The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

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It’s a Dad’s World, brought to you by Synthetic Turf Canada and Interior Pool and Spa

It happens the same way every year, you look at the calendar and Father’s Day is this weekend! What are you supposed to get Dad? He says he doesn’t want anything and you don’t have enough in your piggy bank to buy that fancy sports car he dreams about.

What if we could offer you a solution to this, for free?

Synthetic Turf Canada and Interior Pool and Spa teamed up with K96.3 radio in Kelowna, BC to give one lucky Dad the best Father’s Day gift imaginable with, It’s a Dad’s World! The lucky winner will receive a hot tub, portable putting green, and a synthetic turf door mat custom made of their favourite sports team! Can you imagine telling your Dad you’re giving him the grand prize this year? That would turn the house into such a fun space to enjoy all year round!

All you have to do to enter is fill out your name here and listen to win!

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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 Announces New Product!

Synthetic Turf International of Canada is excited to announce we are working with ThermaGreen Environmental to bring you a wider selection of products! ThermaGreen is a Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario. This month, we are launching the SoftLawn® EZ Play turf.

This product is best suited for use in playgrounds and high traffic areas. This product is very dense at 87 oz/sq.yd and considered short with its 1 1/4″ height. When traffic and wear are a concern, a short, dense product is what you are looking for! This product is also a polyethylene/polypropylene yarn blend. Polypropylene is the stiffest yarn available, and provides a 0% water absorption rate. Polyethylene is the softest yarn available and also provides a 0% water absorption rate. As a result, the SoftLawn® EZ Play is not subject to expansion or contraction due to temperature or humidity.


SoftLawn® EZ Play contributes to the goals of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). ThermGreen’s Play product line meets the drainage and energy absorption properties under ASTMF1292 and ASTM F355A for HIC and Gmax ratings.

The STC (Synthetic Turf Council), which is the governing body for companies in North America, has set a quality control level for shed loss and tuft bind. This is the amount of pressure which can be applied before shed loss starts to happen. All North American products must meet a minimum standard of 6lb test for tuft bind. We are pleased to say our new SoftLawn® EZ Play has a 12lb tuft bind, doubling the minimum standards.

STI Canada strives to continually improve our selection of products to ensure our customers are receiving the best product available! We want our customers to find exactly what they need with us. The SoftLawn® EZ Play is a great new addition and we are excited to share this new addition with you!

For further information or samples contact a Synthetic turf International representative today!


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Synthetic Turf International Partners with My Dog Matters!


My Dog Matters is a new program designed to reward responsible pet owners in the Okanagan valley. By licensing your dog you can receive amazing discounts from various businesses locally that support positive and responsible dog ownership.

Synthetic Turf International of Canada is proud to announce our partnership in the program and is ecstatic to offer 20% off all our approved pet friendly turfs to registered card holders! Just show your card at the time of quote to receive this amazing discount.

What turfs are Approved Pet Friendly?

PL-903 SoftLawn® Perennial Rye

PL-919 SoftLawn® Garden Rye

PL-920 SoftLawn® Emerald Rye

PL-921 SoftLawn® Bluegrass Blend

CX-121 SoftLawn® Pro Cut

PL-915 SoftLawn® Fresh Cut

PL-906 SoftLawn® Premium

CX-122 SoftLawn® Select

PL-912 SoftLawn® Paspalum Plus


That’s a lot of pet turfs!


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