ATP, STP, AGP Long Pile Synthetic Grass Pitches is classed as a 40mm depth artificial grass, 50mm pile height synthetic turf or a 60mm plastic pitch carpet. Manufacturers and suppliers of artificial grass in the UK can provide these depths for the 3G grass products or also known as 4G synthetic turf or 5G astroturf to certain suppliers of the products.
Long pile synthetic grass surfaces are designed for football, soccer, rugby union and rugby league. It usually is installed onto a rebounce shockpad or an insitu rubber shock pad. The shockpad underlay gives better playing characteristics and helps prevent the carpet from rucking.
Football and soccer long pile synthetic turf carpets are usually tested to IATS accreditation which is the equivalent to FIFA One Star standards but also there is a FIFA Two Star accreditation. The IATS standard meets the FIFA 1* but this accreditation needs to be tested in a lab to make sure the artificial grass meets the standards and also needs a field test to basically make sure the synthetic turf is installed correctly.
For further details on the NBS specifications, quotes and costs of the long piled carpets please visit https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/blog/tag/iats-accredited-synthetic-turf-sports-pitch-grass-carpet which shows further details on the IATS accredited surfacing. Or please call 01625445760 which is soft surfaces head office for information on case studies