01 Jun 2022
How Artificial Turf for Gym Overcomes Common Natural Grass Problems
Traditionally, gyms or training facilities used rubber, tiles, or even foam for flooring. But with more innovative and specialized facilities, many gym owners and trainers have realized the potential of switching from these traditional options to turf for gym. If you’re deciding between artificial grass installation for your gym or natural grass, here’s just some of the ways synthetic turf for gyms has an advantage over natural turf.
Indoor & Outdoor Artificial Grass Installation
Natural grass is a plant, which means that it must be installed outside where it has access to sunlight and topsoil to thrive. Synthetic turf for gyms, on the other hand, is artificial so artificial grfass installation can be indoors as well as outdoors. The flexibility of artificial grass installation for gyms, means that owners can choose to have turf cut into custom shapes to better fit the facility without any mess.
Durability & Longevity
From running and jumping to dropping weights, gym flooring encounters a lot of abuse that could easily result in wear and functionality decline. When natural grass is tugged or pulled at the blades of grass are easily removed from the ground, causing turf to thin, becoming patchy and messy. With artificial grass installation, your gym turf flooring is fortified to manage more weight and intense movement without breaking down. At Echoing Green, our artificial grass is equipped with a polyurethane backing that outperforms latex backings holding synthetic fibres in place for years.
Injury & Fall Protection
At the gym, safety is of the utmost importance. Spills, misplaces equipment, or even high intensity workouts like cross fit or interval training, can result in a slip or fall. Natural grass cannot be enhanced to improve safety, unlike artificial grass in Toronto. Part of the process for installing turf for gyms is to include an approved underlay that pads falls to prevent serious injury. This underpadding enhances shock absorbency, helping to reduce the negative effects that repeat exercise has on the body’s joints and muscles. At Echoing Green, we use EchoPlay to make artificial grass installation safer.
Eliminate Indoor & Outdoor Contaminants
Natural grass around gyms are susceptible to organic infestations in the form of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Lawns affected by any of these contaminants are unsafe to lay on as they can cause illness. Artificial grass in Toronto is designed without any organic materials and also made to facilitate water drainage. As a result, this makes artificial grass unattractive to mold, mildew, and bacteria. Further enhancing mold and bacteria protection, Echoing Green uses silica sand infill that is both naturally mold and bacteria resistant.
Cost & Time-Effective Maintenance
Natural grass requires a significant amount of time and resources devoted to care. To effectively maintain artificial grass, gym owners would have to schedule employees to fertilize, water, mow, and treat turfed areas or hire a lawn care contractor. When you install artificial grass for your gym, you’ll save employees time and your business money, since artificial grass requires virtually no maintenance to perform at a high level.
Gym Turf Flooring & Echoing Green
Echoing Green provides a range of artificial grass and high-quality installation services. Our exclusive European turf comes with a 10 year warranty and can be customized to suit your facility. For all your questions and inquiries, the Echoing Green team is here to help.