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Surfacing Choices Made Easy

Capacity and Strength

An important step in creating a safer play space is selecting the right playground surfacing solution. Surfacing products from GT Impax are engineered to work with GameTime play systems and are matched to the specifications required for adequate safety surfacing, including the correct calculation of play equipment fall heights. Our playground surfaces are certified to meet all applicable standards listed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), including F1292 for impact attenuation and F1951 for wheelchair accessibility.

Please scroll down to view more information on our surfacing options or request a catalog, quote, or CAD Details using the buttons below.

Superior Options for Every Project

GT Impax playground surfaces provide maximum flexibility, a wide range of options, and a network of experienced representatives and certified installers. Create a nature-inspired setting with the natural look of grass or inspire a child’s imagination with vivid colors and intricate patterns. No matter the need, budget, or application, GameTime offers a comprehensive selection of compliant surfacing that will make your playground a signature play destination. 

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Download high quality CAD drawings, specifications, and related documents for your next project. The CADdetails program is developed specifically for design professionals with the goal of getting manufacturer-specific product information into their working plans.

Research and Programming

Strong Foundations is a guidebook that educates readers on how to properly plan, purchase, and protect playground surfacing to ensure years of usage. The book includes research on the developmental benefits of playgrounds and provides valuable tools to help playground owners increase the play value and functionality of their play space. 

Explore Our Options

Closeup view of Wood chips on a playgroundCloseup view of Wood chips on a playground

Engineered Wood Fiber

With its economic price and quick installation, Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) playground surfacing is a popular choice for projects with initial budget constraints. 

Poured in Place Rubber

Poured in Place (PIP) Rubber is one of the best surfaces for ADA accessibility. A wide variety of colors can add an element of colorful purpose to a playground by creating inlaid shapes and themed designs. PIP utilizes trained and certified installation crews to produce a surface that is attractive and durable. Although PIP carries a high initial investment cost, it's often offset by lower maintenance costs over the surface's lifetime.

Rubber playground surfacing with leaf designsRubber playground surfacing with leaf designs
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Recycled Bonded Rubber

GT Impax Bonded Rubber provides a highly accessible, low maintenance surface made from clean, recycled shredded rubber tires. Bonded Rubber offers attractive seamless playground surfacing with more muted and natural looking color options.

Recycled Rubber Loose Fill

GT Impax Recycled Loose Fill Rubber is a soft, colorful option comprised of a unique rubber granule that offers the best impact absorbing features of all loose-fill surfacing. Loose-fill rubber also does not decompose, making it a great economical choice.

Close up view of rubber playground surfacing that looks like wood chipsClose up view of rubber playground surfacing that looks like wood chips
Overhead view of a playground with Rubber tiles for surfacingOverhead view of a playground with Rubber tiles for surfacing

Recycled Rubber Tiles

Recycled Rubber Tiles are a unitary surfacing option that offers superior shock absorption, minimal maintenance, and extended wear. It is easy to install and has a variety of colors and patterns to choose from. The tiles lock together to create a 'floating floor' effect to resist deforming in changing weather conditions. Its properties are not only a great option for your outdoor recreational area, but your inside structures as well!


With a dynamic and colorful appearance combined with its inherent safety, maintenance, and performance characteristics, GTCourt is the obvious choice for sports surfacing tile.  

Tennis courtTennis court
Artificial grass with play sculptures of a cheetah and hippo in the backgroundArtificial grass with play sculptures of a cheetah and hippo in the background

Synthetic Turf

GT Impax Synthetic Turf delivers the look of nature to any play environment. Synthetic Turf choices provide adequate drainage, cushioning, long wear, and ADA accessibility in playground applications.

Pup Turf

Pup Turf from GT Impax possesses a natural outdoor look that any pet will love. Uniquely designed for our friends with paws and claws, Pup Turf has exclusive perforations allowing for rapid drainage that cultivates a cleaner environment.

Artificial grass with a dog trotting atop Artificial grass with a dog trotting atop
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Surfacing Accessories

Surfacing accessories help maintain a compliant, playful surface. Choose from products that help with containment and drainage and that are compatible with a variety of surfaces.