All types of flooring have their pros and cons but what about rubber soft-fall? Why is it so popular among areas ranging from school compounds, public areas, competitive sports field, and leisure premises? Perhaps the following reasons can address so.
First of all, rubber soft-fall is environmental friendly and uphold a certain level of cleanliness. Unlike wood or metal, rubber mulch used for soft-fall does not decompose nor rot after prolong usage. Therefore, one will not get themselves dirty while using the facilities covered with rubber soft-fall. Moreover, rubber soft-fall is rather independent and not easily affected by the surrounding environment (i.e., metal tends to rust faster if they are placed near coastal areas). Its durability permits minimal maintenance and changes and it is not toxic, hence posting no threat to the ecosystem in the long run, making it ideal for most occasions.
Next, rubber soft-fall is a good shock absorbent, this is to why it is being largely employed in sports facilities, playgrounds, parks, and school compounds. In order to meet the national standard required by most nations, a good rubber soft-fall will need to pass the tests that challenge its Critical Fall Height (CFH) and Head Injury Criterion (HIC) standards. Besides, the soft and smooth nature of the soft-fall is able to reduce the amount of injuries, scratches, cuts, or bruises that one may succumb, by taking away the amount of energy and pressure one has to suffer when they are in contact to the ground.
Third, rubber soft-fall is aesthetically pleasing to most people. Rubber soft-fall is flexible in the sense that it comes with many different colours and enables mixing and matching or evening drawing of lines to accommodate all kinds of usage. Often, rubber soft-fall used in playgrounds are bright and colourful yet sustaining a natural look by blending into the surrounding. Therefore, it is generally welcome by users of various age groups.
Last but not least, rubber soft-fall is a cost effective option for flooring because it needs little maintenance. In areas where it is exposed to high traffic and friction such as sports field, the long-lasting nature of rubber soft-fall will come in handy. This is especially true if it does not affect the general performance and training of athletes.
It is not an easy task to list down all the advantages of rubber soft-fall because there are just so many of them. So, if you are considering a floor change or surface revamp, try not to leave rubber soft-fall out of your options.