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Playground Rubber Mulch

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Natural Black Playground Rubber Mulch Natural Black
Black Playground Rubber Mulch Black
Forest Green Playground Rubber Mulch Forest Green
Earthtone Playground Rubber Mulch Earthtone
Redwood Playground Rubber Mulch Redwood
Caribbean Blue Playground Rubber Mulch Caribbean Blue

39 Lb Bag - Covers 1.5 cu ft
Accessories for Playground Rubber Mulch
8 - 6" thick 4"x8'
4"x6"x8' Rubber Timbers - 8 Pack
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$623.99 $831.99 Weight: 408.00lbs
32" x 54" x 2-1/4" thick mat
Playground Swing Mats
32" x 54" x 2-1/4" thick
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Description - Our Playground rubber mulch is a long lasting and vibrantly colored option for any playground surface. This cost effective alternative to rubber playground tiles can provide certified fall height protection while saving the environment. Each of the six color options is made from 100% recycled car tires keeping them out of landfills. It is non-toxic and cats do not view it as the new cat box. The rubber mulch does not absorb water or float meaning it will provide proper drainage and stay in place keeping your playground beautiful with less maintenance.
ThicknessFall heightRecommended Usage
2 inch-Recommended thickness landscaping.
3 inches6’ fall heightRecommended thickness for residential playgrounds.
6 inches17' fall heightRecommended thickness for commercial playgrounds.
Material – 100% recycled rubber from post consumer waste tire. These colors can fade in the sunlight overtime like any rubber product however these colors are designed to provide the most attractive and durable outdoor mulch surface available.
Weight – Can be purchased in 39lb bags.
Recommended Uses – Our Playground rubber mulch is designed for use in areas in and around playground equipment, but this has also been used in landscape planters and flower beds in place of rocks, sand or wood chips, in walkways, and in any other area needing an attractive, low maintenance, highly durable, loose surface.
California Prop 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Our Playground Rubber Mulch typically ships within 5 to 10 business days and typically delivers within 7 to 15 business days.
  • An email is automatically sent to you with your tracking information as soon as your rubber mulch ships and tracking information becomes available.
Playground Rubber Mulch is virtually maintenance free. But if you do need to clear debris from the mulch such as leaves or grass clippings, you would want to use a blower on a low setting. Since our rubber mulch is heavier than grass clipping and leaves, it will stay in place while the debris is blown away.

Installation of our Playground Rubber Mulch is very easy, and below are some easy to follow instructions for both Playground and Landscape installations.

Playground Installation Instructions:
  • First, the area where the rubber mulch will lie should be a location that will not hold water or have a slight grade to allow for proper drainage. In areas where drainage could be an issue; it is recommended to install a drain tile system with a 3" base of pea gravel or rock to allow for proper drainage.
  • Heavy duty weed fabric should be installed under the Playground Rubber Mulch to separate the mulch from what lies beneath. Depending on the size of the playground, it is recommended to use large rolls of weed fabric, typically 12' wide, to minimize the number of seams.
  • You would want to use landscape stakes to stake down the weed fabric seams and corners. You will need to make sure that the stakes are completely hammered down.
  • A border is recommended to enclose the playground to contain the mulch and it is recommended to leave a few inches between the top of the border and the top of the mulch.
  • Finally it is recommended to loosely compact the mulch to either 3 or 6 inches to achieve the desired fall height rating.
Landscape Installation Instructions:
  • First you will want to install the Playground Rubber Mulch at 2" depth.
  • Even though it is not required to install the rubber mulch over a permeable weed fabric, it will increase coverage per bag and decrease the risk of weeds. Also, using a felt type week fabrick will help keep the mulch in place.
  • If you are installing the lanscape mulch over existing mulch/soil, then you want to make sure that the ground is compacted and free of any debris or loose material. Our Lanscape Rubber Mulch looks it's best when not mixed with other material.
  • When installing our rubber mulch in plant beds, it is recommended that the beds have a border to help contain the mulch which can be a raised border (i.e. concrete or brick border) or a dug border or trench around the bed of about 2".
Coverage – How to easily calculate how many bags of mulch you will need.
  • 39 Lb. Bag covers 1.5 cu. ft.
  • 2000 Lb. Sac covers 75 cu. ft.
Take your square footage and then multiply it by the depth you would like to achieve in feet. Below is a chart of common thicknesses converted to feet.
  • 1" = .083'
  • 2" = .167'
  • 3" = .25'
  • 4" = .33'
  • 5" = .42'
  • 6" = .5'
Example:
  • 20 feet x 20 feet x .25 feet = 100 cubic feet.
  • 100 cubic feet / 1.5 cubic feet per 39 Lb. Bag = 67 bags needed.
So 67 bags would been needed for a 20' x 20' space at a 3 inch depth.

Highlights

  • Non toxic and resists fading.
  • Does not compact and does not absorb moisture.
  • Does not attract bugs.
  • Cats do not view at as the new litter box unlike wood mulch.
  • 10 year limited material warranty.
  • 99.9% wire free.

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    Is it the fumes of the rubber mulch that is cancer causing or the actual mulch itself?

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    Our Playground Rubber Mulch is very safe and has not been found to cause cancer. The warning that we have on this product is a mandated label for products sold in the state of California. They mandate this warning for any products that contain materials that they deem are cancer causing. This included toothpastes, deodorants, mouth washes and the like. All of our products are tested regularly to ensure they are safe for children of all ages. If you would like to get a copy of the MSDS sheet for our Playground Rubber Mulch, please feel free to contact one of our flooring heroes.

