We all know that schools experience heavy foot traffic. Week on week, school grounds see the pitter-patter of many shoes walking and running over them while recreational grounds see many sports shoes playing on them. It is for this reason that artificial turf on Gold Coast school grounds and recreational venues is the preferred option.
Highly durable and robust in its composition, artificial turf can withstand wear and tear. According to online research, “Fewer schools use [natural grass] because of the extra maintenance required and lack of flexibility. For example, if it rains on a Wednesday, students may have to stay off the field to prevent damage before a Friday night football game. Artificial turf is easier to maintain, doesn’t require water or fertiliser and can accommodate a variety of activities. With artificial turf, students can practice on the field in almost any weather without damaging the ground. Also, artificial turf doesn’t freeze in the winter or thin out in the summer.”
Adding To Its Popularity Are Numerous Benefits
- Lower maintenance and upkeep costs
- With no treatment required, artificial turf is pesticide and fertilizer-free, ensuring the safety of those playing on it
- Increased playability and broader access throughout the year
- Provides for practice areas for sportspeople.
- Fewer injuries are experienced
- Saves water and reduces water bills for schools and recreational venues
- Offers versatility and quick preparation
- Offers financial and environmental benefits
- It is weather-proof and does not get waterlogged, nor does it dry out
Just Like The Real Thing Thanks To Advancements In Artificial Turf
Schoolchildren and sportspeople enjoy playing outdoors on natural grass. So, with this need, innovation and advancements in artificial turf have improved to create something that is similar to the real thing. Generally, grass “blades” are longer in length and spaced further apart in the backing, which allows cleats to sink well, resulting in less stress on the players’ joints and allows the footwear to move better on it. In addition, turf systems are composed of materials that allow for stability for players and create a softer cushioning and hence less chance of injury. Other innovations have improved the performance of artificial turf, with the artificial turf now similar to the real-grass field, much to the delight of schoolchildren and sportspeople alike.
Eliminate Match Cancellation And Never Postpone Sporting Games
Ready to see action on your school grounds and sporting fields year-round? All Surface Concepts is a 100% Australian-owned family business located on the Gold Coast in Queensland. With more than 20 years of experience in artificial turf products, installations and maintenance, we guarantee every client, school or recreational venue owner satisfaction through the use of superior products, expert advice and quality workmanship. Contact our team at All Surface Concepts for artificial turf on the Gold Coast.