Synthetic grass is not only used for outdoor purposes, although that is where the vast majority of use takes place. Indoor synthetic grass is in use for a number of sporting purposes, providing the perfect playing surface without the accompanying problems that you hear about with the outdoor applications.
Indoor putting greens have great potential for golfers to improve their game and with the improvement in the technology of manufacturing synthetic grass putting greens they are becoming legitimate training aids.
Not only is it possible to use an outdoor artificial grass putting green but an indoor synthetic grass putting green means that it can be in use in all sorts of weather conditions and at all times of the day or night. The synthetic grass surface is just as appropriate in an indoor setting and these kinds of training areas are giving golf fans a comfortable environment to get in some time on the short game. An indoor practice putting green would make a lot of sense to golfers who don’t have a lot of free time during the week to fit some practice in.
Indoor soccer is a sport that has shown immense popularity around the world with outdoor soccer players able to take part in the off season. The surface of an indoor soccer pitch is made from synthetic grass, a tough and durable surface with grass blades that are much shorter than what you might find in an outdoor setting. The pitch allows the ball to run quickly and smoothly plus gives the players the ability to change direction without it being too grippy.
Indoor soccer artificial turf is very similar to a carpet with a rubber backing giving it added padding. The fibres used may be either nylon, polypropylene or polyethylene depending on the manufacturer from which it has come and they may be filled with sand, granulated rubber or a mixture of the two.
Another popular indoor sport that is played on a very similar type of synthetic grass surface is indoor cricket. Indoor cricket courts are usually made of a combination of two types of synthetic grass. The first is the traditional synthetic grass pitch area that consists of extremely short grass blades to allow the ball to behave in a consistent manner. The second grass is the “outfield” area and may be a slightly different color to cricket pitch so that a distinction can be made. The synthetic grass used for the indoor cricket outfield is usually of a slightly lighter weight than the pitch area.
Making this a surface that is the preferred type compared to something such as poured in place rubber is the fact that the indoor artificial turf cost is very reasonable. It is hard wearing and will last for many years before it has to be replaced so the overall cost including maintenance and replacement is extremely attractive.
As mentioned earlier, the synthetic grass used in each of the indoor situations highlighted is much different to the synthetic grass that is used for landscaping purposes and different again to the outdoor artificial turf that must stand up to tough climatic conditions. It is a surface that has been proven over and over again to be completely suited to the sports that are currently played on it.