For most courts we recommend using a 4” thick concrete base with #4 rebar reinforcement. Concrete bases tend to be extremely durable and maximize playability. Asphalt surfaces offer similar performance initially, but have a much shorter lifespan than concrete bases.
There are instances when costs, ordinance restrictions or permeable surface limits require our customers to consider alternative base options. The most common option is to place the court tile on a compacted stone surface. We offer a unique recycled rubber underlayment product for placement between the rock and the tile and recommend that balls be slightly over inflated to accommodate for the softer surfacing..
As with any construction project, the time to build a court will vary depending on a number of variables. The actual laying of the court tile surface can almost always be accomplished within one day’s time. The time required to build the concrete or asphalt court base is typically the most time consuming part and it is affected by the amount of excavation required, access to the area, weather and time to get permits and approvals. The installation of fences, lights and goal/net posts will also affect the installation time. The installation varies onf actual construction and size of the job. However the process goes as follows. We work with you on the design then clear and prepare the site, including leveling and compacting the area. We next set concrete forms, set the anchors for basketball systems and place and finish the concrete slab. Once the concrete has set, we install the basketball systems, Court surface, lights, nets and containment netting.
Local towns and neighborhoods may have regulations related to the size of your court and its proximity to the property line so it is wise to contact your local govtt and/or homeowners association before starting a construction project. It is also wise to consider how drainage, lighting and fencing may impact your neighbors so that you can avoid any future issues.
tile is designed specifically for outdoor environments and is not adversely affected by heat or sun. The tiles are made from a proprietary blend of polypropylene with UV inhibitors to ensure durability and color fastness. The tiles do, however, expand and contract with changes in the temperature. For example, a 100 foot floor can expand 2 inches on both lengthwise sides when the weather warms up over 100°F (37°C). For this reason, it is important the tile be trimmed at least 1/2″ from any stationary object such as a goal or fence post. Our outdoor court tile is not harmed by extreme cold. In fact, our outdoor courts have been brittle tested to minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
Yes, our outdoor tiles can be driven on. In fact, we regularly install courts on areas of driveways and many people use our tiles as flooring for their garages.
Like most surfaces, VersaCourt tiles can be a little slippery when wet. However, the tile’s open grid design allows water to drain immediately so that it dries much more quickly than traditional surfaces like asphalt or concrete. s.
Our athletic courts come with at least a 15-year manufacturer limited warranty and a 25-30 year life expectancy. Plus, we add 20% more UV protection to our tiles than recommended. Like sunscreen preventing sunburn, the extra UV additive ensures vibrant and consistent colors long term, making it the foundation of our warranty.ete. s.
Our outdoor basketball courts are painted with long-lasting polyurethane paint. Game lines painted on backyard basketball courts look “crisp” for 7 to 10 years.
Like many construction projects, the costs to build a basketball court will vary depending on a number of elements including its size, excavation requirements, type of base and quantity and quality of its accessories. Realistically, it is impossible to estimate a cost without evaluating these in more detail, but as a frame of reference Ted Renda, owner and director of sales for 360 sports and syngrass, normally tells clients that it is approximately $3/sqft for excavation and approximately $12/sqft for concrete, court and installation.
We have crews to do everything from excavation to concrete to installing the court surface throughout New England as well as Southwest Florida.
We definitely recommend using a 4” thick concrete base with #4 rebar reinforcement for most basketball courts as this base option tends to provide the most permanent solution with the best playability. However, we do have customers that are very happy with courts placed on an asphalt base. We don’t recommend compacted stone as a base.
We offer a number of standard basketball court kits as well as custom sizes that include half court and full court sizes as well as a number of smaller courts for areas with limited space.
Durability and ease of maintenance are two qualities your 360 court exemplifies. The open surface design allows water, dirt and debris to be washed away through the underside of the flooring surface. Our athletic courts can be cleaned in a variety of ways. If it is an outdoor application, leaves, sticks, and trash can build up on the surface. A leaf blower can be used to remove most debris. If the tile surface is dusty or dirty then a power washer can be used – be sure to set it on a low-pressure setting and do not directly spray the painted lines. Over time dirt, leaves, rocks and other debris may accumulate under the tile. If this does occur to the point where the tile is full, unsnap the tiles in large sections and slide the tile out of the way to clean the subsurface.
While it is very infrequent that tiles get damaged, it is nice to know that most can be replaced in a matter of minutes. Simply insert a hook or screwdriver into a hole closest to the corner of the tile which does not have loops and pull up.
The first step in the tennis court construction process typically involves identifying the space on which to place the court. You can provide these dimensions to our team at and we can help design your court, accessorize it and provide installation guidelines.
The flatness and tight locking mechanism inherent in 360 tiles allow it to have the truest and most responsive ball bounce of any tennis court tile available.
It is typically recommended that one build a tennis court from north to south to prevent sun glare during play.
VersaCourt is a suspended tile surface designed to be assembled on top of a flat, hard subsurface. Many of the courts that we sell will go over existing concrete slabs, driveways or other surfaces so the subsurface preparation is limited. In these cases, it is still important to consider a couple of key issues:
- VersaCourt can be laid over structural cracks no wider than 1/2″. Sharp cracks should be facetted or rounded so that ball bounce is consistent and the tiles don’t catch when the floor expands and contracts.
