Polymeric Specification

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When building sports facilities, the polymeric surfacing specification is a popular material to use. This is made up of EPDM rubber and can be installed in a number of designs depending on the sports which will be played. It is a hard court surface which is ideal for playing basketball, netball and tennis, and many schools have it installed for multi use games areas.

Our team can carry out installations of these surface types in a variety of dimensions and colours. Please contact us today to talk about the prices and get a quote for the work you’d like us to complete.

EPDM Rubber Flooring Designs

Polymeric EPDM rubber sports surfacing is a popular choice for many different sports facilities across the UK, including tennis courts, athletics tracks and multi use games areas. There are two main types of polymeric surfacing specification – Type 3 MUGA which has ideal slip resistance qualities for netball, and Type 4 MUGA which has a slightly lower anti slip rating and is more suited to tennis and basketball. These polymeric sports court specifications can be altered and tailored to suit the different requirements of each project to ensure you get the best sports facility for your school or sports club.

Each polymeric surfacing specification consists of a stone sub base and a macadam base which the polymeric rubber surfacing is then laid onto. The stone sub base is made up of reduced fines angular stones which lock together to make the surface of the sports court even, this stone sub base, along with the macadam base and polymeric surface, is permeable to allow water to drain through it which therefore prevents flooding.


Additional Sports Court Features

There are also a number of additional extras which can be installed as part of the overall polymeric surfacing specification. These include anti slip paint coatings and line markings to improve surface grip and enhance game play, as well as a selection of fencing types in different heights and floodlighting which can be customised to suit the requirements of each project. It’s important to consider all of these extra options for equipment and applications to ensure you can make the most out of your polymeric sports court once it’s been installed. Having different options with fencing, floodlighting and equipment can help you to turn the polymeric sports court into a multi use facility which is ideal for schools where they may not be a lot of available outdoor space.

Specification for Polymeric Sport Surfaces

When putting together EPDM rubber sports court specifications, it’s important to think about the sports that the facility is going to be used for so you can choose the right polymeric surfacing specification which provides the best performance characteristics for those activities. For example, if you’re looking to install an athletics track facility, the design for these will of course be a lot different than any of the rubber sports court specifications. Multi use polymeric courts will also require line markings in contrasting colours to distinguish between each sport, so it’s important that you know what your primary sports are going to be so accurate line markings can be applied.

The polymeric surfacing specification you choose will also have an effect on the overall cost of the sports facility construction project, so this is something you need to consider when deciding on a budget for the installation. We aim to offer flexible prices and quotes to fit within your requirements while still ensuring you get a great value service and a top quality end product which has excellent performance characteristics and can be enjoyed for a long time.


Woodhouse grove school

Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.

AFC Bournemouth

When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with. 

Banister Primary School

We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Activity For All

Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!

Golborne High School

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!

More Information

Please get in touch with us if you’re thinking about installing a new sports facility in EPDM rubber surfacing. We can assist you with creating designs and coming up with a quote which suits your budget, as well as installing the surface and offering after care maintenance services to keep it in top condition.

You can fill in the contact form on this page to send us over details of the project you’re thinking of carrying out and we’ll get back to you with some further information on how we can help. There are loads of options for the polymeric surfacing specification, and we can tailor the design to suit you perfectly.

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