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Frequently Asked Questions about Golf Course Solutions
What is Kafka’s Wax Polymer pathway material made of?
Kafka’s Wax Polymer Pathway Mix is a non-erosive, wax-coated aggregate created by combining ¼”- decomposed granite or crushed stone with an engineered wax polymer. This results in an entirely waterless and dustless golf pathway solution, perfect for high traffic areas and steep terrain. The unique composition of our Wax Polymer Mix allows it to retain a natural look while resisting erosion, making it a valuable solution for golf courses struggling with terrain maintenance.
Do you have a pathway color that matches my golf course?
Golf pathways need to complement a course while resisting erosion, withstanding weather, and holding up under frequent foot and cart traffic. That’s exactly what our pathway mixes do. Our Wax Polymer Pathway Mix comes in six colors, with Beige Blend being the most popular. And unlike hardscape surfaces like asphalt and concrete, our golf course pathway solutions create an aesthetically pleasing, natural look. If you’re looking for a custom color for your course, please contact our sales department.
What is the difference between the Stabilized Pathway Mix and the Wax Polymer Mix?
Both of these products utilize Kafka’s high-quality decomposed granite or crushed stone, and both can be used on golf pathways to complement the natural look and feel of a course. But our Wax Polymer Mix combines that decomposed granite or crushed stone with an engineered polymer to create a highly durable product. Stabilized pathway mixes may not be suitable for very steep areas, but wax polymer pathways are ideal for hilly terrain and can withstand intense erosion. Kafka’s Wax Polymer Mix can be laid on even the steepest of hills, making it a reliable choice for golf courses with undulating paths and steep landscapes. In terms of installation, Wax Polymer is easier to install because it doesn’t need to be activated by water. This product is impermeable, while the Stabilized Pathway Mix remains permeable.
What are the maintenance and installation needs for Kafka’s Wax Polymer Pathway Mix?
The Wax Polymer Pathway Mix is easy to install and requires little maintenance, meaning you’ll be able to allocate more resources towards the rest of your course, rather than towards installing and maintaining your pathways. Additionally, this product is pre-mixed to make installation a breeze. No water is needed for the process—simply lay the material, level the surface, and compact. The best part? Our Wax Polymer Mix is completely dustless and doesn’t get muddy, making it perfect for golf pathways.
How does Kafka’s Wax Polymer Bunker Sand stand up to erosion?
Erosion is a constant concern on golf courses, particularly those with hilly terrain or those that are exposed to severe weather or freeze thaw cycles. We designed our bunker sand specifically to combat this issue and protect high-maintenance bunkers. Kafka’s Wax Polymer Bunker Sand is extremely erosion-resistant and can be installed easily over existing bunker sand. Our specially designed sand forces water into the drainage system on a golf course without taking the sand with it, protecting your bunkers and cutting back on maintenance.