The type of surface you have determines the type of maintenance required in order to maximise the lifespan and offer premium surface performance. At Envirosport, we offer a variety of services and can adapt to whatever sports surface you have.
Our sister company, Envirolawn offer the installation of a variety of sports surfaces and artifical grass.
This surface type can be either sand filled or sand dressed and has a slightly different specification depending on the sports which are going to be played on it.
The 2G sand-filled synthetic grass gives great playing characteristics for a number of sports including football and tennis, as well as hockey. With the sand filled specification, a sand infill is applied within the fibres of the carpet to improve the stability and add better performance qualities.
Water-based artificial turf surfaces and water-based AstroTurf have no sand infill between the pile fibres of the carpet and is therefore sometimes called 'no fill artificial turf'.
These fields require regular wetting, hence the name "water-based", often via prolonged showering often using with pitch-side water cannon prior to their use and occasionally during half-time intervals.
These water-based surfaces have a huge advantage in that they offer increased protection for players against the abrasive effects caused by sand. Water-based pitches are installed in the majority of the elite hockey pitches.
The 'next generation' or 'Third Generation' artificial grass surfaces have a rubber crumb and sand infill for extra performance. This type of surface utilises longer fibres (up to 65mm) to ensure it can hold both rubber and sand infill the levels of which can be adjusted to produce optimum playing characteristics.
These are generally regarded as being about as safe to play on as a typical natural grass surface, perhaps even safer in cold conditions.
3G Turf surfaces are normally used for football but can also be used for rugby when combining the 65mm pile with a shock pad below it.
It's high performance, good grip and durability make needlepunch an excellent choice for any tennis club.
The built-in cushion layer makes for medium-paced play and is easy on players' leg joints.
Performance characteristics are evident from day one and are maintained throughout the life of the court.
Inlaid lines can be permanently added in white, yellow, red and blue.
Low maintenance and high porosity rating make Matchplay 2 ideal for all-weather usage, with play being able to continue as little as 30 minutes after rainfall.