Wetpour Surface, also known as rubber surfacing, is a safe and durable playground flooring option that has excellent impact absorption properties to minimize injuries from falls. This surfacing is often made up of recycled materials, which contributes to sustainability efforts and reduces waste in landfills. It also has a long lifespan, meaning it will require less maintenance and replacements, further reducing the environmental impact.
This surfacing is a porous system, meaning it can soak up rainwater and prevent puddles from forming on the play area floor. It is also non-slip and anti-abrasive for young limbs. This makes it the perfect choice for outdoor use, as it can cope with all weather conditions including heavy rainfall, harsh sun and UV exposure.
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It is designed to be poured in place and can be shaped around new or existing equipment. A layer of rubber EPDM granules is mixed with a polyurethane binder, poured on site and allowed to cure.
The resulting high-quality, hard-wearing, slip resistant and durable surface is available in a range of colours to suit any design or theme. Graphics and patterns can be incorporated, as well as educational games to make it a truly engaging playground.
Wetpour is a highly durable surface, and if installed correctly with a reputable and experienced company it can last up to 15 years. Regular cleaning with a mild detergent and water is usually sufficient, however it will need to be inspected for wear and tear regularly, especially in high-traffic areas. It is a good idea to have a maintenance plan in place, which includes routine inspections and prompt repair of any damaged sections of the surface.