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Rubber Mulch Safety Surfacing

Rubber mulch surfaces are ideal for use around natural play equipment in all weather. It provides a natural looking flooring option which also absorbs impact from falls.

We specialise in bound rubber mulch services for outdoor playgrounds and recreational areas. We install in schools, nurseries and parks across the UK.

Rubber mulch surfaces are ideal for use around natural play equipment in all weather.

It provides a natural looking flooring option which also absorbs impact from falls.

We specialise in bound rubber mulch services for outdoor playgrounds and recreational areas. We install in schools, nurseries and parks across the UK.

What is Rubber Mulch Flooring?

Bonded mulch is a safety surface made from rubber shred mixed with a polyurethane resin. The shredded rubber is recycled from truck tyres to give the appearance of natural bark.

This creates a permeable play area surface for year round use. This is often ideal for kids’ play facilities, as well as pathways and walkways in public places.

Many nurseries and schools choose play area rubber bark mulch as an alternative to natural grass. This is because grass can become muddy and unsafe in wet conditions.

The rubber shreds specification creates a porous and durable play surface. This has a rustic appearance to fit in with existing natural grass areas.

The rubber mulch surfacing is available in various depths to suit the needs of the user. We can supply the bonded rubber chippings UK schools and nurseries use to create safe play areas.

The depth relies on the CFH (Critical Fall Height) of any equipment in the recreational space. It is important to meet the Critical Fall Heights require and follow the guidelines to ensure the highest level of health and safety.

Rubber play bark surfaces are very common in play areas. This is often close to trim trails and climbing structures in Britain. It produces a natural look which fits in natural woodland areas. It also acts as a impact absorbing surface making it a perfect all round play surface.


How is Rubber Mulch Constructed?

We can install the bonded play mulch onto compacted earth, stone and tarmac. As a one layered system this is an extremely adaptable surface. Many schools use rubber chips for playground surfacing, but rubber mulch is bonded making it more durable.

The flexibility of the rubber mulch playground surface makes it perfect on spaces with existing equipment. Without the need for extensive groundworks the playground rubber mulch surface is cost effective. We will be able to offer you an inexpensive quote to perform this type of job. Our team work at various locations in the UK including:

  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Residential gardens
  • Parks
  • Public facilities

We offer many different colour options for playground rubber bark chippings UK schools choose. The most common colours are brown and green as they are manufactured for natural areas.

We can also blend the green and red rubber bark chippings to develop a speckled effect if you prefer. You can have a custom design that suits your price range

Rubber Mulch DIY Kits

The shredded rubber mulch for playground surfacing is low maintenance, but routine brushing is recommended. The main aim to keep it clean and free from litter.

This allows you to stop contaminants getting into the surfacing. This is a good idea since litter and dirt might contaminate the surface and bring about puddles. It’s important to keep the area as clean as it can be to make certain it’s still safe for those who are making use of it.

In the event of any rips and tears in the surface, we can offer a rubber mulch repair kit. This allows you to fix the minor damages yourself.

By purchasing a DIY kit you are able to reduce costs and deal with the problem easily. We recommend you fix any damages as soon as possible to ensure no further problems occur.

If you do not deal with the rips and tears straight away, children could be at risk of falling and hurting themselves.

Installing Bonded Play Bark

The installation process involves mixing the loose rubber chippings together with a resin. Our specialist installers then lay the mixture out onto the existing surface.

Once the flooring is left to cure, the end result is a durable playground safety surface. This can be used in conjunction with a range of outdoor play equipment and activity trails.

Rubber Mulch Service Contractor

As a specialist rubber mulch UK contractor we only use the highest grade materials. This to ensure it’s the best and safest option for the children using the play area.

The shredded rubber playground mulch we install is tested following BS EN 1177 safety standards.

Our bonded rubber mulch always meets Critical Fall Height ratings. This protect children when using outdoor play equipment like slides and climbing frames.


“Soft Surfaces done a brilliant job of installing our rubber mulch playground, I highly recommend them to any schools.”

Sarah Smith

UV Sustainable Mulch

Our UV sustainable high quality rubber shred is sourced from approved suppliers. This means that it’s not only a high quality product but it’s also good value for money. Therefore its durability and seamless finish justifies the budget spend. The rubber mulch playground surfacing specification is made using rubber chippings which are bound together with resin to form a flexible safety surface.

It is a common choice for outdoor play areas, pathways, gardens and activity features. It provides a natural appearance with added safety qualities to protect children from trips and falls. The rubber mulch costs for each project will be different. We’ll need to consider a number of factors prior to completing the installation. For more information on UV sustainable mulch cost, make sure to get in touch.

Feel free to contact us by filling out our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you with some information regarding the costs of the flooring.

Play Surface Maintenance

Although our rubber mulch for playgrounds is a durable surface, it can suffer damage over time through heavy use. It is important to regularly maintain your playground flooring. We can do maintenance and repairs to the rubber playground material as part of our services to fix any damage.

It also helps to keep the area clean and free from debris like leaves and litter.

We would recommend carrying out routine checks of areas which get the heaviest. If the top layer of rubber shred wears, our team can apply a new application over the top. ensure the flooring still meets safety requirements.

For more information on maintenance of different types of play area surfaces, please click here.

We install different designs of mulch safety surfaces for projects throughout the UK.

Rubber Bark Running Track

Bonded rubber bark is a great surface for running tracks suitable for The Daily Mile™ in schools*. We can install it onto existing grass areas, e.g. around the perimeter of a grass sports pitch.

The Daily Mile is a health and wellbeing initiative which motivates youngsters to get out of the classroom for 15 minutes every day to run or jog at their own pace, in the fresh air with friends.

The aim of the initiative is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children.

Improving children’s fitness early on in life is an important strategy to aid the prevention of health problems. The Daily Mile is not the same as the obligatory PE curriculum – it is an extra 15 minutes of social, non-competitive physical activity.

The Daily Mile is free and easy to implement and is 100% inclusive for all pupils regardless of age, ability or personal circumstance.

Parents and teachers can also take part in The Daily Mile along with the young children to further improve overall health and fitness levels throughout the community.

*It is not mandatory for schools to invest in a running track to participate in The Daily Mile.

Get In Touch

For more information on rubber mulch costs for playgrounds and outdoor areas. Please fill in our contact form and we would be happy to discuss your enquiry with you.

We offer a bespoke service to ensure a great value product which suits a range of budget requirements.

Whether you would like to create a safe playground area, or a rustic looking pathway, we can help find the right option for you.

We install rubber mulch surfacing nationwide in the UK and can offer competitive prices for both supply and installation of rubber mulch for play area surfaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Crushed Rubber for Playgrounds?

Rubber mulch is sometimes known as crushed rubber due to its appearance. The process of creating this material is actually done by shredding the rubber.

What is Shredded Rubber for Playgrounds?

We use shredded rubber for playground surfacing as it gives a more natural appearance with added safety qualities.

Can I Buy Rubber Bark Chippings UK?

Our team can supply and install rubber bark UK schools need to make their playground surfacing safe and fun. We combine the chippings with resin to create a continuous surface which is more durable.

What is Child Safe Playground Mulch?

The rubber mulch surfacing we use for playgrounds offers safety for children using the area. It is impact absorbing to help prevent injuries if a child trips over or falls off play equipment.

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