Wet Pour Rubber Surfacing
The invention of wet pour rubber surfacing has revolutionized playgrounds around the world. Unlike traditional softfall, it provides a safe surface for children to run, jump and tumble over with less risk of injury. Available in a variety of colours and applications, this innovative impact-absorbing surface is the preferred choice for many modern playgrounds. Providing extra ‘grip’ to help prevent slippage and a cushioning effect to reduce injuries caused by falls, rubber wet pour is designed to be durable and flexible.
The poured-in-place flooring is made up of rubber granules bound together with polyurethane resin and installed on top of existing tarmac, concrete or a new MOT Type 1 stone base layer. The result is a continuous surface that is free of any joints and can be laid to any thickness. The design options are limitless, allowing for games and educational aids to be incorporated into the surface in a range of colourful patterns.
The Ultimate Guide to Wet Pour Rubber Surfacing: Safety, Durability, and Design
Unlike some other surfacing materials, wet pour is very durable and has a good lifespan. It can withstand heavy use, extreme weather conditions and UV exposure without becoming damaged or deteriorating quickly. As a result, it is considered to be one of the most cost-effective safety surfacing solutions available.
Like any surfacing material, however, it is important to inspect wet pour regularly for signs of damage and wear. Small holes, brittle patches and general blemishes can be repaired easily and professionally by a specialist surfacing company. In addition, a regular cleaning schedule that includes weekly sweeping and occasional power washing should be observed to maintain the surface in optimum condition.