Monthly Archive June 2017

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About Wet-pour Rubber Surfacing

Wet pour rubber surfacing is becoming a very popular choice for playground safety surfacing. Its combination of aesthetic appeal, nearly limitless design potential and unmatched non slip characteristics make it a strong candidate for playground surfacing.

Wet pour rubber surfacing is used in a wide variety of applications, from playground safety surfacing, to running tracks, on pool decks and patios and even in water parks and on cruise ship decks. The surface must be able to withstand a tremendous amount of wear and tear from foot traffic, the elements and most of all the sun.

A typical wet pour system consists of a cushion layer composed of recycled tyre rubber that is buffed or ground to specific sizes and a wear course layer made of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) granules that come in a variety of colors. The cushion layer and the wear course layers are held together by either an Aromatic or Aliphatic binding agents and typically installed over a crushed stone, asphalt, or concrete sub-base.