Deciding what type of artificial sports turf you want to use for your sports complex can be a difficult choice to make. In order to ease that process and narrow down the possibilities, we have given you three types of synthetic turfs to consider.
Nylon Artificial Turf
By far the strongest and most durable of the synthetic turfs, nylon has the ability to withstand high temperatures and extremely heavy objects. Each blade of nylon turf is quite stiff, creating a slightly prickly texture. You will not have to worry about any melting or deforming, though, due to its impressive durability. A couple factors that are necessary to consider are the natural aspect and price. Due to the strength and toughness of nylon artificial turf, many users have discovered that it does not resemble natural grass in any way. Additionally, nylon is the most expensive type of turf, so if you are not on a tight budget and are looking for a strong turf that will not wear out regardless of activity, then we believe that nylon is an excellent choice.
Polyethylene Artificial Turf
Contrary to nylon, polyethylene synthetic turf is quite soft to the touch. Because of this, it is known to be comfortable and visually appears very similar to a fresh field of natural green grass. Since it is slightly less durable than nylon, we recommend that you rake or brush the blades every once in a while, in order for the turf to preserve its shape. Polyethylene turf is less expensive than nylon, but its lower durability does not necessarily mean the quality of the turf will be disappointing. If you are searching for a turf that provides a cushion for your feet and looks deceivingly like beautiful green grass, then polyethylene turf will be perfect for your complex. You could also use a mix of nylon and polyethylene layers in your fields if you are financially able to and want extra durability.
Polypropylene Artificial Turf
The cheapest of the three options, polypropylene turf is the ideal choice to make if you are on a strict budget or want to save considerable money. The lower price parallels with durability and time, however. Polypropylene cannot withstand very high temperatures, so this type would only be acceptable if you are building your complex in a cooler climate. It is also worth noting that polypropylene can have issues maintaining its form with heavy weight, so if you are building a soccer or football complex, I would advise using either nylon or polyethylene. Finally, polypropylene turf is not very long-lasting, so do not be surprised if you find yourself replacing your turf every few years due to considerable wear and tear.