Playpour™ Product Data

Components manufacturerd by ECORE International™



Playpour 2-Layer Poured In Place Rubber

Playground Surfacing Product Data


1. Product Name

Playpour™ Poured In Place Playground Surfacing

2. Manufacturer

ECORE International™

3. Product Description

Playpour™ Playground Surfacing is a seamless system comprised of a base layer and top layer. The porous system is field-applied in any configuration and dimension to achieve required fall heights. Playpour™ is IPEMA certified.


Base layer is a blend (86% rubber & 14% polyurethane) of strand and granular 100% post-consumer recycled SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) and polyurethane.

Depending on ASTM F1292 requirements for critical fall height (4', 5', 6', 7', 8', 9' or 10'), select base layer thickness of 1.25", 1.5", 2.0", 2.5", 3", 3.5", 4.0" or 5.0".

Color: Black

Top layer is a blend (82% rubber & 18% polyurethane) of 100% post-industrial recycled EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) and polyurethane.

Nominal thickness of 0.5", with a minimum 0.325" and a maximum 0.625".

Colors: Terra Cotta Red, Primary Red, Orange (indoor only), Pink, Gold, Beige, Yellow, Bright Green, Army Green, Hunter Green, Teal, Sky Blue, Royal Blue, Purple, Pearl, Eggshell, Brown, Light Gray, Dark Gray, Black. Custom colors and combinations available (specify).



Loose fill poured in place to crushed stone

Loose fill poured in place to concrete

Flush poured in place

Overrun poured in place

Saw cut poured in place


Some chemicals may cause damage to the playground surface and should be avoided. They include disinfectants, concentrated chlorine bleach, gasoline, diesel fuel, hydraulic and lubricating oils, acids and organic solvents.

Though not commonly used in water play areas, pool surrounds and similar applications, dissolved minerals and other chemicals (hydrochlorides) may cause surface discoloration over time. This condition, should it occur, is not considered to be a product failure.

A yellowish shading of the top layer will be noticeable when using standard aromatic polyurethane binder to encapsulate some colors of EPDM granules. This is an industry wide design issue. An aliphatic binder, which does not produce this yellowish shading, is available at a somewhat higher cost. The specifier should seriously consider its use, especially with the following surface colors: blue, light gray, purple and pearl. Consult manufacturer for more information.

4. Safety & Testing

ASTM D412 Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Rubbers and Thermoplastic Elastomers- Tension

ASTM D624 Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

ASTM D2047 Standard Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish- Coated Floor Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine

ASTM D2859 Standard Test Method for Flammability of Finished Textile Floor Covering Materials

ASTM E303 Standard Test Method for Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using the British Pendulum Tester

ASTM F1292 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment

ASTM F1951 Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment


Playpour™ Poured-in-Place Playground Surfacing is certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). Contact manufacturer for information on approvals by major owners, agencies and other industry entities.


This system makes extensive use of recycled tire rubber as a major component.


Shock attenuation (ASTM F1292) Gmax - Less than 200

Head injury criteria - Less than 1000

Tensile strength (ASTM D412) - 60 psi (413 kPa)

Tear resistance (ASTM D624) - 140%

Water permeability - 0.4 gal/yd2/second

Dry static coefficient of friction (ASTM D2047) - 1.0

Wet static coefficient of friction (ASTM D2047) - 0.9

Dry skid resistance (ASTM E303) - 89

Wet skid resistance (ASTM E303) - 57 Required mix proportions by weight:

Base Layer - 14% polyurethane, 86% rubber

Top Layer - 18% polyurethane, 82% rubber

Test reports and additional product information are available upon request.


Flammability (ASTM D2859) - Pass

5. Installation


Install surfacing on a dry sub-surface with no prospect of rain within initial drying period, and within 40 degrees F and 90 degrees F.

Do not proceed with playground surfacing installation until all applicable site work, including substrate preparation, fencing, playground equipment installation and other relevant work, has been completed.

Verify that substrate conditions are suitable for installation of the poured in place surfacing. Do not proceed with installation until unsuitable conditions are corrected.


Remove any loose or delaminated material that would be deleterious to application of the new surface. Fill cracks in existing concrete with cementitious patching compound.

Using a brush or short nap roller, apply primer to the substrate perimeter and any adjacent vertical barriers (such as playground equipment) at the rate of 300 ft2/gal.


Using screeds and hand trowels, install the base layer at a consistent density of 29 pounds, 1 ounce per cubic foot to the specified thickness. Allow base layer to cure for sufficient time so that indentations are not left in the base layer from applicator foot traffic or equipment. Do not allow foot traffic or use of the base layer surface until it is sufficiently cured.


Using a brush or short nap roller, apply primer to the base layer perimeter and any adjacent vertical barriers that will contact the surfacing system at the rate of 300 ft2/gal.


Using a hand trowel, install top layer at a consistent density of 58 pounds, 9 ounces per cubic foot to a nominal thickness of 0.5". Allow top layer to cure for a minimum of 48 hours. At the end of the minimum curing period, verify that the surface is sufficiently dry and firm to allow foot traffic and use without damage to the surface. Do not allow foot traffic or use of the surface until it is sufficiently cured.

Complete installation recommendations are available from the manufacturer.


Protect the installed surface from damage resulting from subsequent construction activity on the site.


Current data on product compliance may be obtained from the manufacturer's technical support specialists.

6. Availability & Cost


Playpour™ Playground Surfacing is available in California through Playgrounds Unlimited. Contact Playgrounds Unlimited at 1-866-656-4263 for more information.


Material and installation costs may be obtained from Playgrounds Unlimited.

7. Warranty

Playground surface shall maintain required impact attenuation characteristics and be guaranteed against defects in workmaship and materials for a period of no less than five years from date of completion of work. Maintenenace requirements must be maintained for duration of warranty period.

8. Maintenance

Hose off entire playground surface to remove food, drink, sand, dirt and loose debris. A pressure washer may be used, but do not exceed 1500 psi (10 MPa) pressure or place nozzle closer than 12" to surface. While surface is still damp, apply a mild household or commercial cleaner to a small area using a sprayer. Scrub using a medium bristle brush. Repeat as necessary on heavily stained areas. Once entire surface has been cleaned, rinse using a garden hose with spray nozzle attachment. Complete maintenance recommendations are available from the manufacturer.

9. Technical Services

For technical assistance in California, contact Playgrounds Unlimited toll-free at 1-866-656-4263.

10. Filing System

Additional product information is available from Playgrounds Unlimited, upon request.


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