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How to calculate the amount of infill?

| Oct 15, 2018 7:49 AM
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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.

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Dec 17, 2019
I let my installers do that.
 
Dec 18, 2019
I do think as far as infill goes, the more the better, just a personal opinion.
 
Dec 18, 2019
My front yard has almost no traffic and my installer said I don't need much infills.
 
Dec 20, 2019
I remember reading somewhere: 1-2 lbs per sf is very typical.
 
Dec 21, 2019
I would think to use less for thicker grass and use more for less thick turf.
 
Dec 22, 2019
I was told by my installer: 2 lbs per sf.
 
Dec 23, 2019
We carry all different type of infills for your installation needs.
 
Dec 23, 2019
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.
 
Dec 27, 2019
I was told to add more for turf taller and less for turf shorter.
 
Dec 29, 2019
My installer used about 2 lbs per sq. ft.
 
Jan 5
Yes, 2 lb per sf. won't go wrong.
 

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