Synthetic turf is a great surfacing option for a playground. It looks great, and when installed with padding underneath it offers protection against falls up to 18 feet. Synthetic turf requires little maintenance and will look great after many years of use. Some people have reservations about synthetic turf because of instances where rubber infill is used, particularly on sports fields. Trassig does not use rubber crumbs; instead, we use rounded sand as infill. This is clean play sand that settles at the base of the weave, weighing the turf down and keeping the yarns vertical, the strongest position for the strands. It also keeps the turf system cooler and safer and prolongs its life.
Synthetic turf is provides an aesthetically pleasing alternative to grass and is a great alternative for areas where grass is difficult to grow. Also, synthetic turf eliminates kids’ exposure to the harmful chemical sprays often used to maintain grassy areas. The turf we use meets or exceeds all safety standards set forward by ASTM and CPSC, including toxicity and flammability standards.
Finally, compared to other types of surfaces, synthetic turf is very budget-friendly due to its low maintenance and the fact that it performs better and is easy to patch in the event of vandalism. The only time synthetic turf becomes costly is when it is installed on an irregularly- shaped area that has playground equipment with many footings. The cutting and seaming required makes the installation labor-intensive and increases the install price. Irregularly-shaped areas also create more wasted material; synthetic turf comes in 15′ wide rolls (much like a carpet), and has to be laid so that all the “blades” have the same nap. thus limiting the number of layout possibilities. When working with an area of multiples of 15 feet, there is less waste.
Call us today at 203-659-0456 to find out if synthetic turf is the right surfacing system for your playground.
We offer a variety of synthetic turf applications for playgrounds, residential lawns, and putting greens. Check out our synthetic turf page.