Bonded Rubber Mulch For Playgrounds

Bonded rubber mulch is a popular outdoor surfacing material made from 100% Recycled Shredded Rubber. This innovative product is designed to provide a safe and durable surface for playgrounds, sports fields, and other outdoor areas where impact protection is important. Bonded rubber mulch is different from traditional loose-fill materials because it’s installed using a special process that creates a strong, even surface. This unique process makes the mulch highly resistant to damage, so you can rest easy knowing your outdoor space is safe and durable.

Bonded Rubber Mulch Features

  • IPEMA Certified
  • Meets all ASTM & ADA surfacing criteria.
  • Qualifies for LEED credit.
  • Carries a standard 3 year warranty, and 6 year available.
  • Maintenance programs for new and existing surfaces are available.

When To Use Bonded Rubber Mulch

Bonded rubber mulch is a versatile and durable surfacing material that can be used in a variety of applications. Here are just a few of the ways bonded rubber mulch can be used to enhance your outdoor space:

Playground Surfacing: One of the most common uses for bonded rubber mulch is as a playground surface. Its shock-absorbing properties make it an ideal choice for protecting children from falls and reducing the risk of serious injuries. Bonded rubber mulch can be installed in a variety of playground designs and customized to match school colors or other design elements.

Landscaping: Bonded rubber mulch can be used as a stylish and low-maintenance alternative to traditional landscaping materials like gravel or bark. It can be used to create pathways, garden borders, and other landscaping features, and is available in a wide range of colors to match your desired aesthetic.

Athletic Surfaces: Bonded rubber mulch can be used as a safe and durable surface for athletic fields, tracks, and courts. Its shock absorption and fall protection properties make it ideal for sports like basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and it can also be customized to match team colors or school logos.

Whether you’re looking to create a safe and stylish playground, enhance your landscaping, or build an athletic facility, bonded rubber mulch can be customized to meet your needs and provide a low-maintenance, long-lasting solution.


Why Use Bonded Rubber Mulch?

Bonded rubber mulch is a popular choice for outdoor surfacing, and for good reason. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect when you choose bonded rubber mulch for your outdoor space:

Shock Absorption and Fall Protection

Bonded rubber mulch is designed to cushion falls and provide a safer surface for children and athletes to play and exercise on. With its exceptional shock absorption and fall protection properties, bonded rubber mulch can help prevent serious injuries from falls.

Low Maintenance and Long-Lasting Durability

Unlike natural mulch or other surfacing materials, bonded rubber mulch requires very little maintenance. It won’t break down or decompose over time, and it’s resistant to weather and fading. This means you can enjoy a durable and attractive surface for years to come with minimal upkeep.

Customizable Colors and Designs

With bonded rubber mulch, you can choose from a wide range of colors and designs to create a unique and eye-catching outdoor space. Whether you want to match your school colors, add a splash of brightness to your playground, or create a natural-looking landscape, bonded rubber mulch can be customized to meet your needs.

It’s Eco-Friendly!

Bonded rubber mulch is often made from recycled tires, which means it’s an environmentally friendly choice for your outdoor space. At Custom Park, we only source our rubber from unused tire trimmings. 

This means that our bonded rubber mulch contains no nasty chemicals and is perfectly safe for use in your playgrounds!

How Do You Install Bonded Rubber Mulch?

  1. Site Preparation: The first step in installing bonded rubber mulch is site preparation. This involves clearing the area of any debris or obstacles and ensuring that the ground is level and free of any uneven areas.
  2. Base Installation: Next, a base layer is installed to provide a stable foundation for the bonded rubber mulch. This may involve laying down a layer of geotextile fabric, a layer of crushed stone, or other aggregate material.
  3. Bonded Rubber Mulch Installation: Once the base layer is in place, the bonded rubber mulch is installed using a specialized machine that evenly distributes the material. The thickness of the layer will depend on the intended use of the space and the desired level of impact attenuation.
  4. Troweling and Compaction: After the bonded rubber mulch is installed, it is troweled to create a smooth and level surface. It is then compacted using a heavy roller or tamper to ensure that the material is evenly distributed and properly adhered to the base layer.
  5. Finishing Touches: Once the installation is complete, any necessary finishing touches are made, such as adding edge restraints or trimming any excess material. The area is then inspected to ensure that it meets safety standards and is ready for use.


The installation of bonded rubber mulch is a precise and detailed process that requires specialized equipment and skilled professionals. However, the result is a safe and durable surface that can provide years of enjoyment and protection for your outdoor space.

Contact Us Today

Protect your loved ones and enhance your outdoor space with bonded rubber mulch! Whether you’re creating a safe and fun play area for your children or looking to add some curb appeal to your home or business, bonded rubber mulch is a perfect choice. 

With its exceptional shock absorption, long-lasting durability, and low maintenance requirements, bonded rubber mulch provides a safe and visually appealing surface that will stand the test of time. 

Take the first step towards a safer and more enjoyable outdoor space by scheduling your installation today! Contact us now to get started.

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