Maintenance of sportsequip.co.uk Tufted Turf pitches is around 90% less than a natural turf pitch, but it is important to appreciate they are not "maintenance free", and will require attention from time to time.
At some point, depending on use, it may be necessary to remove the playing surface and underlay in order to re-level the hard porous material and infill any depressions that have formed.
sportsequip.co.uk can carry out this servicing of the base if required. Please contact our office to arrange this.
Spikes worn by the bowlers are always a problem for non-turf wickets because of the damage done by the bowlers' spikes when they turn off the wicket after delivering the ball.
Although our products use a high tuft density to help prevent spikes reaching and damaging the backing, it is impossible to completely prevent spikes from tearing the surface.
For this reason our customers are advised that spikes should not be worn.
If they are used, the life of the playing surface and the underlay will be reduced.
If it is likely that spikes may be used, sportsequip.co.uk recommends infilling the carpet pile in the bowlers delivery area with fine loam or sand to reduce possible damage and wear.