What is Boing made from?
Boing safety padding product is a special "integral skin urethane" material which has superior impact attenuation properties while providing a tough UV treated outer protective skin. It has been successfully tested to meet applicable commercial and residential safety requirements.
The outer "skin" protects the interior shock absorbing foam from abrasion, UV rays, moisture and bacteria.
Where can you use Boing?
Boing can be used in any application where there is a need for safety padding:
● All other types of recreational play areas (indoor & outdoor)
● Commercial Facilities
● Industrial facilities and equipment
● Medical Facilities
● Military facilities, vehicles and equipment
In what forms is Boing available?
● Wall padding - designed to be used on any hard/solid wall surface (Sheetrock, brick, wood, etc)
● Corner strips - designed for all types of wall/equipment/furniture corners, fireplaces etc
- also great for “square posts”
● Jumbo 3-D Corners - for all dangerous or sharp 3-sided corners
● Round Post padding - for all “round” steel posts with 5" diameter
Is it safe?
Boing can be used in commercial and residential environments. It has passed or surpassed a variety of safety requirements including Compression, Fire, Toxicity etc. Safety testing documentation available upon request. It has anti-bacterial properties and passes ASTM G21 testing for a variety of bacteria.
Boing contains no PVC or phthalates.
Is it long lasting?
Durability is relative to the amount and type of use. It will last many, many years if used in the manner it was designed. Longevity will be reduced by excessive or aggressive play, especially with games or items of clothing which are abrasive or have sharp edges.
Can it be used outside?
Boing can be used indoors or outdoors. All plastic products, even those that are UV treated, will eventually fade in the sun. The stronger the sun, the faster it fades. The darker the initial color, the stronger it fades. In addition the impact absorbing characteristics are reduced in very cold (below 32F) and very hot (over 100 F) weather. These factors will vary from region to region.
Please note that the 4 primary colors (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) have better UV resistance than the other colors.
It is best if the product is not exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods.
How do you attach?
You must ensure all surfaces are clean and dry. Apply clear silicone with caulking gun to the back of the material (panels, edges, corners). Place product against the surface and hold for 30 seconds - pressing firmly across whole area of product. Wait 24 hours for the silicone to fully cure (based on temperature). Follow instructions provided by the rubber silicone supplier.
Use “GE-Silicone I” brand Rubber Silicone. Do NOT use the “Silicone II” type
How much silicone do you need?
The amount will vary with the type of surface to be protected and the degree of adhesion. As a rough estimate, you can generally attach the following numbers with a single 300ml tube:
Wall Pad - 2 to 3; or
Corner Strip - 6 to 8; or,
Jumbo Corner Guard - 12 to 14; or,
Post Pad - 1 to 2 sets
In what colors is it available?
We currently offer Boing in 7 vibrant colors. We can have the product produced in a custom color based on larger quantity orders.
Can you paint it?
We have not yet found a suitable paint that will adhere properly to the skin urethane. Eventually every product we have tried flakes off. Any such paint product would also have to be non-toxic and have UV inhibitors for outdoor use.
Can it be used on the floor or under playground equipment?
Boing is currently designed only for wall protection - not for flooring. There are currently no specific ASTM safety standards designed for “wall” padding as there are for “ground” vertical impact attenuation. However, BoingTM has been tested to ASTM 1292 specifications for ground safety surfacing and almost matches the 3' fall height - which is excellent for lateral impact attenuation.
Why not just use gym mats?
● good mats are more expensive
● mats have limited flexibility regarding layout
● few colors to choose from
● no easy way to set up on walls
● no easy way to protect corners
● no easy way to protect posts
How does Boing compare with competitors?
Boing padding is unique.
There are some “corner” guard products available for desks, fireplaces etc:
● they do not provide anywhere near the heavy duty padding protection
● they are generally available only in Gray, Ivory, Brown ....no bright colors
● some do not have any UV inhibitors