You have lots of options for playground surfacing and landscape cover, and each comes with its own advantages. Some playground and parks administrators rely on loose-fill products like wood chips, sand and pea gravel. No Fault Sport Group wants you to know there are better options!
Our No Fault Bonded Rubber Mulch and Loose-Fill Rubber Mulch are smarter choices if you want something safe for plants, safe for kids, and something that actually costs less over time.
No Fault Bonded Rubber Mulch and Loose-Fill Rubber Mulch are made of safe, recycled rubber material with exceptional impact attenuation (shock absorbency). They last longer and are better for your landscape because they will not compress or deteriorate. Our mulch installs easily over leveled soil and landscaping paper and comes with a 10-year warranty against color fading. Additionally, it is organically colored with UV-protective coatings to assure maximum color bonding and longevity.
Better for Gardens and Landscaping
With loose-fill products used in flower beds and near grass, you want moisture and nutrients to travel directly through the product to the soil below. Ideally, your mulch will also insulate against sun and heat to promote root growth. Wood mulch, sand and pine needles absorb moisture before it reaches the soil. Decomposing tree products also generate heat and acids that can harm nearby plants.
No Fault Rubber Mulch is safe for plants for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s permeable, so more water reaches the grass and plants. Additionally, since rubber mulch does not compact, it will allow for constant circulation, which keeps mulch cooler than traditional wood mulch. No Fault Rubber Mulch is even great for reducing weeds, because most seeds germinate in wood mulch and straw.
We recommend a heavy-duty landscape fabric barrier under the rubber mulch to prevent the growth of weeds and reduce maintenance. Unlike plastic sheeting, a fabric barrier will allow rainwater to drain away quickly and provides a barrier between the soil and the rubber.
Cheaper in the Long Run
Most schools and municipal parks are working with tight budgets. And there’s no denying that an inexpensive loose-fill option such as pine straw, wood chips, sand, and wood fiber is attractive for that reason. These materials typically come with a lower initial cost. However, even with higher initial installation costs, No Fault Rubber Mulch is cost-effective when you consider that pine straw and wood mulch generally fade and begin to decompose within weeks. Add to this the constant costs of replacing dirty wood chips or straw season after season, and you’ll see why a high-quality product that lasts year after year is the smarter choice.
Whether you go with shredded mulch or nuggets, our mulch is available in the following colors: black, dark brown, light brown, green, terra cotta and blue. No Fault Rubber Mulch uses a special UV protective coating that has been lab-tested for color fading. Our mulch maintains its color for up to 10 years with proper installation and maintenance.
Our mulch products comply with all requirements set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the American Standard Testing Methods (ASTM), and Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) for Playground Safety Surfaces. You can adjust the mulch depths to meet particular fall height protections (if, for example, you have playground climbing equipment on-site). With wood mulch or other less expensive alternatives, constant maintenance is required to ensure the fill remains at the proper depth to protect children from injuries.
Unitary and Loose-Fill Options
You have choices when it comes to No Fault Rubber Mulch:
Give No Fault a call today and we'll help you decide what's best for your play area. We hope you’ll consider our rubber mulch products—they truly have a myriad of applications and offer many advantages over plant-based, organic surfaces. Combine the durability, shock absorbency, decorative value, and resistance to insects, mold, and fungus, and you have a surface that can stand the test of time and save thousands of dollars over the long-term.
Contact us to learn more about No Fault Rubber Mulch or to request a quote.