FieldTurf is the company that invented and perfected long-pile, infilled artificial turf. The company that changed the industry.
FieldTurf was developed and engineered for athletes, by athletes. The company that changed the way athletes view “artificial turf”. Before FieldTurf, natural grass was considered by many to be the best solution for sports fields around the world – even though it required constant maintenance and could not withstand heavy use. FieldTurf’s inventors were not trying to create a better artificial solution, they were trying to replicate natural grass. The development was built around one question:
“Can we make synthetic turf that is equal to or better than the best natural grass?”
In seeking the answer to this question, we worked closely with athletes, former players, coaches, trainers, and doctors. Development included years of trials, tests, samples, equipment innovations and advanced formulas – all with the goal of developing an artificial turf system that combined the performance properties of natural grass with the benefits of a synthetic solution. It worked.
How The Legend Was Born
FieldTurf comes from humble beginnings. Its debut in the sport surfacing industry was in 1988 with the introduction of a synthetic grass system for tennis courts and a synthetic grass surface used to minimize wear and tear around golf practice tees. The company then began developing synthetic turf surfaces for other sports installations including soccer, lacrosse, football and baseball. FieldTurf focused on perfecting a sports field system with a sand and rubber infill, which provided superior athlete safety, high performance and extreme durability. The infilled artificial turf industry was born when, in 1994, FieldTurf installed its first full size soccer field.
The Sports World Chooses FieldTurf
Throughout the last decade our engineered, infilled artificial turf systems became the first to host two Super Bowls, the World Series, the World Baseball Classic, a Major League Soccer Cup final and College Bowl games from coast to coast. Today, FieldTurf continues to thrive as the global market leader in synthetic sports fields with more than 7,000 fields installed. Cities and schools have been benefitting from our ability to provide the very best value for the short and long term, allowing organizations at all levels to be able to forecast the amount of money they will save by installing FieldTurf, the safest, longest lasting and highest performing artificial turf system.
A Tarkett Company
With a turnover of 2.3 billion Euros in 2012, Tarkett is the world leader for innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. Some 10,700 employees and 38 production units serve Tarkett customers in more than 100 countries. Since January 2007, Tarkett has been jointly owned by the Deconinck family (50 percent) and private equity funds affiliated with KKR (50 percent).
For more information, visit www.tarkett.com
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