Black Plum
Black Plum

Black Plum

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The only non-tire, non-toxic sponge rubber playground surface. 

Rainbow Mulch is #1 in fall protection for playground mulch. Families, schools, and administrators want a play surface designed with intention, not a recycled after thought. 

They trust the decades of experience we have manufacturing children's toys and mastering the art of sponge rubber for play. Love goes into each playground mulch order, starting with raw ingredients to make quality sponge rubber. 

  • The only interactive play surface (play in, not just on) 
  • Bouncy + soft + shock-absorbing 
  • ASTM fall protection is 3" depth for 20 ft. fall 
  • 100% tire-free, no recycled material 
  • Meets national child safety standards
  • BPA free, latex free, California Proposition 65 compliant 
  • Modern look, customizable 
  • No rub off or residue on clothes 
  • Safe for kids + plants + pets
  • Durable + lasts + performs well in elements 
  • Made in the USA


The Consumer Product Safety Commission states, "Surfacing under and around playground equipment is one of the most important factors in reducing the likelihood of life-threatening head injuries."

The most widely used test method for fall protection is ASTM F1292 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment. ASTM is an international organization that sets safety standards for many industries, including playgrounds.

ASTM F1292 provides a critical height rating of the surface. This height approximates the fall height below which a life-threatening head injury would not be expected to occur. The fall height of a piece of equipment is the distance between the highest designated play surface on a piece of equipment and the protective surface beneath it. Rainbow Mulch is ASTM F1292 safety tested at three inches of depth for a 20 ft. critical height.

Residential playgrounds have different requirements than public playgrounds. However, parents must consider surfacing material with superior fall protection. Each year, about 50,000 kids visit the emergency room due to an injury on a home playground.

It's important to note that loose-fill surface material, while effective, requires regular maintenance. Neglecting this could lead to uneven distribution, potentially increasing the risk of injury. Therefore, it’s best to rake it regularly for even distribution in critical areas.

Order with a Specialist

No online order option? High-end playground surfacing is an investment. Prices vary depending on quantity, packaging, and customization. Count on us to help you nail down the perfect combination so your order is exactly what you want. 

Quick order process:

1. Request a quote here + receive in 24 hrs. Include dimensions + shipping address. 

2: Finalize mulch color (one or multiple) and delivery information. 

If the color is in stock, your order typically ships within 5-7 business days. Orders added to the production queue or custom color mixes average a 3-6 week lead time.  Need it ASAP? Ask about our rush order options. 

3Pay by e-invoice with credit card or check. Pay Later is available for payments of 4-24 payments. 


Rainbow Mulch orders ship directly to your desired destination.

Playground orders for 12 cubic feet or less:

  • Shipping quote is calculated by weight and destination.
  • Packaged in 15-lb. bags in large boxes.   
  • Ships UPS Ground, tracking is provided. 
  • Rainbow Mulch specialist provides updated lead time.  

Playground orders more than 12 cubic feet:

  • Delivers in your requested packaging:
    • Bagged (15-lbs. each) 
    • Bulk Tote (600-700 lbs. each) 
  • Ships on standard size pallets. 
  • Ships LTL (Less-Than-Truckload), or FTL (Full-Truckload). 
  • A quote will be provided to you prior to your shipment. An estimated lead time will be provided as well. If you have a desired delivery date or timeline, please share this with our team. 
  • The freight carrier will call to schedule a delivery window 1-3 days prior to delivery.
  • Delivery is curbside with liftgate service for an easy delivery.
    • Driver lowers pallets from truck using liftgate.
    • A pallet jack moves the pallets curbside/end of driveway. 

Please count your bags to ensure your order has arrived complete. Assess for ripped or damaged bags. 

Concerns and Returns

Orders are shipped via freight by a trusted third party carrier. We do not accept free returns, however we are readily available to address any concerns. Please contact us immediately if 1.) you discover any missing or damaged bags or 2.) you have any concerns regarding your delivery or service from the carrier. 

Your satisfaction is our priority. There are a few ways we ensure this: 

  • samples are free and available before you place an order. 

  • our team is available by phone, email, or text to answer any questions. 

  • a team member will follow up upon and after delivery.

If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your order, please email as soon as possible. If you suspect a defect or other concern after installation, we ask that you call our team immediately. We will walk you through next steps to get your concerns heard and reviewed, followed by the appropriate solution implemented. 

Why Rainbow Mulch?

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No tire, wire or filler — 100% non-toxic
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Durable for years of compression
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Does not attract bugs, mold, mildew or fungus
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Safety-rated for up to 20-ft, meets ASTM
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Won't absorb water, won't blow away in strong winds
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Easy to install, available in multiple colors