What is Wet Pour Play Surface?
wet pour play surface is a high-performance, joint-free, porous rubber safety surface that’s suitable for playgrounds and other outdoor areas. It’s a combination of rubber granules and polyurethane binders that are mixed and installed on-site as a ‘wet pour’ product. It can be laid in a wide variety of shapes on a purpose-built base or over existing asphalt. The base layer is made from bound recycled tyre rubber granules and the top layer, known as the ‘wearing course’, is finer EPDM granules available in a wide range of bright, permanent colours.
Exploring the Benefits of Wet Pour Play Surfaces for Safety and Fun
This impact absorbing flooring is popular at schools, nurseries, community gardens and recreation facilities. It’s also a great choice for people who want a natural looking, weed suppressing or environmentally friendly surface but don’t want to carry out major ground works. It can be installed in a variety of depths depending on any equipment in the area and is designed to meet the critical fall height requirements set out by BS EN 1177.
Wetpour is durable, long lasting and comfortable to walk on (it’s almost like a spongy-like surface). It’s also a good choice for reducing the amount of grass or weeds growing in your garden and will keep the area around your play equipment looking neat and tidy. It can be used indoors too, making it ideal for transforming gyms and activity areas. However, like any other surface it needs to be protected from UV light, which can cause it to fade over time and become brittle. Adding a UV stabilizer to the mix during production reduces this effect and helps to extend its lifespan.