Football artificial grass is a roll coating produced by the tufting method. It`s resistant to temperature extremes, frost, and UV. Artificial turf in rolls lets water to flow through drainage holes in the surface and prevents the field from puddles. Artificial grass is made by tufting method. This is when the fiber is woven into an elastic surface and covered with latex coating. Coverage reduces the negative impact of loads and temperature changes.
BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS FOR FOOTBALL:
1. Comfort in a game. Good quality artificial football grass is absolutely not inferior to a natural lawn in terms of slip and softness. The main thing is that the grass maintains these features throughout the entire operational period. It is enough to install turf once and then just keep it in good condition.
2. Ease of operation and maintenance. Artificial grass does not require particularly complex care, but at the same time the natural grass cover wears out much faster than an artificial one.
3. Does not require time to recover after the game. Unlike a natural lawn, artificial turf does not need to be grown, it also does not require time to recover, it can be used around the clock.
4. Constant color. The color of artificial football grass is not affected by UV. It always looks juicy and green.
5. Low cost. Once you invest in the purchase of artificial turf, you will use it for many years. Artificial sports grass can reduce the maintenance and repair cost of the field.
6. Long-term training. Thanks to artificial grass for football fields, training can be carried out at any time of the year, for example, in early spring or late autumn, regardless of air temperature.
7. Injury safety. Football grass's qualities make a game more comfortable, and also provides protection against burns and injuries.
8. Long service life. Terms of artificial fields use, with proper operation and proper care, vary from eight to twelve years.
ARTIFICIAL FOOTBALL TURF: SPECIES AND DIFFERENCES.
Sports grass can be divided according to the type of filling and the type of fibers.
The type of filling depends on the filling level and type of filler. According to this feature, football artificial grass is divided into 3:
1. No infill. This cover does not need to fill, it has a small pile, up to eight millimeters. It is the first generation of grass.
2. Semi-infill.The pile of this type of grass reaches forty millimeters. Such grass is filled up with quartz sand, which regulates the rigidity of the field and ball bounces. It is named a fibrillated grass, it`s a second generation grass.
3. Infill-grass. It has a long pile, reaching sixty centimeters. Such grass is covered with two layers: first with quartz sand on the lower layer, and with rubber crumb on the upper layer. This is a monofilament grass, it is a grass of the third generation, which is especially popular in modern football.
GRASS FOR FOOTBALL FIELD BY FIBER TYPE is divided into two.
Fibrillated and monofilament grass. We described the features and differences of these types of lawn in the previous post.
ELSATICITY IN ARTIFICIAL GRASS.
The stiffeners provide pile`s elasticity, but the coating does not lose its softness. After the ball rolls, the stiffeners allow the fiber to rise to its initial position, with no trace left.
Thanks to such elasticity, the ball bounces well off the field surface, almost like on a natural lawn. The elasticity and shape of the fiber are maintained throughout the life of the football field.