PR-Inside.com: 2017-06-30 08:17:44
Finding the most appropriate synthetic turf for a sports field is essential for any club as it is a large investment. TigerTurf, the experts in synthetic turf and artificial grass surfaces, says it is important to choose the best field for use and application. Some simple factors can be used as a guide towards this. The access to the use of the turf and the numbers of hours of use, the ability to control footwear on the field and maintenance factors will determine this choice.
Stephen Stones, Managing Director of TigerTurf, says, “The high number of monofilament synthetic fields being installed in public spaces is concerning. Many are showing signs of adverse wear, flattening and splitting very early in their lives and leaving their owners looking for answers. If you are not a club with controlled access to your field and the correct maintenance regime and you don’t expect to play at premier league levels then there are alternatives that may well be a smarter choice for you.”
TigerTurf’s sales and technical teams are available to assist in making the right choice between monofilaments, fibrillated tape or hybrid turf products. Their range is specifically designed for all applications. Monofilaments are ideal for soccer, football, rugby, AFL, lacrosse applications when participants prefer the look and added aesthetic of the more grass-like fibres. In recent years monofilament fields have taken off as they look better. However, experience has shown us that they are best used in controlled environment. For public fields they are there may be better choices.
Fibrillated tape or slit-film product is a hard-wearing synthetic turf and can be used by multiple sports, especially football, rugby and AFL. In the long run, this product requires less maintenance, can be played on with flat soled shoes and, for public fields, is a more cost effective option and experience shows is ideal to high use and multiple footwear types.
Hybrid turf is a newer product that allows for natural grass play ability and high durability. It can be laid directly on a standard pitch base. The synthetic component is carefully infilled with a special root zone mix and sown with grass seeds. Within days, the grass seeds germinate and grow between the synthetic fibres and through the backing. This creates an incredibly strong natural grass surface which is more resistant to wear and tear. As the grass grows, the backing material partially biodegrades, leaving more room for the roots to grow through, while still retaining a strong support structure for the grass. The synthetic fibres take some of the pressure of wear and tear off the natural grass shoots, allowing much greater usage than would be possible with a standard natural grass surface.
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