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Field of Dreams: See Why Synthetic Grass Is Prefered On Sports Fields

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Build a great sports field and they will come. Athletes come to practice and play and parents and friends come to watch. That is a lot of use for a field and field owners are discovering their best long-term investment is synthetic grass.

There are some solid reasons why synthetic grass makes for an excellent option for recreational sports fields including:

  • Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Safe for children

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Synthetic Grass Can Improve The Safety Of Your Playground

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Parents understand children need a safe place to play. While there will always be some accidents and minor injuries that children will endure during playtime, installing synthetic grass can eliminate some risks and making outdoor playtime safer.

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Why Create A Backyard Putting Green With Artificial Turf?

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There are a lot of downfalls to golf courses. First, they can get very crowded at different times of the year. Second, they can be very expensive to access. And lastly, they can be a huge inconvenience to get to. All of these factors can really be a bummer when all you want to do is enjoy a quiet morning on the green. One easy way to escape all of these issues is by placing a putting green right at your fingertips. How do you ask? By installing an artificial turf putting green on your lawn!

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Keep Your School Cleaner and Safer With Synthetic Turf

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The playgrounds and fields around schools can lead to many issues. The first most common issue is creating dirty halls and classrooms. The second is the safety concerns that come along with a natural lawn. No matter the reason (recess, PE, etc), grassy areas at school can create a lot of problems for schools.
Hundreds of kids skip, walk, stroll, and run through those lawns daily and at any time that could turn your school into a dirty mess or a student could have a freak accident. What if you could help prevent injuries and stop dirt and mud from being tracked into the school with one solution? You can by installing turf from Artificial Turf Express.

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Applications for Artificial Turf That May Surprise You

Synthetic turf is often associated with using it on sports fields, putting greens, and other commercial places such as that. However, it can be used in many more instances than just that. Here are a few options you have when considering where to place your artificial turf.

Playgrounds

Artificial turf can be used in more than just rectangular or circular places. Playground are always oddly shaped and are also always a great place to install synthetic turf. Because playgrounds see a lot activity, it’s great for the durable, soft, clean surface kids can play on. Picture your kids sliding, playing, jumping, and running on synthetic turf today!

Pet Turf for Dog Parks

Synthetic turf is often used in dog parks for a number of reasons:

1) There is now dirt or mud and all dogs stay clean… except for maybe a bit of slobber!

2) No bacteria can form which means your dog stays safe

3) The surface is dog-proof which means no digging, scratching, or pawing through it

Yards

If you’re looking to improve the look of your property, synthetic turf is a great option. There are so many different sizes and styles to fit the needs of your back or front yard. It looks just like a natural lawn but with all of the benefits of synthetic grass. It will improve your curb appeal or beautify your backyard.

Sports Fields

You’ve probably seen synthetic grass on football fields but few realize how many different types of sports fields are good for artificial turf. It’s used mainly because of it’s consistency and durability but also because it’s easily customizable with paint and logos. It provides a clean, even surface with is the best for a fair game.

Takeaway

Synthetic turf provides a great surface and experience whether you’re kicking a ball or laying in your hammock. It’s made from recycled tires and conserves water so it’s also very environmental friendly. Get in touch with us today to learn more 408.606.9550.

 

 
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Artificial Grass for Agility Training: A New Way to Get Fit

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Artificial Grass for Agility Training

agility turfMany local gyms have installed artificial grass for agility training in their facilities. These include Gold’s Gym, Bay Club, and many others. It has been increasingly popular in recent years because of its potential to improve cardiovascular health. Some of these benefits include:

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Texans prepare for first home game on artificial turf

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The Houston TexansJ.J. Watt heard that his coach said the team would play in a parking lot if that’s the surface they were provided.

“I’d have some objections if we were playing in a parking lot,” Watt said, to laughter. “But the turf, grass, doesn’t matter to me.”

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HS Complex Proposal Touts Value of Synthetic Turf

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The multimillion-dollar, privately funded athletic facility proposed in Oakwood Ohio highlights the growing use of artificial turf in high school sports.

The estimated $2.5 million project includes a synthetic turf field, 8-lane regulation track, restrooms and 1,000-seat capacity bleachers. It would be built on what is now the parking lot of the Old River Sports Complex and would serve an estimated 400 student athletes, as well as members of the community.

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Synthetic Turf Council Releases Guidelines for Testing Infill in Synthetic Turf Fields

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The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) today announced environmental guidelines for testing crumb rubber and other infills used in synthetic turf sports and recreation fields.  The STC Suggested Environmental Guidelines for Infill are designed to add another level of information for parents, players, owners and operators of synthetic turf fields.

Late in 2014, the use of crumb rubber infill in synthetic turf fields was called into question by media reports alleging a possible causal link to illnesses in soccer players who played extensively on these fields.  “One of STC’s missions is to serve as a public repository of independent and commissioned studies that have been done on synthetic turf and turf infill.  The STC has numerous studies available on its website, and in every case, when scientifically studied and scrutinized, each has shown there is no elevated risk to human health or environmental safety,” said Al Garver, President of the Synthetic Turf Council.  The STC believes reliable scientific data should be the foundation of any discussion regarding the safety of synthetic turf.

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Los Angeles Is Replacing Grass Soccer Fields With Artificial Turf

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For soccer players in Los Angeles, now is the summer of our discontent. We’ve seen the grass turn from green to brown to dirt to sand.

But L.A. is in the midst of a dramatic move that would save a ton of water and improve the quality of soccer games for generations: replacing its 100-odd grass fields with synthetic grass, or artificial turf.

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