Just a few of the numerous benefits of Artificial Turf include:
The Tarkett Group, the parent company of FieldTurf Tarkett, has been at the forefront of innovative environmental responsibility since the early 1900s. Long before being green was a popular term, it was Tarkett that introduced the very first methods to remove, reuse and recycle materials in the manufacturing process.
Our main production centers have achieved large reductions in total organic emissions and non-recycled waste. Our artificial grass systems have also made significant gains in re-using waste materials, reducing the wasteful use of water and eliminating the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals.
Words like “unsafe” or “dangerous” to either health or the environment contradict the basic tenets of our company, our people and our products.
The installation of FieldTurf eliminates the use of harmful pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides, while at the same time removes thousands of tires from landfill sites. FieldTurf requires no mowing, fertilizing, reseeding or watering and promotes a healthy lifestyle. FieldTurf helps organizations earn the necessary points needed for U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification. FieldTurf’s reused rubber content and water use reduction, among other factors, can contribute multiple points towards LEED certification.
Government organizations such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Centers for Disease Control have given new generation synthetic turf a clean bill of health
Artificial turf installations helped save Californians 640 Million Gallons of Water in 2007 alone. In addition, operating a lawn mower for one hour emits the same amount of pollutants as driving a car 100 miles. Year after year, millions of pounds of chemicals are used to upkeep grass lawns. With FieldTurf, you get the aesthetic value of a perfectly maintained grass lawn without the environmental drawbacks of natural grass.