Featured Install- Kelowna, BC

 STI Kelowna completed a full renovation of this Kelowna, BC client’s front and back yard. They had sod down and rough landscaping before STI Kelowna came in. The entire transformation took five days to complete.

The Before:

As you can see from the photo, there was sod down like many of you probably have currently. There is a lot of flexibility with the prep work, we can do as little or as much of it as you like for the most part. This client decided to have us do the whole project, so we began by removing all organics.


Before Photo of the Front Yard


Once the sod and organics have been removed, we prepare the sub base. Next, we bring in crush/sand and flatten them to the required depth, slope, etc. This is where any wanted contours are built, especially for putting greens.




Next is the fun part, the turf is involved! We lay out the turf where it is going to be positioned. We begin to cut the turf from here to the correct shape and size. By now it is starting to look like a yard again!
Our installers will begin the seaming process next; laying seaming tape along the edges of the turf. Glue will then be brushed over the tape and the turf will be carefully laid down over it so all seams line up flawlessly. The turf can now be secured using 5” galvanized spikes along the edges.
The final step is to brush in the infill, if required for the chosen turf, using a broom.


The Finished Project:

Now the homeowner has a much more usable space to enjoy their large outdoor area in the front and back of their house! The bright colour adds a great visual curb appeal compared to the dull dirt and patchy grass that was there before. They even included their personal love for flower beds by lining the outer areas with trees and flowers to keep it colourful! We know these clients will enjoy their summer with a brand new outdoor space for entertaining!
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The completed project



Synthetic Turf Aids in Achieving Sustainability Goals

Military personnel are exposed to various hazards on a regular basis, so they deserve to wear the best possible protection. Whether it be advanced armour or protective fabrics, they require equipment that will not fail them or their aircraft/vehicles. That’s why they choose to use TenCate for many of their protective fabrics and armour.

TenCate develops the most comprehensive, high performance range of fabrics. They provide solutions for emergency response teams, military forces, shoreline protection, mobility, sports and leisure. TenCate’s products are so advanced they are currently being used on spacecraft to ensure fuel efficiency and sustainability through space.

Did you know that a synthetic turf sport field can be a source of drinking water? “Only 27% of households (in North West, SA) have access to safe drinking water, and various local communities are even faced with a total lack of sustainable drinking water. Groundwater is becoming increasingly polluted, for example through intensive mining, industrial activities and unclean irrigation of agriculture. Another major challenge in water management is the ability to grow sufficient healthy food to feed a growing and more affluent population and at the same time to satisfy the many other demands made on limited water resources. Efficient and productive water consumption is thus essential.” (AMMON foundation, 2013)

TenCate and Pentair installed 20 GreenSource sport fields in South Africa. The system achieves two goals: on the one hand, sustainable water buffering, water filtration and water distribution, and on the other, high quality multi-sports activities on high quality synthetic turf football pitches. Learn more about how synthetic turf is becoming a source of clean drinking water. You can see more photos of these systems here.

TenCate also understands the importance of a safe and reliable playing surface for fast paced sports activities. Whether you’re a professional or amateur player, you are exposed to the risk of an injury during play. They also provide various synthetic turf systems for each sport. TenCate on American football, “this sport requires a safe and reliable surface, so that ball bounce and roll, as well as rotational friction, energy restitution, shock absorption and sliding resistance are optimal and cannot cause any injuries.” (TenCate, Follow them on Twitter @TenCate) Synthetic Turf International appreciated the value put on players’ well being, as well as the strong understanding of the differences among various athletic surfaces.


artificial turf grass sports fieldRecent install of a sports field using TenCate yarn


Synthetic Turf International is pleased to use industry leading TenCate yarn for our synthetic turf systems, including many yarn varieties and perhaps most importantly our primary backing which gives us industry setting 13lbs and up tuft binds. STI has been using TenCate yarns for over a decade. Their wide range of yarns allows us to provide our customers over 200 types of synthetic turf, but if that’s not enough. We will work with our customers to design a turf that meets their exact needs. Most recently we worked with a company in the golf industry to create a new turf that works for their fast paced, innovative new golf activity designed to attract young people.


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Sample of TenCate yarn and their primary backing


Contact your local dealer to learn more about what Synthetic Turf is doing in your community.


Synthetic Turf International Canada Distributor Welcome

It seems like we didn’t even slow down for a minute this winter! We’ve been so busy behind the scenes getting everything ready for another great year with STI Canada.  Our research team went above and beyond as usual and we are able to present you with 8 brand new styles to choose from this year! We also grew our team even more across the country so we would like to take a moment to welcome our new members of the STI team.

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Etienne Lavallee located in La Presentation.

Steff Lecuyer and Felix Auger located in Ottawa.

Chris Green located in Edmonton.

Are you a landscaper or landscape supplier? Want to be a distributor in one of the hottest growing industries? We are still looking for distributors in select areas across Canada. We can offer you premium products at competitive prices, the tools and knowledge to do beautiful installs, professionally designed marketing materials, and a supportive staff to help you on your journey to success. To find out which locations still require distributors contact us today!

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