PlaySmart’s Favourite Things About EPDM Mulch

If you’ve kept up with our socials lately, you may have noticed our lovely EPDM Mulch! PlaySmart UK are its proud sole UK suppliers. Today we’re focusing on our top reasons for making EPDM your next safety surface. We might be a tiny bit biased, but we definitely believe it’s one of the best products on the market. So keep reading to find out what makes EPDM Mulch so great…


EPDM’s bonded rubber surfacing provides a smooth and slip-resistant surface. It is perfect for those rainy days, or providing a more widely accessible playground surfacing. We designed EPDM MulchSmart with children’s safety and suitability in mind. PlaySmart can install EPDM Mulch safety surfacing at a range of fully certified depths to provide any amount of fall protection you require. Additionally, it is perfect for a wide variety of age groups.


Did you know that EPDM is super low maintenance? We know that a surface that is easy to take care of is most people’s preference, and EPDM checks all the boxes! You’ll be pleased to know that looking after your EPDM surface couldn’t be easier, and rubber mulch maintenance is quite simple. However, PlaySmart always recommends that you regularly check up on your surfaces. The earlier you spot any potential issues, the faster it can be solved without developing into a costly repair.

With EPDM, we recommend occasionally using a low-pressure hose with warm water on the surface to gently wash away any grime or debris buildup. This will help wash dirt through to the base and away from the surface. Additionally, you may want to keep an eye out for any pesky weeds poking through – the bonded rubber surface makes for effective weed control, but we all know how persistent they can be! Occasionally checking for any weeds poking through the surface will help you keep on top of your EPDM Mulch remaining perfect all year round.


EPDM can be used in any number of settings, making it the perfect versatile surfacing. Whatever your existing base or purpose, our EPDM Mulch will fit perfectly! It can be used in areas such as park, play areas and public spaces, for a fun and cushioned landing. Alternatively, you can use it on pathways, mounds, embankments and erosion control areas. EPDM is increasing popular as an overlay surfacing solution to cover old and damaged wetpour or SBR Rubber Mulch. It is a true all-rounder!


What’s a playground design without some personalisation? We all know how important colour and creativity is in a playground. Because this provides the motivation and inspiration for children thinking outside of the box and using their imagination to play.

EPDM Mulch is made from Virgin Rubber Shred, rather than recycled tyres. Therefore, the colour stays intact and bright for a longer time and doesn’t release any carbons or toxins. PlaySmart are proud to offer EPDM Mulch in a wide range of vibrant and varied colour blends that stand the test of time. By giving our clients a varied range of colours and blends to choose from, you’re free to create playground flooring that matches up to your individual ideas and plans. We love seeing everyone’s unique and creative ideas!

Do you like the sound of EPDM? Are you interested in finding out more about how it can fit into your playground or outdoor space? Why not get in touch today?

We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 2 working days using our online quote form. Alternatively, give us a call on 01564 742811 and we’ll be happy to chat!

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