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Artificial Grass2019-10-25T16:41:29+03:00

Artificial Grass

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The manufacturing area of Hatko established on 25.000 square meters surfaces and we are using latest technology on the production. The yearly production capacity of Hatko is 6.000.000 square meters. And all of our orders fastly delivered on time.

Our newest products are Hybrid grass, Omega Turf XL and Trophy Non Filled Artificial Turf. These products shows the strenght of Hatko’s innovativity.

Our Hybridgrass and Omega Turf XL products has been chosen by Premiere Football Clubs of their contries such as RKC (Netherlands), FC COPENHAGEN (Denmark), FC Nordjealand and FC ZENIT (Russia).

Hatko got awards in 2017 and 2018 from Ministry of Industry for innovative product development strategy’s success.

Artificial grass is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass. However, it is now being used on residential lawns and commercial applications as well.

The main reason is maintenance Artificial turf resists heavy use, such as in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming.

Domed, covered, and partially covered stadiums may require synthetic turf  because of the difficulty of getting grass enough sunlight to stay healthy.

The history of the usage of artificial grass started in 1960s, firstly it was used in a newly installed astrodome. After that this product learned from everyone with different names. Such as, artificial grass, synthethic grass, artificial turf, of fake grass.

Syntethic turf is in our life almost 10 years. In some research mentioned that the synthethic turf manufactured instead of natural grass. Because the natural grass has so many usage limitations. When we compare these two grass type artificial lawn has so many advantages.  The first versions of fake grass were not designed for football.  So that football never live the high level competition matches on synthethic  grounds.

The emergence of the artificial lawn begin with the manufacturers who manufactured  and improved artificial turf for football.  The latest generation of syntethic turf is a blend of grass-like fibers attached to a special backing with a mix of sand and/or rubber brushed in. This type of turf is the most suitable surfaces for football to date. ( it is proven )

History of Artificial Turf

The first artificial turf created by David Chaney who lived in Raleigh in 1960’s and worked in North Caroline State University faculty of textile. This success led Sports Illustrated to declare Chaney as the man “responsible for indoor major league baseball and millions of welcome mats.”  The first astroturf constructed in Astrodome in Houston, Texas in 1966. There was some trials in 1965 with natural lawn but it is failed because the field conditions was inappropriate. ( in the state of the art indoor stadium ) in the half of that season the nattural lawn was dead and the color of lawn was fade. Because of the limited supply of these artificial lawn in 1966, just the infield of area could be done and open. But the outfield of that area constructed in the summer season and used in after the All-Star Break in July. İn 1970’s the artificial grass usage is increased in astroturf and similar surfaces in Kanada and U.S. and these astroturfs used fort he baseballa and football. The protection of the lawn play surface in the interior is technically feasible, but quite expensive. The teams who chose to play on artificial surfaces outdoors did so because of the low maintenance cost, especially in colder climates with Cincinnati’s urban multi-purpose ‘’ cookie-cutter’’ in stadiums like Riverfront.

In time the artificial turf systems improved that it is now accapted bu almost every Sports Governing Body Such as; FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), IRB (International Rugby Board), FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey), ITF (International Tennis Federation), GAA, MLB (Major League Baseball), NFL (American National Football Leauge).

For More: hatkosport.com/fifa-approved-turf

Natural Grass field construction

Generally, it is preferred as the football fields in the regular measures. The Professional football fields measures are constructed in  68m x 105m. The gaps around the site should be made with the same characteristics of grass. The outside areas can be preferred as artificial turf carpets.

For football fields the natural grass application today make in two types;

  1. Standart Natural Grass Application
  2. Hybrid Grass Application (grass floor with synthetic yarns in it)

How the turf/grass field is make ?  

Roll Grass Application

The construction of a grass field we should prepare the seed mixture according  to the regional climate. After decided the seed mixture the order can be as a rolled turf. In this type of application, preferably the drainage, irrigation and heating installations are laid on the ground and the lawns are laid on the floor and a short period of time is allowed to adhere to the floor. In this tye of  application, it is possible to start playing a football in two months.

