Playtop wet pour safety surfacing is a continuous, joint-free material formulated from rubber granules and quality UV binders.

What is Playtop Safety Surfacing?

Our Playtop system is unique from any other safety surfacing available in Aotearoa.  Not only are we the exclusive licensees of Playtop with Nike Grind containing used sports shoes and sport shoe manufacture scrap, our other colour options are premium quality EPDM being quality rubber not plastic or low quality EPDM with fillers.

Our Playtop system is mixed and installed on-site as a wet pour product, firstly the shock absorbing base layer and then the top layer.  Being wet poured, the two systems are locked together – designed to have the same amount of shock absorbing movement so there is no movement contradiction causing either to break down over time.

Our Playtop surfacing system is also installed deeper than any other surfacing system, ranging from 20mm to 140mm absorbing shock through density rather than “bounce”

Less bounce means less movement within the system giving it little chance to ever break down from years of use meaning it will still meet it’s  Critical Fall Height requirements long after the warranty has expired.  This is vital with safety being the core purpose of the surface.

The base layer is made from recycled truck tyres.  We source the rubber for our wet poured base layer here in Aotearoa supporting Tyrewise and the use of end-of-life tyres.  To meet the critical fall height requirements required for our product our suppliers manufacture to very particular Playtop specifications who have been in the game since 1977!

Another advantages of being wet poured is what we can achieve aesthetically within the surface, delivering on many projects where local Iwi have inspired design.

Our Projects

A brilliant example of the aesthetic value that can be added to the surface is Tongariro Domain in Taupo.  Bespoke Landscape Architects drew the designs from Ngāti Tūwharetoa tradition, written by Hawira Karaitiana.  The results speak for themselves.

Another great example is Te Āhuru Mōwai o Tutaeporoporo in Marton named by local iwi, Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa. The playground was designed by landscape architects Boffa Miskell 

Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa worked closely  with Boffa Miskell weaving the tale of Tutaeporoporo a taniwha that is seen as a friend and guardian of Rangitīkei  throughout the play space and playground surfacing.

Available Colours

We have a range of colours to choose from for our safety surfacing, as well as many blend options.


Nike Grind Colours

Have a Play with Colours

Mix and match different colour combinations with our colour mixer tool - then download your finished product. 

Critical Fall Height Chart

Playtop install safety surfacing in excess of 140mm in thickness which exceeds that of any other surfacing company in Aotearoa.  We absorb shock through the density and thickness  of our product rather than "bounce" meaning very little movement and stress on binders to break down over time. When surfacing has become a significant component of a playground budget you need the peace of mind that your surfacing will comply to safety standard testing well after the warranty period has expired and our shock pad with minimal maintenance remains "as the day it was installed" thanks to research into rubber grade, rubber binder ration, install techniques and the "test of time" with Playtop having been around now for 40 years.

With safety being the core purpose of a safety surfacing investment, Playtop will see that your project can serve that core purpose for many many years to come.

Using our Critical Fall Height Chart and with information from your equipment supplier, you can see just how deep we will be installing your new surfacing. 

Want to know more?

Contact us now for more information about Playtop Safety Surfacing We would be delighted to help you with your project.