Remember when we were kids, playgrounds had wood chips, rocks and sometimes even concrete as the flooring. Looking back, that was a bad idea. Things were unsanitary, unsafe and unfit to protect playing children.
Now that playground safety is regulated by guidelines, those days are all but long gone. With slip-resistant flooring, the risk of serious injury has been reduced from the impact of falls. Taking safety (and environmental friendliness) to new level, PEM has installed their first playground with a poly foam subfloor!
The new flooring is made of large recycled blocks, which allows for easier installation. Previously, most playgrounds were installed with a rubber subfloor below the matting. That method has proved effective, but requires more labor and knowhow to complete the installation.
So far on our first installation, we are happy to report we have received many good comments about the flooring’s feel and protective qualities. As our matting continues to be used at playgrounds throughout the country, we look forward to further innovating playground matting.
Looking at a playground application of PEM, you will not be able to tell the difference between the old subfloor and the new. The only thing you will notice is the seamless application. Below are a few pictures of our first poly foamed subfloor playground. Stay tuned for more to come!
Playing a round of golf at the site of this year’s US Open, Congressional Country Club in Washington DC, is so exclusive you should mark your calendar…12 years from now! The club, which has featured members including US Presidents, takes their membership process very seriously. First there is a ten year waiting period to join, then once you have joined, you need to wait another two years to use the course. (The upside is you can work out your slice in the meantime)
At PEM Surface Creations, we have always been at the front of the line! In fact, our matting has been used at Congressional Country Club for a few years now. And weeks before the US Open, we fulfilled another order to the club.
That means players like Rory Mcllroy and Phil Mickelson had the opportunity to use our matting during the championship. But this wasn’t a one day thing, Congressional hosts many other tournaments, like the AT&T National and Booz Allen Classic.
PEM is no stranger to elite golf clubs, when you consider our matting is used on more than 2,000 golf courses around the world! We are a premium choice matting because PEM offers slip-resistant properties for soft spikes, is easily cleaned with a hose or broom and can withstand years of environmental degradation.
Some of the courses PEM Surface Creations is used on are exclusive, but many are local or community owned. If you are looking for protection on your cart paths, bridges, and walkways, then visit us at www.pemsurface.com. You can find additional information as well as many other resources.