The best playgrounds for lasting childhood memories
Do you remember that feeling of swinging from the monkey bars or whooshing down the slide on your favorite childhood playground? Most of us have at least one nostalgic memory of feeling free and having a blast at a particularly well-equipped playground. Childhood and playscapes go hand in hand. They’re pivotal to any school, public park, or recreation center. Designed to encourage imagination and connection in kids, a well-designed playground gives children a place to release pent up energy during the school day and build social skills.
These days, playgrounds are commonly designed with artificial grass turf foundations. The benefits are clear: turf offers a consistently soft, safety compliant surface and a fun, attractive aesthetic that withstands weather in all four seasons. Plus, it’s easy to maintain.
Non-toxic synthetic turf for playgrounds that lets kids be kids
If you’re designing a new playground or remodeling an existing playscape with artificial grass, choose your turf infill wisely. Infill makes near-constant contact with the kids who run, jump, roll, and play on it. It makes sense to select only the safest, cleanest, and greenest turf infill on the market.
Turf infill for safe, clean, and environmentally-friendly playgrounds
At USGreentech, we offer two innovative turf infill products, Safeshell and Envirofill. Both shatter the industry status quo in terms of safety and transparency. They’re made from traceable, certified non-toxic, allergen-free materials. When installed with a high-quality shock pad, they reduce the risk of playground injury due to falls.
Selecting the right turf infill for your playground
Parents, teachers, and public facility managers have growing concerns about the cleanliness and safety of the most commonly used turf infills on the market. At USGreentech, we believe that a better, safer synthetic turf experience is possible. We’re committed to pioneering safer, more environmentally-friendly solutions. We offer two innovative turf infill products that focus on safety, sanitation, and sustainability without compromising on quality.
Commonly installed at schools, parks, and in sports fields, Envirofill offers unparalleled advantages for children and families.
Bumps and scrapes are an unavoidable part of playtime. Envirofill minimizes the risk of yucky germ exposure because it’s infused with an innovative antimicrobial agent called Microban®, which helps prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. Aside from being unhygenic, bacteria can result in stains, odors, and deterioration in artificial grass.
Envirofill® measures up to rigorous safety standards and consistently tests negative for the presence of toxic and hazardous substances. It’s even exempt from California’s Prop 65 labeling requirements, which protects consumers in California by requiring companies to display warning labels on products with chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Fall protection must be considered in playground design. When used with a playground shock pad, Envirofill assists in providing adequate fall-height protection. It's round properties prevent product compaction, ensuring that your HIC and GMax scores remain similar to the day of install. Learn more about GMAX and HIC here.
Envirofill makes any turf surface look like a full, well-maintained grass lawn; the infill is vibrantly green and soft to the touch, even in drought-prone areas. It makes turf carpets in a variety of applications look fabulous. Monthly maintenance is a breeze while the product’s uniquely rounded grain shape promotes hassle-free, efficient drainage.
The search for the most kid-friendly and environmentally sound turf infill for playgrounds is over. Safeshell® passes every test with flying colors. Made from US-grown walnut shells, it’s even safe enough to eat! Natural, food-grade infill that’s also durable? That’s Safeshell. Now, you’ll never sacrifice quality or performance by going natural.
Non-toxic and free from allergens, dust, and heavy metals, rest assured that Safeshell is the most wholesome artificial grass turf infill on the market. Made from food-grade crushed walnut shells with a patent-pending process that completely removes allergens, Safeshell is extraordinarily safe for children.
Another reason Safeshell is a safe bet? It keeps the surface of artificial grass turf cool, which is especially useful on playgrounds exposed to full sun. Overheated surfaces are painful to touch on hot summer days and can be hazardous to children. Learn more about why Safeshell is an amazing turf infill option for playgrounds and homes with kids.
Safeshell is a low-maintenance natural turf infill product that’s tough, long-lasting, and stays in place better than other natural infills. With a higher grain density, it's perfect in sites exposed to frequent wind and rain. The rounded grain shape resists compaction so you can expect Safeshell to stay in place without affecting drainage.
Safeshell is lush with natural, muted earth tones, so it looks great in any playground landscape.
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Both Safeshell and Envirofill are perfect for a variety of other synthetic turf applications, too! USGreentech is used in parks and recreation facilities, professional-level sports fields, and putting greens in addition to residential properties and pools.
Why Do Schools Love USGreentech Turf Infill?
Both Envirofill and Safeshell are non-toxic, allergen-free, and certified non-hazardous.
Synthetic turf infill that’s lush, soft, and greener than green. That’s Envirofill.
USGreentech turf infill products were made to be as safe, clean, and enjoyable for dogs, children, and athletes.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Did you know that we also specialize in solutions for your sports field needs? Our infills are engineered for top performance and safety on synthetic turf for athletes at any level.Learn more about our sports solutions