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Red Rubber Mulch

Red Premium Rubber Mulch for Playgrounds

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$599.00

List price: $899.00  

Short description:

Premium recycled rubber mulch with toxic free red dye.

Please note: If you need a quantity such as 1.5 or 2.5 tons etc, please call us at 800-778-6852.

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Description

Make your playground as safe as possible while saving money with rubber mulch. Due to its soft and elastic nature, recycled rubber is the safest playground surface for preventing serious fall injuries. When compared with other playground safety surfaces, rubber mulch will cushion a child’s fall better than most other surfaces (please note that grass or dirt are not considered safety surfaces and many children are severely injured after falling on a playground with grass or dirt as a safety surface). Rubber mulch also maintains its beauty even after years of exposure to the elements. Our 12 year color guarantee ensures that your mulch will look fresh year after year.

Our products are made from 100% recycled tire rubber and are IPEMA certified to ASTM standards.

Additional advantages of rubber mulch for playgrounds:

  • 99.9% steel free
  • Does not blow away or wash away
  • Will not fade for up to 12 years
  • Resistant to decomposition, compression, wind and water erosion
  • Weather-friendly - never freezes
  • Does not attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful insects
  • Will not float away in storms
  • Rainproof - does not absorb as much water, allowing for quicker drying after rain
  • Always dry and ready to play almost immediately after even the heaviest rain
  • Environmentally friendly - made of recycled tires which saves trees and valuable landfill space
  • ADA approved, in conformance with CPSC guidelines
  • Cost-effective - 12 year color guarantee!
  • Non-toxic. Non-abrasive. Non-staining.
  • Rubber granules are a mixture of 3/8" and 3/4" nuggets

For residential playgrounds, we recommend a 3 inch depth. For commercial playgrounds, the industry standard is a 6 inch depth. Check depth annually to ensure proper protection.

Interested in learning how rubber mulch is made? Click here for more information.

Reviews

Reviewed by 67 Customers

Product arrived as promised and was easy for one person to put out.

Your product provided a professional look and safe surface for my grandchildren’s play house.

Mulch that we got was a great price and when it came in it was as expected. However, we had asked for it to be delivered in a certain week and it came a full week early, I know it sounds odd to complain about getting something early but I had to find a place to store it until we were ready and then we had to move it again. It would not at this point keep me from ordering again if needed.

Excellent product everything was as advertised and excellent price.

Great experience, need to order more in spring.

Always top quality product and service. Thank you Again and Again!!

We love our mulch from MulchDirect! The fact that’s it’s recycled rubber makes it even better as it allows us to reinforce our lessons about the environment.

We really like this product. The delivery was spot on, and the individual bags made it easy for us to spread.

It's the first time for using this product and we were pleased. Easy to spread and it looks great on the ground. Several local land owners have indicated that they might me interested. They liked how it looked and how it feels under foot.

The trucker that put in on the ground was top notch. He new how to get it done.

The rubber mulch was exceptional. It was what was expected. We appreciate the excellent customer service.

Just as advertised. Great Product, Communications on delivery was flawless. We feel safe for our kid's at Church when their in our playground and they don't get dirty.

MULCH DIRECT IS ONE OF THE BEST COMPANIES ON THE INTERNET AND FAR EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. THANK YOU MULCH DIRECT!

We have been very pleased with the quality and color of the red rubber mulch we ordered.

The mulch has added some much needed color around our plants, yard and a soft playing area for our young boys. We've received many compliments from friends and neighbors and shocking raves from a local landscaper that was concerned it would be too hot to play on in our Arizona sun, which it is not!

Needless to say, should we find ourselves in need for more rubber mulch we would definitely return to Mulch Direct to order more.

Thank you for an awesome product.

Martha

I am beyond happy with your product. The delivery was fast and the driver was very nice and helpful. The product looks very nice in my backyard.

Great product! We are very pleased with the mulch, and feel that it provides our playground area with much-needed protection from falls for our grandkids. The delivery was on-time, and the driver was very courteous and helpful. Thanks!

Product is great.

FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rubber Mulch Safe?

Absolutely! Rubber mulch is 100% non-toxic and eco-friendly. "Playground surfaces can contain recovered rubber and PVC materials that are often more desirable than wood chips, sand, or asphalt, because they can provide more cushioning and thereby may be safer for children. You can find playground surfaces made with recovered materials at schools, military bases, and housing developments." -- Source EPA.gov


What are the benefits of rubber mulch in playgrounds?

One advantage of rubber mulch over other playground surfaces is it's elasticity or "spring". Rubber mulch's elasticity gives it a springy quality when used in thicker layers of 3 - 6 inches. Rubber mulch is a natural choice for playgrounds.


