The installation of artificial football fields has become very popular in the UK over the past few years as many organisations such as leisure centres, schools and colleges are choosing to replace their old muddy grass surfaces with brand new synthetic turf all weather pitches. These artificial football facilities can be constructed and installed to a range of specifications to meet the requirements of each individual project.
Specifications for Artificial Football Fields
The most popular surfacing choice for a synthetic football pitch facility is 3G artificial grass. This surface is the most technologically advanced artificial turf for sports pitches and can provide excellent playing characteristics. The synthetic grass fibres in a 3G pitch can be made from either polyethylene or polypropylene depending on your requirements, and a rubber infill will be installed within the synthetic grass to give natural playing qualities. This rubber infill is made up of lots of rubber crumb particles which mix into the turf fibres to keep them upright, the rubber particles also provide comfort for players’ joints and muscles while ensuring a positive playing experience. It is important to carry out regular cleaning and maintenance as well as keeping the rubber infill topped up for your artificial sport pitch as it can negatively affect the performance and safety of the surface if it is not looked after or the infill levels become too low. 3G artificial football fields can be installed to FA and FIFA accreditations by expert sport surfacing contractors, as well as IRB and RFU accreditations if you are installing the surface for rugby. This will ensure that you get the best quality end result for your organisation.
Another type of surface which is available for artificial football fields is 2G synthetic grass which can be either sand filled or sand dressed. 2G artificial turf is a hard wearing, all weather facility which is popular in multi use games areas as it provides ideal playing characteristics for a number of sports including football, hockey and tennis. This type of surfacing has a shorter pile height and is filled with sand rather than rubber, meaning it is not suitable for rugby as it doesn’t provide adequate shock absorption, however the 2G surface is more of an all rounder for other sports if you are looking to install a multi sport facility.
Synthetic Football Pitch Contractors
It is important to have your sports facility installed by a sport surfacing specialist, this will give you the confidence that the end result will meet your requirements and be of a high standard. Soft Surfaces Ltd have over 15 years of experience in the sports and play surfacing industry and we would be happy to assist you with your enquiry, whether it is for an artificial football field, a multi use games area or a playground. If you require any further information about our products and services, please visit our website at https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ where you can find information about everything we have to offer, as well as case study examples of our previous work.
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