Maybe it's the weather?

In the last couple of weeks, we have had numerous requests for indoor installations.

Indoor playgrounds, sports complexes, personal training facilities, an indoor putting green –  my neighbor is planning to install EasyTurf in her garage! With the weather getting colder and wetter, people are looking indoors to spend more time. At the same time, they want to maintain a certain level of fitness or physical activity, and what better surface than – year-round lush green lawn inside or out! We don’t believe there is – for a number of reasons.

• Easy installation: Installs directly over any standard flooring without nails or glue to create a soft, high-performance artificial turf grass solution.
• Safety: First and only artificial turf proven to be safer than natural grass by independent long-term, injury testing and first artificial turf to beat natural grass in biomechanical safety tests
• Durability: An indoor soccer field surface designed to last 15-20 years

I’d like to focus a bit on the Safety aspect – in 2011, EasyTurf products earned the coveted International Play Equipment Manuracturers Association (IPEMA) certification. We exceeded the rigorous requirements and standards for safety and durability required for the IPEMA certification. We weren’t surprised –  21 of 32 NFL teams play and/or practice on our synthetic grass. EasyTurf more than meets the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 1292 9-foot fall requirements, and 14-foot falls can be certified with additional testing. I’m going throw some more numbers and links to studies at the end of this, but in layman’s terms, if you’re going to fall down, you’re better off falling on EasyTurf than real grass.

The diversity of EasyTurf and ease of installation are two more reasons to have an indoor “yard.” Our synthetic grass grass can be laid down directly on concrete, asphalt or other flooring without the use of nails or glue. We can add our PDS tiles to provide a half-inch lift for drainage and ventilation.

What I can’t accurately provide for you in this blog is the “cool factor.” I mean, it’s just cool to have the most realistic artificial turf inside – whether for a sports complex, playground or just a place to relax – for your outdoor living spaces, and inside play spaces, EasyTurf is the best choice of articial grass.  Check us out at


The additional numbers and studies I promised above:

Studies Show FieldTurf is Safer than Natural Grass
An independent, three-year study of competitive college football showed that when compared to natural grass the FieldTurf system leads to:
• 74% Fewer Muscle Tears
• 42% Lower ACL Trauma
• 32% Fewer Ligament Tears
• 22% Fewer Severe Injuries
• 19% Fewer Substantial Injuries
• 12% Fewer Concussions
• 10% Less Injury From Shoe Surface Interaction during Contact
• 8% Less Injury From Shoe Surface Interaction during Non-Contact
• 7% Fewer Total Injuries

An independent, five-year safety study of competitive high school football showed that when compared to natural grass the FieldTurf system leads to:

• 55% Fewer Neural Injuries
• 47% Fewer Cranial / Cervical Injuries
• 38% Fewer 3rd Degree Injuries
• 45% Less Time Lost to Long-Term Injuries (Lasting 22+ Days)
• 35% Less Time Lost to Short-Term Injuries (Lasting 1-2 Days)

NCAA Soccer Injury Study Proves FieldTurf Safety
The NCAA Injury Surveillance System conducted a two season study of American college and university men and women’s soccer teams during games and practices. The results showed:

• No major differences between the overall incidence, severity, nature or cause of injuries sustained on artificial turf and natural grass
• No concussion injuries sustained on artificial turf as a result of player-to surface contact
• 13% of concussions sustained on grass by men and 7% by women were caused by player-to-surface contact
• Women experienced 11.2% of player-to-surface injuries on artificial turf and 15.5% on grass
• Men experienced 6.6% of player-to-surface injuries on artificial turf and 7.8% on grass

Tests Show FieldTurf has the Best Head Impact Response
Laboratory impact tests compared the head response of three artificial turf systems: FieldTurf; a system comprised of rubber and sand infill; and a system of all-rubber infill. Drop tests were done from various heights, with impacts to a mannequin headform. The results were clear:
• FieldTurf showed the lowest headform Gmax
• In bare-head tests, FieldTurf showed the lowest headform peak acceleration Gmax
• At four-foot drop heights, FieldTurf’s Gmax response was 98% greater than more shallow infill systems



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