The infill system used for your field will have a direct correlation on the G-Max levels, which is the industry standard on measuring the firmness of your field. The standard and proven infill processes that are utilized are all-rubber and sand/rubber systems. Each one has its benefits, and depending on the application, its drawbacks. As noted in the study performed by The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), published in Sports Turf magazine, the comparison is made between the different infill systems as well as natural grass during different environmental conditions.

For fields with heavy use from all types of play and practice in a municipal setting, the all-rubber systems have been more prevalent over the years. Deluxe Athletics’ all rubber fields have been proven to have the most consistent G-Max level with the least amount of maintenance, guaranteed not to rise above a level of 150.

The addition of sand can be done in varying ratios. More sand equals a firmer field. Though the field will be a slightly tighter, faster surface, it will require regular maintenance to keep the sand from separating from the mixture and significantly firming the field. With our recommended ratios, it is guaranteed not to rise above a level of 185.

The negative stigmas with the issues which revolved around the older conventional carpet-like styles of synthetic turf are finally fading. The modern day long fiber systems are not only safer, but can actually be far superior to even natural grass fields as they have much more consistent footing, no matter what weather conditions may prevail. With the Deluxe Athletics’ systems, we work with our clients to make sure that the proper choice is made on the infill to achieve all their goals for safety and performance.


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