The proper way to rubberize agility equipment
Combining the two ingredients used-rubber granules and binder- is very basic. Whether it's installing running tracks, kids playgrounds, pool surrounds, or rubberizing the surface of agility obstacles, the technique is the same. According to industry standards, the binder is used per weight of the rubber granules, mixed thoroughly, spread, smoothed, and left to cure. As the company that brought a permanent cushioned rubber surface (terming the word "skins" as the thinner layer) for obstacles to the sport of agility five years ago, Rubber on the Run continues to be in the forefront of highest quality and best prices, and also offers a specialized adhesive for applying the skins, as an alternative to using contact cement!
We use color impregnated virgin rubber imported from the UK by American Recycling Center. It is a TPV rubber (high quality virgin polymer), not an EPDM rubber that is sulphur cured or a recycled rubber that is painted. The binders from American Recycling are formulas custom made by Dow Chemical- the best quality binder available. When shopping for a rubber surface for agility equipment (aframe, dogwalk, seesaw, tabletop), know the quality of the materials a company uses. Then find out how a company makes their surfacing- industry standards, or their own variation? With normal care, a rubber surface like Rubber on the Run manufactures will last AT LEAST 10 years. There is a big difference of surfaces out there- know what one you're getting!
RUBBER ON THE RUN!
We make the skins for you, ready to glue on your agility obstacle. The contact zones are attached to the color section, so each skin is a complete piece. This rubber skin can be applied on wood, aluminum, and Fiberglas surfaces using the proper adhesive. Gluing instructions are included.
A SPECIALLY DEVELOPED WATER BASE ADHESIVE ALSO AVAILABLE!
The same thin rubber formulas developed by Rubber on the Run for the ready made skins is directly applied to a 3mm aluminum composite panel. For use with any seesaw or dogwalk framework 12" wide, or aframes 36" wide x 9'. Screws are included, painted to match the color of the rubber. Many extra benefits included with this surfacing system!