The technology and materials used for sports turf have transformed immensely over the years. Because of added safety requirements with sports turf, choosing...
A complete list of commonly asked questions regarding artificial sports turf installation. Hear the benefits and cost of sports turf. Learn the Maintenance needs of artificial grass on fields and in gyms.
How Much Does It Cost To Install Sports Turf?
Installing a sports turf will cost approximately $12 per sq. ft. The higher price in comparison to regular artificial grass stems from multiple factors: pet system installation, rubber infill, padding systems.
If the area already has a prepared flat base the glue-down method may be an option. In this scenario, the project pricing may fall around $10 per sq. ft. It's also very important to understand the drainage system your space has. If any excavating and engineering is needed, pricing will be affected.
Is Sports Turf Today The Same As The Turf I Used To Play Sports on?
The synthetic turf industry has grown a lot since its first introduction, especially the sports turf industry. It’s now become safer and more customizable.
What Are The Infill Options For Sports Turf?
There are many options. In general, activity areas use sand infill. Padded exercise areas require no infill. Sports Turf systems require a mixture of infill materials such as rubber and cork.
Does Rubber Infill Cause Cancer?
This is the biggest debate of all time in the sports industry. Articles claiming this are written by companies who are trying to sell natural sod. The average person breathes rubber particles every day. Those particles originate from highways and city streets and far more harmful than touching a rubber field or rubber toy. When you are considering installing sports areas, you can look at rubber alternatives such as cork or antibacterial sand. Combined with a padding system you can achieve comparable performance. Like most technologies, better choices bring a higher price.
Will The Field Get Really Hot When It’s Sunny Out?
It can warm up when in direct sunlight, but it won’t burn or hurt your athletes. You can opt for cooler infills and turf cool-down systems for select areas.
Does Sports Turf Stay Cleaner Than Natural Grass?
It can be argued that sports turf is cleaner than natural turf because it can be easily rinsed off and any fluids and germs will be rinsed away under the turf. For a more sanitized surface, request material with Microban technology and clean the surface regularly.
In regards to mud stains, absolutely! With the removal of dirt and soil under the surface, you can dive and tackle without ruining your clothes.
Do Synthetic Sports Fields Require A Lot Of Maintenance?
While it's much less maintenance in comparison to natural fields, there is still some maintenance to do to maintain your sports turf for as long as possible. A heavy flow of water combined with a natural sanitizing agent usually does the trick.
What Technologies Do You Use?
Here are a few technologies that we work with: