What is rubber surfacing ?
Rubber surfacing is a type of flooring made from grinded rubber that is typically used for outdoor surfaces such as playgrounds, sports courts, and pool decks. It is durable, slip-resistant, and easy to maintain.
What are the benefits of rubber surfacing ?
Rubber surfacing is a safe and durable option for outdoor flooring. It is slip-resistant, shock-absorbent, and easy to maintain. It is also environmentally friendly as it is made from recycled rubber.
Where can rubber surfacing be installed ?
Rubber surfacing can be installed in a variety of outdoor areas, including playgrounds, sports courts, pool decks, driveways, garages, home gyms and patios.
How long does rubber surfacing last ?
Rubber surfacing is designed to last for many years with proper maintenance. It is resistant to fading, cracking, and peeling, and is able to withstand heavy foot traffic and weather conditions.
Is rubber surfacing safe for children ?
Yes, rubber surfacing is a safe option for children as it is slip-resistant and shock-absorbent. It is also designed to meet safety standards for playgrounds and other outdoor play areas.
How do I maintain rubber surfacing ?
Rubber surfacing is easy to maintain. Simply sweep or rinse it regularly to remove debris and dirt. For stubborn stains, a mild soap and water solution can be used.
Can rubber surfacing be customized ?
Yes, Rubber Decker rubber surfacing can be customized with a variety of colors and mixes designed to fit your specific needs and preferences.
How is rubber surfacing installed ?
Rubber surfacing is typically installed by professionals who specialize in this type of flooring. The process involves preparing the surface, applying an adhesive, and laying and trowelling the pour in place rubber.
How long does it take to install rubber surfacing ?
The installation time for rubber surfacing can vary depending on the size of the area and the complexity of the project. However, it typically takes one day to complete on an average sized pool deck, driveways and garages.
What is the cost of rubber surfacing ?
he cost of rubber surfacing can vary depending on the size of the area, type of project and the specific product chosen. The range in cost is from $8-$16 per square foot. However, it is generally considered to be a cost-effective option compared to other outdoor flooring options.
Does the rubber get hot ?
Rubber surfacing doesn't get hot because it has a unique property of being able to reflect sunlight and dissipate heat. Unlike other materials such as concrete or asphalt, rubber surfacing does not absorb heat, which is why it remains cool to the touch even on the hottest days. This is because rubber is porous, which act as an insulator against heat transfer. Additionally, the color of the rubber surfacing plays a crucial role in preventing it from getting hot. Dark colors tend to absorb more heat, while lighter colors reflect heat away from the surface, keeping it cool.
How does rubber surfacing stand up to extreme Canadian climate changes ?
Rubber surfacing is not affected by winter due to its ability to remain flexible and durable in sub-zero temperatures. Its natural insulating properties prevent surfaces from freezing, reducing the risk of slips and falls, while its slip-resistant properties provide excellent traction in snowy and icy conditions. Additionally, rubber surfacing is resistant to cracking, peeling, and fading, which makes it an ideal choice for outdoor surfaces in winter climates.
Do I have to seal rubber surfacing ?
You don't have to but we suggest you should every couple of years. Rubber surfacing needs to be sealed to protect it from UV rays, weathering, and other forms of wear and tear. Sealing provides an additional layer of protection that can prolong the life of the surface, reduce the risk of cracks and other types of damage, and make it easier to clean and maintain. Additionally, sealing can enhance the appearance of the surface, making it look more vibrant and attractive.