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Synthetic turf has made significant advancements in the recent years. Surprisingly (at least for most consumers), present-day turf product offerings do not remotely resemble what you may recall from its early incarnations (cheap, imitation, inflexible, hard). Advancements have led today’s turf to be on a completely different playing field than its predecessors, quite literally. Today’s new-generation synthetic turf systems are a high-utility, high technology, multifunction ground-cover marvel that actually replicates the look and function of real grass surfaces. And the benefits are many. Synthetic Turf
These valuable traits of this product are only a few of the many reasons synthetic turf is now the leading choice in an exploding array of applications, i.e. bocce ball courts, golf courses, playgrounds, sports arenas and stadiums, etc. Its obvious practicality and aesthetic allure have prompted the increased demand for the product to rise sharply and swiftly.
However, it is not just the look and feel that attracts us to this innovative surface application; it is so much more than that! It is all about purpose and function. While most of us weren’t paying close attention, a quiet revolution in synthetic-turf technology was manifesting and creating platforms of new sophistication. Today’s synthetic turf systems feature a drainage layer, a multi-layered backing system, and resilient “grass” blades infilled with a granular filler (synthetic and natural) to provide stability, uniformity, and resiliency. Today’s synthetic turf is meticulously designed to closely simulate the most realistic interpretation of natural grass. We want our clientele to enjoy increased utility with this affordable luxury without focusing too much attention on the artificial component to the surface alternative. The grass is always greener when it comes to our turf products, even if the grass isn’t actually real! Trust us, you won’t even notice the artificial aspect of the lawn surface because you will be too consumed with all of the benefits your grassy area provides to your outdoor sanctuary.
On the athletic field, these high-quality synthetic-turf playing surfaces provide significant similarities to natural turf, but offer even more advantages. For example, synthetic turf:
• Permits heavy usage without interruption due to adverse conditions (always ready to go).
• Reduces maintenance costs and downtime for repair (no weeds or mowing).
• Does not require watering or chemical fertilizers, which is advantageous to the environment (and often for regulatory compliance, especially water conservation).
• Promotes greater and varied usage of outdoor spaces. Natural grass can handle limited traffic and usage before requiring repair due to trampling and extended use.
• Previously unused outdoor spaces can be transformed into inviting and high-use green areas.
• Is demonstrably safe, as shown by more than 50 independent and government studies, including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
• Makes for a great long-term investment.
Synthetic turf is not used solely on the athletic field anymore (though more than 8,000 multi-purpose synthetic turf sports fields are now in use); the product has ventured beyond the narrow realm of athleticism and expanded its scope of capabilities. In today’s busy world, durability and low maintenance are of high value to the consumer. So, homeowners, businesses, and municipalities and parks increasingly find that synthetic turf makes sense for lawns, playgrounds, golf courses, and even public spaces like highway medians. Synthetic turfs works well aesthetically and economically, providing a lush, attractive landscape solution to a plethora of areas.
The recreation and landscape applications for synthetic turf systems have increased dramatically as the quality, utility, and technology of these systems has improved.
If you are comparing various outdoor surface options, do not shy away from seriously considering the smart decision to install synthetic turf. It is worthy of your close consideration as a high-utility option, and we are certain that you will be pleasantly surprised at the value this particular high-technology outdoor surface product abundantly offers.