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EPDM Rubber Flooring Playground Surfaces and Mats

Color options for rubber playground mats and tiles.

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber is, for most intents and purposes, a virgin rubber. It is also much more expensive than recycled rubber of which most of our rubber products are made.

With regards to most of our rubber products including rolls, , and most interlocking gym flooring, EPDM rubber is used as a color ''fleck'' option. That is, the virgin rubber is added into the recycled rubber product to give a splash of color to the black material. Because EPDM rubber is more costly to manufacture, color fleck adds cost to the flooring that contains it.

While EPDM is a bit softer and more expensive, it generally doesn't add any quality to the flooring itself. If color preference is not a high priority, 100% recycled rubber can be used in your playground mats or tiles without sacrificing performance or quality.
For more on this topic please review our Playground Rubber Safety Surfaces product page.