Fibres from 35mm to 65mm are supported by the rubber and sand infill levels; it is possible to adjust this infill level in order to produce optimum playing characteristics for particular games.

Generally they are used for football, but the shorter versions make excellent pitches for hockey practice and if a shock absorbent pad is installed underneath, it is perfect for rugby.

These artificial 3G surfaces require regular brushing, particularly prior to hockey being played on them as ball roll is crucial to the game. The frequency of required brushing is dependent upon the usage the pitch gets. The thin layer of sand at the base of the pile helps to support the yarn and weigh down the carpet whilst the rubber crumb provides the play characteristics similar to natural grass. As the rubber granules are a loose infill, they may migrate off the surface and on to surrounding areas. The granule levels subsequently may require topping up from time to time.

For this kind of 3G Artificial Sport Surface to be properly maintained it would require:

Power Brushing

Regular Power Brushing of artificial sports grass helps to bed the sand into the fibres, moving the sand around also reduces moss and debris build-up within the fibres.

Top-Up / Infill

Sand replacement may be required even for sports surfaces that are regularly maintained can become compacted, in some cases debris can cause problems resulting in poor drainage.

Drag Brushing

Regular drag brushing is an essential part of a maintenance programme to ensure the infill is distributed evenly and to reduce surface compaction.

Detritus Removal

On top of Regular Brushing we strongly recommend an annual Deep Clean. Over the year moss, dirt and debris build up and affect the colour and the performance.

Algae and Moss Removal

Moss, Algae and weed growth is also prevented by the appliance of chemicals. These Chemicals require time to penetrate the surface in order to help detritus removal.

Line Marking

Maintenance of line markings is crucial to sports surface presentation. Clear line markings make an artificial surface more pleasurable to play on.

Most football clubs are looking for an even field with no standing water or bare patches a field that can be played on all year round, Artificial 3g Sports Surfaces provide the answer as they can provide the best play characteristics. Bad weather conditions do not stop play when the sports surface is a well installed artificial pitch.

The polyethylene yarn is more durable than the standard polypropylene. Backing is Polypropylene & Polyester Woven + Fleece, thermally bonded for greater carpet stability and long term wear.

Many football clubs find that artificial turf is an investment that also gives an effective return.

HB Artificial Sports Surfaces supply and install artificial grass ideal for football and rugby, all are specifically designed for players of all abilities.

Sports Surfaces we install and maintain

Sand Filled Sports Surfaces

Sand Filled Artificial Sports Surfaces are designed to meet the rigorous demands of continuous use. They are hard wearing synthetic carpets with a vertical pile and so long as they are maintained properly they meet their requirements easily. The grass fibres are kept upright by the sand infill.

Sand Dressed Sports Surfaces

Sand Dressed Carpet Turf is a dense short pile that requires a fine sand infill. This kind of Artificial Sport Turf is much greener in its appearance as they have more artificial grass fibres exposed than Sand Filled Turf.

3G Sports Surfaces

Third Generation Artificial Grass or 3G Artificial Grass utilises longer fibres and as well as a sand infill it also has a rubber crumb infill. Generally 3G Artificial Sports Surfaces are used for the sport of football. However shorter versions make excellent pitches for hockey practice.