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At Vancouver Safety Surfacing, we use our Poured-in-Place system for playgrounds that consists of a 2-layer system consisting of a base layer of 100% post-consumer recycled SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) and polyurethane and a wear layer consisting of a combination of SBR and EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber and polyurethane.

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Rubber Colours: Any of these colours can be mixed in combination with another colour or mixture of colors to achieve a blended, speckled look. A percentage of black SBR is mixed with a colour or multiple colours camouflages dirt and reduces the price. All other factors being equal, the higher the percentage of black in the top surface mix, the lower the price.

Poly Urethane Choices: Throughout the industry, the urethane binder that encapsulates the granules is produced in two forms: aromatic and aliphatic. It is not required to use aliphatic binder, but from an aesthetic standpoint, it is particularly advisable to consider its use with colors such as blue, teal, purple, pearl, eggshell and grays because aromatic binder “yellows” slightly upon exposure to ultraviolet rays. Most of this thin layer of urethane wears off with foot traffic and weathering typically within two to six months. This characteristic applies industry-wide.

Easily customized to meet the safety, design and aesthetic requirements of any playground.

Because the rubber and urethane components are mixed and applied on site, having school colors, logos, games and/or geometric shapes permanently incorporated into the surface are practical options. Thicknesses can be modified on site to meet varying critical fall heights within playgrounds, and colors can be mixed and varied to complement playground equipment and playground settings.

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Rubber Surfacing Product Data
  • On Site – applied in any configuration and dimensions
  • Poured in Place – two layers (Base and Wear), troweled on site
  • Base Layer: SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) and polyurethane
  • Wear Layer: EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) or Combination (SBR & EPDM) rubber and polyurethane binder
  • Typical total thickness range is 1-3/4″ to 5-1/2″ depending on Critical Fall Height
  • Many colors and color combinations
  • Porous: primarily outdoor use (indoor use less typical)
  • Base Options: concrete, asphalt, crushed stone
  • Recycled material components sourced from the Canada
  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) sheets available upon request


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