Trim Trail Surfacing

Trim Trail Surfacing

Timber trim trails are often installed at schools and we can supply specialist safety flooring to go around a trim trail area so the kids will be protected from injury.

Activity Trail Surfaces

Activity Trail Surfaces

Safety surfaces like wetpour and rubber mulch can be installed with activity trail equipment to create impact absorbing properties which prevent injury.

Play Equipment Flooring

Play Equipment Flooring

There are lots of play equipment structures that can be installed at schools and parks, and the different types of flooring create the complete facility.

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Trim Trail Surfacing

For children’s playgrounds, trim trail surfacing can often be found with activity equipment and play structures.

This type of outdoor flooring is usually designed to add extra safety qualities in case a child falls when playing or climbing on trim trail equipment.

It can come in a few different specifications depending on the type of play area you want to create and the budget you have.

We can even add colourful designs with educational activities that the kids can use for developing many important skills.

Our specialists will be happy to talk to you about the costs of each surface type and come up with a quote that suits you.

Feel free to complete our contact form if you need some more information on the prices and specifications that can be supplied.

What is Trim Trail Surfacing?

Trim Trail Surfacing is the ground underneath the playgound equipment that acts a safety feature to soften the fall if children are to tumble off.

The flooring is made of either EPDM wetpour, rubber mulch or artificial grass which is all softer than tarmac and so if they do trip or fall, less injuries will occur.

This form of flooring is very popular in areas where people are more likely to fall such as parks and schools.

Soft sufacing is compulsary in these locations due to the Critical Fall Height which involves having a deeper surface if the trim trail equipment is taller, as this reduces the injuries to the kids.

For more infomation about the CFH or the assault course surfacing please dont hesititate to get in touch.

It is popular for school playgrounds to have this type of flooring installed around climbing frames and other structures.

The overall design can be completely customised in terms of colours, area sizes and shapes to suit your budget and what is needed.

Simply let us know how you would like the facility to look and the safety qualities required so we can create this for you.

Types of Trim Trail Surfacing

Trim trails are outdoor exercise facilities consisting of a series of fitness stations or obstacles designed to promote physical activity and improve fitness. The type of surfacing used in trim trails is crucial for safety, accessibility, and durability. Here are several common types of trim trail surfacing materials:

  • Rubber Mulch: Made from recycled rubber, rubber mulch surfacing is a popular choice for trim trail surfacing. It is safety surfacing that offers excellent shock absorption, is slip-resistant, and requires minimal maintenance. It's available in various colours and provides a visually appealing surface.
  • Wetpour: Wetpour safety surfacing is a seamless rubber surface created by mixing rubber granules with a binder and pouring the mixture on-site. Wetpour rubber surfaces are highly customisable in terms of colour and design. They offer excellent impact absorption, making them ideal for trim trails with high-intensity activities.
  • Artificial Turf: Synthetic grass or artificial turf provides a consistent and stable surface for trim trails. It is durable, easy to maintain, and offers a natural feel. Artificial turf can be installed over an impact-absorbing base to enhance safety.
  • Rubber Tiles: Interlocking rubber tiles provide a stable and slip-resistant surface. They come in various thicknesses, offering different levels of cushioning. Rubber tiles are durable, easy to clean, and can withstand heavy use.
  • Grass: Some trim trails are installed on natural grass surfaces. While this provides a softer surface, it can become uneven and muddy, posing a slipping hazard, especially in wet weather. Regular maintenance is required to keep the grass in good condition.
  • Bark Mulch: Bark mulch or wood chips are often used as a natural and soft surface. It provides good cushioning, reducing the impact on joints. However, it requires regular replenishing as it can wear away over time.
  • Concrete: Some trim trails feature concrete surfaces, especially in urban areas where durability and low maintenance are essential. While concrete provides a stable surface, it lacks cushioning and can be hard on joints, making it less suitable for high-impact activities.
  • Composite Materials: Some trim trail surfaces use composite materials made from a blend of natural fibres and recycled plastics. These materials offer a balance between durability, safety, and eco-friendliness.

When choosing a trim trail surfacing material, factors such as budget, maintenance requirements, safety standards, and the specific needs of the users should be considered to ensure a suitable and long-lasting solution.

Surface Specification

Some of the most popular types of trim trail surfacing include rubber mulch safety surfacing, EPDM wetpour safety surfacing and artificial grass carpet.

The rubber mulch specification creates a natural appearance which goes well with timber playground equipment and obstacle courses.

This flooring type is a type of safety surfacing that provides impact absorption so it will prevent injuries if a child falls when they’re playing on the activity course.

