We believe that meeting the highest standards for our children is essential for communities to thrive. Our crews are specially trained for playground installation, have Canadian Playground Safety Institute (CPSI) credentials, and possess more than 40 years of combined experience.
We are proud to be installing Shercom SHERPLAY® rubber paving technology and Playtop® and Nike Grind® playgrounds across Alberta and British Columbia.
Urban Rubber Paving is the approved installer of the proprietary impact-absorbing SHERPLAY® poured-in-place rubber surface system. Featuring a unique and extra-stable cushioning base, it also comes in a broad range of colours. For the top wear layer, we’re proud to instal Sherflek® (recycled tire crumb coated with coloured rubber), Playtop®, EPDM, and Nike Grind®.
We have certified Canadian Playground Safety Institute (CPSI) staff who oversee the entire installation from the preparation work to final wear layer.
The playground surface will be tested to meet or exceed the following standards:
Fall Attenuation: ASTM F1292-01 and CAC/CSA Z-614 for GMAX & HIC testing
UV stability: ASTM D1148-13
Water Absorption: ASTM D-530 +6.5%
Bacterial Resistance: no growth
Fungal Resistance: no growth
SHERPLAY® provides a stable cushioning base to which the wear layer will adhere for the life of the playground. This is a significant departure from traditional playground bases that use fine rubber buffings, which are prone to shifting and result in the lateral movement of the wear layer. This movement leads to premature tearing, cracking, and seam failure.
Children love colour! With this in mind, we offer industry-leading colour customization while maximizing recycled content, affordability, and access to environmental grants. Our wear layer can blend Sherflek®, Playtop® with Nike Grind® products.
Sherflek® is manufactured from recycled tire granules (SBR) that have been safely dyed with liquid colourant. The result is a solid rubber granule with approximately 10% of the outer surface coloured – meeting the same colour, longevity, ASTM, and CSA testing standards as EPDM while maintaining full eligibility for LEED credits, provincial, and industry grants. Colour customization is the same low price as black SBR.
Playtop® is the largest pour-in-place playground company in the world, with installations in almost 70 countries. It leads the industry with more than 50% propylene content – the key ingredient for colour stability and longevity.
Nike Grind® is an innovative surface created using recycled running shoes. Combined with the Playtop® EPDM, it’s available in a wide spectrum of colour possibilities.