Engineered Wood Fiber

Product Summary:

Engineered Wood Fiber Specifications

Engineered Wood Fiber is the most popular and economical choice for playground surfacing and it is used in almost 75% of surfacing installations. Its popularity stems from it’s low initial cost, natural look and high shock attenuation properties. Also known as Kiddie Cushion this ADA compliant surfacing material is made from natural wood fibers that are engineered specifically for the needs and safety specifications of the playground industry. However maintenance is critical to keeping engineered wood fiber ADA compliant, it requires ongoing raking and an occasional top off during its lifetime due to compaction and natural decomposition.

We understand there are many options when it comes to safety surfacing and deciding on the best surfacing solution for your project can be difficult. Our friendly team of Adventure Play Experts are happy to offer their expert advice and suggestions to find the surfacing solution that is right for you. We also carry a complete line of surfacing accessories including compatible drainage systems, geotextile fabric, wear mats, containment curbing, and accessible ramps. No matter the budget or application, Adventure Playground Systems offers a comprehensive selection of compliant surfacing that will make your playground safe and enjoyable for all.


  • Budget friendly choice with the lowest initial installation cost.
  • Attractive natural look.
  • Meets ADA compliance when properly installed and maintained.
  • Easily installed by a volunteer or maintenance crew if budget is limited.


  • EWF is specifically engineered to meet the specifications of playground industry.
  • Will require periodic topping off to maintain depth required for critical fall heights.
  • Ongoing maintenance needed over surface lifetime, especially in heavy wear areas.

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