What is Rubber Safety Surfacing?
Safety surfacing is a two part system comprised of rubber granules and polyurethane resin. They are combined on site and applied over your existing surface.
What does a Safety Surface consist of?
Safety surfacing is made up of small rubber granules mixed on site with a specially formulated resin, poured in place and trowelled to accommodate the surface substrate.
Who uses Rubber Safety Surfacing?
Safety surfacing is used on any surface that needs a permanent, non-slip, resilient surface. Safety surfacing creates a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing surface. Both new construction and older surfaces can be covered with a beautiful new surface.
How is Rubber Safety Surfacing installed?
Certified, trained installers apply the safety surfacing. There are usually two installers and one mixer on site depending on the size of the installation. The rubber granules arrive in bags and the resin in buckets. It is then mixed and trowelled on site to the specifications of the client.
How soon can I walk on it?
Most applications are usable after a 24 hour drying period in most conditions.
Is the Rubber Surfacing slippery when wet?
Safety surfacing is slip resistant even when wet and is used on pool deck steps and splash pads for its safety features.
What colours does it come in?
Standard rubber surfacing colours have been designed to match the most popular brick and stone features of houses in the GTA for your convenience. However, custom mixes are also available.
What sub-base does a Safety Surface cover?
Safety surfaces can be installed on most solid substrates such as concrete, tarmac, wood, stone and asphalt. It can also be installed on compacted crushed stone for creating new build swimming pool decks.
Can Safety Surfacing be used for indoor and outdoor applications?
Rubber safety surfacing is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
How will winter affect Rubber Safety Surfacing?
Rubber safety systems have been proven to cope with the harshest environment including the scorching deserts of Arizona and the harsh winters of Canada.
Does Safety Surfacing get hot in the heat?
It is cooler than concrete and tarmac in the heat of summer because the pores trap moisture and create airflow that helps retain its low surface temperature. Because of the nature of rubber it does not hold heat or cold like cement or rock products do.
Will my Safety Surface delaminate in the freeze/thaw cycle?
Rubber safety surfacing systems have been designed and thoroughly tested to remain stable in all weather conditions. Safety surfaces have been installed from Nunavut in the North of Canada to the tropics of the Bahamas.
Will the colour fade?
Rubber safety surfacing is UV stable and is highly used in Australia which is one of the harshest environments for ultra violet light.
Is Safety Surfacing tested?
Safety surfacing has undergone many tests over the years including UV stability, critical fall heights, stain resistance and fungus & bacteria growth. Each test has passed with flying colours. All rubber surfacing materials have ISO 9002 certification and have been tested by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation).
What happens to the water that drains through?
The water filters through to the sub-base and whatever direction it is sloped, the water will drain that way.
How do I clean my Rubber Safety Surface?
Rubber safety surfaces require regular cleaning. Pressure washing is the most commonly used procedure for cleaning rubber surfaces. Sometimes mild soap and water sprayed with the garden hose is all that is necessary. For stubborn stains Premier Custom Surfacing offers a rubber cleaning product which is available from your local sales representative.
What happens if the Rubber Safety Surface needs repair?
Because our safety surfaces are rubber-based, cutting out the damaged area and re-pouring the safety rubber and resin mixture will make repairs to your surface easy, unnoticeable and aesthetically pleasing. A certified rubber safety surface installer usually performs this function. Repairs are un-noticeable and the new material blends in with the original surface.
What is the warranty period?
Premier Custom Surfacing offers a 10 year warranty on residential installations and a 5 year warranty on commercial installations. Your warranty covers both labor and material defects for the duration of the product.