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Playground Surfacing
for Early Childhood
Centres 

Why Numat Surfacing?

Numat’s playground surfacing options are a great way to make your centre’s playspaces safer, cleaner and usable all year round. No more maintenance with grass seeding, wet muddy grounds, and bark upkeep.

Our rubber surfacing is proven to be the best with advanced colour pigmentation and superior UV stability, while our realistic synthetic grass options can be mixed and matched to fit any and all of your playground surfacing needs. With excellent soundproofing and insulating abilities, our surfacing is a viable option for both inside and outside spaces. 

Playground Surfacing Products

Pour'n'Play

Pour’n’Play is New Zealand’s leading dual-pour rubber surface system. It combines the highest quality shock-pad with a colourful wet pour rubber top layer to bring you a premium playground surface solution.

Pour'n'Play Mulch

Pour’n’Play Mulch is a ‘natural look’ safety surface for recreational areas, playgrounds, and walkways. As a long-lasting, water-permeable surface, it provides an economical and hygienic alternative to organic mulches. 

CoolGrass

While CoolGrass looks like real grass, it never needs mowing or watering. It also has the benefit of being super hard-wearing while maintaining softness.

PermaPlay

A shock-absorbing turf system suited to playground applications, perfect for school play areas. With its super-realistic synthetic grass, backed by a long-lasting shock absorbing underlay, it’s a more natural-looking alternative to rubber playground surfacing. 

PlayTiles

PlayTiles make a great low-cost alternative to our Pour’n’Play product while still offering maximum safety. With its puzzle edge, our trusted PlayTiles can be easily laid on a range of sub-surfaces while remaining firmly joined.

TopChip

TopChip is an engineered wood chip made from untreated recycled timber that is designed for use as a playground safety surface. It has a fall safety rating of up to 3 metres and meets the latest New Zealand Safety Standards (NZS 5828:2015).

Featured case study

Just Kidz Albany

The playspace at JustKidz Albany was an ambitious project from the beginning. This was because it was surrounded on three sides by large buildings.

This presented a real challenge; adding warmth to the space was not going to be easy. With the addition of natural coloured surfacing and good use of textured artificial turf, Numat were able to establish a bright, playful mood within the space.

 

Further case studies

A New Play Area for Just Kidz, Flat Bush

When JustKidz needed play surfacing for their newest early learning centre at Flat Bush, they weren’t completely sure how to approach the project. Numat was able to offer advice and guidance to get the perfect surface solution.

Equippers Early Learning Centre

Equippers Early Learning Centre had a striking vision for their new centre based on stories from the Bible. Upon entering the centre’s grounds, the visitor is presented with a Pour’n’Play whale, with fully functional waterspout. Continuing into the space, there are soft artificial turf areas and as well as an Ark set in Pour’n’Play surfacing. 

Kidspace, Auckland

Kidspace were looking to improve flow, visibility and reduce noise at their centre. To do this, they settled on a design that called for new surfacing throughout the site. Numat were brought in to provide the surfacing which was a mixture of Pour’n’Play and PermaPlay Turf.

Young World, Auckland

Young World’s outdoor space presented a challenge for the Numat team. Being laid out over two levels meant creating a large slope to connect the upper and lower spaces. The slope was surfaced with Numat’s Pour‘n’Play dual-pour surfacing – the safety surface allowing for the inclusion of an in-ground slide, rope climb, and rock climbing grips.