What is synthetic grass? – Synthetic grass, which is known as artificial grass, fake grass or grass carpet also, is a long-lasting grass type. It has a natural appearance and it can be used as an alternative to natural grass. Preferred for sports field floors, it is produced from materials that do not harm the environment. When you see synthetic grass from the outside, you cannot see any difference with natural grass. Because it even has a more vivid and stronger grass appearance than natural grass. Thanks to the polymers and yarns in its structure, the artificial ground, which is produced with superior technology, is an indispensable product for the construction of sports fields, especially football fields.
If you want to get further information about synthetic grass installation cost you are kindly invited to contact Integral Spor, which is a leading synthetic grass manufacturer at home and abroad.
Use of Synthetic Grass for Sports Purposes
Synthetic grass is used for many purposes and many areas. But it is mostly preferred for sports purposes in sports areas. The other usage areas of synthetic grass may be listed as follow;
- Outdoor and Indoor Football Fields
- Professional Football Stadiums
- Tennis Courts
- Golf Courses
- Multi-Purpose Sports Fields
- Baseball Fields
- Rugby Fields
Synthetic grass is a more common product for sportive use. Because, thanks to its superior properties and quality ground structure, it provides a field floor where athletes can play safely. The pile length of synthetic grass for sporting purposes can be up to 60mm. In order for these synthetic grass to be used on professional fields, it must be successful from FIFA 1 STAR and FIFA 2 STAR tests. In addition, synthetic grass to be used for tennis courts must meet ITF standards. (International Tennis Federation)
Synthetic Grass Maintenance
Synthetic grass maintenance is quite easy when compared to natural grass. Because there is no such thing as sowing seeds and cutting the growing grass in synthetic grass that does not need continuous irrigation. Since the soil does not have a natural ground, it does not produce bacteria and insects. Under these conditions, synthetic grass care is quite easy.
Details About Maintenance
NOTE 1: Granular particles are added during the synthetic grass installation to make the grass ground stand more balanced on the field ground. These particles disperse over time and spread to different areas of the field. At this point, what needs to be done is to brush the synthetic grass field ground at most every 6 months and to add granules to the field ground.
NOTE 2: You should be informed about the irrigation of synthetic grass in very hot weather if you will install synthetic grass. Since the synthetic grass ground consists of synthetic yarns, the grass leaves may soften in very hot weather. In order to cool the artificial grass, it will be sufficient to water your synthetic grass with the use of a small amount of water.
NOTE 3: In order to avoid any injury during the game, clean the accumulations such as cigarette butts, stones, leaves accumulated on the synthetic grass field floor.
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What Do You Put Under Synthetic Grass?
Although synthetic grass looks like a whole, in fact, many steps are followed and many elements are put under the grass during the process. It has a layered structure. These steps are applied and the elements are put under the synthetic grass in order:
- Weed barrier (optional)
- Decomposed granite / Class II road base
- Drain rock
- Wire mesh
If you want to get information about the steps and elements, please contact us, one of the leading synthetic grass manufacturers at home and abroad.
How Is Synthetic Grass Installed?
The most important issue in synthetic grass flooring is the preparation stage of the area to be applied. When laying, the soil needs to be lightly excavated and all stones and plant roots must be removed from the area.
Some soils have a very high clay content in terms of structure. In this case, throwing sand on it is an effective solution. If it has a very sandy structure, it will be useful to support it by using soil consisting of tree bark.
During the preparation of the soil, a tool such as a barrel should be used and the soil should be compacted. At this point, if the budget is sufficient, it would be best to use a construction machine. But if the budget is not enough, you can crush the soil with a barrel filled with water. After the soil is compacted, the application should not be done immediately. Because the ground must be rested for 1-2 weeks. At this point, the soil should remain moist. When you maintain the humidity rate, the settlement of the soil will be much easier. If it stays dry, the synthetic grass flooring will not stand firm.
After the rest period is over, you can start laying the synthetic grass carpet. It will be beneficial to throw fertilizer in the laying process. Because it will keep the soil alive. After the synthetic grass carpet is laid, the soil is not exposed to any sunlight, etc. The thing that will keep it alive will be manure.
When laying the synthetic grass carpet, the first row should be parallel on a straight edge. In the next rows, one should be placed on top of the other, just like tiling on the roofs. The most important point you should pay attention to while making the rows is to lay them flat. Thus, the grass placement should be completed.
Can You Install Synthetic Grass Yourself?
Yes, and no! We said that laying synthetic grass is easy. Yes, maybe you can do this too. However, if you want to achieve a high-quality and long-lasting result, you should work with a company that is experienced in this field, has quality products and has a talented team. Thus, the process will take less time and you will get a better result.!
How Do You Prepare the Ground for Synthetic Grass?
It is important that any surface on which you wish to lay synthetic grass is free from weeds, rocks, debris and it is as compact and flat as possible. In cases where you are laying your grass on soil or sand, a weed mat will be required. This will protect both the ground under your mat from seedlings that may germinate in the sand and the surface of your grass carpet by preventing weeds from getting in.
It’s also a good idea to keep your base as flat as possible and make sure there are no lumps after laying your grass carpet. Not only does this look more professional, it also means no one will be injured by the synthetic grass floor.
What Are the Advantages of Synthetic Grass?
The other issue that our customers wonder about is the advantages of synthetic grass. They ask themselves “Why should I install synthetic grass?” Then here is the answer!
- Synthetic grass is less slippery. It has chemical products that positively affect the performance of athletes and does not harm human health. This is very important in terms of not affecting the performance of the athletes, especially in the football fields.
- With its anti-slippery effect, synthetic grass provides athletes the opportunity to move more. It is a product with designs suitable for sports.
- Synthetic grass is a natural petroleum product that requires less sand. It is much more durable in terms of abrasion and does not lose its originality for 10 years.
- Synthetic grass has healthy structures made of 100% polyethylene that do not adversely affect the ball’s bouncing norm and are compatible with sports intelligence and consciousness.
- Synthetic grass is an environmentally friendly product with a more beautiful appearance and aesthetic features.
- Synthetic grass has been designed with structures that are not affected by weather conditions such as rain, snow or frost. In addition, it is not possible for Ultraviolet (UV) rays to discolor, dissolve or damage its structure.
- Synthetic grass is a long-lasting sports complex material with lower operating and maintenance costs than natural grass.
- Artificial grass is a combination of strong polyethylene threads with self-protective properties from insects and naughty pests, with its existing structure that does not require any pesticides and chemicals.
- Synthetic grass can be expressed as highly productive values that offer uninterrupted sports pleasure 365 days 7 / 24 with high efficiency.
- It provides an easy synthetic grass installation.
How Much Synthetic Grass Installation Cost?
The synthetic grass cost may vary depending on the quality of the selected grass, the pile length, the width of the field, and the workload. What you need to do to get specific price information is to visit the website of the company you want to work with or reach them from their contact address. As Integral Spor family, we opened our doors to you, we are waiting for a call from you! Additionally, we also sustain turnkey projects for your football fields. These projects include grass and lighting service, also!
Integral Spor and Synthetic Grass
Integral Spor, a leading synthetic grass manufacturer, sends its products to more than 70 countries in addition to Turkey. It also produces and installs its products. For both amateur and professional football fields, it is ready to offer human-oriented and environmentally friendly synthetic grass to you!