Playsafer Rubber Mulch

Unpainted Black
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Please Note : Wood mulch and rubber mulch require different amounts of cubic footage. Typically, you need twice as much wood mulch as rubber mulch.
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  • Unpainted black mulch is not painted solid black and will look black and gray
  • Bags are 40 lbs./1.55 cu. ft.
  • It will not blow away or wash away in storms
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Description: Playsafer rubber mulch is the safer, softer and longest lasting playground surfacing. It’s highly durable and does not decompose, compact, or require annual top-up over during its lifetime.  Our processing methods have been perfected over the last 20+ years, yielding the cleanest safest rubber mulch available today.

Safety: Rubber mulch is the safest and most cost-effective play surfacing; with unmatched shock absorbency and up to 12 ft fall height protection. Playsafer Rubber mulch is IPEMA certified and exceeds CPSC guidelines. It meets ASTM F1292, F1951, F3012.  Playsafer Rubber Mulch is 99.9% steel free

Size: Size of nuggets is a mixture of 1/2"-5/8" rubber granules and chunks

Color: Playsafer Rubber mulch comes in 6 vibrant color choices. Cocoa Brown, Terra Cotta Red, Green, Blue, Painted Black and Unpainted Black. Color doesn’t rub-off or bleed on to clothing

Warranty:  Our Powerlock-ColorGuard formula keeps our rubber mulch looking new year after year. All Playsafer mulch comes with a 12-year color warranty. 

Maintenance:  Our Playsafer rubber mulch requires no maintenance. It does not retain moisture, slippiness or dirt keeping it always dry and ready to play even after the heaviest rain. It wont freeze, decompose or compress. It will not blow away or wash away in storms.

Material: Made from 100% recycled rubber

Delivery: Delivery curbside on a pallet with "easy to handle" 40-pound bags

Made in the USA

  • Size of nuggets is a mixture of 1/2"-5/8" rubber granules and chunks
  • Made from 100% recycled rubber
  • Made in the USA
  • Exceeds CPSC guidelines
  • IPEMA certified
  • Meets ASTM F-1951, ASTM F-1292, ASTM F3012

What is Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch?

 Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch is a type of rubber mulch made from recycled tires. It is used as a safety surface for playgrounds, landscaping, and other applications.

Why choose unpainted black as the color for rubber mulch for playgrounds?

For numerous reasons, unpainted black is often selected as the color for rubber mulch for playgrounds:

  • Safety: Black rubber mulch is created from recycled rubber tires and has no dangerous chemicals or colors that may damage children if consumed. Also, black is a neutral hue that is unlikely to elicit allergic responses or discomfort.
  • Durability: Unlike other colored mulches, the black color of rubber mulch is resistant to fading and does not need any maintenance or repainting. In the long term, this may save time and money.
  • Aesthetics: Black rubber mulch has a sleek and sophisticated appearance that complements most playground equipment and surrounds. It also has a natural appearance similar to regular wood mulch.
  • Black rubber mulch is often less costly than other colored mulches, making it a cost-effective alternative for playgrounds and other outdoor recreational spaces.

Overall, using unpainted black rubber mulch as the color for playgrounds may give a safe, durable, visually attractive, and cost-effective alternative for providing a safe and fun play area for children.

How is Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch different from regular mulch? 

Unlike regular mulch, Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch is made from recycled rubber tires and is designed to provide a safe, shock-absorbent surface for playgrounds and other high-traffic areas.

What are the benefits of using Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch? 

Some benefits of using Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch include its durability, safety, and low maintenance. It does not attract pests or insects, and it does not decompose or blow away like regular mulch.

How much area does a 75 cubic ft pallet of Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch cover? 

A 75 cubic ft pallet of Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch can cover up to 300 square feet of area at a depth of 2 inches.

Is Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch safe for children?

Yes, Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch is designed to be a safe, shock-absorbent surface for children to play on. It is tested to meet or exceed industry safety standards.

Is Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch environmentally friendly?

Yes, Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch is made from recycled rubber tires, which helps to reduce waste in landfills. It is also a low-maintenance option that does not require the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides.

How long does Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch last?

Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch is designed to last for many years, even in high-traffic areas. It does not decompose or break down like regular mulch, which means that it can provide a durable and long-lasting surface for playgrounds and other applications.

How do I install Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch?

Unpainted Black Rubber Mulch can be installed over an existing surface or on bare ground. It is recommended to prepare the surface by removing any debris, weeds, or grass before installation. The mulch should be spread evenly to the desired depth and compacted with a heavy roller to ensure a level and stable surface.

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