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Would it be possible to install the Trainers Turf-63 in my basement on a concrete floor? I would like to install in an area for my kids to play sports. Thank you.


Yes, absolutely and we would recommend putting a shock pad underneath.

Interesting idea. I prefer to install it on my lawn though.
There are a lot of basement installations in northeast and midwest markets.
We don't come across this type of turf installs in California.
Tuff being installed in basement is very popular in northwest and northeast region of the country.
I live in California, one of newer houses on slab, wish I have a basement to put turf in.
Never thought about that, a great idea to consider converting my basement into a putting green.
Looks awesome! I have a large basement, never got to it... but It's a great idea to green it up!


To calculate the amount of infill for synthetic turf, divide the pile height of turf by two, multiply it by the square footage of your area and 0.0833333; you'll get the number of required cubic feet. Multiply this number by the infill weight per cubic feet, and you receive the infill weight in pounds. Silica sand, for example, weighs 80 lb/per cubic feet.

Yes, 2 lb per sf. won't go wrong.
My installer used about 2 lbs per sq. ft.
I was told to add more for turf taller and less for turf shorter.
We used the regular silica sands, my installer told me they used more than 2 lbs per sf., guess what, I can't even tell unless I spread the fibers.
We carry all different type of infills for your installation needs.
I was told by my installer: 2 lbs per sf.
I would think to use less for thicker grass and use more for less thick turf.
I remember reading somewhere: 1-2 lbs per sf is very typical.
My front yard has almost no traffic and my installer said I don't need much infills.
I do think as far as infill goes, the more the better, just a personal opinion.
I let my installers do that.
Decomposed Granite is a poor base material as it is more of a round shaped rock, and has clay and sand present in it. Round shaped rocks can be compacted but won't stay that way over time, which will cause peaks and valleys in your turf. The industry recommends DG because it's available in 48 states. Clay absorbs water and will compress when walked on, causing low spots in your turf. Sand migrates in small rivers during high rainfall causing voids in the base that collapse over time and contribute to more low spots. ONLY use Class II Road Base rock (3-5"), grade, wet, and compact. Then finish the base with a pure aggregate such as Crushed Granite "Fines", as it is pure aggregate that can be walked on while wet and won't cause low spots from walking on it while laying the turf down. DG compacted rocks will pull up when you slide a large piece of turf you are positioning prior to nailing. You'll then find yourself walking all around your just compacted area and tamping down hundreds of small DG rocks that the backing of the turf pulled up when you slid the turf panel over 2". Follow these steps and you'll have a turf base that stays that way for the life of the turf. Use DG and you'll have a turf area that looks like about 70% of all turf installs. Wrinkles with peaks and valleys in it.
  1. Remove 3-4 inches of soil.
  2. Lay 2.5 inches of drain rock, moisten it and compact.
  3. Add 1.5 inches of decomposed granite.
  4. Roll out the turf in into position and cut the edges.
  5. Fasten ends and seams with 40D or 60D nails.
  6. Apply infill.
  7. Hand or power broom.

Please, refer to a detailed artificial grass installation guide.

They also have the installation brochures available at their local distributor's stores.
For putting greens, you definitely need the pros, no way you can do it yourself, a lot of experiences and skills needed.
Not as easy as some people thinks.
That is almost exactly my installer did.
I might not go that far as far as installation goes, for my half acre project that might cost me arm and leg.
It is all about the size of the project.
I wish I can do it myself, would have saved a lot of money! 90% of the artificial grass project are installation, the turf cost might just be 10% of the entire job, seriously?
Sounds easy for someone handy maybe.
Unless it is a small area, otherwise, have the pro do it: just my personal opinion.

Clean up the surface from debris with leafblowers or rake. Hose off pet waste. To remove any spillage, use regular cleaner, rag or brush, and then rinse with water.

My turf is now on its third year. Honestly, I hardly cleaned it since the day it was installed and it still looks good
I never did anything to my turf since it installed, it starts looking old if I pay close attentions, but I don't care much as my turf still looks the best in the neighborhood.
Not much to it, very simple and common sense stuff.
If you go to their product specificities page, and there is a turf maintenance page for every product.
I havne't done anything to my turf and It has been installed over 1 year.
You can always go to this page and find the maintenance information by clicking on the product applicable to you:


The cheapest types of infill are silica sand and green sand. You can use eco-friendly Super-Fill sand coated with Arch Biocide known for its antimicrobial properties. Zeolite organic infill controls odors and is ideal for pet areas. TCool infill helps to keep the turf temperature down 50% on hot, sunny days; it also adds the benefit of the anti-microbial addictive, BacShield.

