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What Is Rubber Mulch?

Jul 8, 2008
Rubber mulch also known as rubber "playground" mulch is a form of playground flooring material that is taken from tires that are recycled. These days they come in varied colors that make them very appealing to anyone who needs them. This is as result of companies whose sole business it is to recycle tires using new colors variants, sizes and shapes to make them more appealing to the public. Some of the more popular types and styles are those varying from pine and redwood to granite and brick styles. In some instances, it could be in the form of the normal conventional blue and green colors. In these days, rubber mulch has become a lot more sophisticated in their make and colors and uses.

This is because of the improved technology that can help increase its life expectancy and its ability to become easily recycled anytime it eventually wears out. Part of the beauty of using a rubber playground is that it can be easily applied right on top of any playground flooring. This more often than not has been able to help save some money by preventing the growth of grass on the ground.

One other benefit of using rubber mulch on the playground is because of its cheap price and rate. These days it is far better to have rubber mulch on your playground than it is to have grass on the playground. Therefore, it is more likely that you'll find rubber mulch on avenues such as the zoo, restaurants, shopping malls, swimming pool decks and a host of other places they would not have been available a few years ago.

In spite of the cheapness and other facilities that it has, there are several questions as regards its safety and its hazardous effect on the environment. This is mostly because it is generally thought to produce and leak zinc into the soil thus contaminating and polluting the soil and harming the soil microflora and climate even though it is apparent that it would take about twenty five years for that to happen anywhere in the world. However, it's been tested and the result has been really encouraging in terms of its general acceptability by the larger populace.

In fact recent research has shown that using rubber mulch as playground flooring is about the best idea anyone considering building a playground these days could have. So, if you're considering building a playground, a runner mulch would be very handy and effective as the flooring material.
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