Category Archive: EPDM Granules – FlooraBright

  1. Digging Deep with Rubber granules!

    A recent call from Trench 1 led to a pit stop at Trade Partners HQ by Gemma Ingason, owner, to collect 2 bags of EPDM rubber granules! This may be one of our smallest orders ever but it yielded bags of enthusiasm and we were delighted to be involved. 

    Gemma needed a product to help with a project where some primary school children were ‘digging deep’ and EPDM rubber granules were the perfect solution.

     

     

    Trench 1 create opportunities for children to learn about archaeology and use real artefacts to bring everything from the Stone Age to the Viking’s to life. These pictures show how our EPDM granules were used as part of a ‘dig’.

     

    Rubber granules used in archaeology dig

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    Trade Partners’ rubber granules are a brilliant medium for children to  dig in when they are learning about archaeology. The bright colours, combined with a new texture, really engaged the children and as they’re  normally used for playground surfacing, they are non-toxic. I’ve been using them in a church where they provided good, clean fun”. Gemma Ingason, Trench 1

     

    For more information on rubber granules from our FlooraBounce range please contact us. 

  2. Play surface designs with a difference.

    Wetpour Safety Surfacing

    Looking for a great play surface design?

    When designing a playground you might be thinking of safety first, but once you have researched your surface options, design is the next step!

    Arrows and Flowers were the main design theme for two new play surfaces in Nottingham.

    Each play surface is comprised of approximately 200 square meters of wet-pour rubber safety surfacing. Both play areas were designed to incorporate large, brightly coloured graphics of various Arrow and Flower shapes.

    Materials Used

    The materials used in the construction of these play surfaces were from the FlooraBounce Range, consisting of FlooraBase recycled tyre granules, FlooraBright coloured EPDM granules and Dow Voramer™ MR1060 polyurethane binder.

    Join free surface.

    FlooraBright EPDM granules when mixed with Dow Voramer™ polyurethane binder, provides a strong and durable impact-absorbing surface, which can be installed in any shape and size without any joins.

    The EPDM granules are laid as a continuous surface that can be installed right up to existing play equipment to ensure there are no unprotected areas. The correct surface thickness is retained throughout to ensure a providing a low-maintenance surface option.

    Want to know more?

    If you are interested in specifying FlooraBright EPDM granules for your play area, or looking to find a local installer please get in touch and we would be happy to recommend someone near you. Alternatively, if you’re looking to source FlooraBright EPDM granules or other associated products directly, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

     

    deigning a playground

  3. Exports of FlooraBright EPDM Granules continue to expand

    Swimming Pool SurroundExports of the FlooraBounce range continues to expand with an order from the South of France to surface a swimming pool surround of approximately 700 square meters. The order details were very specific and required a bespoke granule size and colour mix. We commissioned a special production batch of FlooraBright EPDM granules sized at 1.0-2.0mm to help achieve the surface finish specified. The colour choice was also a special blend of Beige and Brown EPDM granules mixed at a 50:50 ratio.  The order was consolidated with Dow Voramer™ polyurethane binder and TPI Finish release agent and exported to Aude, France.

    Following this order and other recent exports we are now in the process of enhancing the Trade Partners International website further with multi-lingual versions – these will be live very soon! 

    Should you be interested in EPDM granules for your swimming pool surround, or looking to find a local installer then please get in touch and we would be happy to recommend someone near you. Alternatively, if you’re looking to source FlooraBright EPDM granules or other associated products directly, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

     

  4. New School New Safety Surface

    EPDM Granules

     

    One of the largest orders of the year has just been completed at Kemball Special School in Stoke on Trent. A full load of FlooraBase tyre granules and approximately 15 tonnes of FlooraBright EPDM granules were supplied to surface over 1,000 square meters of play area and walkway within the new school grounds. The surface colour chosen was a special blend of light green and dark green FlooraBright EPDM granules.

    FlooraBright EPDM granules when mixed with polyurethane binder provide a strong, durable impact-absorbing surface, which can be installed in any shape and size without any joins. As the EPDM granules are laid as a continuous surface there are no tripping hazards and it can be installed right up to existing play equipment, meaning that there are no unprotected areas. The right surface thickness is always retained in the right place providing a low-maintenance surface option.    

    Should you be interested in specifying FlooraBright EPDM granules for your play area, or looking to find a local installer please get in touch and we would be happy to recommend someone near you. Alternatively, if you’re looking to source FlooraBright EPDM granules or other associated products directly, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  

  5. Turquoise EPDM Granules added to the FlooraBright colour range

    Turquoise EPDM GranulesBy popular demand we have added Turquoise to the FlooraBright range of EPDM granules. The new shade of Turquoise is based on RAL5018* colour and samples are available on request.   

    The FlooraBright range of EPDM granules now comprises of 15 colours in total – Black, Red, Light Green, Dark Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Turquoise, Earth Yellow, Bright Yellow, Beige, Eggshell, Brown, Grey, Orange and Purple. Further information can be found at http://www.tradepartners.co.uk/epdm-granules/

    Customised colours or a mix of different coloured EPDM granules can also be produced to create special effects or compliment existing colour schemes. Bespoke colours and EPDM blends are subject to mimimum order quantitiy and production lead time, please contact us for further information.

    We make every effort to ensure the pictures of EPDM granules are as representative as possible, however the natural colour cannot always be displayed accurately on screen and we recommend that a sample is requested where an exact colour reference is required. It’s also important to note that the colour will change when mixed with polyurethane binder during installation. (*approximate value)