Artificial turf represents a popular surface for a large baseball, football, or soccer field, as it can withstand significant weather and be ready to play quickly. It also saves money for the athletic facility on maintenance, as natural grass can have a high cost to keep it in pristine condition.
Artificial turf options from Greatmats are extremely versatile, so they work well for many other installation options beyond a large field. Create a synthetic golf green to putt and practice at any time of the year. Use it for workouts at the gym, either indoors or outdoors. It’s a great area for dogs to play, too, saving your natural grass lawn area.
Artificial grass is quickly becoming an alternative to a natural grass lawn in places where heat and water conservation are considered. We offer many residential turf options that feature a natural grass feel and appearance.
Before You Buy Your Artificial Turf
Considerations for purchasing artificial turf:
The following blogs discuss the most important information to consider before beginning the artificial turf purchasing process.
Whether you plan to install turf in a commercial gym, at a playground, or alongside a pool, there are many different aspects to think about. Not all turf products are created equal; some are only suitable for indoor use, while others have specific infill requirements.
- Find out how much artificial turf you'll need and how much it will typically cost you compared to real grass.
Learn More: How Much Is Artificial Grass? Calculating the Expense of Turf
- In order to choose the best turf for your project, there are a few key characteristics to consider, including pile height, material, absorbency, dimensions, and more.
Learn More: What Are The Key Specs for Artificial Turf?
- Learn about the various thicknesses of turf and how the base layer and use type contribute to its thickness.
Learn More: Why Are There So Many Artificial Turf Thicknesses?
- When purchasing outdoor turf, you should think about lifespan and ongoing maintenance to get the most out of your investment.
Learn More: How Long Does Outdoor Turf Last?
- SilverBack and ChargeGuard are two terms that you may not be familiar with, but they are brand names for key features that improve the performance of certain types of synthetic turf.
Learn More: What Is SilverBack & ChargeGuard In Artificial Turf?
Find the best products:
Top 10 Questions About Artificial Grass TurfBelow are the most popular questions we've received around artificial turf. Click the question to find to get a detailed answer and explanation on these topics.
- Can Artificial Turf Be Laid on Concrete for Sled Strips?
If you have a concrete subfloor, you can lay artificial turf over the top for sled workouts, but you must secure the turf to the concrete. Without securely adhering the turf to the concrete subfloor, the sled could catch unexpectedly on the turf, causing broken equipment or a dangerous misstep for the athlete.
- What Is the Best Turf for an XFit Gym?
Because CrossFit workouts involve such a wide range of movements, having a versatile type of flooring is a must. Synthetic turf is a popular selection for CrossFit gyms, as it can accommodate multiple types of workouts, providing cushioning and stability.
- How Do You Maintain Artificial Grass?
Artificial turf is a great alternative to real grass because of its low maintenance and care needs, however, you will still need to spend some time maintaining the turf to maximize its lifespan.
- What Are the Fastest Draining Artificial Turf Products?
One of the biggest benefits of installing faux turf is that it is ready to play on quickly after a rainstorm. You can speed up the drainage that occurs with the turf by selecting a product designed for outdoor use and by installing a proper drainage system underneath the turf.
- What's the Best Indoor Soccer Turf?
The majority of people will want to install a roll of artificial turf for an indoor soccer complex, as the roll is the most efficient way to cover a large space quickly. However, if you don’t have the equipment to move heavy rolls of turf, selecting interlocking tiles of turf will make the install easier.
- Can You Put Turf in Basement Settings?
Multiple synthetic turf products are available that are made to go over the top of concrete in a basement. The green turf looks great in a basement man cave, in a workout space in the basement, or in a kids’ play area in the basement. Having padding attached to the back of the turf is helpful.
- What Is the Cost of Installing Playground Turf?
If you can install the faux turf yourself, you will save money versus having to hire a professional to perform the installation. The cost of the turf itself typically ranges between $3 and $7 per square foot of coverage.
- How Do You Clean Artificial Grass Turf?
Learning how to clean the faux turf and performing occasional maintenance on it will keep it looking like new for years. Learn how to clean indoor and outdoor turf installations and properly clean specific stains, debris and animal feces or urine.
- How Do You Choose and Buy Artificial Turf?
As you shop for synthetic turf grass for your home, you will consider the following qualities: blade styles and colors, pile height, drainage, durability, antibacterial properties and infill requirements.
