Synthetic grass has become increasingly popular within schools. Coaches, athletic directors and players of all sports enjoy artificial turf because of its durability, playability, safety and long-term cost saving benefits. Our outdoor synthetic turfs and court surfaces are suitable for any sporting activity. Its resiliency can withstand the strongest cleats, kicks, workouts and drills all while maintaining a beautiful game-ready look all year long.
Depending on your location, choosing synthetic turf for your football field can save between 500,000 to 1,000,000 gallons of water each year, and eliminate the need for unsafe fertilizer and pesticide applications. Your grounds crew can take the year off as there’s no need for re-seeding, sodding, painting or striping. Our advanced backing system ensures maximum drainage with little or no moisture buildup. Additionally, synthetic turf has an average of 3,000 usage hours per year, that is 3 times the amount of natural grass. Artificial turf will increase safe play and decrease injuries.
Arizona Turf Masters specializes in understanding the right athletic products for the right sport applications.
American Football – Football is a high-impact game that requires a durable surface to withstand the most demanding play. Natural grass can quickly become worn out and uneven, leading to an increased probability of player injury. Our synthetic grass is made from a blend of our best quality fibers, allowing for optimal comfort, safety and durability.
Soccer – Demand only the best for your soccer field. Arizona Turf Masters offers products from FIFA certified manufacturers, which ensures our products meet the highest standards for quality and longevity. Our turf is designed to provide the perfect combination of performance, speed, traction and player-to-surface interaction.
Baseball- AZTM baseball turf combines strength, durability and safety to bring you a synthetic turf that hits it out of the park. Our turf is designed for high-intensity use, optimal traction, foot stability, and low abrasion for player safety and comfort. AZTM artificial baseball turf will mimic proper ball roll and bounce for infield and outfield fly balls, allowing for a solid, stable playing surface.
Multipurpose- Our multipurpose application is an excellent choice for tennis, lacrosse, golf, and indoor use. Our products are designed and tested to bring you the best combination of durability, shock absorption, performance and UV stability.
- Football Fields
- Soccer Fields
- Baseball Diamonds
- Lacrosse / Field Hockey
- Batting Cages
- Indoor Athletic Facilities
- Gyms / Weight rooms
- Tennis / Bocce Courts
- Driving Ranges
- Basketball Courts
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the new generation of Athletic Synthetic Turf different from that of the past?
Increasing demand for high quality playing surfaces and intense competition for field accessibility has given rise to a new generation of synthetic turf systems that replicate the look and feel of lush, natural grass. Today’s synthetic turf, used by many NFL franchises, as well as member associations and teams of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the International Rugby Board and other international sports federations, combines the playing characteristics, look and feel of natural turf, with the advantages of increased frequency of usage, extra revenue generation, safety, longer playing sessions, fewer canceled games, and lowest cost per playing day.
Why has Athletic Synthetic Turf become so popular over the past few years?
Synthetic turf is a smart solution for playing fields that have become unsafe and unsightly from overuse or severe climatic conditions. A grass field simply cannot remain lush and resilient if it is used more than three to four days a week, or in the rain, or during the months when grass doesn’t grow. This fact, coupled with an escalating need for durable fields that accommodate multiple sports teams and activities, the high cost of maintaining a grass sports field, and the need to conserve water, have prompted a rising number of schools and parks to turn to synthetic turf to meet their program needs. Today’s synthetic turf is designed to simulate the experience of practicing and playing on the best grass fields.
What impact does heat have on my synthetic turf field?
During the summer months on hot sunny days, when synthetic turf is exposed to direct sunlight, some synthetic turf fields have reported surface temperatures significantly hotter than the surface temperature of a natural turf field. You can opt to water fields, or misting. A misting station normally needs only five gallons of water per hour based on full use. On a typical day, when the heat is at its peak for four to six hours, that equals 20 to 30 gallons of water.
What impact does synthetic turf have on playing time?
Synthetic turf playing fields exponentially increase playing and practice time because they can be used daily and in all types of weather, without worry of damage. Playability is enhanced since the fields remain uniform and consistent, season after season. They can also be used within hours of installation. In addition, while turf grass managers recommend against using a natural field for more than 20 – 24 hours per week or 680 – 816 hours per year for a three-season window, synthetic turf can be utilized around 3,000 hours per year with no "rest” required.
How does synthetic turf compare to natural grass on player injury rates?
Made with resilient materials for safety, synthetic turf sports fields are always ready to play on. Traction, rotation and slip resistance, surface abrasion and stability meet the rigorous requirements of the most respected sports leagues and federations.
So it’s no surprise that recent studies indicate that the injury risk of playing on synthetic turf is no greater than natural grass:
Three 2010 long-term studies published by researchers from Norway and Sweden compared acute injuries on synthetic turf and natural grass. The studies examined the type, location and severity of injuries sustained by hundreds of players during thousands of hours of matches and training over a four to five year period. Many types of acute injuries to men and women soccer players, particularly knee injury, ankle sprain, muscle strains, concussions, MCL tears, and fractures were evaluated. The researchers concluded that the injury risk of playing on artificial turf is no greater than playing on natural grass.
How does the cost of a synthetic turf field compare to a natural turf field?
A synthetic turf field usually has a higher upfront cost, but the field often pays for itself over 3-4 years, proving to be a highly cost-effective investment. Synthetic turf fields are typically utilized for about 3,000 hours of play per year, with no "rest” required, the equivalent of three to four well-maintained natural turf fields. In addition, synthetic turf maintenance costs are two to three times less than natural turf, since no mowing, irrigation or chemicals are needed. Because of its consistent availability, a synthetic turf field is also a reliable source of rental revenue for schools and communities.
Can synthetic turf hold up under heavy use?
Yes, one of the important advantages of synthetic turf is its ability to hold up under very heavy use. While natural turf shouldn’t be played on during or immediately after a rain storm, after the application of pesticides and fertilizers, or during the months when grass doesn’t grow, synthetic turf is always ready for play. Regular maintenance is important to enable synthetic turf to withstand the heavy use that it is often subjected.
Is maintenance of synthetic turf required?
While much less time and money is required to maintain a synthetic turf sports field than a natural grass field, synthetic turf needs to be maintained to maximize playability and the life of the product.
INFILL MATERIAL OPTIONS FOR SYNTHETIC TURF
There are many options for infill materials. The infill systems are designed to create a ballast to prevent wrinkling and it truly gives artificial turf the support and stability to make it maintain the appearance of naturl grass. There are many options when choosing an infill material for your artificial turf. Most products require 1lb to 3lb of infill per square foot. Adding infill material on top of your synthetic grass is the final stage of the installation process.
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