Q and A

Customers always ask us: Can you marry (or merge) concrete pavers with your rubber pavers?

The answer is yes.

All you have to do is recess the concrete pavers where you want the rubber pavers to go by the thickness of said rubber paver. In this case our 2" thick Pave-Land series using the Custom Blended TPV To with 85% Std.

Green, 10% Bright Green and 5% Black.

UNITY Surfacing - Concete Pavers to Rubber Pavers on Rooftop Recreational Area at City School

With respect to our fitness flooring butting up to other types of finished surfacing. As you can see it is no issue.

Here our 1" thick pigmented slate gray interlocking rubber tiles were installed at this gym facility that needed to transition into and onto a wood floor. 

The transition was make easy thanks to the "saddle" that was supplied by the wood flooring vendor.......it just needed to be reversed going from the rubber tiles down to the wood floor.

The end result is an ADA compliant flooring for both.

We invite you to visit your project page for other fitness flooring applications.

Our painting products offer virtually limitless possibilities of color combinations with the same fully tested, easy to apply, two-part painting system that we offer.

The school staff utilized our high quality painting goods as a solution for displaying this hopscotch design in a dead area of the playground in order to encourage children to spread out more, while at the same time give them another component of play.

Employing a unique painting product that sticks to rubber, this material comes in a wide variety of standard and custom colors to fit your needs.

Custom colors are precise and can be used on and new or old rubber surfacing products to compliment any park, school and/or daycare center color.

We invite you to click here to learn more about our painting goods.

Unity on Rooftop Playground using 2.5in wHop-Scotch Design

The elegance, reliability and durability of Unity, built New York strong is a great product to compliment any PIP safety surfacing project.

They keep looking good and perform reliably through many thousands of uses......and seasons for that matter. Because when you come right down on it, good products are nothing without great performance.

Here 3" thick Pigmented Green was selected to compliment the green chips that was used in the safety surfacing material.

If you notice three of our 22"X44" tiles were used to give this landing area a platform that is 44"X66" overall. This was to insure that when the kids exited the slide and continued onto the next component, the PIP safety surfacing would not get destroyed along the edges.

UNITY Surfacing Image of Park Playground using Rubber Tiles with PIP

We were ask by an architect whom also acted as the consultant on this project the following:

1.) We are looking to install your product on a roof, but also want to incoorperate a small turf area for the kids. However, we are worried about two things: A.) A lip between your rubber pavers and the turf material, and B.) we don't want a giant piece of rolled tuft of top in case we have to get at the roof for any future repairs and maintenance issues.

At that moment, we were "all-in" solving both problems they were facing by providing a 2" thick rubber paver in Grey for the main area and our 1 3/4" thick Turf-Top paver (measure 2" overall when turf is applied to the top during our manufacturing process)for the other area.

The Turf-Top Rubber Pavers came in individual 22"X44" panels so they can be easily removed for any and all maintenance and repair issues that may need to be done.........a stunning finish to this quaint brownstone.

UNITY - Turf Top Tile and our Std Rubber Paver on Rooftop Patio in NYC

One may think..........."what is so spectacular about this image".

What you may not see is the different shades of custom blended TPV (EPDM) top tiles to create a colorful safety surfacing area that really makes this playground pop. 

It was designed to make the playground area look like fresh cut grass, with a mower going back and forth (two different directions) to give it the look that you see here. 

Hats off the architects and designers of this project as we get a lot of compliments with respect to the finished results.

TPV color chips in question are 90% Dark Green with 10% Bright Green. Then the reverse using 90 Bright Green with 10% Dark Green. 

Playground Surfacing To Look Like Fresh Cut Grass

Recently, we were asked if holes can be drilled into our rubber tiles, mats, blocks, pavers to allow for additional water flow to the drainage outlets during heavy rains.

The answer is "YES", even though our products are water permeable (both at the body and at the seams), our products can allow for holes to be drilled from the underside of the produce, in-between the cones, to allow for access water to drain more effectively from the top.

Here we are showing a sample unit with a cut out for both a square (left) and round (right) drain that would sit below our products. 

Keep in mind, this should be done on-site as the drain location and product positioning may not line up exactly as shown.

Unity - Image of rubber tile with holes drilled through it for better drainage

A customer came to us and asked the following: They have two playground areas requiring two different drop height requirements. How can we cut costs here?

In order to cut cost
s, we asked if we could provide two different thicknesses without creating a tripping hazard. Our solution was to provide our “Transitional Ramps” to separate the two areas as noted herein.

Our other suggestion was to 
change the color in order to better see the change in elevation. However, in this case the client wanted to have the same colors throughout both playground areas as shown to the right. With this in mind, regardless of your situation, please contact us to see how we can help solve some of the problems you are experiencing........like the one seen here.
Playground Tiles Transitioning From One Thickness To The Next

We show this image for two reasons.

1.) The red transitional ramp (edge) is a different color, this is to symbolize a change of elevation in order to reduce tripping on and off the play area. The different color makes it easier to see. You can also notice the inside and outside corners cut with ease.

2.) Look very carefully in the upper right-hand corner of this image. Notice a single red tile in the distance? This tile was placed there for the maintenance department to easily find the man-hole cover/drain area.

Let us help you come up with some creative ways to solve your problems.

Another customer came to us and asked the following: How do we safety secure a playground on a rooftop of a building.......in this case, our school?

Since Unity is also widely known for "rooftop playground" applications, we met with the vendor of said playground equipment company, and work together to come up with a solution that would best fit everyone’s needs............especially this private school in NYC.

With that, “spider-webbing” was 
designed to create a “surface mount” structure. Unity then began to install there custom made (heavier/denser rubber playground pavers) to go over the spider webbing, yet be cut around the playground posts and parapet for a nice clean finished look...........as shown here.

This installation sparked many other instal
lations across the country........and the world as a result of this project. Our “Projects Page” and “Before & After Page” of our internet website shows other rooftop playgrounds we have completed.

UNITY - Image of Rooftop Playground with Unity Tiles on top

The Unity Paver system offers tremendous design flexibility coupled with ease of installation that provides a unique and viable alternative to traditional deck building materials and methods for many reasons.

The come in a wide range of colors and thicknesses to suit a variety of applications, like this step area/plat-form that you see here.

The are a cost efficient method of creating a usable rooftop space.

They protect the roof membrane and insulation boards without damaging or harming them in any way.

In the end, we provided this client with a safe roof play space, while at the same time provided a safe landing area/plat-form for anyone that uses it.

Unity on Rooftop Playground w/Concrete Step Encased in Rubber Tiles
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