One type of fake grass infill is Silica Sand, It's the cheapest infill I guess.
I heard the zeolite is one of the best infill options.
For dogs, I think most people will recommend the zeolite.
I think the antimicrobial coating make sounds good, but expensive though.
I prefer the zeolite infill as it is eliminate the pet odor and also serve the purpose of infill.
I think my installer used green colored sand for my turf install.
I will just go with the regular sand. My neighbor used just that, very cheap, and their lawn looks just fine.
To me, all of them are the same, just marketing for all those confusing different types.
That many? Hard to choose from I guess.

The prime benefit is no maintenance. You don't need to mow, water, fertilize, control weeds, or re-seed artificial lawn. It always looks beautiful. For the arid west, conserving water can be the number one motivation for installing synthetic turf. For pet owners, having clean, dry outdoor space is a treat. For parents, safe, cushioned, chemical-free environment for kids is the priority.

In areas you can't easily get to for maintenance, artificial turf will be the only option if you need green grass.
My fake lawn looks the best in my community all year long, this is enough for me to have it!
Looks nice all year long, especially for my front yard.
I like the fact that I can have the dog on the turf right after it rains, he might get wet a bit, but no muddy mess!
I forgot how to mow real grass lawn....
Water bill is down.
Save money on the water bill for sure, I live in Northern California, I see the water bill difference before and after.
I am so happy that I don't need any landscape guys to cut my lawn any more!
Great for a lazy person like me.

Under regular traffic, artificial grass lasts up to 25 years. It won't fade or flatten over time. Global Syn-Turf has a 15-year warranty on all turf products. 

Mine still holds for 6 years. We have a good climate.
Even companies claims artificial grass can last up to 25 years, but most of warranties are about 15 years.
I was told 15 years.
15 years warranty on my grass.
20 plus years.
I have a friend with your turf installed at his house about 8 years, still holding up well.
I had my turf installed 3 years, still looking great.
I assume if installed in a basement, it might last forever.
It really depends where you live and the weather, extremely hot areas such as Arizona and Las Vegas, the grass won't last as long. Under normal weather, the product can last more than 25 years. However, keep in mind that we offer limited 15 yrs warranty, and you can always find out the details on our warranty at:

The face weight (or pile weight) is the weight of the turf pile per square yard measured in ounces. It should not be confused with the total weight as it includes the weight of the backing. Face weight is used to determine the turf durability.

The Pet Turf is very short, but still at about 50 oz face weight which is a decent confirmation.
To simply understand this, there are four components of turf: straight fibers, thatch (curled fibers), primary backing and glue. The face weight is the weight of both straight and curled fibers per square yard.
We chose the heaviest turf on the market: 94 oz!
I have 84 oz face weight, and I am happy with it.
I think the face weight is a term for carpet, and turf people use it as well, must be made the same way as carpet.
I like the tall dense turf!
We went with the most dense options, I think it worth it.
The heavier the better, I guess.

Cut the turf to fit your area. Clean the surface with soap and warm water to ensure the adhesion. Glue around the edges and seams. Lay out the grass. Stretch it. Trim off any excess turf. Compress glued areas. Allow 24 hours for adhesive to set.

great idea!
Have to use glue on concrete I guess, for wood surface, nail would be ok.
I don't think you need pro for that, but the turf can be heavy, you need some muscle to move the turf around.
Should be easier than replacing grass on a soil ground, simply glue down will do it.
I would think gluing down...
Wondering why people put artificial turf on deck? Interesting.

I believe so. For 1,000 square feet of natural grass lawn, you spend approximately $19,500 in 10 years period; $2,000 in installation costs, and $1,700 in annual maintenance (watering, mowing, sprinkler repairs, re-seeding, fertilizing, weed control, etc.) It may cost you $4,000-$6,000 dollars to install 1,000 sq. ft. of synthetic grass, but there are no upkeep expenses.

I think it worth it.
I still think the cost is a bit high, especially compared with real grass, but in the long run, it might worth it.
Well worth it.
Just for not to mow and water, I think it worth it.
I know in California, yes.
For my application to put the artificial grass between the pavers, the answer is absolutely yes! Because it will be a nightmare to use real grass.
I think the cost of artificial grass are very similar, but I tell you the installation cost can be all over the place.
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