Rubber Play Area Flooring in Ash

Rubber Play Area Flooring in Ash

Having a play area facility installed in rubber surfacing helps to add safety qualities which keep kids protected from injuries when using equipment in play times.

Rubber Play Surfacing in Ash

Rubber Play Surfacing in Ash

Wetpour rubber safety flooring is installed in a range of specifications to meet Critical Fall Height ratings for playground equipment such as slides, swings and climbing features.

EPDM Recreational Surfaces in Ash

EPDM Recreational Surfaces in Ash

EPDM playground safety surfaces can be designed with recreational games and educational activities that kids can play while in an engaging and colourful outdoor environment.

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Rubber Play Area Flooring in Ash

Rubber play area flooring in Ash TQ6 0 can be known as many different things.

Normally wetpour surfacing is often called bouncy safety surfaces, tarmac flooring, spongy surfaces, soft pour, soft play surfacing or rubber crumb surfaces.

Wet Pour EPDM Rubber Surfacing is a porous impact absorbing in-situ safety surface system that is made up of two layers.

Wet Pour has a continuous appearance, which is generally installed to flat areas, but can also be installed over mounded structures.

One of our specialists will be happy to talk you through all the options for playground surfaces including the costs and designs for each specification

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How to Install Rubber Flooring

The rubber crumb safety surface specification can be installed in Black EPDM, a single colour EPDM or to multi-coloured designs.

The other flooring, mulch is good if you have a muddy area in your playground which often becomes unusable in wet conditions, these areas can easily be converted with minimal preparation works.

Mulch can be laid over most existing surfaces for example grass.

Premium blend-mulch like Rhino mulch is ideal for surfacing around plants, tree pits, Timber Trim Trail equipment, surfacing under trees, excavation problem areas, areas where the grass does not grow and it is easy to replace loose bark chip areas reduce the amount of maintenance needed.

Grass-mats are commonly used as outdoor play-area flooring in places which require a safety surface but want to keep the appearance of a natural grass area.

Grass-mats are made of 23mm thick and come in 500m x 500m squares which lock together when they are installed.

The honeycomb shapes within that mat allow natural grass to protrude through disguising the grass mat.

What are the costs of Rubber Flooring?

The cost for installing rubber flooring generally range from £2000 to £8000 per square meter.

Several factors can impact these expenses, including:

  1. Geographical location
  2. Size of the area
  3. Depth specifications to comply with safety standards for critical fall heights
  4. Accessibility of the site

Benefits of Rubber Play Area Flooring

There are numerous advantages to installing rubber play area flooring. 

Here are some benefits associated with rubber play area mulch:

  • Safety: A key advantage is safety. High-quality soft play flooring offers cushioning and absorbs impacts, lowering the risk of injuries from falls. Materials like rubber mulch or wetppour offer a softer surface compared to concrete or asphalt.
  • Accessibility: Certain types of soft play surfaces can be tailored to meet accessibility standards, ensuring inclusivity for children with disabilities or mobility limitations.
  • Durability: Designed to withstand heavy foot traffic, vigorous play, and exposure to the elements, soft play surfacing is durable. Premium materials resist fading, tearing, and damage from weather conditions, ensuring long-lasting performance.
  • Hygiene: Many play area flooring options are easy to clean and maintain, preventing the buildup of dirt, debris, and bacteria. This is especially crucial for outdoor play areas where children may encounter soil, grass, or other potentially unsanitary surfaces.
  • Comfort: Soft and resilient play area flooring provides a comfortable surface for various activities such as running, jumping, crawling, or sitting. This promotes extended playtime and minimises fatigue or discomfort.

These are just a few of the benefits associated with children's play area flooring.

Types of Rubber Play Surfacing 

There are a few types of rubber play surfacing that we offer such as Rubber Mulch and Wetpour surfacing. 

Rubber Mulch

Rubber mulch presents itself as a versatile and permeable safety surface suitable for all weather conditions, boasting a textured appearance akin to natural bark.

For installation, bonded rubber mulch surfacing offers flexibility by allowing placement directly onto compacted earth or uneven terrain.

Alternatively, it can be laid over a suitable sub base to meet specific safety standards, particularly regarding critical fall height requirements.

This playground surfacing option remains a favored choice due to its utilisation of premium-grade materials.


Rubber wetpour is a permeable safety solution highly favored for playgrounds.

Formed through the amalgamation of EPDM and a resin binder, this surface offers durability and safety.

Available in an array of vibrant colors and customisable graphics. 

Notably, wetpour demands minimal upkeep, underscoring its multifaceted advantages.

Rubber Play Surfacing in Ash

The play surfacing, wetpour is created using a double tier system including the base layer or shock pad layer which is made up of 2-6mm SBR rubber granules.

These EPDM granules then get mixed with a specialised binder and the mixture is laid on site up to prepared edgings.

This is the layer that usually varies in depth to meet the Critical Fall Height (CFH) or Free Fall Height (FFH) which is needed depending on the height of any equipment on the site and normally specified by the equipment manufacturer.

The wearing course layer is usually made with 1-4mm EPDM crumb that is mixed with a polyurethane resin and laid on site.

Playground Rubber Surfaces Near Me

The wearing course EPDM of the surface is what determines the colour and design of the surface, wet pour EPDM granules are available in a range of colours such as red, green, blue, orange, purple, teal and many more.

The colour EPDM along with depth and size of an area being covered, determines the prices and costs of the job.

However we are confident that our play area installers can supply a wetpour safety surface to fit any budget.

Mulch may be laid over most surface types with minimal preparation for example an existing grass surface.

Bonded mulch surfaces do not need to be laid up to an edge like wetpour surfacing.

What is Play Area Surfacing?

Rubber flooring is a very common surface type used for playgrounds due to its enahnced safety features that it offers to prevent children from injuring themselves.

Mulch is a considerable choice for a playground as it uses a graded down texture to give the surface a more natural appearance like a wooded area.

Resin Bonded Mulch e.g. Rhino-Mulch surfacing offers a more natural rustic finish as it creates the appearance of loose bark for a realistic looking area faciltiy.

Grass mats in Ash TQ6 0 now offer an interlocking design meaning there are no specialist tools required for installation as well as boosting the benefit of not requiring any ground or sub base preparation.

The moulded non slip cellular structure offers excellent durability as well as a shock absorber which also absorbs noise pollution.

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