Manufacturers and suppliers of natural wood play surface material all call it by different names, but basically its all the same stuff, natural wood bark or natural wood chippings.
Play bark is usually more expensive than wood chippings but all serve the same purpose, as safe surfaces in children's play grounds. Make sure the bark or chippings is tested to BS EN 1177: 1998 safety standards
Suppliers of play bark
Softwood Play Grade Woodchip economy play surface is clean, hardwearing and free draining, it is the perfect economy play surface and is great for larger play areas where economy and safety are factors. Its normally available in in loose bulk loads and bags and also can be made from Hardwood.
For commercial usage RoSPA (Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents) recommend 300mm minimum
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