An orderly and safe game of football requires a pitch surface that is level and even and provides sufficient support without being too hard, so that the risk of injury is minimised. The most cost-effective grass sports field, however, is one that needs no mowing, fertilising or watering, and allows football to be played all year round, whatever the weather conditions. This is why synthetic turf pitches have been in use since the mid-1970s and have been continuously developed and improved over the years.
Synthetic turf is similar to natural turf in terms of texture and appearance, but comprises interwoven synthetic yarns. It makes economic sense to use synthetic turf on football pitches that are subject to comparatively heavy use. This is particularly the case for training pitches and sports fields that are used by many teams. The elasticity of the overall system is crucial in ensuring that the properties of the synthetic turf are similar to those of natural turf. This depends essentially on the type of infill material used and, in particular, on the elastic layer beneath the turf.
A very dense structure and the use of fibres in different shades of green are key to ensuring a natural grass look. Optimised yarn technology ensures that the fibres right themselves again even after permanent loading. In addition to purely synthetic turf, there are now also hybrid turfs that combine synthetic yarns and natural grass.
An inexpensive and very durable alternative to natural and synthetic turf for sports is a mineral surface. A mineral surface can be played on all year round and requires much less maintenance than natural grass, which means lower maintenance costs. The surface of this water-bound sports surface consists of mineral materials such as weather-resistant reddish-brown hard quartz porphyry.
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PEGASOFT jointless safety surfaces
As a fall protection system, PEGASOFT gives architects, clients and design engineers the greatest possible freedom to experiment with form and colour and sets no limits for the imagination. Jointless safety surfaces for unique playground and recreation ground designs with the very best fall protection characteristics.
BECODYN dynamic layers
BECODYN dynamic layers are laid immediately underneath the crushed aggregate surface layer of tennis courts, football pitches and athletics tracks. They improve elasticity and provide a graded aggregate transition between the mineral surface and the sub-base layer.
BECOLASTIC shock pads
When constructing football pitches with synthetic turf, users and designers have a wide range of concepts and types of synthetic turf to choose from. In creating a durable overall system with properties as similar as possible to those of natural turf, the use of a suitable shock pads is of vital importance.
BECOTENN mineral sports surface materials
BECOTENN mineral sports surface materials made of reddish volcanic rock are extracted in the Chemnitz area. The material has been tested for product suitability and ecological harmlessness in accordance with DIN 18 035 Part 5. As a pure natural stone product, BECOTENN is free of harmful substances and therefore completely ecologically harmless. BECOTENN is therefore ideally suited for the production of weather-resistant sports field surfaces that meet all requirements in terms of water permeability and shear strength.
BECO sports turf substrate RTS
More than 20 years of production experience in the manufacture of innovative sports field construction materials are a guarantee for quality. The development of our BECO sports turf substrate RTS is continuously monitored by an experienced testing institute. The mixture components are carefully matched to each other and guarantee optimal function.
BECOMIN Lava is a long-standing dynamic layer of gray-brown volcanic natural rock from the Eifel region according to DIN 18035 part 5.
BECOlastic synthetic turf systems
BECOlastic synthetic turf systems, laid on a DIN-compliant layer of bound or unbound sub-base, represent a tried and tested construction method that has been in successful use since 1983. They enable developers to create sports fields to the highest international standards at comparatively low cost.