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    Question Bonded Rubber Mulch

    So i decided to take a week off last week to fill in a pond (the size of a lake) in our back garden. After spending £200 to just put shit in a hole i am now considering what to put on the surface and wondered if anyone had any experience in it.

    I have a rather large back garden (reason why we brought the house) and have plenty of grass already, so we were looking for something different. We also have a 1yo girl who will very soon be walking - and already loves being out in the garden.
    I stumbled apon this bonded rubber mulch, basically shredded tyres which you mix with a bonding agent and then smooth over.

    looking to cover an area of about 10sqM, best price so far i have had for 10sqM worth of rubber mulch (delivered) is £475.

    Any tips / advice or suggestions of other surfaces?

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    Default Re: Bonded Rubber Mulch



    What i have to sruface

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    Default Re: Bonded Rubber Mulch

    So it sets as a solid (but soft/bouncy) surface? Just wondering as anything loose is likely to be used by local animals as a toilet.

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    Default Re: Bonded Rubber Mulch

    Yea, just like a playground. You can leave in textured or smooth it over with a soapy trowel.

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    Default Re: Bonded Rubber Mulch

    We have the loose stuff over a much larger area. The cats don't seem to like it but over a small defined area like that I'd go bonded as the loose will move around.

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    Default Re: Bonded Rubber Mulch

    Yeah, even just to stop it spreading you'd def want it bonded together.

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    Default Re: Bonded Rubber Mulch

    How about rubber bark-style chippings?
    Where I work we make some discs for a company that grind rubber parts into powder/granules for the moulding industry. Had a visit to them one day a couple of years ago and they were just formulating the colour and texture for the shreddings. This must be the kind of thing they were developing.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] ~£105 delivered for 10sqM

    No affiliation and I'm sure there's others selling. The above is just a site from a google search.


    Looks like they also do the playground stuff too.

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    Default Re: Bonded Rubber Mulch

    Thanks chizh, but no mention if it can be bonded, think that is a must for me now.

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