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Guide to Installation

Allow for finished levels to the same as existing ground levels where possible

Overall area of groundwork to be flat and level

Where the area of groundwork must be installed on an incline, the slope must not exceed 1:10

To comply with the European Standard, the internal measurements of the surfacing must extend to a minimum of 1.50m beyond any extremity of the playground equipment. Check current required standard at time of installation

Excavation to a minimum of 150mm plus the proposed overall depth of safety tiles

PCC edging 900mm x 150mm (post formed) to be installed in straight lines and at an even plane, bedded and hauched with 100mm class E concrete. (Rounded edge to outside)

Lay minimum 75mm depth of compacted M.O.T. type one stone, to a finished level not exceeding plus or minus 8mm in any direction under a 3 metre straight edge

The compacted stone level to finish below the top line of PCC edging to allow for the exact thickness of rubber safety tiles and 75mm of concrete oversite

It is recommended that tiles are laid tight within the PCC edging, shoehorning tiles into position to ensure a tight fit.

Additional Guide for Surface Mounted Tiles

First, prepare your existing concrete or tarmac base to receive the tiles. Sweep off any debris or loose stones. Any weeds on the area should be treated with a suitable weed killer. If the area to be surfaced has moss, this can usually be scraped off with a shovel. A pressure washer is an ideal way of ensuring your base work is clean

Allow the surface of your base to dry

Do not apply any adhesive; just arrange the rubber tiles into their positions dry. This will help you ascertain whether any tiles have to be cut, and where the ramp edged tiles have to be placed (if required)

Any tiles that require shaping can be cut using your straight edge and knife. A piece of chalk may be used if necessary, to mark your cuts. This can be removed with some water later

Lift your first tile and place to one side

Adhesive should be applied to the concrete or tarmac base. Using the paintbrush mark a cross from corner to corner on the exposed base underneath the tile you have set aside. You will find the adhesive has a syrup like consistency. It is very strong, each 7Kg tub is sufficient to fix ten tiles

Remove the second tile in the line and replace the first, ensuring the tile makes good contact with the adhesive. At this point it is a good idea to smear a little adhesive along the adjoining edge of each tile, so the tiles not only stuck to the base but to each other for extra strength. Take care not to allow adhesive onto the face of the tile, as this will look unsightly and is difficult to remove

Repeat steps 5, 6 & 7 over the entire area

It is advisable to apply adhesive along the underside of the entire length of any exposed edge of your new surface to avoid the possibility of these tiles lifting

Sweep off any loose bits of rubber, allow 24 hours for adhesive to cure.

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