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Frequently asked Questions about Wetpour rubber
Q. What is Wetpour?
A. Wetpour is rubber granules mixed with a polyurethane binder, applied to a surface using a trowel. It is a similar process to that of concreting.
Q. What types of rubber are there?
A. Rubberworx offer 2 types of rubber for our wetpour application, Syntheic EPDM rubber, and Recycled RPCR Rubber.
Q. What is Synthetic EPDM?
A. EPDM is a synthetic product. It has a wide range of vibrant colours, ideal for commercial applications, such as sporting, playground and multipurpose surfaces. Click here to read more about EPDM
Q. What is RPCR Rubber?
A. RPCR rubber is made from recycled car tyres, with colour added at the time of manufacturing. It is limited to a darker colour choice, though offering more comfort under foot than the Synthetic EPDM rubber. Ideal for commercial and domestic applications. Click here to read more about RPCR
Q. How do I know what thickness I will require?
A. In most normal applications where there is no fall height requirement, 15-20mm coverage is adequate. However when used in conjunction with children's play equipment, there becomes a 'fall height' requirement and hence a greater rubber thickness is required. As a minimum thickness, 15mm will be required for concrete or similar bases and 20mm minimum when used with a compacted crushed rock base. For fall height requirements, speak to your Rubberworx Consultant or view the chart here
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The price will obviously vary depending on the rubber type seleted and the application in which it is to be used. Wetpour is more expensive than rubber tiles due to the installation labour involved; whilst the DIY tiles provides a cheaper option alternative. Please call our office to arrange a quote.
Q. What preparation is required?
A. Concrete or compacted crushed rock is recommended, however concrete is the preferred method to ensure no foundation movement afterwards. Read more about what is required here
Q. What is a suitable base?
A. Concrete, Asphalt, or similar surfaces are an ideal substrate for wet pour. A cement-stabilised compacted crushed rock base can be a suitable substrate when installed correctly on tested earth/soil. However Rubberworx recommends a concrete base, to ensure the surface will not move from any earth shifting or earth sinking in the future which may occur with compacted crushed rock. Read more about what is required here
Q. Can you do themed surface designs?
A. Yes, Rubberworx have a large selection of 2D and 3D shapes, characters and object templates for you to choose from or we can custom design something unique for you.
Q. Can I supply my own designs?
A. Yes, you can supply your own designs, however we would have to work with you to see if your designs are suitable for wet pour.
Q. What colours are available?
A. There are two types of colour ranges, there are 12 vibrant colours for the EPDM range and there are 12 colours available in the RPCR range. Click here to see the Synthetic EPDM range. Click here to see the RPCR range.
Q. Will the colours of the rubber fade?
A. Prolonged UV exposure over time can cause the colour of the rubber to either darken (Recycled RPCR) or lighten (Synthetic EPDM).