When it comes to playground surfacing, wet pour rubber is a durable, hardwearing and cost-effective option. It is also a safe, mold-resistant surface that provides children with the perfect environment for play. However, it’s important to use a professional installer for this type of surfacing. If it’s installed incorrectly, it can lead to safety issues and a shorter lifespan for the material. So, if you’re looking to install this material in your playground, here are some of the most important things to know about wet pour rubber surfacing.
Wet pour rubber surfacing is a mixture of rubber granules bound together by polyurethane resin, and then poured on site to provide a seamless surface with no joins. It is commonly laid in two layers; an impact absorbing base layer made of SBR or EPDM, followed by a wear layer of finer granules in a choice of vibrant colours. This allows for a wide range of uses, from playgrounds to pathways and garden beds.
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The granules used in wet pour rubber are sourced from recycled vehicle tyres, giving them new life and reducing waste. This makes wet pour rubber a more environmentally-friendly alternative to other types of materials like wood chip or PVC tiles, which often require replacing more frequently. Our surfaces are also UV stabilized, which means they’ll keep their colour much longer than other systems.
Wet pour rubber is easy to clean and maintain, even after heavy use. Stains can be easily removed using hot water and cleaning detergent or liquid, while oil marks and chewing gum are easier to remove with methylated spirits. It’s also resistant to drastic weather changes and can withstand the harsh conditions found in playgrounds.