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Poured in Place Rubber

PolyStar TumbleTurf Poured in Place Rubber Playground Surfacing


PolyStar TumbleTurf poured in place rubber playground surfaces offer a certified, resilient safety surfacing system which provides a fun, clean, and attractive environment for playgrounds. PolyStar playground surfaces are made from non-toxic pigmented rubber primarily derived from recycled tires. The thick, soft, shock absorbing layer creates a cushioned surface that allows children to play safely.

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The PolyStar Rubber Playground Surface

Poured in Place Rubber Playground Surfacing

The PolyStar rubber playground surface is a two layer system customized to provide safety for various age groups and fall heights. The top "wear" layer is composed of colored virgin rubber mixed with our proprietary binder and troweled evenly over the shock absorbing base layer. The base layer is made of shredded recycled rubber from post-consumer tires in varying thicknesses determined by the critical fall height (CFH) of the playground equipment. A variety of brilliant rubber colors are available to create beautiful patterns and designs in the rubber playground surface. Once cured, the rubber playground is non-toxic and environmentally inert. 

Playground Surface Installation 

USSA's experience with installing poured rubber playground surfaces spans over 15 years with over 500,000 sf of rubber surfacing material sold and installed since we began business in the late 90's. We have on call, trained and competent crews available all across America who will ensure that the sub-strate is properly prepared, the edges are adequately protected, and know how to work with the material properly.  For our PolyStar systems, this means the rubber and binder are well mixed in the correct proportions and at the right temperature, and the surface is troweled smoothly and expertly.

Rubber Playground Surface

Custom Designs

Artwork is a craft that USSA installers have refined and perfected over the years. Intricate images, designs, and color blends can be incorporated into the wear layer of the rubber surface to compliment the color and theme of playgrounds and parks. For specific purposes or design considerations, PolyStar poured in place rubber surfacing can be installed over slopes, mounds, and contours to create both a visual and sensual experience for the children and patrons of your park, school, or day care. Our installation crews are very capable of accomplishing any desired look or theme for our very particular clientel.

EPDM Colors Available

Two dozen brilliant EPDM colors are available to help you create your dream playground surface. We are happy to help recommend color blends and combinations to acheive any desired look and feel.

EPDM Terra Cotta Red EPDM Bright Red Orange EPDM Gold EPDM Yellow EPDM Beige EPDM
 Terra Cotta Red  Bright Red  Orange  Gold  Yellow  Beige
 Eggshell EPDM  Ivory EPDM  Hobart Green EPDM  401 Green EPDM  104 Green EPDM  Teal EPDM
 Eggshell  Ivory  Hobart Green 401 Green  104 Green  Teal
Dark Blue EPDM Blue EPDM Light Blue EPDM Purple EPDM Mid Gray EPDM Light Gray EPDM
 Dark Blue  Blue  Light Blue  Purple  Mid Gray  Light Gray
Cocoa Brown EPDM Mid Brown EPDM Dark Brown EPDM Charcoal EPDM Black EPDM White EPDM
 Cocoa Brown  Mid Brown  Dark Brown  Charcoal  Black



Playground Safety Testing

We are committed to providing the safest playground surfacing possible. PolyStar TumbleTurf meets ASTM critical fall heights and meets Gmax standards for head impact. Testing for ASTM fall height requirements and ADA compliance are available upon request as needed.


Environment + Green Building 

Our environmentally compatible technology provides multiple LEED credits and exceeds EPA requirements on heavy metal leaching. 

Recycled Content
LEED MR Credits 4.1 and 4.2
The base layer of PolyStar Tumbleturf contains 100% recycled post-consumer tires.

Regional Materials 
LEED MR Credits 5.1 and 5.2
100% regionally obtained recycled tires are utilized in all California projects as well as wherever possible throughout the United States.

Stormwater Management
LEED SS Credits 6.1 and 6.2
PolyStar systems are permeable, allowing rainwater to penetrate through rather than runoff as storm water.


Playground Maintenance

Regular maintenance is highly recommended to ensure a long life for your new playground surfacing. Maintenance packages and materials are readily available. Please visit our Playground Maintenance Page for details. 

PolyStar Poured-In-Place Rubber Playground Surfacing:
  • Is durable and cost effective
  • Is ideal for mixing of colors and adding designs and  logos
  • Provides excellent wheelchair accessibility
  • Is age appropriate  from 2 To 12 Years Old
  • Safe for critical fall heights of up to 12' 
  • Includes a 5 Year Warranty
  • Top quality
  • Nationally Recognized 
  • LEED Rated for Regional Materials and Recycled Content
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