Rubber Mulch
Technical Overview

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Below is a technical overview for TigerMulch, a bonded rubber mulch surface, made from recycled rubber. Please Visit our Rubber Mulch product page for more information



TigerMulch bound rubber mulch is a mixture of colour-coated shredded lorry tyre rubber and a specifically formulated polyurethane binder with the appearance of natural bark. Mixed up and wet-laid on site, Rubber Mulch forms an in situ surface that is incredibly strong.

Green tiger mulch surfacing

Ground Preparation

Whilst TigerMulch bonded rubber mulch occasionally does not require the same sub base preparation as a wet pour surface, in most cases we recommend that an aggregate base is installed. This is to ensure that the surface drains adequately, and that the surface will not settle or subside, especially in areas of high use.

In some cases, TigerMulch can be laid without extensive preparation works. For example, if trees are present in the area where TigerMulch is to be laid and the ground is free draining, it is quite possible that TigerMulch can be laid on top of a weed suppressing geotextile membrane, and be perfectly well supported by the root structure of the trees.

TigerMulch subbase and edge detail

Tigermulch Technical Drawing

• We recommend that you seek our advice about sub base requirements for Rubber Mulch.
• Where Rubber Mulch butts up against surrounding grass no edging is required. The grass is allowed to grow over its edge to lock the TigerMulch permanently into place. Consequently, TigerMulch does not suffer from shrinkage issues that can affect other rubberised surfaces.

Repairs and Maintenance

Rubber Mulch is easily repaired in the event of damage. Vegetative growth should be killed off using a glyphosate based weed killer, referring to supplier’s application instructions.


TigerMulch is tested according to the requirements of BS EN 1176 and BS EN 1177
A full technical specification is available on request.

TigerMulch, Bound Rubber Mulch, Fall Height Chart

Depth of TigerMulch
Free Fall Height 1.0m 1.7m 2.2m 2.5m 2.8m 3.0m
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