Artificial Grass:

Sports field turf particles must be consistent, resilient and able to meet environmental requirements – Rubber helps with shock absorbency, sand helps with vertical deformation or foot stability. Players want a shock absorbent sports field turf that is not too soft. Sand not only adds dimensional stability to the system but will also prevent the system from undergoing excessive surface deformation which can lead to over-stretched ligaments. Sand and rubber in time will segregate in the sports field turf with the sand dropping to the bottom and the rubber remaining on the top. Obviously the largest contribution to the Gmax is the rubber granules present. Sand with time will compact more quickly than rubber but its contribution to the Gmax value is small. Rubber granules will compact with time but its contribution to the Gmax value being greater will be more significant than the compaction of the sand. The ultimate ability to retain an acceptable Gmax value will therefore depend on the rubber granules. This therefore becomes a reflection on the quality of the rubber granules originally installed in the sports field turf, to a lesser extent the quality of the sand particles initially installed, but ultimately on the quality of the maintenance programme adopted for the sports field turf. Gmax values can only be maintained if the sports field turf system installed is correct and the maintenance is fully implemented. Gmax values will increase if the rubber granules are allowed to compact due to a lack of maintenance as they would in a partially sand-filled system. The rate of compaction will vary from system to system but is inevitable if the correct maintenance procedures are not in place. Many companies would argue that even an all-rubber system is insufficient and that a shockpad underneath the carpet as well as the rubber infill is necessary to reduce the tendency of the system to compact and consequentially increase the Gmax values. Even such sports field turf systems without maintenance will still compact.

Artificial Turf Laying

Laying an artificial turf sports pitch It takes an average of three to six weeks to lay an artificial turf sports pitch. Depending on the sport and the planned use, you can choose between a specific type of sub-base, infill material (sand, rubber) and synthetic grass fibre. Every artificial turf sports pitch is a unique project. In general, the installation process can be described in 5 phases:
Phase 1. Excavate the grounds
Phase 2. Lay water-permeable underlayer
Phase 3. Roll the artificial turf out and lay it
Phase 4. Infill with sand and/or rubber
Phase 5. Your artificial turf pitch is ready for use
Artificial Grass layout