Answered Oct 24, 2018 10:56 AM
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.
I let my installers do that.
I do think as far as infill goes, the more the better, just a personal opinion.
My front yard has almost no traffic and my installer said I don't need much infills.
I remember reading somewhere: 1-2 lbs per sf is very typical.
I would think to use less for thicker grass and use more for less thick turf.
I was told by my installer: 2 lbs per sf.
We carry all different type of infills for your installation needs.
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.
I was told to add more for turf taller and less for turf shorter.
My installer used about 2 lbs per sq. ft.
Yes, 2 lb per sf. won't go wrong.
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