Turf Options for Athletic Spaces

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When creating an athletic space, no matter the sport or level of play, it is important to create a space that is safe and playable. As more people try new sports, creating a unique experience is also important, so athletes and fans want to keep coming back for more. 


Now, schools, city parks, and sports complexes have more turf options for athletic spaces than ever before. Athletic turf can create cleaner, safer, and more customizable spaces that hardcore fitness junkies and those just starting on their fitness journey can enjoy. Learn about what turf options you have for athletic spaces here.


Athletic Turf Options

When considering a new surfacing option for athletic turf, it’s important that you select one that is created with the athlete in mind. Some surfaces offer better athlete protection, helping keep your athletes safe from the small and large injuries that can be career enders. Padding can help reduce damage to joints, while the grip of the surface can help reduce slips and falls. 


SpeedTurf: For Strength & Agility Training

One athletic turf option ideal for strength and agility training for those in the Houston area is called SpeedTurf. Some of the benefits of this option include:


  • Easy to clean 
  • Non-abrasive 
  • Low friction
  • Durable
  • 5 mm rubber padding


These benefits make this a great option for indoor facilities, like gyms, fitness studios, and cross-training centers. It can also be used for sled pulls, indoor shot-put/hammer training, weightlifting areas, indoor and outdoor batting cages, soccer fields, tennis courts, and aerobics. 


TrackTurf: For Agility and Cross-Training

Another option is TrackTurf, an ideal synthetic surface for athletes in training for track and field, agility, and cross-training. Some benefits of TrackTurf are:


  • Lines tufted into the turf, eliminating seams
  • 5 mm rubber padding
  • Easy to clean
  • Reduced resistance
  • Durable


This turf is built to withstand vigorous workouts and absorb impacts to prevent unnecessary stress on joints and reduce common athletic injury. These are great for cross-training, running tracks, and other agility training areas.


Benefits of Athletic Turf

When fitness facilities are looking for new fitness and agility turf, there are many reasons to select an option from SYNLawn. Some benefits of these types of turf are for the athlete themselves, while others are for the facility managers.


Easy cleaning. There is no infill, so cleaning is quick and easy. When properly installed, nothing will get under the turf, so you won’t need to remove and clean under or around the turf. This means you won’t need to spend tons of time cleaning it, and your athletes won’t need to worry about dirt and grime building up on their workout surface.


Padded for safety. Both SpeedTurf and TrackTurf come with 5 mm rubber padding. This helps to reduce the pressure on athletes’ joints and keep them safer as they play and train. Knee and ankle injuries are common with repeated use on hard surfaces, so the padding can help keep athletes in top shape longer. 


Designed for sports. While there are many turf options out there, these turf choices are designed specifically for fitness and sports. They are ready to be installed by gyms, cities, and schools on fitness centers and sport surfacing so that everyone can get back to playing their favorite game or working out.


Low maintenance. Unlike natural grass or some other turf options, SpeedTurf and TrackTurf are low maintenance. Simply keeping them clean with sweeping or an intermittent hose-down is all they need once they are installed. Natural grass needs mowing, fertilizing, and watering. Other surfaces need to be scrubbed and painted regularly. All those steps can be skipped with sports turf options from SYNLawn.


If your fitness center is ready for a new surface to keep your facility looking great and ensure your athletes can stay safer and healthier, SYNLawn Houston has SpeedTurf and TrackTurf to help create batting cages, fields and courts, cross-training areas, and running tracks. 


With so many choices, many customers appreciate the insights from artificial turf professionals who help them understand the benefits and applications for each sports turf type. Get in touch with experts today to discuss your space, your athletes, and your needs for a new athletic space. Call 832-494-8333 or fill out this form to get started.