Get the synthetic turf surface that's right for your sports field.
Not all playing surfaces are created equal. Each sport requires specific fiber heights, fiber types, infill weight and quality of resin to be taken into consideration. The fiber design, length and infill will directly impact the play, safety and longevity of the playing surface.
Every year, the turf industry spends millions of dollars in research, development, testing, safety studies and athletic performance. Matching the right fiber with the sport is the first step in the selection process. Safety and field longevity are determined by infill weight, fiber height due to infill amounts, carbon resins and backings. Fiber height determines the amount of infill you can install. The weight of the infill dictates the safety of the field. The higher the infill weight, the safer the field will be.
The softest, all rubber fields, happen to have the highest rates of recorded injuries. For that reason, it's critical to visit with a Certified Synthetic Turf Field Builder so they may assist you with choosing the safest, best performing turf system for your athletes. One of our Certified Synthetic Field Builders will walk you through the selection process to make certain your field matches your sport(s) and your goals.
Being turf neutral helps assure you get the best surface.
When it comes to choosing the right synthetic turf surface for your sports field, Byrne & Jones Sports has no direct allegiance to any of the major synthetic turf manufacturers. Our objective is to help you get the best surface at the best price creating true value. Not having any pre-determined arrangements with any one company assures that's exactly what you'll get.
Here's a brief overview of the synthetic turf surface options available for installation.
Slit-Film fiber - The "workhorse" fiber. This fiber type has been in use for two decades. It's the preferred fiber type for football and fields with heavy use.
Mono-filament fibers - Feature better ball face interaction than slit-film fibers. For that reason, mono-filament fields are generally preferred for soccer. However, if there are other sports being played, the fibers don't stand up to the wear and tear as well as slit-film fiber.
Combination fibers - Most fields being constructed are not single use fields. For that reason the turf industry created a fiber that holds up well to heavy use, looks more like natural grass and has good ball face interaction. They did this by combining a slit film fiber along with a mono-filament fiber and tufting it into the same needle hole.
There are now fields with two slit-film fibers, in the same needle hole, fields with thatch-layers, baseball specific fields, field hockey specific fields with water systems, safety pads installed under the playing surface and several infill options besides sand and rubber.