Friday 12th of July 2019
Wetpour is today’s sought-after surface and is often desired over conventional tarmac, this is down to the safety that wetpour offers.
Wetpour is a rubber surfacing that has been created in a safe manner, ensuring that anybody who falls has a reduced risk of injury. This works particularly well for schools, playgrounds, nurseries and pathways.
There are many other motives that sway people to opt for wetpour surfaces over tarmac, including the cost and maintenance factors.
Wet pour is becoming increasingly popular and is even being chosen over a number of other popular ground options. Wetpour is a safety surface made from rubber.
It can be brightly coloured, or it can be plain with just the required graphics. Companies like ourselves, mix rubber granules, resin and other important material to make the most premium of surfaces.
Offering a super-safe, aesthetically pleasing and vibrant ground for playgrounds.
There are many advantages of wetpour surfaces, including the cost, lack of maintenance required and the safety.
The benefits of wet pour includes:
It’s obvious to see why rubber and other soft surfaces are now taking over the market, they are revolutionising playgrounds and have been for years. The smooth style grounds are often seen where there’s swings or climbing apparatus.
There are choices of design, with vibrant and stimulating colours available for play areas as well as inserted graphics. They look smart and sleek, with or without colour, as they are cultivated with bespoke details and a smooth finish.
Much of what’s celebrated about rubber surfaces is the lack of maintenance. That is because it doesn’t require cutting and is durable, regardless of the weather. You will need to look after your floor, but it is half the effort that natural grass needs. You can now fill in our form and get your hands on a sleek, stable and UV resistant surface.
The other big appeal is the safety aspect, especially for playgrounds. It significantly reduces the risk- and is designed during the planning stage to be specific to the playground and equipment that you have.
It’s rarely a debate in this day and age. Although macadam serves its purpose, it’s no longer sensical to have the hard ground in a playground. We’re now seeing a shift away from tarmac and concrete and towards soft surfaces, especially when looking at play areas and school playgrounds.
What has rubber surfacing got over tarmac surfaces? We have already listed a number of benefits, and they stand true when comparing the two grounds.
Rubber absorbs impact, drains the water, lasts for years and even though tarmac doesn’t really need maintenance, it can crack and it weathers over time.
Another benefit of soft surfacing extends further than mere safety, but colours, design and visual stimulus can also be incorporated. That’s because it’s simple for our team to paint markings and other graphics. We also have turf of different colours, allowing you to create an adventure playground that the kids will love.
You can request a specific colour theme or even ask for painted markings, they can implement games that children can play such as hop scotch. It’s also possible to simply have different colours to stimulate children. You have lots of opportunity to experiment and discuss the possibilities with our team of experts.
There will be times when you’ll prefer tarmac over wetpour and vice-versa, but one place that many prefer rubber seems to be schools. It no longer makes sense to have hard tarmac in place, as it is dangerous and always results in injuries. Injuries can’t be completely avoided, they are part of allowing children be physical and exercise. But we can dramatically reduce the risk of injury and the seriousness, that is what rubber crumb surfaces offer.
Wetpour surfaces are now being used for school playgrounds and provide the following:
There’s a wealth of reasons to select wetpour surfaces over tarmac, whether that is for a school playground or not. The flooring is now being used for playgrounds, play areas, swimming facilities, golf walkways, tennis courts and more.
It is more appropriate for some facilities more than others and we believe that it is the future for any children’s play area.
For more information why you should choose wetpour surfaces over tarmac for playgrounds, please get in touch.