Bonded Rubber Mulch Services
Something that worries most people and companies when trying to obtain a safe surface is how it will look. It will be safe, but is it going to look dull or maybe a bit boring? The answer to this question is “stunning” as long as the right type of surface is chosen, like bonded rubber mulch—for example. Safety surfaces do not have to be boring and proof of this are the surfaces you can see in playgrounds and city parks, which have many colors and designs that adapt to the space where they were installed.
However, is it the same for indoor spaces? It can be by choosing a surface that not only fits the requirements and needs for safety and support but also provides the desired design. Now, how does this translate when it comes to bonded rubber mulch in specific? That can be the solution for many situations where a stunning yet safe surface is required.
This alternative is quite popular due to the possibility of imitating traditional wood mulch and the loose design you can obtain after installing it, but the main issue with the latest lies in how easy it is for the pieces to enter people’s eyes—especially children’s—when playing or performing activities. As a result, it may be stunning, but it is not quite safe and the impact absorption properties do not meet the standards and requirements.
When using the rubber option, you obtain a similar result but without the problem of wood mulch and instead, having a surface that will provide all the shock absorption needed and give you the design you want. The support and impact absorption can help with falls up to 12 feet, which makes it a great option for playgrounds, sports and training fields, or similar spaces. This is possible thanks to the thickness of the layer and how it can be adjusted or customized according to your needs and the existing surface.
Keep in mind that having your loose, stunning, and safe surface will require not only high-quality rubber used for it but also proper installation to guarantee its longevity and durability. At Fort Myers Safety Surfacing, we can handle the installation and even repairs or maintenance of the surface in the future. The rubber we use for this mulch alternative is TPV, which is one of the best options available in the market. This speaks for itself since with high-quality material and professional installation, the desired result will be obtained without any issues.
Where is bonded rubber mulch perfect to use?
In our company, we strongly believe that a surface that provides safety but also makes you happy in terms of design is what you should be thinking when choosing an option and we encourage individuals and any company to go for the one they consider is the best for them in their hearts. However, it is impossible to deny that certain options are better depending on a few factors:
- The temperature changes in the space or area.
- Your budget for the project and surface.
- Level of impact absorption required.
- The design you want to obtain for the final result.
When you consider bonded rubber mulch, you can use it for both cold and hot temperatures or climates, which means this is not an actual limitation for the surface, but frequent temperature changes can be a problem if you do not provide proper maintenance. As for your budget, the cost of the surface will depend on the company or professionals you hire to provide it. Usually, it ranges between $6 to $15 per sq. ft., and the installation is included in the price.
In our company, we work with a similar range, but we can negotiate with you depending on your project and needs. As for the level of shock absorption, it will not be a problem considering that it offers a great one due to the falls it is able to handle and heavy traffic is not an issue since the pieces will not disperse like traditional wood mulch. That being said, we recommend a few places where we are confident this surfacing option will be perfect:
- City parks.
- Similar places where this design along with the support is needed.
Going back to the design and appearance for a bit, we want to point out that this bonded rubber mulch will continue offering natural and earthy colors, giving you more freedom to choose the surface without worrying about the color patterns of the result.
Pros and cons of using bonded rubber mulch
Before you make a decision about the safety surface you will choose, it is always a great idea to be well-informed about the pros and cons of the option in front of you, or the few ones you have in mind. This will provide you a better picture of why you are choosing one instead of another and, in this case, why this rubber surface can be of great use compared to others:
- It does not attract insects and animals that would usually hide among wood mulch will not be a problem, which makes the surface face for children and any person.
- It is long-lasting and you can enjoy its use and appearance for many years—over 2 decades.
- High maintenance is not required but rather the opposite: having a low maintenance schedule will help with its durability.
- You have a loose appearance but the surface will stay in place.
- You have more design options and the natural and earthy colors of wood mulch.
- The surface offers great insulation from heat.
- You have great shock absorption for any type of activity.
- Although it can imitate wood mulch, it will not be identical.
- It contains a few chemicals that can influence the plants around the area.
- It does not decompose entirely.
If you have more doubts or need help to make a decision, our professionals at Fort Myers Safety Surfacing will be more than happy to assist you. However, if you have made up your mind about the installation of this surface, feel free to contact us anytime.