Playground surfacing with EPDM rubber granules
A playground surface is the surface where equipment likes slides, monkeybards, teeter tots, swings are placed on. The material used in a playground surface is very important for kids health. Soft earth is good for kids but its not always available. Asphalt is also used as playground surfaces, which may cause serious injuries. Asphalt should be substituted with poured rubber or loose rubber mulch to avoid playground injuries. In short, the surfaces are usually made of colored epdm rubber granules for aesthetics, child safety, and ADA wheelchair accessibility.
Surfaces with colored EPDM rubber granules are prefered for their safety and for being eco-friendly. Colored EPDM rubber granules are preferred for their eye-catching aesthetics too. Figures, shapes, cartoons can be designed on playground tiles. Lines can also be constructed to show people paths to walk on or guide them to certain areas.
Half of the playground injuries result from a fall to the playground surface that can cause concussions, dislocations, broken bones and more. Thats why playground tiles play a big role for kids playground safety. Surface with colored EPDM rubber granules offer the perfect amount of cushioning. No more scrapes or cuts for kids who fall down go boom in the playground. Rubber granules also cut down on the amount of broken bones and fractures from kids falling.
Optimum conditions should be satisfied to fit all childeren needs. Playgrounds serve childeren with disabilities as much as they serve other childeren. A certain level of firmness is required for childeren with disabilities. The playground surface should be firm enough to support wheelchairs to move easily on it. A typical poured colored EPDM rubber surface meets national standards for safety and ADA wheelchair accessibility.
Poured Rubber Surfacing is a seamless rubber surface which is composed of two layers that is poured in place. The first layer is called “Wear Layer” and it is made of EPDM rubber granules. The second layer is “Cushion Layer” nd it is made of crumb rubber or recycled rubber tires. The raw rubber particles are bound together with a polyurethane binder (PU binder). EPDM rubber granules are mixed, poured and bound on-site. Colored EPDM rubber surfaces are great because they’re easy to put together, fairly cheap compared to other sports surfacing and can last a long time. If glued properly with quality PU binder kids can’t rip the surface up.