What Surfacing is Required for Trim Trails?
Trim trails tend to be quite low to the ground as they’re designed to test strength, agility, balance and coordination. This means that safety surfacing isn’t always a requirement – but is highly recommended. Always check with your playground equipment provider to learn about your adventure trail’s critical fall height (CFH) and surfacing requirements.
What you may want to consider, should your trim trail be low enough to not require safety surfacing, is how accessible the current floor will make it. For instance, grass may seem like the cost-effective solution, but imagine spending all that money on a fitness trail you can’t use throughout the year. We have many schools contact us as muddy grass restricts use of their trim trails. That’s why they resort to our safety surfacing after all.
We offer two types of safety surfacing: wetpour and rubber mulch. Both of the rubber surfaces are suitable for all-year-round use. However, they both have different appearances and different base requirements.