Batting Cage Turf FAQ’s By admin | Published on November 29, 2019April 17, 2020 Here are some questions we get asked fairly frequently regarding our turf options. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below please feel free to contact us. What is the most economical option for someone with a limited budget? We have several different options that are less expensive but will still offer some floor protection. Typically these turfs will range under $2.00 per square foot. The majority of these turfs don’t have any type of padding underneath but they do have either a unitary backing or a backing similar to what is on residential carpets. There are two options that have padding which are at or under $2.00 per square foot: 14 oz Poly – Double-Play Turf WITH FOAM PAD TDPF 30 oz Poly – Double-Play Deluxe Turf – WITH FOAM PAD DPDF These two are available with either a 3mm foam pad or a 5mm foam pad. If you plan on doing any type of agility training or need some with better shock absorption, the two above options will be the best choice of the economical turfs. The other turfs available in this category are similar to what is used in miniature golf businesses. Most are under 1/4″ thick so please keep this in mind when choosing. Try our Turf Finder to refine your search. What sizes are they available? All the turf we sell are available in either standard widths of 12′ or 15′. It may be possible to get wider rolls but we request you contact us in order to see if it’s possible for a particular roll since this service isn’t available for every turf option. As for the length, we can get any size you need within reason. Of course, we usually don’t recommend going longer than 100′ in length for a few reasons. First, the shipping on a larger roll will cost more via freight because of the increased weight. Second, a single large roll will be harder to move on site because of the increased weight as well. Is the turf available in different colors? The typical standard turf color is green, unless otherwise specified on each individual turf listing. We have thinner putting turf that is available in a combination of colors. These can be found through our Turf Finder. After using the Turf Finder, you’ll select Econo Grade under the Quality search option. When you scroll down you’ll see the different colors available (Base-Hit Artificial Turf). For a higher grade turf we do have one option that is available in multiple colors: Turf360 – 48 oz Nylon – Grand Slam Deluxe Turf – WITH 5 MM FOAM — Item# T-GSD We ask that you contact us in order to get pricing on different color options on the Grand Slam Deluxe Turf. Our shop can also try to color match to a specific sample. Do I need batters box mats? Since the batter will be pivoting on a foot when they’re hitting a stance mat is recommended on the batter’s end. If the mat is not in place, the area where the batters stand will wear much quicker than the rest of the turf area. If you don’t have any turf in place then it will depend on the ground surface. Of course if it’s being used outdoors, you’ll want to make sure you have a stable reliable surface. Ideally you’ll want to place the stance mat on an aggregate base. If going on grass you’ll want to remove and store the mat so you don’t kill the grass beneath. There are two basic sizes, 6′ x 12′ & 7’x12′. In the 6′ x 12′ we have both a poly and nylon version (nylon is more durable) and you also have the option of choosing a white painted plate or a separate white inlaid plate. With the painted version, you’ll have to touch up the plate yearly since it will fade and the paint will wear off. The inlaid version will be permanent so it won’t need any type of maintenance. Please contact any sales rep if you have any questions.