Rainbow Mulch is manufactured in Ohio by a veteran owned and operated company.  

As a division of a children's toy manufacturer since 1945, Rainbow Mulch is the safest rubber mulch, born from the idea that a play surface can also be a toy. 

Rainbow Mulch is a tire free rubber playground mulch surface that not only surpasses every other playground surface in fall protection, but kids insist on playing IN it, rather than on it. 
Other companies may claim to be the safest rubber mulch, but Rainbow Mulch has the evidence to back it up. ASTM fall test is 3" depth at a 20 ft. critical fall height. 

Thousands of playgrounds have been transformed across the county and rubber playground mulch surfacing has been redefined. Parents and administrators that invest in Rainbow Mulch rave about their kids’ priceless reactions. They find peace of mind when creating a luxury, high-performing space that is clean, safe, and provides a space for limitless adventure.

Rainbow Mulch is tire-free rubber mulch made from virgin sponge rubber for indoor and outdoor play. 

Rainbow Mulch is closed-cell sponge rubber; it has shock absorbing and high performing properties, perfectly designed for an interactive play material and protective surface. Rainbow Mulch is the best fall protection playground surface. It is ASTM tested at 3" depth for a 20 ft. critical fall height, which is unmatched to any other rubber surface on the market today, making it the safest rubber mulch. 

The ingredient mixture meets Child Safety Protection Standards is California Proposition 65 compliant.

What is "virgin" rubber?

Virgin rubber is rubber that has not been used or processed in any products or applications. Rainbow Mulch is manufactured for its intended purpose; playground mulch for interactive play, shock absorption, and fall protection.

Why is tire free the safest rubber mulch?

Many of our customers come to us specifically because we don't use recycled materials or tire. They choose Rainbow Mulch because it is a playground surface that protects, performs, and is concern free. 

  • Parents concerns about recycled tire rubber mulch include "rub off", tire smell, wires, and road way contaminants. 
  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission is investing children's exposure to recycled tire on playgrounds, alongside the CDC and Toxic Substance and Disease Registry.
  • Tires live a long life on the road - contaminants, metals, and more. Rubber mulch suppliers clean the tires prior to selling it as mulch, but past exposure is unknown and the mulch can never be 100% wire/contaminant free.

The belief at Wells is quality ingredients mixed with decades of joy make for an amazing product. The legacy and joy live on, thanks to our customers. 

Rainbow Mulch is made in our rubber mulch manufacturing plant, in Ohio. The sponge rubber has been manufactured for children's use since 1945. No part of the rubber mixture is post-consumer or recycled. Orders are made-to order and completely customizable.

Our team is dedicated to providing the best experience as your project comes alive.

Lorrie Nichols, Operations Manager discovered Rainbow Mulch several years ago, while running production at Wells Manufacturing. She has been with the company for over 32 years. Lorrie is the reason we are here and why families enjoy a clean, safe play space. She oversees all divisions of Wells and can describe each piece of machinery and product formula. Her hands pass through every quality sponge rubber mixture. She is inspired by her own children and family, and strives to produce great products to bring joy across the country. 

Megan Powell, Sales & Business Development  is the division's director of development, sales and marketing. Megan has over 15 years of experience in sales, community outreach, and business development with skills in many industries including, landscaping, private-label product manufacturing, higher education, and behavioral health. Megan Powell holds a Bachelor's degree from Capital University in Marketing and Leadership & Management. She serves as Public Relations Chair for a Central Ohio non-profit for addiction and mental health. 

Cameron Smith, Design & Marketing is the marketing specialist for Rainbow Mulch. She has a decade of experience in design, customer service, and project management. She is extremely talented at finding custom solutions for customers that have unique needs. Cameron holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Communications at Wheeling University.