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    When installing the rubber mulch in a playground should the old wood mulch be removed first? Also, does the rubber mulch heat up during the hot summer days?

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    We would recommend removing all the old wood mulch before installing our Playground Rubber Mulch. The mulch will get warm in direct sunlight, but will be cooler than concrete or asphalt.

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    I want to install the rubber mulch in a new "rock" garden where there will be potted plants & hanging baskets - do I need to install the landscaping fabric in order to prevent weeds? Also, should weeds appear is it OK to spray with a weed killer?

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    We do recommend placing landscaping fabric underneath our Playground Rubber Mulch to prevent the growth of weeds. If weeds were to appear, the use of a weed killer would be warranted.

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    Would this work for doing gymnastics practice outside? I am thinking of putting it around and equestrian vaulting barrel for practice.

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    Our Playground Rubber Mulch would work for this purpose. You would just have to make the mulch thick enough to achieve the fall height rating your are needing.

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    How long does the coloring last on the Playground Rubber Mulch? Does it wash out over time?

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    The Playground Rubber Mulch color will maintain its color even after years of exposure to the elements. The paint on the mulch will fade over time, but not drastically.

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    In a small enclosed area what happens to the mulch when it rains .

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    Nothing happens to our Playground Rubber Mulch in normal rain events. If there is a flood, well like anything else, the mulch will get swept away like everything else.

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    For playground rubber much what is the size of rubber mulch pieces?

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    The rubber mulch pieces are about 1/2" to 3/4" in diameter.

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    Is this product certified flame retardant?

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    Our Playground Rubber Mulch passes ASTM D 2859, which means that it is resistant to fire.

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    How do you clean the area? Can you use a blower to blow leaves out of the mulch?

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    You can use a blower over our Playground Rubber Mulch or a hose to remove larger dirt and debris.

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    I have dogs, are these tempting for dogs to eat? If a dog eats one or some will it poison or harm them? Are the pieces small enough that a large dog could pass or would we need to have them surgical removed? Thank you

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    Our Playground Rubber Mulch is very safe and will not be appealing to a dog, unlike standard mulch. If a dog were to eat a piece by chance, the mulch piece would just pass through their system. So no need for surgery.

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    Can you get this mulch in black?

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    Our Playground Rubber Mulch comes in the following colors: Natural, Black, Forest Green, Earthtone, Redwood, and Caribbean Blue.

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    Play area currently covered with small rocks. Will these need to be removed or can mulch go over them?

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    Our Playground Rubber Mulch can be installed over the small rocks in your playground, but for an optimal installation, we would recommend removing the small rocks.

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    How long does the rubber mulch last. Does it stay in place or does it move around like regular mulch?

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    Our Playground Rubber Mulch will last as long as you have your playground. In most instances, it will last longer than the equipment. Rubber mulch does not move around as much as wood mulch, but like wood mulch can be moved around. Since rubber mulch is heavier than wood mulch, it stays in place a lot more than wood mulch, so no need to worry about it in rain or wind storms.

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    Our childcare regulations require that any mulch used must be an inch or longer for chocking hazard purposes. Are the mulch pieces cut randomly or are they a specific length?

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    The nugget size in our Playground Rubber Mulch is 3/4" on average.

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  Perfect for the backyard!
Self-installed in Backyard
from Phoenix, AZ wrote...
Purchased a ton of this stuff for the kids playground area and to go around our pool. It is perfect and looks great!
  Great Product
Self-installed in Playground
from Temecula, CA wrote...
We had a unique challenge with our backyard playground. A friend gave us a giant, used Congo Monkey 3 Play Set for free. All we had to do was take it out of their yard and reassemble it in ours, with a promise that we would replace all the horizontal surfaces of the apparatus, which had become water logged and sagging. The upright lumber (Polymer coated wood) was perfectly intact. We were able to locate the necessary lumber and as well as new swings, trapeze bar and climbing rocks. We also added the new small deck, which makes it into a Congo Monkey 4. Then we had to figure out how to fit it into the available space, without overwhelming the existing landscape. We had a large kidney shaped lawn, a two-level stamped concrete patio, and two large half-circle garden beds, with cement curbs curving into the lawn. A smaller curved cement curb contained a sandbox. We were able to obtain the measurements of the Congo Monkey structure from the manufacturer, and using the specs and some old tarps, we made a footprint of the structure, so we would try it out in different spaces. It was too large to center it in the lawn area. There would not have been enough of a safety perimeter for the equipment, and the back of the lawn is bordered by a stacked stone and boulder retaining wall. We researched many play surfaces before deciding on FlooringInc Rubber Mulch. Although many options are available, nothing offered the protection from falls that 4 inches of rubber mulch did. The price, although expensive, was competitive, considering it would have taken three times as much of another product to achieve the fall protection offered by the 4 inches of rubber mulch. (12 inches of sand or wood bark.) The company promptly responded to our request for product samples, offered quick delivery and free shipping. The slides empty onto thick rubber mats in the sandbox or on the grass. The entire play structure is surrounded by a 6 inch rubber curb, which is filled with rubber mulch.

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  perfect fit
Self-installed in residential yard
from rapid city,sd wrote...
it was just as advertised. it was easy to install and worked great.
  AMAZING!!
Self-installed in PLayground
from OHIO wrote...
OMG MY PLAYGROUND IS NOW POPIN!!
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