San Antonio Kiddie Cushion

Kiddie Cushion Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF)

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New Earth’s kiddie cushion is a specially manufactured Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) to be used in playgrounds and play-scape areas. We use wood sourced from San Antonio and surrounding areas to make this product.

The wood is derived from native species indigenous to San Antonio and surrounding areas including but not limited to oak varieties, hackberry, pecan, pine, elm, ash, and cedar. While all of these wood species are approved sources for engineered wood fiber, New Earth segregates the cedar for our cedar mulch product. Therefore there is a minimal amount of cedar present in the finished product.

New Earth EWF does not contain recycled, painted, or chemically treated wood, including pallets. The majority of the wood fibers do not exceed 1 ½ inch in length and contain 10-20% wood fines to aid with compaction. This product is certified through the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). Our Kiddie Cushion is certified to ASTM- F2075-15 & ASTM- F1292-18, F3351-19e1 standards and tested by TÜV SÜD America.

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IPEMA Certification

Kiddie Cushion is typically darker in color when first installed. This is due to the moisture content in the product, which also helps with its soft texture and performance. The product should lighten up in color once installed and exposed to the elements (sunlight, wind, etc.)

This product has the appearance of a typical mulch found in the San Antonio region. This is because it is made from the same types of wood used to make “garden mulch” However, this product is much more than a “garden mulch.” It has been through a rigorous manufacturing process and meets all the standards for IPEMA. This process classifies it as an Engineered Wood Fiber or EWF.

New Earth’s kiddie cushion is the perfect addition to your playground or playscape area.

Playground Material Installation and Guidelines (PDF)