Majestic Rubber Mulch is packaged a few different ways.
Please contact us for packaging options.
Once opened, Majestic Rubber Mulch has an odor initially.
However, after a few days, the smell will dissipate.
No. Majestic Rubber Mulch
is hydrophobic--it does not absorb water--so it will not
Majestic Rubber Mulch will not decompose for over
200 years. When fading begins after at least ten years,
you can either top-dress it with fresh Majestic Rubber
Mulch or till it
into the soil. Majestic
Rubber Mulch is safe to till into the soil because it is
nontoxic and acts as an aerator to help keep the soil from
compacting. Similar rubber
products such as crumb rubber are being used for the same
purpose in athletic fields all across the country. You
can also rake up your faded
mulch to use as landfill.
Majestic Rubber Mulch keeps soil 10° cooler in summer and
Since Majestic Rubber Mulch can be used for
many applications, please refer to our Mulch Calculator
to give you an accurate
estimate on how much you will need.
Majestic Rubber Mulch is great for horse
arenas and stalls. It is easy on horses’ joints
when they step on it, and it is dust free. Many of our customers mix in the rubber
mulch with sand and dirt. For horse stalls, we recommend spreading the mulch
at a ½ inch depth. We offer rubber mulch without a colored coating that
is more cost-efficient for such use.
No. Majestic landscape and playground
mulches are colored using a licensed process, which seals
the rubber after the desired
color is applied. You can even play
in Majestic Rubber Mulch in the rain.
No. Unlike organic materials,
Majestic Rubber Mulch will not stain clothes.
The most ideal way to install rubber mulch is over a
weed fabric. We recommend using a weed fabric and not a
plastic material because plastic is not permeable.
When installing rubber mulch over a weed fabric, you will never have any weed
problems, and you won’t have to worry about previous mulch debris mixing
with it. Majestic Rubber Mulch can be installed over your previous wood mulch,
but make sure the wood mulch has had time to decay and become compacted.
Majestic Rubber Mulch is not flammable.
Tire chips were tested in
1995 in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substance
Act (16 CFR 1500.44) to determine whether this
material would be considered "flammable." (A
material is considered flammable if it ignites and burns with a self-sustained
flame at a rate greater than 0.1 inches per second along its major axis.) Per
these test results, scrap tire material is considered nonflammable.
In 1994 the Maryland
Environmental Services (MES) put this question to a series
of tests. At the MES request, a testing
laboratory subjected ¾-inch pieces
of tire chips to hydrochloric acid (stomach acid). "Visual examination
of insoluble residue appeared to indicate only fibrous reinforcing strands
dissolved by the hydrochloric acid. The tire rubber did not appear to be affected
in any way; i.e., chalking, cracking, fracturing, etc." (PSI Report No.
If a piece of rubber is swallowed, it should not
cause any acute or chronic problems. Short-term issues,
such as an upset
stomach, will be a function of
of rubber swallowed. As to the fate of the rubber chips swallowed, they are
eventually evacuated from the body, just like any other indigestible material.
Playground Mulch meets all of the criteria established
by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers
Association (IPEMA) and complies with ASTM
F1292-04, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around Playground
Equipment, and ASTM F1951, Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility
of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment. Majestic Premium
Playground Mulch is also ADA compliant.
In the interest of playground safety,
IPEMA provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby
a designated independent laboratory, Detroit Testing Laboratory,
Inc., validates a surfacing manufacturer’s certification of conformance
to ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around
Playground Equipment. Regardless whether you settle on our product or not,
you should not accept any product that does not bear this certification. Check
IPEMA website to confirm product validation, as well as tested critical height.
The use of the IPEMA Certification Seal signifies that Majestic Rubber Mulch
has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product
associated with the use of the seal conforms to the requirements of ASTM F1292-04.
are aware of five studies:
- A study
by the University of Maine's Department of Civil Engineering on water
quality of tire leachate below the
ground water table showed that, if
is near neutral (not too acidic or alkaline), tire shreds have only a small
impact on groundwater quality.
- Five-Year Study Of The Water Quality Effects
Of Tire Shreds Placed Above The Water Table
Study of the Toxicity of Chipped Tires and Wood Chips Leachate
- The Chelsea Center's Technical
Report on Environmental Impacts of Rubber In Light Fill Applications. This
study concludes that recycled rubber derived
scrap tires is a safe, recyclable material.
- The Minnesota Department of
Transportation (DOT), Using Shredded Tires as Lightweight
Fill Material for Road Subgrades
- Ground rubber
- Recycled rubber products in landscaping
- “Greenscaping” your
lawn and garden
- On golf courses
- Frequently Asked Questions
We were happy to learn that it
does in this article from Landscape
IPEMA recently began an initiative to promote the
benefits of children’s
play and playgrounds and to provide information and resources to help us all
improve the quality and quantity of children’s play and playgrounds.
A website, www.voiceofplay.com, is sponsored by the International Play Equipment
Manufacturers (IPEMA) and is for parents, kids, community groups, school principals,
boards, teachers and administrators; parks and recreation professionals; playground
designers, and equipment manufacturers--along with everyone who cares about
and play! Some highlights of this site include information about physical,
social, emotional, and cognitive benefits of play; playground certification
a resource kit for parents; and an area to pose questions to our play experts.
Yes, at Michigan
Yes, these are the results of a Canadian
study and research at Southern
Illinois University – Carbondale. The
of Florida has also started doing research on using rubber
mulch on athletic fields and golf courses.
This article on Recycled
rubber as a drainage layer medium under greens may also be of interest.
Department of Natural Resources has looked at this