FAQs

Provided are answers to a variety of common questions we often receive.

If the question you have isn’t here please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide the answer.

  1. What is Rubber Safety Surfacing?
  2. What does Rubber Safety Surfacing consist of?
  3. Who uses Rubber Safety Surfacing?
  4. How is it installed?
  5. How soon can I walk on it?
  6. Is it slippery when wet?
  7. What colors does it come in?
  8. What sub-base does it cover?
  9. Can it be used for indoor and outdoor applications?
  10. How will winter affect it?
  11. Does Rubber Safety Surfacing get hot in the heat?
  12. Will it delaminate in the freeze/thaw cycle?
  13. Will the colour fade?
  14. Is it tested?
  15. What happens to the water that drains through?
  16. How do I clean it?
  17. What happens if it needs repair?
  18. What is the warranty period?

 


1. What is Rubber Safety Surfacing 
Rubber Safety Surfacing is rubberized safety surfacing, which is applied to indoor and outdoor wet deck areas.


2. What does Rubber Safety Surfacing consist of?
Rubber Safety Surfacing is small rubber granules mixed on site with a specially formulated resin, poured in place and hand trowelled to accommodate the surface substrate.


3. Who uses Rubber Safety Surfacing? 
Rubber Safety Surfacing is used on any surface that needs a permanent, non-slip, resilient surface. Rubaroc® creates a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing surface for any wet deck.


4. How is Rubber Safety Surfacing installed?
Certified, trained installers apply Rubber Safety Surfacing. There are usually two installers and one mixer on site depending on the size of the installation. The rubber granules arrive in bags and the resin in buckets. It is then mixed and hand trowelled on site to the specifications of the client. Rubber Safety Surfacing is mixed approximately 5 gallons at a time and our experienced staff can apply approx 100 sq. ft. per hour.


5. How soon can I walk on it?
Rubber Safety Surfacing systems are usable after a 24 hour drying period in most conditions.


6. Is the rubber surfacing slippery when wet? 
Rubber Safety Surfacing is non-slip even when wet, just the same as the theory behind the rubber bath mat.


7. What colours does it come in?
Rubber Safety Surfacing has standard rubber surfacing colours for your convenience, however, custom mixes are also available.


8. What sub-base does Rubber Safety Surfacing cover?
Rubber Safety Surfacing can be installed on most solid substrates such as concrete, tarmac, wood, aluminum and steel. It can also be installed on compacted crushed stone for creating Rubber Safety Surfacing swimming pool decks.


9. Can Rubber Safety Surfacing be used for indoor and outdoor applications? 
Rubber Safety Surfacing is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.


10. How will winter affect Rubber Safety Surfacing?
Rubber Safety Surfacing systems have been proven to cope with the harshest environment including the scorching deserts of Arizona and the harsh winters of Canada.


11. Does Rubber Safety Surfacing get hot in the heat?
It is cooler than concrete and tarmac in the heat of summer because the pores trap moisture and create airflow that helps retain its low surface temperature. Because of the nature of rubber it does not absorb heat or cold like cement or rock products do.


12. Will Rubber Safety Surfacing delaminate in the freeze/thaw cycle?
Rubber Safety Surfacing systems have been designed and thoroughly tested to remain stable in all weather conditions.


13. Will the colour fade?
Rubber Safety Surfacing is UV stable and is highly used in Australia which is one of the harshest environments for ultra violet light.


14. Is Rubber Safety Surfacing tested?
Rubber Safety Surfacing has undergone many tests over the years including UV stability, critical fall heights, stain resistance and fungus & bacteria growth. Each test has passed with flying colours. All Rubber Safety Surfacing materials have ISO 9002 certification and have been tested by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation).


15. What happens to the water that drains through?
The water filters through to the sub-base and whatever direction it is sloped, the water will drain that way.


16.  How do I clean Rubber Safety Surfaces?
Rubber safety surfaces require regular cleaning. Pressure washing is the most commonly used procedure for cleaning rubber surfaces. Sometimes mild soap and water sprayed with the garden hose is all that is necessary. For stubborn stains Prairie Safety Surfacing offers a rubber cleaning product of which you can ask your distributor or installer for cleaning instructions.


17. What happens if the rubber safety surface needs repair?
Because Rubber Safety Surfacing is a rubber-based material, cutting out the damaged area and re-pouring the safety rubber and resin mixture will make repairs to your surface easy, unnoticeable and aesthetically pleasing. A certified rubber safety surface installer usually performs this function. Repairs are un-noticeable with Rubber Safety Surfacing and the new material blends in with the original surface.


18. What is the warranty period?
Prairie Safety Surfacing offers a 10 year warranty on residential installations and a 5 year warranty on commercial installations. Your warranty covers both labor and material defects for the duration of the product.