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What surface is most suitable for my trampoline?

You place a trampoline in various places. Which surface is actually the most suitable? You may have already thought about the place in your front or back garden where the trampoline should stand or lie. Are you sure this is the right surface? That is what we discuss in this article. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the unpaved and paved surfaces and tell you what you can take into account when installing the trampoline.

Always check the surface

Before you place the trampoline, it is good to check the surface. Which terrain do you actually have to deal with? Do you want to place the trampoline on tiles or grass? Ensure that the trampoline is firm and stable. It is not without reason that you do not have to read your jumping device on a flat, straight surface. This is because the surface has to damp the shocks as little as possible. In this way, the energy released by the jump is retained and no energy is lost. We make a distinction between unpaved and paved surfaces.

Unpaved or hardened?

Unpaved surface trampoline on legs

"Unpaved surface trampoline on legs "

Grass is the most suitable unpaved surface for a trampoline on legs, because this surface is firm and yet soft. In addition, grass provides a lesser damping, so that the energy is retained. Check in advance if the legs do not sink into the ground. For example, if it rains, the ground becomes soggy, causing the trampoline to sag. Even when you use the trampoline more often, the trampoline drops further into the ground. That is not dangerous, if you ensure that the jumping device always stays straight and stable. An anchor set also helps with this. That way you put the legs firmly in the ground.

Unpaved surface inground trampoline

"Unfinished underground inground trampoline"

That an unpaved surface is the most suitable for an inground trampoline is beyond dispute. There is quite a difference between the unpaved surfaces. Peat and clay soils hold a lot of water. As a result, it is quite a job to dig in the trampoline. You should also consider installing a drainage. Sandy soil, loess (combination of sand and clay soil) and sand (coarse sand) are easier to work with and allow more groundwater and rainwater to pass through. These are therefore the most suitable unpaved surfaces for the placement of an inground trampoline. Check in advance how big and deep the pit must be before you dig into the trampoline.

Unpaved surface

Anchoring trampoline

Is your trampoline on legs on unpaved surfaces? Then you must be sure that the trampoline is firmly on the ground. When children enthusiastically jump back and forth or when it rushes hard, it can happen that the trampoline shifts or gets off the ground. That is dangerous. For example, children can hurt themselves if the trampoline falls over. Also, when it is inclined, wear will occur more quickly. That is why it is advisable to fix trampolines on soft ground, such as on grass, extra tightly. You do that with an anchor set. You easily mount the anchoring hooks and straps with the result: a trampoline that is always straight and stable.

Hardened surface

Hardened surface

Just like grass, tiles provide less dampening. As a result, you can easily place a trampoline on legs on a paved surface. A paved surface must be straight and flat. So take a spirit level and check whether the surface is the same everywhere. A disadvantage of tiles is that children fall harder and that the legs wear out faster. We therefore recommend placing rubber tiles under the trampoline. If children fall, they will become softer. This increases safety during jumping.


Check well in advance with which substrate you have to deal with. An unpaved surface, such as grass, is the most suitable and safest surface to place both a trampoline on legs and an inground trampoline. This unpaved surface dampens shocks well and ensures that children land softly. As a result, this surface is therefore safer than a paved surface. A paved surface also shocks shock well. If you place a rubber mat underneath, this substrate for trampoline on legs is also suitable.

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