ASTM WK43220

    New Specification for Rubber Poured-In-Place Playground Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.63 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1. Scope 1.1 This specification establishes minimum characteristics to establish a surface as rubber poured-in-place. 1.2 Rubber poured-in-place surfaces that meet the requirements of this specification shall comply with Specification F1292 if the surface is used as a shock attenuating surface under and around playground equipment. Note 1: Standards that define the use zone include, ASTM F1487, F 1918, F1951, F2373, F1148 and CSA Z614 define this area as the protective surface zone. 1.3 To meet the requirements of this specification, the material shall consist of a combination of a polyurethane binder that is mixed with rubber and installed at the playground site. 1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are mathematical conversions. SI units, which are provided for information only. 1.5 This specification does not imply that an injury cannot be incurred if the rubber poured-in-place surface complies with this specification. 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    The need for a systematic means of evaluating rubber poured-in-place surfaces for use as a playground protective surface from the standpoint of functional longevity and performance to impact attenuation requirements, durability, consistency of finish, and accessibility has become a growing concern of the designers/specifiers, owner/operators, and manufacturer/supplier/installers of poured-in-place surfaces. There have been no test methods, other than ASTM F1292, and F1951 to assess these parameters of rubber poured-in-place surfaces to ensure quality. Therefore, the goal of this specification is to establish a uniform means to measure the characteristics for rubber poured-in-place surfaces to meet the needs of playground designers, operators and manufacturers.


    Abraser, abrasion, abrasion resistance, rotary platform, wear, Taber

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top
    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Timothy Davis


    F08 (15-01)

    Withdrawn From Balloting