Recycled rubber mulch provides superior playground surfacing as well as low maintenance surfacing in landscaping designs. Available in a variety of colors, the dark green rubber mulch will look great in a playground or landscaped setting. (Color shown varies with computer monitors)
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For playgrounds at daycare centers, schools, or in your very own backyard, rubber chunks are the practical solution for playground surfacing. As playground surfacing, rubber chunks are the ideal material to use for safety and low maintenance. When it comes to shock absorption in an accidental fall, rubber chunks have been proven to exceed other playground surfacing like wood chips, sand, or gravel. These dark green rubber chunks blend right in with the natural environment. And speaking of environment, using rubber chunks as playground surfacing not only improves the safety of our playgrounds, it is a great way to reduce our landfills by recycling used tires. Rubber chunks are a very practical solution for playground surfacing. Rubber chunks dry quickly, reducing the mud and moisture retention which attracts insects to other playground surfacing such as wood chips. Laying down landscape fabric before installing surfacing will prevent mud from mixing with the rubber chunks, thereby maintaining a cleaner playground surfacing for children to play on. Rubber chunks will not rot or mold and they are odor free. The rubber chunks used for this playground surfacing are delivered in individual bags for easier transportation and installation. Usually ships in 2-3 weeks.
|Fall height in feet in which a life threatening head injury would not be expected|
|Material||Material Depth (uncompressed)|
|6 inches||9 inches||12 inches|
We recommend using sufficient material for an 11 ft. Fall Height.
This information has been extracted from the CPSC publications Playground Surfacing—Technical Information Guide and Handbook for Public Playground Safety. Copies of these reports can be obtained by sending a postcard to the: Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207 or call their hotline: 1-800-638-2772.
This data is from tests conducted by independent testing laboratories on a 6 inch depth of uncompressed shredded tire samples produced by four manufacturers. It is recommended that persons seeking to install shredded tires as a protective surface request test data from the supplier showing the critical height of the material when it was tested in accordance with ASTM F1292.
|Double shredded bark mulch||6 ft||10 ft||11 ft|
|Wood chips||6 ft||7 ft||12 ft|
|Fine sand||5 ft||5 ft||9 ft|
|Fine gravel||6 ft||7 ft||10 ft|
|Shredded tires1||10 ft||n/a||n/a|