HydroSeeding Application

Again for the hydroseeding grass plant we should decide and prepare a special seed mixing fort he climate of region. A slurry of seed mixture, mulch, fertilizer, glue and water is formed and sprayed homogenously onto the floor with powerful pumps. Regularly irrigated football field takes a bushy and strong form within 6 months.

How the hybrid grass make ?

The making of hybrid grass it will be 2 gradual. With The methods described above ( roll grass or hydroseeding) the natural grass surfaces make to wait for a while. After that proceed to the second stage. The most modern football field construction method is can be shown as the Hybrid Grass Field. In the second stage, synthetic grass yarns are inserted with a special machine about 20 cm to the inside of the natural grass floor, while 2-3cm of the yarns remain outside. This is a long process it is doing with the automative machine. After the process completed the football can be play immediately. but it will be better if we wait the floor get used to. Because when natural grass roots are connected to synthetic grass yarns, a much more solid ground is formed.

The athlethic runway construction around to the Grass Field

For making an athletic runway construction around to the Grass Field or artificial grass field it should be prepared a special floor. The construction of the special athletics track is made with special machines as hot casting. SBR and EPDM rubber are used. D is made as sector.

HATKO SPORT

It is produced with different characteristics for  hatko artificial-landscape-grass and sports fields, resistant to abrasion, quick matching and with seed variations suitable for the climatic conditions of the region.

Preferred Artificial Turf Product

Omega XL
with shockpad

  • Pile height 40/60 mm
  • Dtex 18.000/6
  • Micron 470
  • Width 1.7 mm
  • Ply  6 filament
  • Ribs 12

Norms

artificial grass fifa norms

Infill materials

Omega XL
with out shockpad

  • Pile height 40/60 mm
  • Dtex 18.000/6
  • Micron 470
  • Width 1.7 mm
  • Ply  6 filament
  • Ribs 12

Norms

artificial grass fifa norms

Infill materials

What is the Artificial grass2019-09-15T23:41:00+03:00

Synthetic Grass is a product produced by tufting synthetic fibers that resembles the looks of natural grass blades on a tufting cloth.

Sports fields might look flat and green to the spectator in the stands or on the television. In reality, they represent a complex venue that is the product of hours of work by designers, architects, engineers, builders and suppliers – as well as the myriad boosters, team support staff and more.

Lately The synthetic Grass carpets produced can give the very identical look and the feel of natural grass with the benefits of avoiding maintenance and irrigation. Either its produced to be used in sports fields of gardens, synthetic turf products provides Comfort, long usage. It is most frequently utilized in sports facilities for sports. However, it’s currently gettingused more on residential lawns and landscaping applications furthermore.

How to install artificial turf2019-09-15T23:39:41+03:00

There are 2 application types of Fake Grass

  1. Sports Fields
  2. Landscaping & Leisure

For this two applications different synthetic grass products exist and these different type of synthetic turf requires different type of installation techniques.

