The wetpour rubber surface consists of an underlayer of black SBR rubber chips and an upper layer of EPDM or TPV colorful rubber granules. The cover is durable, flexible and water permeable. SBR rubber granules are 100% recycled material, making this solution environmentally friendly.
Advantages of wetpour rubber surface –
- Unlimited color and design options
- Possibility to embed drawings in the surface
- Can be installed on angled surfaces, hills
- Soft and shock absorbing
- Easy to clean, provides a hygienic environment
Preparation of the base for the rubber surface – the rubber surface is poured on a solid, compacted gravel base, the base must be water-draining.
- In order to be able to apply the rubber floor, the weather must be dry and warm (average daily temperature not lower than 8 degrees), the surface must not be wet.
Rubber tiles are an environmentally friendly outdoor and indoor flooring solution designed to reduce the risk of injury from falls in playgrounds, sports fields, and other recreational and public areas. The innovative design of the rubber plates includes a cushioned base that provides a high level of shock absorption, allowing high HIC (Head Injury Criterion) values to be achieved. These plates are durable, do not crack or deform, and are water and frost resistant.
Rubber tiles are available with both SBR and EPDM top granule layers. SBR tiles have a limited range of colors (gray, green, blue, red, black, purple) and it is not possible to vary them with shades, while EPDM tiles are available in almost all color ranges and it is also possible to produce tiles with mixed color granules.
Advantages of rubber tiles –
- Easy installation in all seasons, regardless of the weather
- Safe, clean and modern design solution
- Simple and very cheap maintenance (if necessary, worn or damaged tiles can be replaced in small quantities, this can be done by the site manager locally)
Design patterns –
We offer four exclusive and original patterns that fit perfectly into various natural and architectural environments. This breaks the usual square pattern of the tiles, making them less monotonous.
Contact Fixman to learn more about the ability to print images or themed drawings on tiles.
Tips for assembling rubber tiles –
The existing soil must be dug to a depth of at least 300 mm + the thickness of the tiles to be installed, constructing a base layer of compacted gravel. Crumbs with a fraction of 0-32 mm can be used for the lower layer, and a fraction of 2-8 mm for the leveling layer (upper 50 mm).
Note that the size of the tiles may change slightly due to the weather.
Subsurface must be leveled, stable and dry before installation.
Good drainage of the area must be ensured, rubber tiles are a water-permeable material.
Rubber tiles are connected to each other with plastic pins, we recommend laying geotextile under the tiles.
Available tile sizes (mm) –
500×500 – 500×1000 – 1000×1000
SBR rubber mulch is a seamless surfacing that visually resembles natural mulch and provides high fall absorption due to the elasticity of the material. The high flexibility also allows the material to be installed immediately on the existing soil, without the construction of a base layer, which makes it a very accessible solution for small projects, as well as in places where the tree root system does not allow the construction of a subsurface.
Customers should note that rubber mulch is less durable than other synthetic surfaces with a shorter lifespan and loses its original color and texture faster.
Installation of rubber mulch –
Artificial turf is a beautiful, durable, practical and easy-care surface solution. With the development of production technologies, this surface material is available in different colors or as an imitation of a natural lawn. Artificial turf is a good solution not only as a shock absorbing surface, but also in sports fields or landscape architecture in places where it is too difficult to install or maintain a natural lawn.
The cushioning of the lawn is ensured by especially soft shock absorbing mats from recycled materials, which are installed under the lawn in the required thickness. We recommend entrusting the installation of the turf to Fixman professionals.
In areas with high loads, we recommend choosing artificial grasses with a quartz sand filling of 20 kg / m2 to ensure their durability and lifecycle.
Why to choose –
- Safe, clean and hygienic
- Extensive color and design options
- Does not heat up in the sun and is practically odorless
- From all synthetic materials, the most pleasant to the touch and for use with bare feet
Turf installation – the turf is installed on the base of a compacted gravel subsurface, the base must be water draining.
Sometimes natural loose fill materials are forgotten as good playground surface, the most popular of which in Baltics are sand, mulch and wood chips. These surfaces meet all EU safety requirements and provide sufficient shock absorption when installed in the appropriate thickness (30cm or 40cm), and in most cases loose fill surfacing provide much better protection against injury than any synthetic surface. Today’s children still like to fall into a pile of chips or build a princess castle under a slide, and this is an opportunity to save budget on surfacing to install more playground equipment.
Natural surfaces must be regularly renewed and changed, and it must be taken into account that the nearby area will also need to be cleaned more often.
Sand – most conveniently available anywhere in Baltics. Washed sand with a coarse fraction should be chosen so that it compacted as little as possible in wet weather. We do not recommend putting sand in the courtyards of the housing areas, as the sand travels with clothes and shoes all around. It has not been proven, but it is very likely that this is the children’s favourite material, as it provides the greatest added value in the form of a giant sandbox.
Wood chips and mulch – a great solution in a forest environment with good shock absorbing properties, which is less carried around the area than sand. The mulch will be softer, but it will get dirty and start to rot faster. We recommend choosing chips in a 20-50mm fraction and also take into account that over time this coating starts to rot and needs to be changed regularly.
Lawn – suitable for areas with a fall height of up to 1m and only in places with a small number of users. Under intense usage, the lawn is unable to survive and regenerate.
Gravel (small stones) – a coating of seemingly hard materials with excellent cushioning properties, as it does not compact or freeze under almost any circumstances. Very popular in Scandinavia and Germany, widely used in natural design areas. It will be used less in the Baltics because raw materials are less available.