Artificial grass for football pitches
Artificial grass is more and more commonly used on football pitches, it allows intensive use of the surface in all weather conditions. Whatever the season of the year, the parameters of a surface with artificial grass do not change and it is an ideal solution for school fields as well as professional training pitches.
We use grass with the height of up to 40-70 mm with the sand or rubber granules/EPDM infill. Dynamics and elasticity of artificial surfaces are similar to those of natural ones. However, the artificial grass is easier to maintain, and it keeps its properties for a long time.
In order to increase elasticity of the ground the football grass may be installed on dynamic bases (shockpads).
Our offer includes the following types of football grass:
- for small pitches and training facilities
- for professional pitches with the FIFA 1 STAR and FIFA 2 STAR certificate
- no-infill artificial grass of 4th generation
We also offer services of care and year-long maintenance of football pitches.
Multifunctional artificial grass
Currently erected sports facilities and even private recreational objects require adoption of the surface to the requirements of different sport disciplines. A multipurpose artificial grass allows a surface to be used for many sport disciplines (basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, field hockey, etc.).
The multipurpose grass surfaces are characterized at first place by:
- a grass with fibers of 9-25 mm tall
- stabilisation with quartz sand infill (infill up to 90%-100% height of the grass)
- firm and flat surface for a good bounce of the ball
- stable surface
- perforation for a correct draining of rainwater
- wide assortment of colours and lines for various disciplines – firm and maintenance-free surface
Artificial grass for tennis courts
Possibility to play lawn tennis all year long – YES! Artificial grass surface allows tennis courts to be used in any weather conditions, without the need for any time-consuming maintenance. Dynamic surface and proper slip resistance ensure comfortable and safe play. It reduced the risk of injuries and excessive joint overload when compared to hard surfaces.
Parameters of artificial grass for tennis courts:
- density of grass in the case of fibrillated fibers (number of fibres per m²) – 44.000-150.000
- density of grass in the case of monofilament fibres (number of fibres per m²) – 220.000 – 340.000
- the grass is supplied as per individual order, the line marking sewn into the artificial turf already on the stage of production
General/amateur tennis court grass is 10-20 mm heigh. The use of sand infill makes the turf suitable also for other sports games (handball, basketball, volleyball) and recreational purposes. Artificial grass for professional tennis courts is 9-11 mm heigh for the reason of a fast ball bounce. Our offer includes grass with ITF certificates and Labosport tests.
Other application of artificial grass
- golf, rugby, field hockey, etc.
- playgrounds for children
- gardens, terraces, exhibition areas
Artificial grass – technical issue
Artificial (synthetic) grass – fibers of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyamide (PA) or, frequently, made of combination of these materials, embedded in an elastic base. The perforation of the base allows rainwater to permeate into the substructure and then to the drainage system.
Density of the grass – predetermined number of fibers per square metre of surface or the number of embedded fibre bundles. The density of grass influences the firmness of the ground and it should match the type of infill and of the intended use of the surface. A grass with higher density does not always mean a better surface.
Dtex – defines the weight of fibre. A grass from the range from 6.600 to 16.000 Dtex is used (it is a weight in grammes of a 10 km-long fibre).
Fibre thickness – parameter which defines thickness of the material of which the fiber is made (in micrometres).
Monofilament fibers – separate, flat and firm fibres. Monofilament fibers are thicker than fibrillated fibers and therefore they are more elastic and more resistant to abrasion and breaking. The fibers come in various shapes: oval, rectangular, V-shaped, S-shaped, C-shaped, curved or diamond-shaped.
Fibrillated fibers – fibers with additional incisions along their length (split fibers) – it ensures a better stability and elasticity, their disadvantage is that they wear faster.
Infill – a loose material put between the fibers. It stabilises grass fibres (blades), improves elasticity and slip-resistance. Depending on the intended use of the surface, the infill is made of a quartz sand or synthetic granules (SBR, EPDM, TPE).