- Court tiles expand and contract slightly with temperature changes so we advise specifying a court that is 2″ to 3″ shorter in width and length than the base dimensions you have. We also recommend trimming the tiles at least 1/2″ from any obstructions like the basketball goal post, fencing posts, etc.
If an existing subsurface does not exist, we typically recommend installing a concrete base for most basketball, volleyball and multi-sport game courts due to its performance, durability and longevity. However, other subsurface options may be considered.
As noted above, we typically recommend using a concrete base for most courts as concrete has 30+ year life expectancy, requires very little maintenance and helps provide the truest feel and most responsive ball bounce. These benefits help offset the fact that concrete typically has a relatively high initial cost. Some people also have concerns that concrete tends to crack especially in climates that experience a lot of freeze/thaw cycles. For this reason, we recommend using rebar to give the base more structural integrity. Plus, any small cracks that do develop will be hidden by the court surfacing.
- Minimum Thickness of Concrete: 4”
- Concrete Strength: 3000 PSI
- Reinforcement: #4 (1/2”) Rebar on 24” centers each way, tied and elevated to center of slab (6×6 re-wire can be used in place of rebar if desired)
- Concrete Finish: Medium Broom
- Expansion Joints: Saw cut joints on 15’ centers within 24 hours of the pour. Depth of cut to be 20% of thickness. If 4” thick, then cut ¾” deep.
- Grading: Maximum 0.5% slope (0.5” vertical fall for every 10’ horizontal
- Compacted Stone Base: 2” to 4”
Although we recommend a steel reinforced concrete base for our clients, VersaCourt tiles can also be placed over an asphalt base pad. Customers may choose to install asphalt, as the initial cost can be lower than a typical concrete base.
However, it is important to note that asphalt is more susceptible to cracks and fractures and will eventually deteriorate with repeated freeze-thaw cycles. This will require additional maintenance and repairs, which can be costly.
There are instances when costs, ordinance restrictions or permeable surface limits require our customers to consider alternative base options. The most common option is to place the court tile on a compacted stone surface. We offer a unique recycled rubber underlayment product for placement between the rock and the tile and recommend that balls be slightly overinflated to accommodate for the softer surfacing.
Residential lawns & play areas, commercial lawns and landscaping areas, road medians, parking islands, dog runs & kennels, playgrounds, play areas, day cares, common areas (condos, apartments, and neighborhood communities), roof tops, golf greens, and more!
XGrass has an anti-microbial, acrylic coated silica sand that is used in both landscape and playground applications. XGrass infill resists compaction, is non-toxic, non-flammable and 20% cooler than other infill systems on the market today. XGrass infill is much safer than granulated rubber (recycled material).
landscape turfs come with a limited 8-10 year u/v warranty. Length of the turf lifespan depends on the amount of traffic (wear and tear) and how it is maintained. Playgrounds may not last as long as a low-traffic lawn but should get 5+ years of life. Maintenance includes an occasional brushing (may need to add more infill) and keeping the surface clear of debris. Maintenance packages are usually available through your installer. Re-surfacing can usually be completed at a lower cost than the initial turf installation as needed.
There are minimal maintenance activities that we recommend. The turf should be broomed with a stiff broom monthly. The purpose of brooming is too stand-up the fibers and to reconstitute the infill, and to gather weeds, seeds, foliage and refuge typically deposited by winds and weather. You may need to apply infill once or twice a year as well depending on the traffic and application.
Very little. Synthetic turf does not burn and the consistency of its sand infill is not dense enough to sustain a fire (e.g. the flame is immediately extinguished by the sand infill). A lit cigarette, may, in extremely dry circumstances, cause immediately touching fibers to bend or distort but not to any degree that is noticeable.
Kids love it! 360 synthetic turf is softer and safer than real grass and they have loads of fun playing on it. Parents love the fact that there are no more stained pants and scraped knees. 360 synthetic turf is the turf-of-choice of hundreds of day care centers, play areas, schools and school districts, recreation departments, and playgrounds around the nation.
Maintaining synthetic grass is almost too easy! You will save plenty of time and money by not having to mow, fertilize, or heavily water your lawn to have a lush green yard.The amount of maintenance required depends on your specific situation. Those with pets, children, that are surrounded by trees or live in a dusty area
However, a little TLC does go a long way when it comes to caring for your artificial lawn.
Use a rake or leaf blower to clear off fallen leaves, branches, and other rotting debris that may land on top of their artificial grass. This will help your grass maintain a clean and groomed look.
Gently spray down your lawn each week with a hose to remove dust, dirt, or pollen. Occasionally watering your synthetic grass lawn also helps prevent unequal distributions of infill.
Artificial grass is safe for pets and cleaning up their solid waste is just as easy as on real grass. So plastic bags and pooper scoopers work just fine! Following pickup, hose down the target area. In addition, weekly rinsing will help your lawn smell fresh and odor free. Synthetic Grass Warehouse also offers Turf Fresh and Zeolite Max to further eliminate any unpleasant odors caused by pets.
Your lawn is meant to be used and we encourage everyone to enjoy it to the fullest. Don’t worry about staining your yard with spills of any sort. Our artificial grass is stain resistant and most spills can be washed away with a bit of water. For those tougher using a mild soap with lukewarm water or use equal parts vinegar and water to scrub it out. The faster you tend to a spill or stain the better. Artificial grass allows you to enjoy your back yard with peace of mind. So feel free to enjoy regular family barbeques or invite some friends over for a cocktail party.