What is a Wet Pour Play Surface?
The wet pour play surface is a shock-absorbing safety flooring material most commonly used for playground surfacing. It can be used to create daily mile tracks, multi-use games areas (MUGAs), and other playground flooring designs. It can be installed directly onto tarmac, concrete or paving slabs, or laid over a compacted stone base to a minimum thickness of 100mm. It must have a secure perimeter edge to bond to, PC edging or timber are examples.
Poured rubber surfacing is becoming increasingly popular across the UK. It’s durable, low-maintenance, long-lasting, comfortable to walk on (a spongy-like surface) and safe (complies with critical fall height requirements). It also has a great design flexibility, and can be used to create exciting shapes and colours.
Designing a Creative and Colorful Wet Pour Playground: Tips and Ideas
In our opinion, poured rubber is the best option available when it comes to playground surfacing. It has the advantage over all other surfaces in that it is flexible and can be shaped to fit around equipment or create a feature within the playground. This allows the designer to be really creative and design a play space that will be loved by children.
It also performs better over the long term than wood chip surfaces. Wood chips need annual topping up and replacement every 3 years, whereas a high-quality poured surface like our Pour’n’Play will last at least 12 years.