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Wetpour is a rubber flooring surface, most commonly used in nursery and school playgrounds, alongside parks and recreational areas. Often referred to as ‘rubber tarmac’ or ‘soft tarmac’, the surface is made up of two layers including a base shock pad and a coloured top which significantly reduces the risk of injury, and also provides a safe area of play for activities all year round.

Wet Pour What is a Wetpour Surface?

As specialist installers of rubber safety surfacing in the UK, we can offer a wide range of wetpour services to schools, nurseries, public parks and play areas to ensure that any children using the facility are fully protected against injuries. One of the main wetpour services we carry out is the full installation of rubber safety flooring to playgrounds in a variety of bright colours and designs. 

All of the rubber surfaces that we install have been specially tested to BS EN 1177 standards for safety and Critical Fall Height ratings to use with various playground equipment including swings and climbing frames. Wetpour surfacing is becoming increasingly popular for schools and nurseries where young people will be playing. The surface can be installed in a number of different depths to meet certain requirements. We can also install play graphics on the areas to create fun, educational games for the children to play on. When the shock pad installation is complete, the next step of the wet pour specification is to install the wearing course. This is commonly 1-4mm EPDM rubber that we mix with the polyurethane resin and pour onto the shock pad.

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Ideas For Your Wetpour Surface

When installing wet pour rubber playground surface, many schools, nurseries and councils choose to have the area decorated with a variety of coloured graphics and fun designs to stimulate the children’s minds through games and educational activities. Clients commonly choose to have the main playground surfaced in black EPDM and then add coloured graphics within the wetpour surfacing.
Designs for these various wet pour rubber playground surfaces and graphics can include many games such as:

  • Hopscotch
  • Educational activities
  • ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’
  • Number and letter grids
  • Footprints
  • Cartoon characters
  • Roadways
  • Phonics activities
  • Geometric shapes

The educational graphics with letter and number activities are particularly popular on school playground surfaces as they enable children to practise skills learned in lessons.

Key Benefits of Having a Wet Pour Surface

Using wetpour rubber flooring has a number of benefits when it comes to safety, design and children’s physical development. Here are a few of the key benefits of wet pour for outdoor areas:

School Playgrounds

Underneath equipment like swings,
climbing frames and slides.

Nursery Playgrounds

Small areas or uneven surfaces including slopes and hills.

Large Play Areas

Either plain or multi-coloured spaces to absorb impact from trips or falls.

Designs for these various wet pour rubber playground surfaces and graphics can include many games including:

  • Hopscotch
  • Educational activities
  • ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’
  • Number and letter grids
  • Footprints
  • Roadways
  • Phonics activities
  • Geometric shapes
  • Cartoon characters

Wetpour Playground Surface Designs

The NBS specification of wet pour surfacing is made up of a two-layer system comprising of an SBR base layer, which acts as a shockpad to absorb impact, and an EPDM wearing course layer which can be applied in a range of bright colours and designs. We can install wetpour surfacing onto various sub bases depending on the existing conditions. Impact absorbing rubber surfaces are more commonly installed onto a compacted MOT type 1 stone sub base. However, our preferred sub base would be a solid porous surface, such as open-textured porous macadam or no fines concrete. We offer plenty of options when it comes to the design of wet pour surfacing for schools, nurseries and public facilities. Feel free to contact our team today by completing the quick enquiry form on this page. We’ll come back to you as soon as we can with more product information and some advice on the costs for installing these surfaces.

Rubber Wet Pour Play Flooring

Surrounding play equipment or on
paths and walkways.

Residential Facilities

Gardens or paths at care and residential homes.

Domestic Gardens

As a pathway or small play area for children.

These are just a few of the places where the surfacing is regularly used. It’s a very versatile flooring type so it can be installed in many more locations and facilities depending on your requirements.

Rubber Wet Pour Play Flooring

You can fully customise the look of your wetpour surfacing to make it unique to your particular school or nursery. We can even create bespoke designs with logos or specific colour schemes of your choice. With the wide variety of wetpour graphic designs available, there is something for children of all ages from toddlers up to primary school as these wet pour rubber playground surfaces are extremely versatile and durable. As a specialist contractor in play area surfaces, we can offer professional advice to help you create the perfect design. We’ll make sure it suits all the necessary safety and performance requirements. At a school in Norfolk we were asked to provide a safety surface at this pre-school because young children were going to be using this facility. They wanted a surface which was eye-catching but also safe; this is why they decided to go for blue EPDM rubber. The video below shows the installation of our surfacing:

Ideas For Your Wetpour Surface

When installing wet pour rubber playground surface, many schools, nurseries and councils choose to have the area decorated with a variety of coloured graphics and fun designs to stimulate the children’s minds through games and educational activities. Clients commonly choose to have the main playground surfaced in black EPDM and then add coloured graphics within the wetpour surfacing.

Designs for these various wet pour rubber playground surfaces and graphics can include many games such as:

  • Hopscotch
  • Educational activities
  • ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’
  • Number and letter grids
  • Footprints
  • Cartoon characters
  • Roadways
  • Phonics activities
  • Geometric shapes

The educational graphics with letter and number activities are particularly popular on school playground surfaces as they enable children to practise skills learned in lessons.

Wetpour Safety Surfacing Company

As specialist installers of rubber safety surfacing in the UK, we can offer a wide range of wetpour services to schools, nurseries, public parks and play areas to ensure that any children using the facility are fully protected against injuries.

One of the main wetpour services we carry out is the full installation of wetpour safety flooring to playgrounds in a variety of bright colours and designs. All of the rubber surfaces that we install have been specially tested to BS EN 1177 standards for safety and Critical Fall Height ratings to use with various playground equipment including swings and climbing frames.

Wetpour is becoming increasingly popular for schools and nurseries where young people will be playing. The surface can be installed in a number of different depths to meet certain requirements. We can also install play graphics on the areas to create fun, educational games for the children to play on.

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Get In Touch

If you’re in need of any of these wetpour services, please feel free to get in touch with us. Simply use the enquiry form on this page to send over your details. Our experienced staff will be able to answer any questions you have with regards to wetpour surfacing. We can also provide details on many other playground flooring specifications. We can carry out full installation as well as repairs and maintenance to wetpour rubber playground surfaces. Don’t hesitate to send us over the details of the work you need us to carry out. Be sure to include a postcode and dimensions of the area. We can then get back to you with a price quotation for your project.