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Top 5 Playground Surfacing Companies in New Zealand

If you’re thinking of creating a new play space or updating a tired playground surface, you’re probably hunting for the right company to work with and trying to choose the right surface type for your playground.

To help your investigation, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 playground surfacing companies in New Zealand.

In no particular order, here are the top 5 playground surfacing companies in New Zealand:


TeamTurf has been around since 2006. They specialise in providing and installing artificial grass.  

TeamTurf offer a range of high-quality Australian, European, and Asian manufactured artificial turf products to the New Zealand sports, playground, and home markets.

Based in Auckland, they have an established network of agents and connections throughout New Zealand whom they have worked with to service most of the country.

  • Founded (years in service): 2006 (14 years)
  • Headquarters: Parnell, Auckland
  • NZ service range: “Most of New Zealand”
  • Main product: Artificial Turf Play Surfacing
  • Main product warranty: 8-15 year

PlayTop NZ

Playtop NZ is a licensee of the British play surfacing manufacturer that has been in New Zealand since 2015.

The New Zealand licensee offers a wet pour rubber product which they describe as “a unique safety surfacing product designed for impact absorption, anti-slip, and low-cost maintenance.”

The company is based in Bulls and has installed projects in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

  • Founded (years in service): 2015 (7 years)
  • Headquarters: Bulls, Manawatū-Whanganui
  • NZ service range: Unknown
  • Main product: PlayTop Wet Pour Rubber
  • Main product warranty: 5 years


Playbases has been around since 2006. They are the rebranded installation arm of Matta, a PVC tile manufacturer based in Auckland.

Playbases describe themselves as “NZ’s Leading Playground Surfacing Supplier.” They also say that they “specialise in construction and installation of playground safety surfacing” and that they are “Certified Installers of Play Matta™, the world’s top-performing playground safety surface.”

They offer wet-poured rubber surfacing, synthetic grass, and woodchip surfacing.

  • Founded (years in service): 2006 (14 years)
  • Headquarters: New Lynn, Auckland
  • NZ service range: Unknown
  • Main product: PlayMatta PVC Tiles
  • Main product warranty: 6 years
  • Secondary products: Wet Pour Rubber, Artificial Turf, Woodchips
  • Secondary product warranty: 5 years


Reharvest was founded in 1994 with the purpose of utilising waste wood to create environmentally sustainable products, reducing landfill.

They describe themselves as dedicated to providing the best landscaping supplies, from garden bark to mulch, throughout Auckland, Waikato, and New Zealand.

Their primary product is called Cushionfall, which is a woodchip surfacing material that is laid under playground equipment.

Reharvest is based in Auckland and services the whole of New Zealand.

  • Founded (years in service): 1994 (28 years)
  • Headquarters: Papakura, Auckland
  • NZ service range: All of New Zealand
  • Main product: Cushionfall Woodchips
  • Main product warranty: Unknown


Founded in 1995, NumatREC has been around for 27 years.

Our purpose is to provide reliable, safe, and innovative surfacing solutions for New Zealand playgrounds.

Our main product is Pour’n’Play which is a wet pour rubber surface made from Rosehill TPV rubber, which is chemically engineered to be brighter, softer, and stronger than EPDM rubber surfaces.

Our headquarters are based in Oamaru, but we have an office and warehouse in Auckland and satellite offices in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton.

NumatREC services the whole of New Zealand.  

  • Founded (years in service): 1995 (27 years)
  • Headquarters: Oamaru, Otago
  • NZ service range: All of New Zealand
  • Main product: Pour’n’Play Wet Poured Rubber
  • Main product warranty: 5-10 years
  • Secondary products: Mulchset, Artificial Turf
  • Secondary product warranty: 3-5 years
If you would like to find out more about NumatREC, its playground surfaces and people, feel free to take a look around our website. There you will find more helpful videos to aid you on your journey to finding the playground surface that’s right for you.
Get in touch if you have any questions or would like to speak to someone to discuss your project.