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Is rubber mulch safe for children and pets?
Yes, absolutely. Our rubber mulch is 100% non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Extensive government and third-party studies have time and again shown that recycled rubber is safe for pets, plants, and your family.
How much will I need?
You can use our Mulch Calculator to calculate how much rubber mulch you will need for your project. If you are using our rubber mulch as a safe surface for a playground area, the necessary amount and depth will depend on the height of your equipment. A 6" depth is certified for 16′ of Fall Height Protection. Landscaping projects can usually be accomplished using a 2″-3″ depth.
Where does the rubber come from?
The rubber we use for our mulch is made of 100% recycled tires.
Does recycled rubber emit an odor?
The recycled rubber does not emit any odor after 48 hours. If your mulch is still emitting an odor after one week, please contact us immediately.
Will the rubber mulch erode?
No. Even in areas prone to erosion, rubber mulch will not wash out, as it is heavier than wood mulch.
How long will the rubber mulch hold its color?
Our Color-Lock Guarantee lasts for 12 years. In many environments, the color will last even longer.
How do I maintain my rubber mulch?
There is little-to-no maintenance required when working with rubber mulch. If it happens to get displaced into your lawn or surrounding areas, simply use a rake or leaf-blower to clean any debris.
Does rubber mulch freeze?
Rubber mulch does not absorb water, so it will not freeze.
What kind of insulation does it provide?
Rubber mulch keeps soil 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the winter.
Does rubber mulch give off a dust, or is it dirty?
Rubber mulch is colored using a licensed process, which seals the rubber after the color is applied. Children will even stay clean while playing on rubber mulch in the rain.
Will your rubber mulch cause stains?
No. Unlike organic mulching materials, rubber mulch will not stain clothes or cement.
Is rubber mulch a superior shock-absorbing safety surface material?
Yes. A 6-inch layer of rubber mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet – better than all other loose surface materials, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and numerous state and private agencies.
What are the shipping costs?
All products in our online store include shipping to destination within the Continental United States. For orders outside the Continental US, or for orders over 100,000 lbs, please contact us for additional information.
Is rubber mulch flammable?
Rubber mulch is not flammable. Tire chips were tested in 1995 in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act to determine whether this material would be considered "flammable" (a material is considered flammable if it ignites and burns with a self-sustained flame at a rate greater than 0.1 inches per second along its major axis). Per these test results, scrap tire material is considered non-flammable.
What if a child swallows a rubber chip?
If a piece of rubber is swallowed, it should not cause any acute or chronic problems. Short-term issues, such as an upset stomach will be depend on the amount of rubber swallowed. As to the fate of the rubber chips swallowed, they are eventually evacuated from the body, just like any other non-digestible material.
Has your rubber mulch been certified by any outside agencies?
Our rubber mulch meets all of the criteria established by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. Rubber mulch is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Does the use of rubber mulch reduce the need for herbicides?
Yes, there is substantial credible evidence that the use of rubber mulch reduces the need for any herbicides or other chemicals.