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Europave Sports Surface Underlay Shockpad

Europave shockpad is another name for insitu rubber shockpad. Europave Shockpad are constructed from 2-6mm SBR (Styrene Butadene Rubber) rubber crumb and are machine laid. Rubber Shockpad can be laid directly onto a dynamic sub base or preferably onto an engineered base. It is designed to assist the carpet backing of the synthetic turf from rucking. Europave shockpad is generally installed at 15mm onto macadam or 25mm directly onto MOT stone.

A shockpad is a resilient layer introduced between the sub base and the playing surface. The shockpad is used to provide a degree of comfort to players, cushioning the impact on joints / muscles and generally improves the playing characteristics of the synthetic surface as well as prolonging the life of the carpet.

Europave shockpads have been installed beneath thousands of sports surfaces including matchplay, matchwinner, conqueror 40, conqueror 50, conqueror 60, playrite sports surfaces, soccergrass, challenge pro, desso sports surfaces, rhino turf sports surfaces, polytan sports surfaces, mondo sports surfaces, easigrass sports surfaces and many more.

Sand filled synthetic turf is a vertical pile tufted carpet with sand infill and is a hard wearing all weather sports surface ideal for both a full size Synthetic Turf Pitch (STP) and also a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) because it has good durability and has progressed vastly from the days of Astroturf.

Sand dressed synthetic turf is a shorter and denser pile with a reduced quantity of sand infill which again is a hard wearing all weather sports surface ideal for both a full size Synthetic Turf Pitch (STP) and also a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) but generally used where hockey is the primary sport. This again offers great durability and has left Astroturf sports surfacing behind.

Needle-punch is a woven and knitted synthetic turf which helps to keep the sand infill stability within the pile and has higher drainage characteristics but is more driven towards a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) only and wouldn’t recommend for a full size Synthetic Turf Pitch (STP).

Other areas we cover are fake turf, playground surfaces, sports surfacing, MUGA, ball court, multi use sports courts, polymeric surfaces, synthetic grass, 3g grass, astro turf, all weather pitch and third generation synthetic turf. If you require a price for a multi use games area and your town isnt listed then need not worry because we work nationwide. We carry out all sports surfacing and playground surfaces including artificial grass, long jump runways, triple jump run ups, javelin runways, MUGA, ball courts, polymeric surfaces, synthetic grass, europave shockpad, 3g turf, all weather pitches, sports floodlights, long jump landing pit, triple jump pathway, athletics track, tartan surfacing, golf pathways, europave shock pad for astroturf sports surfaces, multi use sports areas, and sports fencing and all other types of sports and play surfacing. The play surfacing include impact absorbing surfaces like rubber mulch, wet pour, grass mats, playground safety surfaces and playsafe surfacing. There are several types of surfacing people might call surfaces and some call them Rhino Turf, Easigrass, DCM, RTC, Playtop, Charles Lawrence, Easifall, Playpour, Rainbow, Redlynch, Abacus, Playon, Conren etc. Please do not hesitate to phone our head office on 01625 445760.

About the author

Director at Soft Surfaces Ltd which constructs artificial sports pitches and play areas throughout the UK. Sports enthusiast who plays football regularly and co-founder of @FatRank which helps others with SEO, PPC, WordPress and Specialist Web Marketing.

James Dooley – who has written posts on Sports and Safety Surfaces.