What life expectancy can we get from such overlays?
10-15 years depending upon use and abuse plus maintenance programs followed.
What sports can be played on these overlays?
Ref brochure BUT You cannot play tennis OR netball on 3G overlays as such surfaces have specific ball play characteristics for football. (too soft)
What is the most flexible overlay in terms of sports?
Sand dressed carpet overlay systems.
Do you need shock pads for overlay systems?
Yes for hockey and yes for football. No for tennis and no for netball
What m2 budget cost is linked to these overlay systems?
Range from £30m2 to £50m2 – size of area -quantity of line marking required- quality of base levels – type of overlay required- shock pad requirements.
Can I put lots of line markings onto an overlay system?
Yes, but it does look unsightly and can in some cases weaken the system especially if you are inlaying lines into a carpet overlay system. Less is more.
Can I paint lines onto a carpet overlay system ?
Yes, but you must use the correct type of paint. Good way of avoiding the above problem linked to weakening the system.
What are the maintenance costs ?
Depends on level of use, size of area, how sheltered the surface is, how much in-house maintenance is undertaken. These variables influence the frequency of professional maintenance visits required.