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Rubberific Mulch stands alone as the industry’s hallmark recycled rubber mulch. This realistically-textured ground-cover is made from 100% recycled rubber and will not fade, rot, compress or lose its original beauty, even after years of exposure to the elements. Rubberific Mulch saves homeowners time and money, and is one of the safest playground coverings available. *Installation instructions below.

  • Made from environmentally-friendly materials approved by the EPA

  • Preserves ground moisture without absorption, helping to keep plants healthy

  • 99.9% wire free

  • Does not attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful insects

  • Five times heavier than wood mulches, and will not float or erode during heavy rain and flooding

  • Proven non-toxic by Northwest Laboratories of Seattle, Inc.

  • Inhibits growth of molds and fungi, reducing allergy risk

  • Minimizes dust

  • Certified to comply with ASTM F 1951 (ADA)

  • Exceeds U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards for playgrounds

  • Available in Earthtone, Redwood, Cedar, Cypress, Classic Black, Caribbean Blue, Forest Green and a full palette of custom colors


*Installation Guidelines for Playground

  • The ground area where the playground will lie should either be in location that will not hold water, or have slight grade to allow for proper drainage. In areas where drainage could be an issue; it is recommended to install a drain tile system, with a 3” base of pea gravel or rock to allow for proper drainage.

  • Heavy duty weed fabric should be installed under Rubberific Mulch to separate Rubberific from what lies beneath. Depending on the size of the playground, it is recommended to use large rolls of weed fabric (12’ width rolls) to minimize the number seams.

  • Use landscape stakes to stake down weed fabric seams and corners. Make sure the stakes are completely hammered down.

  • A border is recommended to enclose the playground to contain the mulch. It is recommended to have a few inches between the top of the border and the top of the Rubberific.

  • It is recommended to loosely compact the mulch to either 4 or 6 inches to achieve the desired fall height rating.

Installation for Landscaping



  • Install Rubberific Mulch at a depth of 1".

  • It is not necessary, but recommended to install Rubberific Mulch over a permeable weed fabric. Using a weed fabric will increase coverage per bag/box and decrease risk of weeds. Also, using felt type weed fabric will help keep Rubberific in place.

  • If installing Rubberific Mulch over existing mulch/soil, make sure the ground surface is a compacted material, free of debris and loose objects. Rubberific Mulch will look its best when not mixed in with other debris.

  • When installing Rubberific Mulch in mulch/plant beds, it is recommended that the beds have a border to help contain the mulch. The border can either be a raised border such as a poured concrete/brick border, or a dug border such as a 2” deep trench around the bed.

  • To clear leaves and other debris off the top of Rubberific Mulch, use a blower on a low setting. Since Rubberific Mulch is heavier than grass clippings and leaves, it will stay in place while the debris is blown away.


Rubberific Mulch has one of the highest shock absorption ratings of any playground covering and rubber mulch, as outlined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It safely absorbs the impact of falls from heights greater than that of gravel, sand, wood chips and other mulches. Tests determined how high a child could safely fall into a layer of covering six inches deep.


Here’s how Rubberific Mulch rates among other ground-covers:


Critical Heights of Tested Materials of 6” Depth

Rubberific Mulch 10 feet

Wood chips 7 feet

Engineered wood fibers 6 feet

Wood mulch 6 feet

Double-shredded bark 6 feet

Fine gravel 6 feet

Medium gravel 5 feet

Fine sand 5 feet

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