Rubber Stone is not a self cooling product. With that being said it is still cooler to the touch than almost any other surface. We still have not been able to find a cooler to the touch surface in the heat, especially with the following instructions.
What makes Rubber Stone cooler to the touch?
Rubber is not a liquid that solidifies, so there are little air holes in between every individual rubber piece. This allows air and heat to flow through instead of just baking on the surface. That is why it is cooler to the touch. However, there are a lot of environmental factors that play into the temperature reading and coolingness of the rubber. So individual temperature results may vary. Example…. If you have no shade and no air flow and the rubber is in direct sun, it will still be hot. But have no fear! With these simple instructions below, it will allow your rubber to be cooler to the touch, no matter the temperature outside.
Step 1- Hose or water down the Rubber Stone
It does not have to be a lot of water. Let the water soak into the air holes between the individual rubber. This will allow your rubber to have a cooler temperature reading and will especially be cooler to the touch for a period of time. This works because the rubber is a porous product and the water seeps down between the air holes and keeps the surface cooler to the touch.
Step 2- Repeat
If you are outside for a long period of time and you feel the rubber start to get warmer again then just add water/hose it off again to continue to benefit from the cooling effect of the water between the rubber particles.
These steps are how we got our great temperature readings.
Environmental factors and time of year greatly affect the heat gun reading, but it will still be cooler to the touch if you follow these steps.