Rubber mulch has been proven to exceed other playground surfacing when it comes to shock absorption—more than wood chips, sand, or gravel—and it comes in a variety of colors. This red rubber mulch compliments popular primary color play systems and backyard toys. For playgrounds, daycare centers, schools, or your very own backyard, rubber much is the ideal surfacing to use for improved safety and low maintenance. Using rubber mulch not only makes our playgrounds a safer place, it is recycling on a grand scale to make our planet a safer place. Rubber mulch is delivered in individual bags for easier transportation and installation. It dries quickly, reducing mud and moisture retention which attracts insects. Laying down landscape fabric underneath the rubber mulch will prevent mud from mixing in and provide a cleaner surface for children to play on. Rubber mulch will not rot or mold and is odor free. Rubber mulch is a practical and environmentally conscientious solution to playground safety. Usually ships within 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|
|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|
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 toll-free hotline: 1-800-638-2772.
1This 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.
|Quantity||1 ton (907.18 kg)|
|Material||Recycled rubber tires, nontoxic, 99.9 percent free of all contaminants such as traces of nylon or steel tire threads|
|Coverage||300 sq.ft. (27.87 square meters) at 3 in. (7.6 cm) deep for a 5 ft. (1.52 m) fall height, 150 sq. ft. (13.9 square meters) at 6 in. (15.2 cm) deep for a 12 ft. (3.6 m) fall height|
|Color Life Expectancy||5 to 8 yrs|