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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As a leading manufacturer in the commercial playground industry for more than 20 years, our outdoor recreation products are known for their quality, durability and innovation. Our goal at Adventure Playground Systems is to make your next play project experience as easy as possible. We offer a wide range of parks and recreation products— including custom solutions — so we’re sure to have the perfect pieces for your playground, park, school or business. Equipment price does not include taxes, freight, surfacing or installation. Whether you’re looking for dog park equipment, composite play structures, splash pad components, outdoor fitness equipment, site amenities or other park accessories, we have it all. From shades to surfacing and everything in between, you can count on us.

If you’re ready to start planning your next park or playground project, contact Adventure Playground Systems by calling us at 1.888.935.2112 or filling out our online contact form. Our friendly team of Adventure Play Experts are happy to offer their expert advice and suggestions to find the commercial play equipment that is right for you. We can guide you through every stage of your outdoor recreational project so you get the park or playground area you’ve always dreamed of.

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