With EPDM Safety Surfacing becoming a popular surface for playgrounds and play areas, we answer all your questions on this versatile surface.
Q: What is EPDM:
A: EPDM, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a synthetic rubber product with multiple uses used in the construction industry on account of its flexibility and durability. At HMS it forms a key part in our Decra®Play safety surfacing.
Q: What is it for?
A: HMS Decra®Play safety surfacing is designed for playgrounds, schools and other areas where fall height injury risk reduction surfacing is required.
Q: Are there different types?
A: Our surfacing follows the same principles throughout the range, however the depth specifications change in line with the height of the greatest fall risk, or tallest piece of play equipment – essentially the deeper the surface the higher the fall risk.
Q: What colours are available?
A: There are a wide range of standard colours available, in addition to earth tones, pastels and colour blends. Plus we can match individual RAL codes if required. Pre-fabricated items such as shapes, letters, numbers and characters are also available.
Q: How long does it take to install?
A: Depending on design, and when applied to a pre-prepared surface, a dual layer 90mm installation is completed at between 75m – 100m per day. This example will allow critical fall height up to 1.8m.
Q: Is it hard wearing?
A: Yes – it’s both hard wearing and durable, whilst offering the required protection. Our installations are expected to last 5 – 15 years and can be easily repaired if necessary.
Q: How much does it cost to install EPDM Safety Surfacing?
A: This all depends on the individual project. Thickness, colour, the meterage required all has an impact on the cost. Contact us to arrange a FREE quote.