When you're selecting a sports surface you don't want
restrictions and you shouldn't have to compromise. As the only UK
manufacturer that can offer the full range of woven, tufted and
needlepunch synthetic sports surfaces, we can provide you with the
artificial surface which best suits your requirements.
The construction starts with polypropylene staple fibres being
placed into a machine at the exact pile weight requirement. They
are combed into line through a carding machine layering the fibres
in one direction: then into a needling loom which interlocks the
coarser denier fibre creating a flat carpet.
This is then placed on a structure machine which designs the
required pile design and height specification.
Woven carpet is manufactured in one process, interlacing two
sets of threads namely the warp, at the same time the pile is
trapped between the backing yarns with the weft, the yarn is then
cut into either a U or a J shaped tuft.
Woven products give a high tuft density than a tufted carpet, the
pile height though can only be manufactured to a maximum of 18mm,
generally a woven carpet is sand dressed or no infill at all, and
you can use polypropylene, polyethylene or nylon fibre for this
Tufted carpets are created by needling the fibre into a pre
formed primary backing cloth creating a loop which is cut into a U
shape by a looper. A secondary backing in the form of latex is then
applied, to increase porosity holes are punched into the
On longer pile tufted carpets a pre formed fleece backing is
used which increases tuft retention. Tufted carpets offer sand
dressed, sand and sand rubber filled surfaces. Polypropylene,
polyethylene along with nylon can be used and you can achieve up to
70mm pile height.
Playrite also manufacture a range of artificial grass and turf
which is suitable for use in the garden. Nearlygrass makes an excellent alternative to
natural grass and a synthetic grass product can save money in the
long run, as well as reduce maintenance costs.