Traditionally Bocce Ball courts are covered with a 2 to 3-inch layer of crushed oyster flour spread that has been blended with decomposed granite in a very fine 1/4" minus screen size. In regions with high spring and summer rainfall, it is advisable to use a greater percentage of oyster flour and washed concrete sand for improved drainage and ease of maintenance. After the installation of the playing surface has been done a layer of finely crushed oyster shell flour is often applied. We supply all of these materials for court installations and for seasonal maintenance.
The role that oyster flour plays in bocce court surface mixtures is to keep the decomposed granite from binding together becoming extremely hard and unworkable for grooming. The oyster flour flakes keep the decomposed granite from completely binding together. Through the normal course of play; ruts, troughs, and material displacement takes place. Our decomposed granite oyster flour blend is in the traditional Italian bocce ball court surface formula. When groomed out it makes a smooth solid surface to play on. When play is completed it makes for an easy surface to quickly renovate.
We offer several different surface material options, with and without oyster flour. Our Wet Climate or Rain Country Blend has a higher percentage of oyster flour and washed concrete sand for increased drainage.
We are also able to ship all of the other materials needed for installation and maintenance to you. Installation and maintenance services are available. Our staff is available with free rental tools to assist you or your contractor with an installation.
Oystershell Flour Oystershell flour is applied over the top of the finished court surface at the rate of 1/4 to 1/2 pound per square foot resulting in a thin layer of finely crushed oyster shell flour for a very smooth playing surface.
Shipping Blended materials are shipped bulk or 2,000 and 3,000-pound SuperEarth-sacks and can be shipped or in some regions made available for will-call. Bulk orders are shipped in amounts of 10 to 25 tons through California and into Reno, Las Vegas NV, and Phoenix, and Tucson AZ .