Where does the rubber come from?

Rubber Mulch is made of 100% recycled tires.


How long will Rubber Mulch hold its color?

Rubber Mulch from Mulch Direct will not fade in most environments for up to 12 years or more. We guarantee it.


Does it smell?

Once opened, Mulch Direct Rubber Mulch has an odor initially. However, within 48 hours, the smell will dissipate.


Is Mulch Direct Rubber Mulch dirty?

Mulch Direct Rubber Mulch is colored using a licensed process and seals the rubber after the desired color is applied.


Will Rubber Mulch stain clothes?

Unlike organic materials, Rubber Mulch will not stain clothes.


How is Mulch Direct Rubber Mulch packaged?

We offer both 40lb bags and 2,000lb supersacks.


What is a supersack?

A Supersack is a container-big bag, also known as bulk bag that contains approximately 2,000 lbs.


How much rubber mulch will I need?

Rubber Mulch can be used for many applications, please refer to our Rubber Mulch Calculator to give you an accurate estimate on how much you will need or call us at 800-778-6852 and we can assist you in calculating how much you need.


How do I install Rubber Mulch?

The most ideal way to install rubber mulch is over a weed fabric. We recommend using a weed fabric and not a plastic material because plastic is not permeable. When installing rubber mulch over a weed fabric, you will never have any weed problems, and you won’t have to worry about previous mulch debris mixing with it. Rubber Mulch can be installed over your previous wood mulch, but make sure the wood mulch has had time to decay and become compacted.


How do I maintain Rubber Mulch?

Simply use a leaf blower or a rake to remove yard debris.


Will Rubber Mulch decompose?

Rubber Mulch will not decompose. If fading begins after at least 12 years, you can either top-dress it with fresh Rubber Mulch or till it into the soil. Rubber Mulch is safe to till into the soil because it is nontoxic and acts as an aerator to help keep the soil from compacting. Similar rubber products such as crumb rubber are being used for the same purpose in athletic fields all across the country. You can also rake up your faded mulch to use as landfill.


What kind of insulation does it provide?

Rubber Mulch keeps soil 10° cooler in summer and 10° warmer in winter.


Does Rubber Mulch freeze?

Rubber Mulch does not absorb water, it will not freeze.


Is Rubber Mulch flammable?

Rubber Mulch is not flammable. Tire chips were tested in 1995 in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (16 CFR 1500.44) 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 nonflammable.


What if a child swallows a rubber nugget?

In 1994 the Maryland Environmental Services (MES) put this question to a series of tests. At the MES request, a testing laboratory subjected ¾-inch pieces of tire chips to hydrochloric acid (stomach acid). "Visual examination of insoluble residue appeared to indicate only fibrous reinforcing strands were dissolved by the hydrochloric acid. The tire rubber did not appear to be affected in any way; i.e., chalking, cracking, fracturing, etc." (PSI Report No. 486-40013-001)

*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 a function of 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 indigestible material.


How can I use Rubber Mulch with horses?

Rubber Mulch is great for horse arenas and stalls. It is easy on horses’ joints when they step on it, and it is dust free. Many of our customers mix in the rubber mulch with sand and dirt.


Has Mulch Direct Rubber Mulch been certified by outside agencies?

Mulch Direct Rubber Mulch meets all of the criteria established by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) and complies with ASTM F1292-04, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around Playground Equipment.

Shipping & Return Info

As part of our goal of offering high quality at an affordable price, we also offer a delivery system which is convenient and economical.

Delivery Times

Samples: Samples of mulch will generally be delivered within 5 business days.
Mulch Orders: Most orders will be delivered within 5 - 7 business days. Our delivery company will call you prior to coordinate.

Return Policy

Return of unopened packages are accepted within 30 days of receipt of product if accompanied with a valid RMA # supplied by contacting MulchDirect.com. Customer is responsible for the initial freight cost incurred by MulchDirect as well as the cost of return freight. Additionally, there is a 15% restocking fee. Refund will be issued upon receipt of returned merchandise at our facility. Please note: Freight shipping can be costly.


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Rubber Mulch Calculator

Enter the dimensions for your playground or landscape and click the "Calculate" button.

Length (in feet)    

Width (in feet)      

Depth  



 
Square Foot Coverage Area

For 2,000lbs / 1 Pallet

1" depth = 858 sq feet
1.5" depth = 667 sq feet
2" depth = 500 sq feet
3" depth = 286 sq feet
4" depth = 214 sq feet
5" depth = 171 sq feet
6" depth = 143 sq feet