Why Rubber Mulch is Colorfast

Red Wood Mulch After  Rain

Wood Mulch After a Rain

One of the best characteristics of rubber mulch for landscapes and playgrounds is the way it is colored.  Various companies use different methods but the general concept is the same.

Mulch colorant 101……

Wood mulch is colored using a colorant that is more like a stain than a coating.  Wood mulch absorbs colorant based on how dry it is, how open the cells are, how much colorant is applied, and how long it is allowed to soak.

Wood mulch can only hold it’s color as long as the wood fiber is there to hold it.  In other words, as the wood mulch continues to decay, the color leaves with the wood fiber that falls away.

Everlast rubber playground mulch is coated with a colorant that includes a binder.  Since rubber will not absorb anything due to it’s closed cell nature, a binder must be used to adhere the pigment to the particle.  Everlast Kids Rubber Mulch utilizes automotive grade pigments with a world class binder to coat the rubber particles.  The color will last as long as the binder adheres to the rubber mulch and our products last up to 15 years in most weather conditions.  Everlast Rubber Mulch has been used from middle eastern desert environments to near tundra conditions and our products perform year after year.

Rubber Mulch doesn’t float either making sure your money stays put…..

Red Rubber Mulch in Landscape Bed

Colorfast-Won’t Float-Weed Resistant

Here in our nursery I like to say “at the bottom of every wood mulch pile is a coupon to come back and get more”.  If you are tired of mulching take a look at our products and find out why we are the “nearly world famous” rubber mulch.

Playground Rubber Mulch Testimonial-Brand Comparison

It is my pleasure to recommend Everlast as a company with integrity and quality a product. I received our shipment of Playground Mulch and all I can say is that “I absolutely LOVE it!”. I can certainly say this was the quickest turn around I have ever had with a company. I truly appreciated the representative professional manners and I really felt like they cared and enjoyed actually helping me make my decisions regarding our playground. This is not my first experience with a major purchase of mulch and indeed we will be return customers. I value this company so much, I have recommended our state resource department to use Everlast and to stay away from the company ********, who still owes me mulch and money to this day. In fact there is no comparison to Everlast. I have never seen mulch so rich in color and chunky as it is. I already know it will be around for along time. The ***** looks like pea gravel and it stands out in a bad way on the playground after it was put down. I wish I had found Everlast first. I wish you continued success with your company as you supply our children with the safest fall protection they have ever had.
Thank you,
Peace and Sparkles ,
Ms.U

Need an Alternative to Playground Rubber Mulch? Save Money with EWF

EWF Engineered Wood Fiber

Even though Everlast Kids Playground Rubber Mulch offers the best value in the rubber mulch industry, sometimes budgets prohibit it’s use.  Luckily there is another high quality playground safety surface alternative.  EWF.

What is EWF?  Engineered Wood Fiber is wood playground mulch made from select sources.  Typical wood mulch is produced under fairly loose quality control standards so you can think of engineered wood fiber as a high class high quality wood playground mulch.  The ASTM, used to be the  American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), develops standards for products and there is a standard by which all Engineered Wood Fiber must adhere to insuring that you receive the high quality wood playground material you purchase.

One issue all playgrounds with loose fill products have is rutting where the kids drag their feet.  Whether you use wood mulch or rubber mulch you can save time and maintain a safer playground by removing the trip hazards with rubber swing mats and rubber borders.

A great new patent pending product is Tie Guard!  

playground border repair

Cover those unsafe and unsightly borders!

If your playground uses railroad ties or similar for borders and they are showing their age now you can cover the tops with a rubber matt quickly and affordably.You can see our full line of rubber borders and mats here.

Over the years we have aligned ourselves with numerous quality minded raw material producers in both the recycled rubber and the wood fiber markets and today are proud to have products made by hard working Americans all over the U.S. If you have an upcoming project that requires a playground top off or new installation we would love to be a part of it.  For more info on wood products click here.

 

Pour In Place Safety Surfacing Doesn’t Have to Be Torn Up

pour in place failure

Don’t Tear it All Out-Patch It

Pour in Place playground surfacing is the Cadillac of safety surfaces.  Consisting of one or two layers of rubber material bonded together with a urethane binder.  Unfortunately, over time the binder hardens and shrinks and can develop trip hazards and targets for youngsters to pull and further damage the surface.

Unlike Everlast Playground Rubber Mulch this is an expensive surface and removing and replacing the playground safety surface is not only very expensive, but is also very disruptive for the facility.

Now there is an “overnight” alternative to reduce the trip zones, enhance the worn appearance of the pour in place (PIP) surface, thereby reducing liability and further damage.

A simple pour in place repair kit ready mixed in a 5 gallon pail.  Simply remove the loose and worn surface by creating clean edges with a razor knife, pour in, trowel down, and presto you are back in business.  All of our low maintenance and easy to install products are available at shop.everlastrubbermulch.com where you will find rubber landscape mulch, rubber playground mulch, rubber mats and borders, all attractively priced and ready to ship.

pour in place alternative to rubber mulch

Other Colors Available

 

Playground Rubber Mulch Alternatives-New Video

Wood playground mulch

The only drawback to playground rubber mulch products is the fact that the initial cost is much higher than conventional wood mulches. For some, rubber playground mulch is simply not affordable. Many people don’t want to use landscape grade wood mulch in their playgrounds as they recognize that it is often generated from yard waste of unknown sources, tends to rot quickly due to it’s shredded nature, and was not designed for playground applications.

Engineered Wood Fiber Playground Mulch is an affordable mid price alternative to rubber mulch that can provide long lasting results when applied properly in a playground. All loose fill mulches require some pre-planning and a two part video has been added to our site to help guide you through the various options and considerations when installing a backyard playground. Underlayment, borders, rut prevention, and more are covered.

Part 1-Engineered Wood Fiber Details Video
Part 2-Playground Mulch Installation Tips Video