- How Long Does Outdoor Turf Last?
Many outdoor turf products are highly durable, but when it comes to how long turf will last, it’s important to consider both a product’s lifespan and how you maintain it when. Many products have warranties for up to 10 or 15 years, making them a long-lasting choice for your yard, sports field, or other outdoor space.
Top Rated Artificial Turf Products
V Max Artificial Grass Turf Roll
One of the most natural looking turf products we offer is the V Max Artificial Grass Turf Roll. It has a 5 mm padded layer underneath the 3/4-inch turf blades, creating a cushioned space that remains highly durable
True Turf Artificial Grass Roll
Our True Turf Artificial Grass Roll delivers an extremely realistic look and feel for multiple types of activities, including practicing golf and other types of ball sports.
UltimatePet Artificial Grass Roll
When you want to install a type of artificial turf that is durable enough to allow pets to use it in any kinds of weather, our UltimatePet Artificial Grass Roll is a popular selection.
Play Time Artificial Grass Roll
Although gravel and mulch are popular selections for a playground surface, a far more durable and safer material is our Play Time Artificial Grass Roll.
Countryside Deluxe Artificial Turf
Our Countryside Deluxe Artificial Turf Roll is an all-purpose outdoor turf that provides a truly authentic look and feel, resembling a natural lawn. This product can be used for landscapes, pet areas, and much more.
Artificial Turf Comparisons
Artificial Grass Turf for Landscaping
|Restaurant / Hotel Patios||Restaurant / Hotel Lawns||Residential Backyard, Play Areas||Residential Front Lawn, Decorative Gardens||Rooftop||Poolside||Pet Friendly||Cost||Material Type|
|Endless Summer||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||$$$$||polyethylene plastic|
|Soft Landing||✓||✓||$$$$$||nylon carpet|
|Play Time||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||$$$||polyethylene plastic|
|Traffic Blade||✓||✓||$$||polyethylene/ polypropylene|
|La Jolla||✓||✓||✓||$$||polypropylene plastic|
|Pet Heaven||✓||✓||✓||$$$||polyethylene plastic|
|Countryside Deluxe||✓||✓||$||polyethylene/ polypropylene|
|Sunny Sod||✓||$||polyethylene plastic|
Pet Friendly Artificial Turf Grass
Playground Turf Grass
|Sof Step||V-Max||Bermuda||Arena Pro||Soft Landing||All Sport|
|Pile Height||2 inch||3/4 inch||9/16 inch||7/8 inch||1- 1/4 inch||1/4 inch|
|Infill||6 or 4 lbs||none||none||none||2-3 lbs||none|
|V-Max||Bermuda||Arena Pro||Soft Landing||All Sport|
|Pile Height||3/4 inch||9/16 inch||7/8 inch||1- 1/4 inch||1/4 inch|
Golf & Putting Turf
Artificial Turf Testimonials
Latitude 39 Fitness
When Latitude 39 Fitness moved to a new location, the owner knew the importance of installing the best possible flooring for numerous workouts when athletes are wearing shoes. By installing a 6-foot wide lane of turf down the middle of the gymnasium, the owner was able to create space for workouts that require turf without infringing on other areas of the gym space.
Personal Training Studio Turf: FlexTurf Motivate Turf Roll
Ferris State University
When seeking to cover 1,700 square feet of space at an on-campus fitness facility, Ferris State University chose our artificial turf product with a 5 mm thick foam backing layer. University students, members of the community, and faculty all use the facility and appreciate the cushioned backing for the artificial turf.
University Fitness Center Product: V Max Artificial Grass Turf
High school soccer player Bella Douglas was hoping to create a workout space in her basement to help with improving her soccer skills. Her family chose our interlocking turf tiles to simplify the installation, while receiving a padded backing layer that makes it safer to use over the concrete basement subfloor.
Home Soccer Turf: RageTurf Rally Interlocking Tile
When opening the first InnerActive Playground location, the owners needed multiple types of flooring to match up with different activity spaces. They chose Greatmats for all the types of flooring they installed, including our synthetic grass roll for an indoor soccer area, delivering a realistic field area with cushioning for kids who may fall while playing.
Indoor Playground Turf: Range Turf II Artificial Turf Roll
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Play Time Turf with 1 inch Padding