Nature’sPlus Engineered Wood Fiber Description
Nature’sPlus playground surface is an engineered wood fiber (EWF) that delivers a high-quality surface specific to the needs of playgrounds. Nature’sPlus was developed by SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance using local trees and innovative designs to increase the longevity and safety performance of playground surfacing as compared to typical wood or rubber mulch.
Benefits of Nature’sPlus:
- IPEMA certified
- Certified fall heights of 18 feet
- Accessibility and ADA certified
- Naturally resistant to decay and mold
Safety and Accessibility
Nature’sPlus is IPEMA certified. IPEMA (International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association) is a certification that validates SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance’s Nature’sPlus surfacing for conformance to certain ASTM standards. ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards are technical manufacturing standards for public use playground surfacing that uphold the safest playground equipment possible.
Nature’sPlus has certified fall heights of 18 feet, making it safer than many other surfacing products in the market.
An engineered wood fiber playground accounts for the safety and accessibility of all visitors, including the knitted layering to allow wheelchair access and softness to decrease fall impact.
Nature’sPlus passes ASTM 1292 for Attenuation and ASTM 1951 for ADA Accessibility.
Nature’sPlus elevates playground surfaces by using a single species, the Tamarack tree, to create the engineered wood fiber playground chips.
The benefits of using the Tamarack tree for playground surfacing:
- Naturally resistant to water, mold, and decay
- Increases lifespan of surfacing
The production of Nature’sPlus playground surface is carefully controlled in order to guarantee its long-lasting and natural appearance. When manufactured, all the bark, twigs, and leaves of the Tamarack tree are removed so only the stem wood is used in the production of the engineered wood fiber playground chips which allows a clean and bright product. Each step, from harvesting to processing to delivery, the Nature’sPlus material is thoroughly regulated to ensure your playground has a durable, safe, and appealing surface.
Contact SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance for more information about Nature’sPlus Engineered Wood Fiber and SafetyFirst’s playground surfacing services.