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EPDM/SBR Rubber Surfacing Playground Flooring

Looking to create a safe and vibrant playground surface? Look no further than EPDM Playground Flooring!

Our team at Soft Surfaces offer the very best costs and installation services for EPDM Playground Flooring.

With our expertise in laying 15mm EPDM with a variable SBR base, we ensure a safe and customisable surface that conforms to different critical fall heights.

Speak to our team for more information on the EPDM flooring options we have available.

Cost of EPDM Playground Flooring

EPDM playground flooring costs between £42 and £85 per m² on average.

EPDM playground flooring costs vary depending on factors such as square footage, installation complexity, and colour customisation options.

EPDM and SBR rubber flooring, known for its durability and safety features, can come with various price points based on the project’s specific needs. The material expenses for EPDM rubber, which is a popular choice for playgrounds due to its impact resistance and low maintenance requirements, can make up a significant portion of the overall cost.

Installation costs, including labour and equipment, also play a crucial role in determining the final price. Any additional customisation charges for specific colours or patterns can further impact the budget. When considering the cost-effectiveness of EPDM playground flooring, it is essential to weigh the long-term benefits of its durability and safety against the upfront investment.

What is EPDM Playground Flooring?

EPDM playground surfacing is a safety surface made from Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer rubber, designed to provide a durable and safe play area for children.

Known for its exceptional impact-absorbing qualities, EPDM playground surfacing offers cushioning to reduce the risk of injuries from falls.

Its non-toxic composition makes it an ideal choice for children’s play areas, ensuring that they can play safely without exposure to harmful chemicals.

Plus its safety features, EPDM rubber is highly durable, resistant to weathering, UV rays, and heavy foot traffic, making it a long-lasting option to withstand the rigors of outdoor play areas.

EPDM flooring is often laid onto an SBR base to create a two tiered system, known as wetpour rubber surfacing.

What is EPDM?

EPDM, short for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a synthetic rubber material known for its high tensile strength and excellent durability in outdoor surfaces.

EPDM is composed of ethylene, propylene, and a small amount of diene monomers, which give it a unique molecular structure that provides resistance to UV radiation and weathering.

With its exceptional granulation, EPDM offers enhanced impact resistance, making it ideal for high-traffic areas such as playgrounds, track surfaces and rooftop gardens.

Its high tensile strength allows it to withstand extreme weather conditions, maintaining structural integrity over time without sacrificing flexibility.

This makes EPDM a popular choice for outdoor applications where resilience and longevity are key factors.

What is SBR?

SBR, or Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, is commonly used as a base material in EPDM playground flooring installations.

It contributes to the surface’s longevity and wear resistance.

EPDM playground surfaces, known for their durability and safety, rely on SBR to provide a cushioned foundation that absorbs impact and enhances the flooring’s overall performance.

The mixture of EPDM granules and SBR is professionally applied during the installation process, creating a seamless and resilient surface that can withstand heavy foot traffic, weather fluctuations, and frequent use.

The inclusion of SBR in EPDM formulations enhances the surface’s flexibility and shock absorption and plays a crucial role in minimising the risk of injuries during playtime.

How is EPDM Playground Flooring Installed?

The installation of EPDM playground flooring involves a meticulous process to ensure a seamless and joint-free surface for optimal safety and durability.

The installation process follows these simple steps:

  1. Prepare the sub base (install an MOT type 1 stone, concrete or macadam sub base with edging)
  2. SBR rubber granules are mixed with a resin binder and then laid onto the sub base at the correct depth
  3. EPDM rubber granules are then mixed with a resin binder and laid at 15mm over the top of the SBR base
  4. The area is left to cure, this usually takes around 24-48 hours depending on the size of the area and the temperature outside

Benefits of EPDM/SBR Playground Flooring:

EPDM/SBR playground surfacing offers numerous benefits, including impact-absorbing properties, wear resistance, and long-term durability in outdoor play areas.

One of the key advantages of EPDM/SBR playground surfacing is its ability to cushion falls and reduce the risk of injuries during play, making it ideal for children’s safety.

In addition, this type of surface is highly durable and able to withstand heavy foot traffic, harsh weather conditions, and the rigours of outdoor play.

Its wear resistance ensures that the playground remains in top condition, requiring minimal maintenance and offering long-lasting performance.

Choosing EPDM/SBR playground surfacing provides a safe and reliable surface for outdoor recreational areas.

Is EPDM/SBR Playground Flooring Safe?

EPDM/SBR playground surfacing is designed with safety in mind, offering excellent slip resistance and impact-absorbing properties to ensure a secure play environment for children.

These expertly engineered materials are ideal for playgrounds as they provide a cushioned surface that helps reduce the risk of injuries from falls, offering peace of mind to parents and caregivers.

The non-toxic nature of EPDM/SBR surfacing ensures that children can play freely without exposure to harmful chemicals, making it a perfect choice for a child-friendly environment.

