Wetpour Surface, or poured in place (PIP) rubber safety surfaces, are a soft and shock-absorbent surface that prevents major injuries from falls by absorbing impact. It is a highly durable, safe and mold-resistant material that is also easy to clean, making it perfect for children’s playgrounds. It is a non-slip surface and has passed Critical Fall Height tests, as well as flammability, indentation and abrasive wear.
We are able to install this surface in a variety of colours, meaning you can choose to match it to your existing equipment or have it built into the design of the playground. It is a two-layered system that has an SBR base layer and a top layer of recycled EPDM granules. The softer base layer acts as a shockpad to protect against major injury, and the top EPDM layer is tough and durable.
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This surfacing can be laid in any shape and is available in a wide range of attractive colours. It is highly impact-absorbing and suitable for any playground flooring or even multi-use games areas (MUGAS). It can be laid on an existing tarmac, concrete or MOT type 1 stone base to provide a continuous surface free from joins – in exceptional circumstances on large areas one joint may be required.
It is also wheelchair friendly, so it’s a great option for schools where inclusivity and accessibility are important factors. It’s also a great choice for daily mile tracks, as it can be installed as a porous surface which means that water will drain straight through to the sub base, rather than pooling on the track and offering slip hazards.