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Match 18 2G artificial pitch

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Match 18 2G pitch

    Why Match 18?

    Match 18

    Match 18 installationMatch 18 is a high quality multi-use turf, providing great performance, quality and durability. This versatile turf has FIH National and FIH Gen 2 Multi Use accreditation. Perfect for projects with a tighter budget.

    Match 18 is the solution to all-weather play for a wide variety of sports and recreation, including recreational hockey, football, tennis and netball. This durable, great looking surface is ideal for a wide variety of applications including schools, clubs, colleges, universities, and so on. It is manufactured to offer excellent performance as well as the necessary durability and resilience.

    Tested to FIH National for Hockey, as well as FIH Gen 2 for Multi Sports including Netball and Tennis.

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    Match 18 specification

    Surface description2G
    Pile height18mm
    Stock item or special orderBoth - stock rolls are 4m x 25m-30m
    Minimum bespoke pitch sizeAny size - under 500sqm may be subject to longer lead time
    Line colours availableWhite, yellow
    Lead timeIf in stock, lead time is around 3 to 7 days from order and payment subject to delivery location and delivery schedules. Special order pitch lead time is around 4 weeks. Piches under 500 sqm could be longer
    Suitable footwearMoulded circular studs or flat soles
    Backing materialLatex
    Infill requirement4-6kgs/sqm rounded silica sand 0.2mm-0.75mm
    Play pad requirementYes, 10mm Play Pad
    Suitable activitiesHockey, tennis, netball, football, basketball, multi-sports
    AccreditationFIH National/FIH Gen 2 (ITF Tennis and Netball)
    Warranty8 years based on correct use and maintenance
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    Match 18 installations

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    Installation guidance

    Existing suitable base - tarmac, concrete or base already laid for current pitch
    Step 1Make good any defects in surface - holes, cracks, dips 
    Step 2

    Ensure suitable permeability. It’s not recommended to install grass on an existing surface which is not porous or will not allow drainage. A sloped surface will be ok, allow for water to escape from the lowest edge. A level surface can be made permeable by drilling holes into it. 

    Step 3A 10mm play pad is recommended
    Step 4A sand dressing is required for 2G surfaces - check product specification tab for infill rate
    Step 5Ensure that joining tape and glue products are suitable for the project
    Step 6If using white /coloured line material install as per instructions. If using white/coloured line paint use product suitable for artificial grass
    Step 7Discuss the above steps with your contractor

     

    Small pitches - base required
    Step 1Depending on soil type, remove 100mm to 200mm of soil
    Step 2If soil has poor drainage install a herringbone drainage system which feeds into a soakaway. If the soil is good draining this requirement is not necessary
    Step 3Install suitable edging to the area to retain sub base materials
    Step 4Install free draining, compacted, stable base using suitable aggregate materials
    Step 5The top surface may be compacted sharp sand, granite dust, or pourous tarmacadam
    Step 6A 10mm play pad is recommended for 2G surfaces
    Step 7Ensure that the joining tape and glue products are suitable for the project
    Step 8If using white /coloured line material install as per instructions. If using white/coloured line paint use product suitable for artificial grass
    Step 9Discuss the above steps with your contractor

     

    Large/Full sized pitch - base required

    These projects require further consideration, planning, and discussion. Please contact us.

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    Care and maintenance

    Match 18

    This care and maintenance info sets out basic requirements for your new artificial grass sports or games surface. It is important to ensure the guidelines are followed, so to ensure you get the most enjoyment from the surface, that the lifetime and performance of the surface is maximised. Synthetic turf systems are not maintenance free, they are low maintenance.

    Step 1Maintenance of the artificial surface is crucial to ensure maximum performance and enjoyment of the multi-use pitch. During the course of normal use the infill can be dispersed and the grass blades flattened so maintenance is required to redistribute the infill and lift the pile. A drag brush/compact tractor unit is required for this work
    Step 2Regular removal of leaves and litter will help to ensure that the surface and infill is not contaminated, leading to issues with drainage and performance
    Step 3Quarterly treatment for moss and weeds is recommended, using water based products. Once the treament has been applied all dead matter should be removed to avoid issues with drainage and performance
    Step 4Inspect the surface for damage and pay particular attention for any signs of roll joins opening up. Early remedial work is important where necessary
    Step 5Where paint has been applied to create lines, reapply as required.

     

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