Plus its safety benefits, the durability of EPDM/SBR playground surfacing ensures long-lasting performance, even under heavy foot traffic and harsh weather conditions.

Conforming to Critical Fall Heights

We can install a thicker depth for the EPDM/SBR playground surfacing to meet critical fall heights.

EPDM/SBR playground surfacing is engineered to conform to critical fall heights, providing impact-absorbing properties that meet safety standards for various play equipment heights.

These materials are carefully tested and certified to offer consistent protection against falls from different heights, catering to the safety requirements of playgrounds.

Whether it’s a swing set, jungle gym, or slide, the EPDM/SBR flooring provides a cushioned surface that minimises the risk of injuries and safeguards children at play.

Design Options for EPDM Playground Flooring

EPDM playground surfacing offers a wide range of design options, including various colours, bespoke patterns, and unique design possibilities to enhance the visual appeal of outdoor play areas.

One of the key advantages of EPDM playground surfacing is its versatility in terms of design. With a spectrum of vibrant colours to choose from, it allows for endless creativity in crafting engaging play spaces for children. Whether you opt for a rainbow of hues or a cohesive colour scheme, EPDM can bring any vision to life.

Colours and bespoke patterns can add a touch of whimsy and individuality to the playground surface. From geometric shapes to nature-inspired motifs, the options are limitless. Incorporating bespoke patterns can create a unique play area that stands out.

EPDM playground surfacing boasts unique design features that go beyond aesthetics. Its cushioned surface provides a safe and comfortable environment for children to play, encouraging active outdoor fun while ensuring their well-being.

What Colours are Available for EPDM Playground Flooring?

The colours available for EPDM playground flooring range from vibrant hues to muted tones, catering to different preferences and creating a visually stimulating environment for children.

From bold reds and blues to calming greens and yellows, EPDM flooring offers a diverse spectrum of colour options to suit various design needs. Whether you prefer vibrant and eye-catching tones that energise the play space, or subtle and soothing hues that promote a sense of relaxation, there is a colour palette for every playground setting.

Our colour range consists of the below:

  • Terracotta Red, Bright Red
  • Light Blue, Dark Blue
  • Light Green, Dark Green
  • Earth Yellow Blend
  • Dark Blue Blend, Light Blue Blend
  • Light Green Blend
  • Standard Red Blend
  • Earth Yellow, Bright Yellow
  • Beige
  • Egg Shell
  • Brown
  • Teal
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Light Grey, Mid Grey, Dark Grey
  • Brown and Beige Mix
  • Brown and Red Mix
  • Brown and Earth Yellow Mix
  • Earth Yellow and Red Mix
  • Dark Green Light Green Mix
  • Dark Blue Light Blue Mix
  • Dark Blue and Purple Mix
  • Earth Blend
  • Fire Blend
  • Water Blend

Can Custom Designs be Created with EPDM Playground Flooring?

Custom designs can be created with EPDM playground flooring.

We can install EPDM rubber graphics into the area or simply install different colours to create your design.

The durability and resilience of EPDM make it ideal for high-traffic areas, ensuring that the custom designs stay intact for years to come.

Whether it’s incorporating school logos, playful animal shapes, or geometric patterns, the versatility of EPDM playground flooring opens up a world of creative possibilities for designers and playground owners alike.

Why Choose Soft Surfaces for EPDM Playground Flooring?

Soft Surfaces Ltd stands out as a premier choice for EPDM playground flooring due to our expertise in installation, commitment to safety, and ability to customise surfaces for renovation or redesign projects.

Soft Surfaces is renowned for its impeccable track record in creating safe and durable playground surfaces that exceed industry standards. Our team of skilled professionals ensures a seamless installation process, guaranteeing a top-quality result.

By prioritising safety protocols and utilising high-quality EPDM materials, Soft Surfaces remains a trusted partner for various playground projects. Our customisation capabilities enable clients to tailor playground surfaces to their specific needs, whether it’s a complete renovation or a simple redesign initiative.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can EPDM Playground Flooring be installed on any surface?

EPDM Playground Flooring cannot be installed on any surface.

A suitable sub base needs to be installed for EPDM playground surfacing , such as concrete or asphalt.

We can also lay EPDM over an SBR base over MOT type 1 stone.

It is important to ensure that the surface is clean, level, and free of any obstructions before installation.

Our team at Soft Surfaces can assess your play area and provide recommendations for the best installation method.

How long does EPDM Playground Flooring last?

EPDM playground flooring usually lasts around 10+ years with the correct maintenance.

The exact lifespan may vary depending on the amount of use, weather conditions, and maintenance practices.

Our team at Soft Surfaces can provide guidance on how to properly care for and maintain your EPDM Playground Flooring to ensure its longevity.

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Soft Surfaces Ltd can help you with your entire wetpour installation project.

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