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Designed for outdoor play sessions, kid’s playsets can be comprised of a wide range of apparatus such as swings, slides, or trapeze bars. If you are looking to build a playset that best suits your family’s personal needs, continue reading the following guide to find the most suitable playset for your household.
IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A KID’S PLAYSET
CHOOSING BETWEEN WOODEN PLAYSETS
Playsets can be constructed from different materials. To choose between metal and wood, you have to weigh in on each of these materials’ advantages.
Wooden playsets feature a more traditional outlook which can easily complement the elements of the outdoors. This material, however, will need regular maintenance and upkeep. It is also recommended to check the durability of the wooden structure on a regular basis to look out for mold buildup. Its parts also need to be regularly monitored to ensure each component is secure.
TYPES OF WOOD
We use MicroPro environmentally friendly weather resistant lumber. MicroPro comes with a lifetime warranty offered by Koppers PC Inc. against termite damage and fungal decay. The lumber used to create your playset is harvested and milled from U.S. forests that are managed in compliance with SFI standards to promote sustainable and responsible forest management.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLAYSETS
Playsets differ in terms of the equipment that they provide. Consider the apparatus you need and select the right type of playset that offers all the equipment you are looking for.
PLAYSETS WITH BASIC SWINGS
Swings are an essential part of most playsets. There are different materials for swing seats but the most common is plastic. It offers a variety of advantages such as the following:
- Plastic is UV- and moisture-resistant.
- Plastic is safer than wood as there are no splinters.
- Plastic just needs to be wiped down after it rains.
Please note that it is recommended for baby seats to be fitted with harnesses if the swing is for children under the age of 3.
PLAYSETS WITH A VARIETY OF APPARATUS
Some playsets offer a variety of play equipment to provide a more interactive play environment. Below are some apparatuses offered:
PLAYSET SIZES AND SAFETY STANDARDS
There are other factors that need to be considered when selecting a suitable playset. Most importantly, you have to consider the size you need as well as the playset’s compliance with safety standards.
The width of playsets generally ranges from 8 feet to over 20 feet. Depending on the space you have and the number of children who will be using it as well as the type of apparatus you need, you can choose the right width.
The height of the playset structure needs to be suitable for the age range of the children who will be using it.
PLAYSET SAFETY STANDARDS
Ensure that the playset you choose adheres closely to strict safety standards of your own locality to provide a safe play environment for the children.