Wetpour rubber safety surfacing is a very popular choice for playgrounds and it can be installed in a variety of bright colours.

It is also a safe flooring option as it contains a shockpad underneath the coloured EPDM to reduce the risk of injuries.

Each of these flooring specifications can be used to create trim trail surfacing in school playgrounds, public parks and recreational areas.

Plenty of options are available if you want to create a bespoke facility with interactive graphics and colourful shapes.

Feel free to contact one of our team today as we are expert installers of these surfaces, simply fill in the enquiry box and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with all the information you need on costs and design options.

Trim Trail Surfacing Prices

The average cost of trim trail surfacing is £5,000 - £7,000. 

However, trim trail surfacing cost can vary widely based on several factors, including the type of material used, the size of the area to be covered, site preparation requirements, and installation labour costs.

What are the Benefits of Trim Trail Surfacing?

The choice of surfacing for a trim trail is crucial as it directly impacts the safety, accessibility, and overall user experience. Here are some benefits of selecting appropriate trim trail surfacing:

  • Safety: One of the primary concerns when designing a trim trail is safety. The right surfacing material can cushion falls and reduce the risk of injuries. Safety surfacing like rubber mulch, safety tiles, or rubberised surfaces provide shock absorption, reducing the impact on joints during exercises.
  • Accessibility: A smooth and even surface ensures that the trim trail is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities or mobility challenges. It allows wheelchair users and individuals with strollers or walking aids to navigate the trail comfortably.
  • Durability: Trim trail surfacing materials are often designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and varying weather conditions. Durable materials like rubber mulch surfacing or poured rubber surfaces can endure constant use without deteriorating quickly.
  • Low Maintenance: Quality surfacing materials require minimal maintenance, saving time and money in the long run. Surfaces like rubber tiles or poured rubber typically do not require much upkeep, making them cost-effective options.
  • Aesthetics: Trim trail surfacing can enhance the overall aesthetics of the outdoor space. There are various colours and designs available, allowing you to customise the trail to blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Many trim trail surfacing options are made from recycled materials, promoting environmental sustainability. Using recycled rubber or other eco-friendly materials reduces the impact on landfills and supports green initiatives.
  • Comfort: A comfortable surface encourages people to use the trim trail regularly. Surfaces like rubberised tiles or poured-in-place rubber provide a soft and supportive base, making exercises more comfortable and enjoyable for users.
  • Critical Fall Height Protection: If the trim trail includes elevated components, the surfacing material must comply with fall height safety standards. Certain surfaces, such as rubber tiles or poured rubber, offer excellent fall height protection, ensuring the safety of users in case of accidental falls.

Activity Trail Surfaces

There are lots of different trim trail products that can be installed with the activity trail surfaces to create an exciting obstacle course or play feature that kids will love.

Having these facilities in school playgrounds is a great way for kids to improve their health and physical fitness by being more active while having fun as well.

The trim trail equipment can come in a huge range of different designs to suit children of all ages so they can develop fundamental skills.

Trim trails and climbing structures are perfect for improving balance, coordination and motor skills during PE lessons or play time.

The rubber and artificial grass activity trail surfaces are designed to create an attractive appearance and be functional as they provide cushioning to prevent against any injuries.

During EYFS it’s important for younger children to develop fundamental skills through a range of different activities, so having versatile play equipment is great for this.

Please speak to a member of our experienced team if you’d like to find out more about costs of installing assault course surfacing at your school.


What is a Trim Trail?

A trim trail, also known as adventure trails or fitness trails, is a series of outdoor exercise stations or obstacles designed to promote physical fitness.

Trim trails are typically set up in primary schools , parks, playgrounds, or natural outdoor settings, allowing people to engage in a variety of exercises and activities while enjoying the outdoors.

A typical trim trail consists of a series of stations with different exercise equipment or challenges, such as pull-up bars, balance beams, stretching posts, parallel bars, and more.

Users can follow a path along the trail, stopping at each station to perform specific exercises or activities. The purpose of a trim trail is to encourage outdoor physical activity, improve cardiovascular health, enhance strength and flexibility, and promote overall well-being.

Trim trails are popular in communities where people want to combine exercise with fresh air and nature.

They are suitable for people of all fitness levels and ages, making them a versatile and inclusive option for promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Other Surfacing We Offer

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If you would like to receive more information about the Trim Trail Surfacing then please fill in the enquiry form above and a member of our team at School Playground Equipment Limited will get back to you as soon as possible.

We’ll send you some product sheets with descriptions of the different surface types, and offer you a quote for the installation work.

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