Engineered wood fiber -- what is it? Engineered wood fiber is an organic play surfacing. It is ground more finely than wood chips, having a consistency somewhere between woodchips and sawdust.
Where do we deliver engineered wood fiber? Our company delivers engineered wood fiber in bulk quantities to your premises, anywhere in the U.S.A. Our extensive supply network reaches all contiguous 48 states.
Why use engineered wood fiber? Because engineered wood fiber has high-impact absorbing qualities, yet it's also economical. And engineered wood fiber packs down into a firm surface, and it's slip resistant. When engineered wood fiber is properly installed, wheelchairs
and strollers can cross over it. For this reason, it's considered compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -- unlike wood chips, pea gravel, and
What type of setting is engineered wood fiber appropriate for? Engineered wood fiber is perfect for any playground, including schools, daycares, and park and recreation facilities. It can also be used for landscaping purposes. Our parent company, Maryland Materials, is a national installer and supplier of playground surfacing and equipment.
Is this engineered wood fiber certified? Yes. Our engineered wood fiber is certified by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). ASTM International certifies engineered wood fiber for impact attenuation (ASTM F1292), so that it is free of nails,
staples and hazardous metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic, and to
ensure that it is ground properly so that the product will knit together to meet
federal accessibility laws (F2075 test method for engineered wood fiber). Our suppliers use their own test equipment to
perform testing on the engineered wood fiber in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions. You can see if
your own engineered wood fiber surfacing is certified by going to www.ipema.org.
How much engineered wood fiber do I need? If you're using it on a playground, your play equipment needs a minimum depth of 9 inches of engineered wood fiber underneath it and in the equipment's use zone (the area six feet around the structure in all directions). Click here for safety information. One popular method of installing engineered wood fiber is to distribute it on top of a layer of landscaping fabic that has been placed over 3-4 inches of
gravel. This creates a natural drainage system that flushes out rain water and can extend the life of the engineered wood fiber.
For more information about engineered wood fiber (or any other playground questions you may have), just phone us today toll free at (877) 840-0707. Or, send us an e-mail.