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Rubber Decking Explained

We get a lot of questions from people who have never heard of Rubber Decking. The fact is that even though rubber surfacing may appear to be a new product, it actually dates back almost 70 years when it was first created for running track applications in Europe. Rubber Decking for residential applications is fairly new and has been used throughout the US & Canada for about 30 years.

A Rubber Decking is made up of EPDM (synthetic rubber) mixed with a special polyurethane binder that is applied (poured) directly over existing cracked and uneven concrete. You have probably seen Rubber Decking in your local playgrounds and splash-pads. The reason why Rubber Decking is so popular is its clean, maintenance free appearance and its expansion capability.

Rubber Decking has been making its way into residential applications and can now be found around a backyard pool, on a patio or a set of stairs, and even over top of an old cracked asphalt driveway.  Rubber Decking is naturally non-slip when wet and snow covered making it ideal for pool decks, walkways, and stairs where safety is paramount. A Rubber Decking has the unique ability to expand and contract to accommodate for ground movement and freeze/thaw cycles. This expansion ability drastically reduces cracking that you would commonly see in stone based products as a result of our ever-changing climate.

Rubber Decking is also seamless which reduces the maintenance of removing weeds and it inhibits insects from making the surface their home. You can also customize your surface with intricate inlay, design, and color combinations that will allow you to add your own artistic flair. One of the best features about a Rubber Decking is its ability to be applied directly over your worn, cracked, and uneven surface. Cracks, weeds, and depressions are simply covered over and eliminated. Pool deck renovations become easy and cost effective, eliminating the need to remove the old concrete and replace it with new concrete that may crack again.

As the industry grows you will start to notice Rubber Decking on more commercial and residential applications. With installations only taking a couple of days and a dry time in about 24/48 hours.

Rubber Deck colors

Pick a premium colour for your project.
Pick a second colour as a border for effect.
Mix 2 or more colours together to get that custom blend.
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