Wrapping around our new place is this thin layer of pebble and pavers on top of the concrete slab that goes the whole way around the house
Wanting to move away from the foot smasher pebble and make it nicer to walk on. Considered artificial grass (as pretty sure normal grass wouldn't grow there) but concerned it would get too hot and look stupid. Not really sure what other options there are that would look good and the kids could run around without smashing their feet every 5 seconds
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's marvellous to have you join us and thanks for sharing your question about making your pathway kid friendly.
If you are after a foot friendly path, I suggest thinking about installing a raised timber pathway. It's like a low-level deck but very compact, the drawback however is that it will raise the height of the path by at least 150mm. The good part about it is that it will be comfier to step on.
Another option is to use Swing Slide Climb 1 x 1m x 20mm Shock Pad Rubber Paver. You can cut in half so that you spread it across the path. It's designed for use in an outdoor playground and will provide protection for little feet.
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I can just imagine trying to ride a pushbike along the path lol Id struggle let along a child.
Welcome to the Bunnings community page I honestly think once you start scrolling through the udeas/suggestions in here you will have a list of 5 ways you want to do the one project!
You mention you have a concrete path under the gravel and stepping stones? Would it be possible to remove what you have back to the bare concrete and then if you dont like the bare concrete look you could go for a thin layer of sand and then pavers of some kind? I have seen some nice looking fake grass but I hedge away as its plastic and I am fed up with plastic, but if you fall over on the fake grass it burns (And yeah think of a long drawn out buuuuurns type deal)
Basically your kids will grow up all to quick so consider what ever you do must be some thing you want in your landscape if it is to be a permament solution.
But considering the short term protection of little feet why dont you think of old carpets cut up into strips and laided down I would go to carpet places and ask them to give you old carpets they are pulling up as usually they have to pay for skip bin dumping services.
A carpet is soft enough (maybe collect the under felt too) or do two layers over the stones (stack pavers to one side ?) the stones will drain water away so they will last a couple of years and many are plastic material and wont rot.
That path looks like a fun little race way for ride on toys and bike carpet will be smooth enough for toys and soft if a fall happens.
short term you could also line the wall in carpet .
I like the rubber kids play ground tiles but that is looking to be a fairly pricy option.