In some parts of Canada, Spring has been warmly welcomed with blue skies, sunshine and even temperatures reaching 20! Meanwhile, other areas saw a fresh snowfall and temperatures well below freezing.
No matter which part of the country we are in, one of the most common questions we get asked is, “how will my synthetic turf hold up over the harsh Canadian winters?” The truth is, snow, hail and freezing temperatures do no damage to the artificial turf. Due to the unique way the yarn fibers are created, they can withstand the heavy snow sitting on the turf for months on end. We have installed synthetic grass lawns and sports fields as far North as Nunavut, and they see more snow and cold winter conditions than most of us could imagine. None of our projects have been affected by the conditions endured in these types of locations. It is fine to walk on the turf, let the dogs out over the winter, and even leave Mr. Snowman out there while it’s freezing.
The only tricky part of synthetic turf in these conditions is the initial installation. We strongly recommend all installations be completed in above freezing conditions to ensure the sub base won’t shift and the turf is secure. For example, in Nunavut we waited until their warmest time of year (August) to install their artificial grass to ensure it would look great year round.
These home owners choose to use their green year round!
When Spring arrives in your area, and the snow has melted, our certified installers would be happy to provide a Spring Cleaning of the turf to ensure it looks it’s best. This includes using a power broom to remove any debris that has settled over the winter months, as well as checking for any potential problem areas of the turf. Homeowners could also perform these tasks themselves using a leaf blower and giving the turf a good once over.
If you are ready to Experience a Greener World, contact us today at 1-800-279-8873 or email us to set up your Spring Refresh at [email protected]
As last year’s dealer conference was such a success, we decided to go even bigger for 2016.
In 2015, we held the Canadian Dealer Conference in Chattanooga, TN the week after the American conference. This allowed all of our Canadian distributors to meet from all sides of the country. We shared tips, tricks and informational material during our days of STI University, and provided a full tour of the manufacturing plant in Dalton, GA. As our team has grown even more since this time last year, we decided to join the Canadian and American conferences and host one large conference for everyone. And what better place to do such thing than Playa del Carmen, Mexico! This year’s conference gave the dealers the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the continent in a casual setting. We hosted seminars each morning and had evenings free to enjoy and mingle with other colleagues.
Over 100 distributors from Canada, America, and Mexico came together for this conference. It was a great time to meet others in the industry and learn some new tips and tricks from each other on how to handle varying situations.
Thank you to Synthetic Turf International for putting this successful conference together and to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to attend! Let’s have another great year team!
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This month we are featuring one of our unique projects from this winter, where we got to have a little fun!
Synthetic Turf for Athletic Facilities
The Okanagan Hockey Group provides training to hockey athletes from over 30 countries. Their Hockey Academy has seen hundreds of NHL players attend as players or instructors over the years. Their Penticton, BC training facility was searching for a better flooring option for their off-ice training space. We provided them with a flooring option that also fit their company branding and colours, bright red synthetic turf.
The whole space is 1620 sq.ft and we used our most popular athletic turf for these types of spaces. Trainer’s Choice turf is an infill-free product so they don’t have to worry about sand or rubber flying out during their training. It is a short pile, dense, turf with a 5mm foam backing to provide the comfort needed under an athlete’s footing.
Trainer’s Choice Athletic Turf
This turf is a great addition to their training facility to ensure these athletes are training in the best possible conditions. It allows them to push the prowlers, perform Crossfit, and all types of exercises.
To Experience A Greener World with Canada Synthetic Turf, contact us today 1-800-279-8873