What is the difference between play sand and builders sand?
Play sand is a less coarse, multi washed finer version of natural beach sand that has been through certain processes to make sure it is safe for children to play with.
We only sell natural beach sand. We do this because manufactured play sand of crushed quartz tends to test out as having harmful contaminants – especially if dusty.
Sand is a natural material that has been around for many years and is literally made up of ground down stones. However, when sold as play sand it has gone through several processes to make it a soft, clean product for children. Sand is washed to clean the product and rid it of debris and harmful bacteria. Then the sand is subjected to pressurised water blasting to ensure any larger grains that were sharp are then rounded
A Few Handy Tips For The Upkeep Of Your Sand
- Before covering up your sand, make sure that it is thoroughly dry as it can harbour bacteria when wet.
- Always cover after use to avoid unwanted insects making their way inside and also to stop household pets using it as a litter tray.
- Before use, rake the sand to ensure no foreign objects are present