How to fix and maintain playground rubber flooring

How to patch the wear layer in your playground rubber flooring

  • Cut the area around the hole with a utility knife.
  • Clean around the area with a brush or a blower
  • Use a cheap brush to prime the borders of the cutout with the binder
  • Mix the rubber granules in the patch kit with the enclosed binder
  • Use a trowel to apply the patch. Make sure you lubricate the trowel with soapy water frequently
  • Let the area cure for 24 hours before use

How to patch the base layer in your playground rubber flooring

  • Make sure to remove all loose rubber from the damaged base layer
  • Clean around the area with a brush or a blower
  • Use a cheap brush to prime the borders of the cutout with the binder
  • Mix the rubber granules in the patch kit with the enclosed binder
  • Use a trowel to apply the patch. Make sure you lubricate the trowel with soapy water frequently
  • Let the area cure for 24 hours before you apply the wear layer

How to fill gaps in your poured in place rubber flooring

  • Remove all debris that has accumulated in the gap
  • Use a leaf blower to remove the leftover granules and dirt in the space
  • Use a cheap brush to prime the borders of the cutout with the binder
  • Use the base layer patch kit to fill the gap up to a half inch of the surface grade
  • Use the wear layer patch to fill the rest of the gap
  • Let the area cure for 24 hours before use

How to fix a caved in rubberized surface

  • Make a clean cut in the area close to where the cave-in occurred
  • Use a crow bar to pry the rubber surface ad prop it with a piece of timber
  • Mix the base layer repair kit with the supplied binder
  • Use a trowel to push the base layer mix inside the gap.
  • Place the rubber surface back to where it was and use a wear layer patch kit to repair the cut

How to Top Seal your playground rubber flooring

  • If your playground surface has a lot of dirt and debris lodged within the granules, you might want to power wash it. You need to be very careful with that though. We have seen a lot of surfaces damaged by power washing them. If you have to, use a wide angle, low pressure nozzle.
  • Let your playground surface dry completely before you top seal it.
  • Place our Rebinder pail on a tarp or cardboard and open it
  • We recommend using a thick roller nap to apply the top sealant.
  • Start at the farthest perimeter of the playground area and work your way out to the exit.
  • Apply gentle pressure on the roller and try not to roll over the same area twice.
  • Close the top sealed area for 24 hours.

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