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Install a Water Drainable Total Glue-Down Surface

Problem Solver - August 2014

When rain, melting snow or ice can drain through a synthetic surface, instead of forming a puddle or having other standing water problems, it is a much better surface than one that will not drain. In wasted efforts to install good surfaces that are also water drainable, partial glue-downs such as spot, strip or perimeter gluing have been attempted, but with poor results. Designing a total glue-down surface that remains water drainable is more challenging but is, by far, much better.

Surfacing 101

Find the Finest Flooring to Fit Your Facility

Feature Article - April 2014

Whether you are planning to build a new gymnasium or upgrade an older one, the decisions you'll have to make are numerous, but none are more important than choosing the right sports surface.

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World-Class Turf
Preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Before You Go - April 2014

Planning for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been years in the making with the construction of 12 stadiums to house the matches set to be held between June 12 and July 13.

Field Perspectives

The Right Sports Turf in the Right Place

Feature Article - February 2014

Synthetic turf and natural turf have their advantages and disadvantages when used in sports applications. To make the best decision for your facility means carefully considering the options with an eye to your specific needs.

Sports Fields

When There's a Will, There's a Way
How to Design a Field With Unique Requirements

Guest Column - January 2014

Whether you're located in a unique climate or your facility is landlocked and suffers from a lack of space, working with the right team will ensure you get the sports field that meets your needs.

Sports

Tiptop Turf
Keeping Your Synthetic Turf in Shape

Guest Column - October 2013

Keeping your synthetic turf in top shape requires careful adherence to maintenance practices. This month, the experts give you a quick rundown.

Grounds for Innovation

Turf Trends for Today & Tomorrow

Supplement Feature - September 2013

One way facilities are accommodating their increased use is through synthetic turf. "We are certainly seeing more and more synthetic systems going in throughout the Mid-Atlantic," said Mike Goatley Jr., professor and extension turfgrass specialist at Virginia Tech and president of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). "They're popping up like dandelions."

Hardcore Floors

Environment, Maintenance Vital to Flooring Lifespan

Supplement Feature - September 2013

Although more expensive, "Wood floors have the advantage of being long-lasting. The initial investment, cost-wise, equals out at the end of the day. Aesthetically, it looks great," said Randy Swartz, president and founder of a flooring manufacturer in Philadelphia. But, "it's definitely more demanding of the end-user relative to the maintenance and environmental controls."

Ground Zero

Choosing the Right Playground Safety Surface

Supplement Feature - September 2013

It wasn't always that way. In fact, not until 1975, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) analyzed playground safety hazards and guidelines, did the trend toward installing safer, shock-attenuating surfaces begin. After that study, woodchips, gravel, rubber and other "softer" materials began to replace harder surfacing materials like concrete, asphalt, hard-packed earth, grass and sand. And all those surfaces eventually had to meet guidelines first outlined in 1990, when the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed by Congress.

Playgrounds

Promoting Public Use
Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, Ill.

Facility Profile - September 2013

Here's how one community researched and found the right playground surface to meet their patrons' needs.