Rubber wet pour is a popular choice for playgrounds and sports facilities and is a durable, safe, soft, low maintenance and aesthetically appealing surface. It is available in a range of colours and patterns and is wheelchair friendly. It also offers a high level of impact absorption and meets critical fall height requirements.
Wet pour is made up of two layers, an SBR base layer which acts as a shock pad and an EPDM wearing course layer that’s then finished with a mix of coloured rubber granules. The granules are blended together with a polyurethane binder and then poured onto the base layer. Once the surfacing is mixed, it’s troweled and left to cure before being laid out in a design of your choosing.
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The wet pour surfacing is a porous system, which means rainwater is able to soak in and doesn’t build up like other surface types. This makes it less likely to flood, and a great option for areas with heavy rainfall.
Unlike other surfaces, wet pour can be installed in any shaped area and is perfect for bespoke play structures, daily mile tracks, and sports areas. It is also easy to maintain, as it can be easily cleaned with a mild detergent or hosed down.
As a safety surfacing option, wet pour is ideal for schools and child care centers because it has been designed to absorb impact from falls and helps minimize injuries. It is also extremely durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic and harsh weather conditions. This makes it a popular choice for sporting facilities, verandas, pathways and school playgrounds.