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Frequently asked questions about our playground markings

Frequently asked questions about our playground markings
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Frequently asked questions about our playground markings

With years of experience in designing and installing playground markings, the UniPlay team have a wealth of knowledge about thermoplastic playground markings. This relatively new technology is favoured by schools throughout the UK over paint due to its durability and ease of application. To help the schools we work with understand the fantastic qualities of thermoplastic, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about our playground markings.

Frequently asked questions about our thermoplastic markings

What are playground markings? 

Thermoplastic playground markings are outdoor floor markings designed for use on playgrounds. These markings encourage children of all ages to stay active and learn through play. We offer playground markings in a variety of bright colours that are eye-catching and attractive to children of all ages. Our hardwearing markings are also easy to apply and take very little time to dry. The playground is ready for use within 30 minutes after application.

How long do playground markings last?

Our playground markings last for over 10 years. The markings can also withstand heavy footfall making them ideal for use on all types of playgrounds. These markings are also weather-proof.

How long does installation take?

Depending on the size of your playground, the installation is complete within a day.

What surfacing is used for playground markings?

Our playground markings can be applied on tarmacadam, asphalt, concrete, and tarmac.

How are playground markings maintained?

Our playground markings are made from thermoplastic which is a hard-wearing resin. When applied to tarmac, asphalt, and concrete, the markings are extremely durable and do not need regular maintenance. The resin also fills in any cracks and chips on the playground protecting it from future damage.

Can sports premium funding be used for playground marking costs?

Yes, schools throughout England and Wales can use the Sports Premium for playground markings that encourage children to participate in games, sports, and PE.

How much do playground markings cost?

Playground marking costs are dependent on the size of the area as well as the design you choose. Get in touch with us to get an accurate quote.

Are playground markings safe?

Our playground markings are non-toxic and anti-slip making them safe for use by children of all ages. Thermoplastic markings are also eco-friendly.

What regions do you cover?

We offer our playground markings to schools across the UK. Get in touch with us to request a site visit.

How are playground markings applied?

We apply the markings by heating them onto the surface. The heat melts the markings which solidify as they cool to create a bond with the playground surface.

What type of playground markings do you offer?

We offer a variety of playground markings including traditional games and sports as well as bespoke designs that support your school curriculum.

Do you offer playground markings repair and reinstallation?

Yes, we offer repair and reinstallation services if you have any old or worn-out playground markings. We will send a DBS-checked team to assess the level of work required to restore your old playground so we can provide an accurate quote.

Does the weather affect the installation of playground markings?

Thermoplastic playground markings can not be installed over wet areas. We can use artificial means to dry small areas that require minimal applications but it may not be practical for larger, damp grounds.

Get in Touch With UniPlay For Professional Playground Markings

Our experienced team provide cost-effective playground marking solutions across the UK. If you would like to find out more about our playground markings, do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

Simply call 0333 321 6695 or email info@uni-play.co.uk and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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