When is the Right Time to Replace Your Turf Field
Has your turf taken on a grayish-green color or a noticeably lighter shade than its original look? Color change is usually a sign of UV degradation and the first indication that your artificial turf field is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Other indicators include:
- Splitting at the ends of turf fibers
- Shedding of turf fibers
- Seam separation
- Loose field inlays that require frequent repair to prevent injury risk
- Lines and inlays that appear more worn than the rest of the field
- A firmer feeling underfoot
You may look past a worn field appearance, but synthetic turf in serious need of replacement can be put your athletes at risk.
Synthetic turf is typically designed to last for a minimum of 8 years and depending on the level of use and ongoing maintenance, can often exceed this. But – even a well-kept field will show some signs of aging with years of heavy use. How will you know when it’s time to replace your turf?