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Wet Pour

Wetpour is a rubber crumb safety surface used in playgrounds, parks and recreational areas.

Wet pour is a two layered system including a base shock pad and a coloured top. This is often referred to as ‘rubber tarmac’ or ‘soft tarmac’.

This safety playground surface is available in a wide range of colours, including yellow, green, red epdm and much more. 

What is a Wetpour Surface?

Wet pour surfacing is an impact absorbing rubber crumb safety surface. The rubber granules are mixed with a polyurethane resin and laid in the desired colour.

The installation of rubber safety flooring to playgrounds is available in a variety of bright colours. 

All our rubber surfaces are tested to BS EN 1177 standards to meet 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. The surface is installed in many 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 is down, the next step is to install the wearing course. This is 1-4mm EPDM rubber that we mix with the polyurethane resin and pour onto the shock pad.


Ideas For Your Wetpour Surface

When installing a wet pour rubber playgrounds, many schools choose to brighten the area with a variety of coloured graphics.

These fun designs stimulate the children’s minds through games and educational activities.

A popular choice is to have the wet pour rubber flooring in black EPDM and then add coloured graphics. Designs for the various playground rubber surface types 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 numbers are particularly popular in school playgrounds. These enable pupils to practice the skills learnt in lessons.


The main advantages of wet pour rubber surfaces are:

  1. Reduces Impact from falls
  2. Low Maintenance 
  3. Easy to clean
  4. Suitable for all weather conditions
  5. Laid in a variety of colours/designs
  6. Durable play surface
  7. Can be laid easily into awkward shapes
Using wetpour flooring has a number of other benefits when it comes to safety, design and children’s physical development. 
Early Years Play Area

School Playgrounds

Underneath equipment like swings,
climbing frames and slides.

Nursery Play Surface

Nursery Playgrounds

Small areas or uneven surfaces including slopes and hills.

Kids Play

Large Play Areas

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

Wetpour Playground Surface Designs

The NBS specification of wet pour surfacing is a two-layer system. This comprises of an SBR base layer and an EPDM top layer. The SBR base acts as a shockpad to absorb impact. The EPDM wearing course layer is made up of rubber granules and comes in a range of bright colours and designs.

We install wetpour soft surfacing onto various sub bases depending on the existing conditions. Impact absorbing rubber surfaces are installed onto a compacted MOT type 1 stone sub base. It’s also known as poured rubber flooring due to the way it is installed.

Our preferred sub base would be a solid porous surface. This includes open-textured porous macadam or no fines concrete.

We offer many options of wet pour playground surface for schools, nurseries and public facilities.

Please feel free to contact us today by completing the quick enquiry form on this page. We can help with product information and offer advice on installation costs.

Green Wetpour Playground

Rubber Wet Pour Play Flooring

Surrounding play equipment or on
paths and walkways.

Resin Bound Surface

Residential Facilities

Gardens or paths at care and residential homes.

Resin Bound Driveway

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 Play Flooring

You can customise the look of your wetpour rubber crumb flooring 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.

There is a wide variety of wet pour graphic designs available to suit children of all ages. The wet pour rubber playground surfaces are versatile and durable. They are suitable for toddlers up to primary school children

As a specialist contractor of play surfaces, we can offer professional design advice. We’ll make sure it suits all the necessary safety and performance requirements.

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 wet pour services we carry out is the full installation of wet pour 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 impact absorbing safety surfacing 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.


Get In Touch

If you’re in need of any of these wet pour services, please feel free to contact us. Please use the enquiry form on this page to send over your details.

Our experienced staff will be able to answer any wetpour questions you have. We can also provide details on many other playground flooring and safety surfacing specifications.

We can carry out full installations, repairs and maintenance of wet pour playground surfaces.

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