Wet pour rubber surfacing is a mixture of recycled granules bound together by polyurethane resin and poured onsite providing a seamless rubber surface. It can be installed in a variety of different shapes and is available in many different colours. The surfacing is a great choice for playgrounds, school sports areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, garden paths and golf courses. It is environmentally friendly as it uses old tyres to give them new life and it is porous which allows water to drain effectively, reducing the risk of puddle formation.
Unlike wood chip surfaces, which require annual top-ups to maintain a safe surface, wetpour is a more cost-effective option in the long run. It also lasts a lot longer than mulch, delivering up to 10 years of use before it needs replacing.
Designing Stylish and Safe Spaces with Wet Pour Rubber Surfacing
Safety is another major advantage of wetpour surfaces, as it provides good cushioning that can absorb impacts from falls. It is also a comfortable surface to walk on, providing a soft, almost spongy-like feel underfoot. However, it does tend to get hot underfoot during the day if there isn’t enough shade, so it’s important that well-designed play areas incorporate trees or overhead canopies.
If you’re considering installing a wetpour surface, it’s always best to consult a professional playground installer near you to ensure that the work is completed to a high standard. Trying to DIY could result in incorrect installation which can lead to safety issues and a shorter lifespan for the surface.