Wet Pour Surfaces EPDM rubber surfacing is one of the safest and most versatile surfacing solutions available, and is used across a wide range of playgrounds and outdoor spaces. Wet pour EPDM consists of two layers; an SBR base layer acts as a shockpad, and the wearing course layer is made from coloured rubber granules which are bound together with a polyurethane binder. The result is a smooth and durable rubber surface which can be installed in any shape, and offers the flexibility to create colourful designs and patterns to fuel children’s imaginations.
The key safety feature of wet pour is its ability to absorb impact, protecting against serious injuries such as head trauma. This makes it the safer choice of surfacing for children’s playgrounds, and also ideal for schools and sports facilities. The material is also very slip resistant – even in wet weather – and it can be laid over existing hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt or crushed rock.
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With the option to incorporate a variety of colours and designs, wet pour is a popular choice for schools, early learning centres and public spaces. It’s also highly durable and requires little maintenance, saving time and money in the long run compared to wood chip surfacing.
Wet pour surfaces are also easier to install than loose-fill. This is because they don’t require a solid sub-base like wood chip surfacing, and they can be laid in one piece with a simple layer of SBR & a wearing course. This means you can save on installation costs and get your playground up and running sooner than you think.