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Recreational surfacing

How long should the colour of my wetpour surface last?

The longevity of a playground surface is based on two major factors, the quality of the products used and the exposure to the elements. Weathering and UV damage play an integral part in the lifespan and colour fastness of a playground surface particulary in our severe Australian Climate. All EPDMs are imported and therefore primarily used in countries that have a solar radiation rating of 80-120kLy as opposed to Australia which has a rating of 220kLy per year, almost double. At A1 rubber we have taken what we have learnt and applied it to ALL of our colour ranges in both CSBR and EPDM.

Why is my surface yellowing?

When you have a wetpour surface installed the polyurethane used is an Aromatic Binder which creates a yellowing effect on all surfaces. The actual colour of the rubber does not change. The yellowing effect is most noticeable with blues and greys. The yellowing will burn off with UV exposure in around 2-6 months’ time.

What time of day is the best to lay wetpour?

The time of day is very dependent on the weather, you should leave enough time for your top surface to mostly cure to avoid the dropping of temperatures overnight.

I have an old surface that is spongy and falling apart in certain areas how can I fix this?

Please call one of our reputable installers to come and do an inspection as your surface may not comply with Australian standards.

What colours are the best in the Australian climate?

Our CSBR range will give you the strongest UV resistance in our harsh Australian climate. The strongest colours are Red, Green and Terracotta.

How long until my surface can be walked on?

24 hours minimum subject to weather and climate.