Playground Mulch Guidelines

Playground Covering

AMC Consolidated provides mulch playground covering. We have provided this product to local school districts and housing developments. This high quality product provides much need safety and aesthetics for any play area.


Placing mulch on your playground you want to ensure that you pay attention to shock absorption (ASTM F1229-09). This standard guideline is based on the material and maximum height that will not cause head injury.


When laying the mulch down consider the following for injury prevention:


  • Where your children’s feet land
  • Where your children’s feet leave the ground
  • Climbing areas
  • Swings
  • Monkey bars


These areas need to make sure that mulch is placed in these areas according to the ASTM F1229-09 i.e. 9 ft. fall 7 in. (please check guidelines for specific measurement. When laying the mulch consider:


  • Drainage
  • Containing the playground area so the mulch is not tracked off
  • Keep in mind that over time mulch will compress so more depth is needed when initial laid
  • Maintain mulch depth for injury prevention


When choosing the best material for your playground keep in mind that rubber ground covering materials can cause a reaction to those allergic to latex and an allergic reaction can develop due to exposure.


AMC Consolidated works for you, their customer. Please feel free to contact us regarding any of our products, or 1-602-233-9800.





Uploaded: May 31, 2012


Contact: Ed Soto


Business: AMC Consolidated


Phone Number: 1-602-233-9800




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