Here's what I will say about that rubber mulch. Whatever color you get, be prepared for everything to be stained that color. Kids shoes, clothes, socks etc. And also, I was in 5th grade when my school got that stuff and we all thought we were indestructible on it because it seemed so soft to land on. I think there were ten kids at school who broke arms during the first month of having it, I being one of them. The school removed it the following year and went back to wood chips. If you've got kids, I'm thinking just about anything you put down will get tracked in the house, but I think wood chips or pea gravel are best.