EPIC Playground Surfaces & Playground Flooring

Education and Play In Colour’ is a system we’ve designed to transform outdoor learning and play for kids. The aim of the game is to help pupils and teachers meet national curriculum requirements, and have a load of fun while doing it.

We understand that it can be pretty daunting to choose the right playground surfacing option. Since playground installation is an integral part of the development of a playground, it is important to meet the set requirements. This is especially the case considering the type of equipment to be used and the existing site. Our STM experts are always ready to explicitly explain all the benefits of all the types of surfaces and how best to install playground artificial grass. 

We ensure that we design all playground surfaces in-house while focusing on minimising the risk of injury on the playground artificial turf by offering impact absorbing capabilities unique to us. Furthermore, all our surfaces are ideal for children and adults alike. This explains why these surfaces are becoming increasingly popular in schools and nurseries all over the country. 

Our playground installers work hard to ensure that all the flooring options offered come with complete base construction and drainage schemes to ensure effective draining and performance standard for ball roll. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team in case you have any questions.. 

Choosing the best playground surfacing

Although there are a few people who may already know what they are looking for when it comes to playground surfacing, there is a large number who don’t know where to start. Since we are able to transform any space to the most fascinating play area, you can trust that you will receive only the best from our STM experts. 

When looking for the best playground surfacing, the first thing that should come to mind is engagement and enjoyment. This is because the best surfacing should be able to add to the enjoyment rather than inhibit. Therefore, it should be a viable addition to complement the surroundings while enabling children to have fun at the same time. 

It is also important to consider the aspect of colours and designs , depending on where you want the playground markings to be. In most cases, you can get a choice of four- synthetic surfacing, artificial grass, resin bound rubber mulch or rubber surfacing. To add a bit of pop to your playground, make sure you consider going for the bespoke option to include your logo, slogan or image on the surfacing. 

The surfacing styles we offer 

It doesn’t matter what type of flooring you have, we can easily transform it into thermoplastic playground markings. This will go a long way in brightening up your flooring. Furthermore, we can also create markings for classic playground games including hopscotch. 

If you want to install these surfaces on nurseries and have educational messages or designs, we can still make it happen for you. Educational designs can help young kids learn in an enjoyable and fun environment. Moreover, they enhance creativity and help them develop cognitively. 

It is also possible to create mazes and animals to spur the children’s imaginations. We have everything that you could think of to ensure that you are satisfied with our services. A lot of planning and consideration goes into our projects to guarantee superior quality surface finishes. 

The safety of our playground surfacing 

It may be good to note that all our surfacing options available are Critical Fall Height certified and tested to ensure we meet the regulatory standards.  Therefore, if a child trips and falls, the risk of an injury would be minimal because they will fall on a well-cushioned surface. 

Moreover, the markings are non-toxic and have anti-slip coatings to reduce the chances of getting an injury due to bad weather conditions. All this is to ensure that your children play in a safe environment. STM delivers high-quality finishes from some of the best materials in the market. 

Durability 

STM pigments all the markings and they are all non-toxic to ensure longevity. Therefore, regardless of the surface you choose to go for, you can rest assured that it will last you years to come while staying as good as new even after years of excessive use. 

The materials are also completely weather-proof, which means you don’t have to worry about any of the natural elements destroying your playground surfaces. They are all fast-draining and porous, coming with warranties. 

Additionally, they only require minimal maintenance to ensure they stay in good shape. You only need to ensure that you clean by sweeping off leaves and litter. If there are traces of dirt and debris, you can use a pressure washer to get rid of the stains. However, you should always keep the surfaces free of solvents and paints because they can cause colouring, which can be challenging to get rid of. 

How these playground surfaces help children 


If designed with educational messages and images, our surfaces can be pretty effective educational tools for kids as they play around. This is an efficient way of turning learning into fun. This is why many teachers, parents, and experts agree that our services are some of the best out there. 

Since regular outdoor play is essential for developing kids’ cognitive development, we take what we do with these surfaces very seriously. 

Benefits of playground surfacing 

Some of the benefits of surfacing your playground with us are: 

  • Incredible way of equipping kids with valuable social and cognitive skills.

  • Provides a fantastic platform to enhance teamwork amongst children.

  • Brightening what was once a plain schoolyard or field.

 

No matter the size of the project you have or what goals you intend to meet, our team of experts is always ready to listen to you and deliver on our promise. Feel free to fill out our contact form and we will be gladly in touch. 


To download our education brochure for loads of cool artificial grass and playground ideas, just click the link:

Download STM Education Brochure

“Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.” National Curriculum for Physical Education

Outdoor Classroom Ideas:

  • Running tracks
  • Football
  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Phonics

Playground Surface Ideas:

  • Butterflies
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Hopscotches
  • Roads
  • Fish
  • Seahorses (whole underwater worlds, if you like)

We understand the importance of physical activity for children. The idea behind EPIC is that children can participate in curriculum-required activities, and enjoy themselves, too. Agility, basic movements, control and balance, competitive games and coordination can all be practiced on a tailored EPIC surface. Our experience tells us that children and teachers love EPIC because its bright, colourful and safe.


We understand the importance of physical activity for children. The idea behind EPIC is that children can participate in curriculum-required activities,and enjoy themselves, too. Agility, basic movements, control and balance, competitive games and coordination can all be practiced on a tailored EPIC surface. Our experience tells us that children and teachers love EPIC because its bright, colourful and safe.Taking a break from the indoors can be inspiring and energising. Our EPIC surfaces can be designed to incorporate all sorts of numbers, letters, phonetics and educative games. Let’s nurture minds and bodies at the same time.

aerial view of school playground with roadway, shapes and number lineSt Cuthbert's Primary School EPIC Playground with roadway