A. Artificial Grass installation on Sports Fields

  1. Design of Project: The Sports like Football, Soccer, Rugby, Baseball, Hockey, Tennis, are played on Grass surfaces whether they can be synthetic turf or Hybrid Grass Or Natural Grass. Depending on the sport the surface requirements dictate the  entire design criteria of the sports facility from the subbase to the allocation of the field. The Design of the Project Should be done by technical offices or consultants in accordance with the legal and environmental requirements of the territory where the pitch is desired to built.
  2. Subbase Construction : According the project design parameters , an excavation for stripping of the top soil and levelling is provided by excavation and/or grading.
  3. Subbase Compaction:After the excavation finished, the field is compacted with a compactor until 97% Proctor is reached.
  4. Drainage System:Stormwater management has become increasingly important and should be carefully considered when selecting a site. Rainfall parameters will dictate the design criterias of the drainage plan. Diameter of the draining pipes and the distances and allocations. As the drain canals are trenched, the draining pipe network is established to collect the rain drained through the imittion grass. After connecting the drainpipe network to discharging manholes the trenches are backfilled with non clogging & draining aggregate.
  5. Backfilling Reservoir Layer:A reservoir layer which the thickness and gradation of the aggregate of this layer is defined by the design is laid over the pitch and graded by a preferably laser guided grader. The levelling of the pitch should be accommodated not exceed slopes more than 1%
  6. Periperals of the Field: The peripheral curbs of the pitch should be installed. The imitation Grass carpet should be fitted in accordance with the HATKO’s recommendations.
  7. Top Layer:The Final layer which may provide a permeability value of ….mm/min should be installed and rolled, The Thickness of this layer should follow the designers limitations. After installation the top layer should be levelled and compacted with a roller and the undulance’s should be less then 10mm under a 3m straight edge.
  8. E-layer: Depending on the artificial lawn system preferred by the designer or consultant or the decision makers there may be an elastic layer as a part of the artificial lawn  system. This elastic layer could be an insitu build e-layer or a prefabricated. Depending on the selection of the grass system, the e-layer is applied on the pitch.
  9. Installation Of Artificial lawn Carpet:The Rolls of Artificial lawn carpet are distributed over the pitch according to layout provided by HATKO. The rolls are unrolled and laid on the surface and left for relaxation to adjust the carpet for the climatic conditions. Since Artificial lawn Carpet is a textile product it may enlarge and/or shrink due to the ambient temperature and humidity. So it is essential to let the product for a day to adapt itself for the ambient. After the adaptation is over the edges of the carpet rolls are trimmed by a special carpet trimming knife and all carpet rolls are adjusted to fit in the perimeters of the field. After the trimming and Fitting is finished. A two component HATKO PU Adhesive for artificial lawn is prepared my mixing Component A and B with a drill with a mixing propeller. As the glue become ready to be applied a seaming tape which will serve as a carrier for the glue is laid in between the grass carpet. The prepared glue is dispersed over the Seaming tape when the synthetic  Grass carpet is folded to the sides and after the dispersing is done the carpet edges should be laid over the seaming tape and should be fitted as there are adjacent to each other with a distance of the carpet gauge of fiber tufts. A Joint roller is used to press over the glued seams to create better adherence of the synthetic Grass carpet and seaming tape. Lines of the field can be installed in the field with the sampe principles or it can be painted with a line marking paint available from HATKO. After the glue is cured the synthetic Grass carpet is ready to be filled with the stabilizing infill which will stabilize the imitation Grass to the surface of the subbase. The infilling should be done by a specially designed synthetic turf infill machine to ensure the levelling and the uniformity of the infill. While infilling or afterwards sufficient brushing should be made to lift all the fibers which may be buried under the infill. After all the fibers are surfaced nicely the infilling operation of the elastic infill layer can be done in the same principles of stabilizing infill.
  10. Installation of accessories:As the installation of the field the accessories like goal mounts and corner flags are installed according to the field requirements.
  11. Field Testing & Field Certification :As the installation of the field is accomplished it is crucial to ensure the installation quality and synthetic grass surface quality if it is in accordance with the regulations of the related sports governing body. For every sports the governing bodies such as FIFA, World Rugby Federation, FIH and etc. regulates the requirements of the surface and the only way to ensure if these are et on the installation is the field testing which can be performed by an independent accredited laboratory by the governing body. After the Arfield is tested according to the standards of the Governing Body.

B. synthetic Grass installation on Landscaping & Leisure

If the area of landscaping is larger than a average garden of 500m2 For a better and log term benefitting subbase we suggest you to follow the steps 2-7 described in the sports fields garden, If it is smaller than 500m2 you can install your grass by ypur self easily by following the below steps

  1. To make a estimation of the synthetic grass you would need, Measure and plot the dimensions of the are that you wish to install imitation grass.
  2. HATKO Landscaping synthetic grass rolls can come in two sizes a 2-metre roll width and 4 meter rolss up to 50 metres on one roll. Estimate the most effective and cost saving method to lay the synthetic  grass rolls Bu sure that all rolls are laid in the same direction to provide a color matching and uniform finish
  3. After Estimating the synthetic grass quantity, find out the total lenfht of the rolls ypu will purchase and this will be equal to the total length of seaming tape you will need. The amount of glue will be 500gr for each meter of seaming tape.
  4. As soon as you received your best quality HATKO Landscaping turf. You can start your own installation.
  5. Check your subbase. Your subbase should not be soil or existing grass, so you need to strip off the existing grass. After stripping of the grass and soil lay a 10cm depth of sand or fine crushed stone. Make the surface without undulations. After you lay thesand layer compact it with a hand roller or a small compactor if applicable
  6. Geotextile membrane : You can cover the sand base with a geotextile membrane, this will serve you for longer years and prevent weeds to grow through your synthetic grass.
  7. You can follow the installation technique explained in details in step 9 of Artificial turf installation on Sports Fields. Don’t forget you would not need the elastic infill for landscaping grass.
  8. Start to enjoy your garden with low maintenance HATKO Grass

