Rubber Surfacing For Outdoor Use
Safety is of ultimate importance for any playground or pool area. That’s why we love soft rubber surfacing that can be used to cover concrete and asphalt. It’s forgiving, durable, and flexible – making it perfect for safe walking and playing. The flexibility of the rubber allows the surface to stretch up to an extra inch, ensuring it maintains its durability in winter cold snaps as well as summer heat. And, unlike many other resurfacing options, it isn’t harmed by the sun’s UV rays.
Just a few of the places you may consider using rubber surfacing include:
- Pool decks
- Water parks
- Day cares
Benefits and Features of Rubber Surfacing
Neither freezing temperatures nor extreme heat harm our rubber surfacing. It stretches as the base freezes and thaws to prevent breakage.
Our rubber meets all U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines for public playground safety and accessibility.
This means that the rubber surface allows water to run through the system – eliminating standing water. This allows the subsurface to aerate, resisting mold, mildew, and moisture build-up. Because it doesn’t hold water or heat, it is also cooler to walk on in summer! But if you need it to be waterproof, we can also install the Aquatech waterproof system.
Easy To Maintain
A simple power wash is all it takes to make the rubber surface look new again. And should repairs ever be necessary, it’s easy to patch with colors that match exactly.
Custom Colors and Designs
Rubber surfacing is available in 18 standard colors as well as your own custom blend. The color is not affected by UV rays or other elements, ensuring it maintains its brightness and can be easily repaired.
Mix Your Colors
Your creativity is the only limit to the designs, borders, or logos we can embed in your rubber surface.
Learn more about Rock Solid’s custom flooring design work.
Rubber surfacing can be laid over a concrete, asphalt, wood, or a 6-inch limestone base. It’s a summer project, as good weather is necessary for installation.
Step 1: Prepare the base
We begin by sanding down the base and repairing any cracks.
Step 2: Roll on binder
An epoxy binder is rolled over the surface to ensure that the rubber adheres correctly and permanently.
Step 3: Trowel rubber in place
The rubber surfacing is troweled 3/8-inch thick using soapy water. It’s easier than using chemicals and it’s environmentally friendly.
Step 4: Allow to set
The new rubber surface requires 24-48 hours to completely set, and may take longer if the weather is cool.
The rubber surfacing holds up under extreme heat, cold, wet, and sunlight. It won’t lose its color, and it won’t crack since it moves with the base. This means that it requires almost no long-term maintenance. It is easy to repair should a chunk go missing, and the color is so exact you will never be able to tell. Keep it clean and new-looking with a simple power wash from time to time.
Rubber surface installation ranges from $12-15 per square foot.
Request Your Free Estimate
Contact Rock Solid to request your free rubber surfacing estimate.