Artificial Turf for Trade Shows, Basements, Gyms, and More
Although artificial turf appears frequently in outdoor settings, it also works well at indoor athletic facilities. At Greatmats, we offer multiple types of indoor turf options that deliver high-performance materials for sports or other uses.
We offer indoor turf options in multiple shapes, sizes, and thicknesses, so you can match the type of material to the planned use case. When you need turf inside the building at your facility, in places where grass clearly will not grow, these rolls and tiles of turf are the best choice.
Size and Shape Options
When a customer wants to cover a large space inside the building with a roll of turf, one of our most common sizes is a 15-foot wide roll. Customers can then select the precise length they want to use in the roll, completing the installation of a large field in a minimal amount of time.
For those who do not have the heavy equipment or multiple installers available to handle the heavy rolls of indoor turf, we offer interlocking tiles that measure about 2x4 or 2x2 feet apiece and are easier to handle.
If you prefer the roll format, we do offer some smaller precut rolls that have sizes of 6x35 feet and 6x25 feet.
Multiple thickness options are available. Some formats only have a turf layer with pile heights ranging from about 1/4 inch to 1-1/2 inches. Others have a padded layer of foam or rubber underneath the turf layer. The padded layer can be between about 5mm and 2 inches thick.
The turf layer often consists of polyethylene plastic or polypropylene plastic that the manufacturer molds into what resembles blades of grass. This material is highly durable, meaning it can stand up to the use of any kind of shoe, including cleats, without showing significant wear and tear.
The padded layer will typically consist of rubber or foam. Rubber is highly durable and has some significant weight to it, which holds the installation in place without sliding around. Rubber delivers a bit of cushioning too.
If the material has no padded layer, the manufacturer will attach the yarns of polyethylene or polypropylene to a woven polypropylene layer.
Pattern and Texture Options
When you purchase our indoor turf, you can select from multiple colors. Although the majority of people doing the installation will want to use traditional green when creating an indoor soccer, baseball, softball, or football field, others may want brighter colors in a gym or at a trade show. Color options include:
- Navy blue
- Silver or gray
Even when selecting indoor turf that has a non-traditional color, the colors will not fade from constant sunlight exposure. Your colorful indoor installation will continue to look great for years to come.
Common Use Options
When seeking to create a workout space inside an athletic facility or a gymnasium, sports turf is a great selection. This turf approximates the performance and feel of real grass without the maintenance requirements.
Players who need to work on their skills indoors during the winter for sports like soccer, golf, softball, baseball, and football can make use of this faux turf indoors.
Players will want to match the pile height of the poly turf with the planned use case. For someone wanting to create a putting green, for example, a short pile height is necessary to allow for a true ball roll.
Soccer and football players may want a tall pile height to better approximate the actual field that they will encounter when playing the game outdoors.
Gym owners may install turf with a medium pile height to allow athletes to perform sled work or sprint work.
For a permanent installation of this material, glue the roll to the subfloor. Some installers may prefer to use vinyl tape on the underside of the roll to hold it tight to the subfloor, with the possibility of removing it later.
When the turf has a rubber backing layer, it might be heavy enough to remain in place without the need for glue or tape.
When installing tiles, line up the slots on one tile with the tabs on an adjacent tile and press them together. Again, you may or may not need to use glue or tape on the underside of the tiles to stick them to the subfloor, depending on whether you want a permanent or temporary installation.
Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements
When cleaning the indoor turf, you will want to treat it similarly to a carpet installation. Run a vacuum cleaner over the top of the turf yarn to remove any dust and dirt from the faux grass before it grinds into the turf.
If there is a floor drain available in the interior space, some installers may choose to rinse the flooring with a garden hose and a sprayer.
To simplify cleaning the athletic turf, do not allow people in the area to eat sunflower seeds or chew gum.