For more details you can visit our installation instructions page  

(https://www.hatkosport.com/installation/)

Can I lay artificial grass on soil2019-09-15T23:40:13+03:00

Artificial Lawn backings are very strong and durable against the environmental conditions but humidity would decrease the tuft lock of the secondary backing, it is very important to establish a good drainage for the Lifespan of Artificial Turf. In this context the to “lay synthetic gazon on soil” is not recommended since the draining properties of soil is not good enough and soil can turn in to mud so the stability of surface will not be enough to maintain a stable sub-base and surface.

How do you clean artificial turf?2019-09-15T23:40:26+03:00

Remove the leaves and derbis By using a brush or a flexible rake for grass  For the dust, dirt, leaves and other debris, you can broom with a brush with stiff bristles it is important not to use a brush with steel bristles, which could damage the Artificial Lawn Fibers. After sweeping of the dirt, derbis and leaves you may spray water to wash your artificial grass surface.

  • No Chemicals are advised unless they are approved by HATKO
Is artificial grass slippery when wet?2019-09-23T21:24:53+03:00

One of the most important features of artificial grass should not be slippery ground in bad weather conditions. Thanks to the drainage channels built under the ground, water does not accumulate on the artificial turf and thus no slippery ground is formed. This is the most important benefit of artificial turf soils. Easily available in summer and winter.

Therefore, it can be used both in artificial turf landscaping and carpet field ( astro turf ) construction with peace of mind.

Is artificial grass easy to install?2019-09-23T21:25:42+03:00

Artificial turf installation is quite easy. You can install the artificial turf you will use in your home gardens for landscaping. This is called diy installation. Hatko Sport will help you with this.

In addition, the installation of artificial turf to be used for carpet pitches is carried out together with Hatko Sport expert technical team.

  • First of all, excavation works are performed in the area where the carpet field will be made.
  • Then the floor is arranged.
  • Drainage channels are made.
  • Artificial grass rolls are laid on the floor.
  • Granules are added.
  • Artificial grass is compacted with roller machines.

With easy installation methods like this, artificial turf is mounted on your field. So you can choose Hatko Sport artificial turf with peace of mind.

How long does it take to lay artificial grass?2019-09-23T21:26:21+03:00

Putting artificial turf on your carpet is delivered to you by Hatko Sport technical team within 1 month with the above mentioned steps. This time also changes according to your purposes and areas size.For example;

  • Artificial landscaping grass laying
  • Astro turf installation
  • Football field installation

This field’s size different from each other. As a result of this the lay artificial grass time is changing. You can learn detailed information from Hatko Sport.

Does artificial grass fade in the sun?2019-09-23T21:28:12+03:00

Thanks to the special materials used in the production of artificial grass, artificial turf is produced protected against sun rays. So it is protected against UV rays. In this way, the lawn will always have vivid and bright colors.

Hatko Sport is the best artificial grass manufacturer in the world.

If you are looking for artificial grass installation near me you can contact with us.

How do I clean my artificial grass?2019-09-23T21:30:11+03:00

Artificial grass is quite easy to clean. Because artificial turf does not hold dirt. Therefore, you only remove leaves, cigarette butts and other debris accumulated on artificial turf. Artificial turf is maintenance-free. Only regularly reduced granules should be added and the field smoothness should be maintained.

Hatko Sport is the best artificial grass sale company. You can find best artificial grass from us. We are the manufacturer of astro turf and football field pitches and multi-sport fields.