgrounds? Our favorite is our very own poured-in-place rubber surfacing.

PIP rubber surfacing is the most popular playground surface choice for city parks and school playgrounds for a reason – it gives you color, designs and theme options that are eye-catching (to attract the kids) or that blend in with the existing landscaping (to keep the grown-ups happy).


The end result? A highly durable, permeable, slip-resistant surface providing cushioned comfort in a perfect palette of color combinations.

Easily customized to meet the safety, design and aesthetic requirements of any playground, our custom-created solution is a safe playground surface that’s where you need it, when you need it. It’s perfect for:

  • Playgrounds
  • Pool areas
  • Outdoor activity spaces
  • Parks
  • Splash pads
    and more!

But is PIP surfacing safe?

There are three questions that tend to crop up when we’re discussing the safety of poured in place rubber surfacing with our customers…⁣

Will it Protect Kids When They Fall?⁣
What goes up must come down! Critical fall height (CFH) refers to the shock absorbency of a surface material and is the maximum height from which a life-threatening injury would not be expected to happen. We protect both your investment and your children by taking CFH into account when installing our resilient, porous and seamless safety surface.⁣

Are There Unsafe Chemicals?⁣
You can count on kids to put their hands and mouths all over everything, and (naturally) playground surfacing is no exception. Luckily, the California Integrated Waste Management Board performed extensive testing for potential skin irritants and carcinogenic chemicals, and the tests showed no skin irritation or adverse health effects as a result of contact or ingestion.⁣

Do The Materials Contain Metal?⁣
Tires used for PIP surfacing undergo an extensive sieve process to remove fibers before being sent to have metals removed with powerful magnets and vacuums.⁣

Whether you’re planning a playground, jogging track, water play area, walking path or pool deck, our PIP surfacing service gives you consistent quality. It’s thanks to safety surface innovations in the playground market that we have a new standard for safety, accessibility and long-term durability.

Check out some of our completed surfacing projects here or Contact us for a custom quote!