THE FIELDTURF PATENTED MANUFACTURING PROCESS
With the FieldTurf manufacturing process, fibers are tufted into the backing according to a patented row width of approximately 2 cm, which is the width of a cleat on a standard sports shoe. Another innovative process: spread coating by strips. This technique allows coating of only the rows of fibers, providing a better grip while leaving the rest of the backing fully porous to ensure optimum draining.
The strips of turf are then placed on the field and sewn together. Once the lines, markings and logos have been added, the surface is ready to be filled. Laying out the patented surface begins by depositing several layers of washed silica sand in order to stabilize and support the entire surface. A mixture of cryogenic rubber and silica sand is then deposited in layers in the system.
More than 370,000 kilos of infill are then added. Up to 21 separate layers ensure an infill mixture that remains in suspension, without separating or sagging. The final layers consist of particles of larger cryogenic rubber that stay at the surface, securing the surface and providing it with a high absorption capacity.
Installation without bonding with flooring that is loose-laid over 98% of its surface area. Making flooring removal easier, this type of installation allows recycling of more than 98% of the installed surface area, plus reuse of the flooring without requiring a new preparation.
Tarkett invented laminate floors 100 years ago, and since then it has steadily enhanced this technology, combining performance and environmental protection. Laminate floors use seven time less noble wood than strip flooring of the same thickness.
The structure consists of a 3.6-mm wear layer of noble wood and a construction made with fast-growing tree species. It guarantees the same renovation properties as strip flooring, while providing superior mechanical performances. The surface mass of the floor (its weight) facilitates handling and decreases shipping costs, and the product's excellent stability decreases dimensional changes due to humidity.
For several years, Tarkett has been focusing research on new surface finish solutions. The goal is to constantly improve the wear resistance of its floorings while allowing easy cleaning throughout their life.
X-Treme Finish XF on LINOSPORT (linoleum) and Top Clean XP on OMNISPORTS (PVC) finishes represent the culmination of this research and offer numerous advantages: extremely robust surfaces that are abrasion and scratch resistant, maintenance costs reduced by 30%, and savings in water, detergent and energy of more than 50%.