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5 Outdoor Spaces Where Rubber Surfacing Is Preferred

Owing to its durability, versatility, slip resistance, overall safety, and ease of maintenance, rubber surfaces are being applied to a variety of areas. Moreover, rubber surfacing is now available in a wide variety of colors and textures, making it an appealing choice for interior and exterior space designers.

Because of these and other benefits, rubber surfaces are also being applied to outdoor spaces like the front yard, porches, pool decks, and others. Residential and commercial property owners are soon realizing the importance of curb appeal in boost the value of their property. Rubber surfacing seems to fit the bill!

Adding versatile and striking flooring like rubber surfacing can immensely improve the overall appearance of the outdoor space, transforming it into a perfectly relaxing, functional, and entertaining area for all. In this post, we will look at the top outdoor spaces where rubber surfacing is used.

1. Playgrounds

Rubber surfacing for playgrounds is no longer a niche thing. Safety, ease of cleaning and maintenance, and foot comfort are the important factors that are considered when choosing an ideal playground surface.

And why not? Playgrounds have kids playing and jumping around with a high risk of falls and serious head injuries. Moreover, kids’ play areas often use attractive colors that are proven to have a positive impact on a child’s emotional and mental health. Rubber surfacing isn’t just a safe option for playgrounds but is also available in a wide array of striking colors, making it apt for outdoor playgrounds.

2. Pool Decks

Poured-in-place rubber surfacing is ideal for outdoor pool decks because it is skid resistant and safe even in wet conditions. Textured rubber surfacing offers additional traction, allowing the pool users to have a fun time while keeping safe.

Also, the surface is comfortable to walk on bare feet in the hottest of summers. For instance, brick and stone tend to overheat in hot weather conditions. Moreover, being coarse, surfaces like brick and can cause abrasions and cuts especially in kids and seniors walking bare feet.

Besides the above-mentioned points, one of the top reasons why rubber is preferred for pool deck surfacing is its ability to resist moisture and the growth of water-loving organisms like bacteria, fungi, and algae. The surface is also known to be inhospitable to the accumulation of microbes, moss, grime, and algae deposits, a common occurrence in most pools and their surrounding areas.

Rubcorp has professionally installed rubber surfacing for public and private swimming pools, wading pools, water parks, and splash parks. We combine high-tech polymer resins with quality colorfast rubber granules to create a striking and non-skid pool deck surface that is practically indestructible.

When newly installed, the surface expands and contracts to accommodate the climatic conditions, ground movement, and other external factors. The wet-pour rubber bonds with solid substrates like concrete, asphalt, brick, tarmac, epoxy stone, and wood among others to form a high-quality anti-skid surface.

Imagine having a surface that’s not just slip-resistant but also enhances the look of your pool. Hence, rubber surfacing is emerging as an ideal choice for people wanting to create a safe pool deck surrounding.

3. Rooftop Decks, Porches, and Patios

Another outdoor space where rubber surfacing is preferred over other types of flooring materials is decks and patios. These areas see a lot of activities and foot traffic as they form a critical part of one’s living space. Moreover, being outdoors, these spaces are subject to damage caused by environmental factors.

Rubber surfacing is durable enough to withstand the sharp edges of patio furniture and harsh weather conditions. Plus, when compared to brick or stone, other popular choices for patio flooring, rubber offers a comfortable and soft surface underfoot.

Rubber flooring assures additional safety factors needed in ground-level and rooftop patios. For instance, rubber patio surfacing offers adequate cushioning and absorbs the impact of slips and falls. Hence, people of varying age groups and capabilities can use the space without having to worry about a serious fall injury.

Moreover, in case anyone inadvertently drops delicate objects like glass, phone, or dish, the floor will absorb the impact. The shock-absorbing potential of rubber surfaces will save you a lot of headaches.

4. Social Barbecues and Outdoor Kitchens

Rubber surfacing has always been a popular flooring choice for commercial kitchens and dining areas. However, in recent times, rubber is also gaining momentum in outdoor kitchen flooring space. When applied to these spaces, rubber surfacing has several performance advantages to offer.

For instance, rubber surfacing is –

  • Easy to install
  • Comfortable to stand and move on, especially during the long periods of cooking
  • Highly resilient and can withstand common kitchen traumas like a knife landing directly on the surface
  • Shatter-resistant. Kitchens are areas where glasses and bowls may fall, leaving shards on the surface that can be quite dangerous. Rubber surfacing cushions anything that drops, thus preventing such accidents
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Slip-resistant
  • Moisture resistant

All these benefits coupled with its ability to resist the harsh climatic conditions make rubber surfacing ideal for outdoor kitchens and barbecue spaces.

5. Walkways

Given the benefits of rubber surfacing for playgrounds and patios, it makes complete sense to install rubber surfacing for walkways. Our team of professionals can create any texture or design to match the overall landscape.

Moreover, rubber surfacing is extremely easy and quick to install. Once you share your requirements and preferences, our team will quickly share appealing design options and get started with the project.

Summing Up

Whether it’s your home or commercial space, keeping the outdoor area updated is a challenging task. The outdoor space is subject to increased foot traffic and wear and tear due to harsh weather conditions. Hence, the surface applied here should be durable, easy to clean and maintain, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly safe for people to move around.

Rubber surfacing ticks all the criteria considered when opting for an outdoor space. So, if you are planning an outdoor space resurfacing project, rubber surfacing is a wise choice.

Ready to share your surfacing requirements? Get in touch with our team to know your options. We will also offer interesting facts on how rubber surfacing can improve the functionality and aesthetics of your outdoor space. Call us or drop an email at YourSurface@rubcorp.com.

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