Back to School with Synthetic Turf

How is it that summer flies by faster and faster each year? It’s almost as if you’re talking about getting the yard ready for the annual summer bbq, then you blink and summer is nearly over! The kids are heading back to school, the weather is finally cooling off a bit, and you’re left with a dried out, unappealing space to sit outdoors each weekend.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the kids could actually have that swing set or trampoline and not worry about them falling off and hurting themselves? Or have a pet-safe space for your furry friends to run around without worrying about wrecking the lawn? What if we told you we could make these dreams a reality. Artificial lawns are growing in popularity among home owners largely due to the vast improvements in how far fake grass has come since the days of “Astroturf”. Today, you can custom design your lawn to be as full and green as you ever dreamed! Some people opt for a tint of realistic brown to give it the natural look and feel. With a variety of yarn types, we can also make it feel soft or “prickly” through the use of different yarn types. The possibilities really are endless when working with Synthetic Turf International.

Our SoftLawn EZ Play playground system just passed a series of tests last month on our most recent install in Ontario. Our specially designed system includes a 2″ foam underlay with our EZ Play turf on top. This system passed drop heights of up to 12′ -much higher than the tallest point on the play structure. This reassures that children will not suffer from concussion like injuries in the event they do fall. So what are you waiting for, give us a call today!


The photo above shows a pet friendly lawn for their furry friend.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative at 800-279-8873.

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Featured Install: Playground Turf in Waterloo, ON

 STI Toronto just finished this beautiful facility in Waterloo, Ontario. They created a fun and safe space for children to play at a local day care.



This is an example of our favourite playground application system. They used a 2″ foam underlay beneath our SoftLawn EZPlay turf. This creates a safe play surface in the chance that a child falls from the play structure. To ensure the safety of this system, the day care had a third party research firm come in to complete the GMAX (Maximum Gravitational Force of Impact) and HIC (Head Injury Criteria) tests. We are pleased to confirm that all drop tests were passed with flying colours. Not only did the tests prove the play structure height was safe to fall from, but it would be safe at additional heights also. This is great news for the day care, should they ever wish to replace or add new structures, they don’t have to worry about the height. It is definitely an added bonus as they may wish to grow the playground over the course of the artificial turf’s lifetime.




If someone you know could use a revitalization of their space, have them contact one of our distributors across Canada for a free estimate. For more information about playground turf

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How To Make Your Driving Range Look New Year Round

STI Canada’s EZ Tee® nylon tee line surface is an innovative synthetic turf system, designed specifically for driving range tee lines. In addition to being able to hit down and through the ball, golfers can also hit from a regulation golf tee placed directly in the EZ Tee® surface. This is a stark departure from the white plastic tube that serves as a tee in other synthetic tee line surfaces. In addition to the realistic playability of EZ Tee®, club owners and equity members benefit greatly from its cost-effectiveness. EZ Tee® permits continuous use, eliminating the need to relocate and reseed driving range areas. Appropriate for tee lines and hitting mats, EZ Tee® can be installed over a natural base or concrete.

EZTee golf course


The Advantages of EZ Tee® Tee Lines & Hitting Mats

  • Holds a real tee
  • Allows for a true natural swing
  • Provides a divot feel with no club bounce
  • Used by PGA professionals, teachers, tour players, and numerous top rated facilities
  • Drastically improve your golf game
  • Allows for play and practice year round
  • Saves your grass and your money
  • Available in mats and full tee lines

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The EZ Tee® Line of Products

EZTee Poly turf

PL-322 EZ Tee Poly

1 ¼” Polypropylene Hitting Surface – 147 oz. face weight

This is the secondary Tee Line/Hitting Mat surface available. Polypropylene allows for a stiffer fiber which makes this ideal for heavy traffic Tee Lines. Used by many of the top 100 golf courses in the US. This product DOES NOT replace the real grass; it gives the grass time to heal properly. It can be installed on a compacted aggregate base or on concrete. Concrete will extend the life of the turf.

Check out the full spec’s page here!

EZTee Hybrid turf

CX-125 EZ Tee Hybrid Plus

1 1/8” Polypropylene/Nylon Blend Hitting Surface – 161 oz. face weight

This is the top end Tee Line/Hitting Mat surface available. It was recently redesigned to replace the previous Hybrid product. The new features of this product offer vast improvements beyond the previous Hybrid product. The Hybrid Plus is manufactured with a true 50/50 blend of nylon and polypropylene yarns, which have been specifically designed for our tee line products. The Hybrid Plus features additional nylon, which helps to offer a more natural feel and increased softness through club impact. The Hybrid Plus is now cross-stitched to provide increased stability, providing a firmer feel under foot. This product DOES NOT replace the real grass; it gives the grass time to heal properly. It can be installed on a compacted aggregate base or on concrete. Concrete will extend the life of the turf.

Check out the full spec’s page here!



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SP-167 EZ Tee Nylon

1” Pure Nylon Hitting Surface – 127 oz. face weight

The EZ Tee Nylon offers a 100% Nylon fiber. This product allows the club head to go “down and thru” and does not provide shock on wrists, arms, or elbows. The softness of yarn also allows the golfer to be conscious of footwork and balance as you would on a natural grass surface. The wear patterns of this new product wear straight down which allows the use of a natural wooden tee throughout its life. This product can be installed on a compacted aggregate base or on concrete. Concrete will extend the life of the turf.

Check out the full spec’s sheet here!


Canadian Courses Utilizing EZ Tee® Products

  • Marine Drive Golf Club – Vancouver, BC
  • Tobiano Golf – Kamloops, BC
  • Two Eagles – Kelowna, BC
  • Tower Ranch – Kelowna, BC
  • Nicklaus North Golf Course – Whistler, BC
  • Edson Golf Club – Edson, AB
  • Crystal Ridge Golf Club – Okotoks, AB
  • Fort McMurray Golf Club – Fort McMurray, AB
  • Toronto Golf and Country Club – Toronto, ON
  • The Club at Bond Head – Toronto, ON
  • Port Carling – Port Carling, ON
  • Idylwylde Golf and Country Club, ON
  • Barrie Country Club – Barrie, ON
  • Bayview – Thorn Hill, ON
  • Beacon Hall – Aurora, ON
  • Barrie G&CC – Barrie, ON
  • Cedarbrae G&CC– Scarborough, ON
  • The Fairways at Kirrie Glen – Bracebridge, ON
  • Idylwylde G&CC – Sudbury, ON
  • Muskoka Highlands – Bracebridge, ON
  • North Granite Ridge – Port Sydney, ON
  • Port Carling – Port Carling, ON
  • Ridge at Manitou – Parry Sound, ON
  • Thunder Highlands – Tiny, ON
  • Toronto Golf and Country Club – Toronto, ON
  • St Mary’s G&CC – St Mary’s, ON


For further information or samples of the entire EZ Tee Line contact a Synthetic Turf International representative today!


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