We install surfacing in a whole host of different specifications, each different surface type has individual qualities which suit multiple sports. Here is a summary of the sports we specialise in and the surfacing we recommend for each one:
The most common type of surfacing we install for football pitch facilities is artificial grass, this can be supplied in a number of different specifications:
2G Sand Filled Turf – This second generation artificial surface type consists of a synthetic grass carpet which has a silica sand infill layer installed within the fibres. This sand creates a stable playing surface and keeps the turf carpet upright, sand filled surfacing can also be used for hockey.
Needlepunch Synthetic Turf – Made up of fibre bonded curly yarn fibres, the needlepunch specification is extremely durable and long lasting. It can be installed in a range of bright colours and is also commonly used for athletics tracks.
3G Artificial Grass – The most advanced synthetic grass sport surface specification on the UK market. 3G artificial turf has a layer of rubber infill granules within the turf fibres to create natural playing characteristics for football.
The only artificial sports surface which can be used for rugby is 3G artificial grass. This is because the 3G specification provides the most impact absorption for contact sports like rugby, so the chance of injury is reduced. A shockpad is always installed beneath the artificial turf surfacing for a rugby pitch to enhance the safety of the facility and protect players’ joints and muscles.
Tennis is a versatile sport which can be played on a variety of different surface types:
Macadam Court Surfacing – The macadam tennis court specification is very popular with schools as it is a durable and long lasting surface type which can be used for many different sports. Anti slip paint coatings and line markings can be applied to enhance performance and safety qualities.
Polymeric Rubber Surfaces – Polymeric EPDM surfacing is also extremely durable and can be utilised for a number of sports. This specification is made up of rubber crumb particles which are mixed together with a binder. A range of different colour options are available with polymeric surfacing and contrasting line markings can also be applied.
Artificial Grass – Sand filled synthetic turf is also used for tennis court facilities. A short pile height of 10-19mm is usually installed as this provides the best performance qualities for tennis.
Sand filled and sand dressed synthetic turf are the best surface types for hockey as the short pile height allows the ball to glide smoothly across the surface of the grass. Sand dressed artificial grass is usually installed only for use with hockey, whereas sand filled surfacing can be used for other sports like football and tennis.
Netball and Basketball
Netball and basketball can both be played on similar sports surfaces, and multi use games areas often feature line markings for both. Polymeric and macadam surfacing provide ideal ball bounce characteristics for netball and basketball, however some specifications have slightly higher slip resistance ratings which are more suited towards netball.
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