Padding For Artificial Turf
Padding for Comfort & Safety
There are many reasons why you may want to consider installing a pad underneath your artificial turf. Most artificial turf is installed over a hard-compacted base, even with the cushion of the turf itself and the infill material, it may still be very stiff when it comes to falls or exercise.
All playgrounds that utilize artificial turf for the surfacing will require the appropriate padding in the use zone areas of the playground to ensure compliance with CPSC and ASTM guidelines. Installing the correct padding underneath your playground turf will help to reduce injuries from falls on the playground.
Playground Turf Foam Pads
Keeps Kids Safe
Perhaps the most critical component on any playground is a properly installed safety surface. When installing artificial turf as a playground surface, it is vitally important that an appropriate cushion layer be installed under the artificial turf to protect against falls from the equipment.
The purpose of this padding is to prevent life threatening or life altering injuries that may result from falls off of the playground equipment. The goal is to keep the HIC as low as possible.
Our foam playground pads are available in three sizes – 3/4”, 1-1/8” and 2-1/8”. The appropriate size is determined by the required fall height of the playground equipment. Pads can be combined and overlapped to provide additional protection and thickness.
Shock Pads for Artificial Turf
Creating Softer Turf
US is back to shock pads. It is not just European trend but a practical solution for sensitive applications. Shock pads are the ultimate way to add safety and resilience to the artificial grass surface. In sports industry, shock pads are often referred as an "insurance policy." According to FIFA-endorsed regulations, the shock-attenuation testing (or G-Max) is recommended for every sports field. You can get a good G-max without a shock pad, but you may want to consider our new shock pads in residential landscaping for three fundamental reasons:
1. Increased Safety and Softness
Shock pads help to prevent and to reduce injuries and traumas. While required for athletes and children, homeowners may love to feel smooth and delicate surface under their feet as well.
2. Less Infill - the Higher Resilience
Infill can migrate on the turf surface. It happens more often in heavy traffic areas. Shock pads reduce the amount of infill (and subsequent infill "splash") by lowering the height of the fiber pile and increasing the density of the pile itself. The concept of having shock pads inside infill itself had changed due to low shock-attenuation levels and extensive maintenance. Today, most business owners regard shock pads like just like an extra insurance.