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.


Don’t Feed Dreaded Artillery Fungus-Try Rubber Mulch

Every spring we receive hundreds of calls from frustrated homeowners and facilities managers trying to rid themselves of the nightmarish phenomenon called Artillery Fungus. They are always relieved to discover that Everlast Rubber Mulch will end the reign of terror this “evil” creature brings with it. This stuff comes straight from the Little Shop of Horrors, spraying spores all over homes and cars. It is also known as shotgun fungus for good reason. If you never have to deal with this stuff consider yourself lucky as many northern states are plagued by it.
Artillery fungus gets a start in damp beds of decomposing organic matter ie. wood mulch. Mulch is a perfect environment for it to grow. Frequent top dressing of fresh mulch will impede its growth. The fungus eats cellulose and converts it to lignin which it leaves behind for future growth spurts. Eventually, readying its arsenal of sticky brown spores which it shoots onto homes, automobiles, and sheds resulting in a nearly impossible to remove problem that leaves a dark permanent stain behind.
Everlast Rubber Mulch does not contain cellulose or lignin and therefore is not known to support this phenomenon. A copy of the one of the best artillery fungus studies is available inside our website.