Selecting the Proper Turf System
The process of selecting an infilled artificial turf system can be confusing. There are many suppliers, each presenting multiple offers.
We have put together the ‘Selecting the Proper Turf System’ document to help you on your journey towards getting the very best artificial turf system for your specific needs – we urge you to download it and study the various types of artificial turf components and learn how each component contributes to an artificial turf system.
If at any point you are unsure as to how each component is vital towards getting a quality artificial turf field, feel free to contact us directly and we will be more than happy to walk you through the various components and important steps in bringing a quality artificial turf field to life.
There are five main components to review in order to validate choosing the proper turf system for your needs.
It is critical to understand what fiber type is right for your application. Turf fibers are responsible for durability and resilience, along with grass-like looks and softness. When it comes to fiber type, there are three options – Monofilament, Slit-Film, and Hybrid. What goes into the production of the fiber you are considering for your field and what fiber type will perform best for your application are the two key items you should focus on to make a decision.
Pile height refers to the length of the grass blade. The length of the blade is directly related to the amount of infill that can be inserted into a given system. The more proper infill material the field has, the better the shock absorption and player safety characteristics. Different pile heights are recommended for different sports/uses. Find out which one is right for you.
The infill system is the most important aspect of all synthetic turf fields. It is the basis for the safety of the turf system by providing the appropriate cushioning to absorb impact and provide suitable performance attributes. The infill market is becoming more complex with new products being introduced at a rapid rate. With so many choices, it is important to understand the difference between the various options to properly meet your needs.
Choosing a backing type is arguably the most difficult part of putting together an artificial turf system as most people do not pay attention to its importance because it is not visible from the surface. The composition and performance of the backing simply cannot be overlooked.
Turf Seaming Method
The seam is the lifeline of the field. It facilitates the combination of large turf panels which results in one unified field system. Reoccurring problems with seams are the number one maintenance issue affecting fields around the globe – find out why anything short of the best seaming method is out of the question.
For an in-depth explanation on each of the components which make up an artificial turf system, contact your local representative.