A ‘wet pour’ safety surface is a bonded rubber crumb surface that is mixed on-site and installed over an existing or new, compacted stone base. This provides a seamless surface, eliminating trip hazards and is wheelchair friendly.
This Wet Pour Surfaces is one of the most durable and long-lasting options on the market. It’s a two-layer system that features an SBR base layer that acts as the impact absorbing shockpad and an EPDM wearing course layer that is made from coloured rubber granules. The whole mixture is poured onto the base and spread to achieve a uniform surface.
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This allows for the creation of designs, patterns and colors that can help to spark children’s imaginations when playing. This surface type is very popular as a school playground flooring solution due to its high level of safety and slip resistance. However, wet pour is also a great option for public and commercial play areas, parks, outdoor gyms, splash pads, recreational and leisure centers etc.
Wet pour surfaces require a relatively low level of maintenance, but it is important to ensure that it is regularly checked for foreign objects and any damage. This will help to preserve the integrity of the surface, maintain its slip resistance, and keep it looking good.
This is one of the main advantages of wet pour over loose-fill surfacing options, as wood chip surfaces tend to have more gaps and errors in them where biological garbage such as cigarette butts or bottle tops can get lodged and pose a risk to young children.