There are two main functions in synthetic turf backing. The first is simply to provide a medium through which the synthetic grass fibres are tufted. This is known as the backing cloth. Sometimes more than one layer of backing cloth is used, to help with the second function of backing.
A synthetic turf pitch is a major investment and it makes sense to ensure that it is looked after correctly, to ensure best performance and best value. It is also important for pitch users to see that the surface has been looked after, that there is no rubbish or debris on the field.
When a pitch is tested to the relevant governing body standards, there are at least 4 key criteria it should meet. From bottom upwards: the pitch must drain, be stable, compacted and even at the top.
Artificial grass, on its own, will not meet any sport’s requirements. As part of a system, the relevant standard of play can be achieved. Normally there are three or four different components in a synthetic turf football system.
It has become common practice to test synthetic turf fields to the appropriate standard. This is to ensure that the playing performance is correct and consistent over the whole pitch.
For many people, when the search for the correct artificial turf and system begins, there are a lot of questions about what to look for and how to choose between the vast options that are available. So here we have decided to give you some answers to some frequently asked questions, to help you in your quest to find the best artificial turf for your pitch.
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