Synthetic turf

Thomas J. Serensits, Andrew S. McNitt, John C. Sorochan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


Synthetic turf has undergone considerable changes since it was first introduced in 1964. Today's athletes interact with a system of fibers and granulated infill that is purported to result in playing conditions more similar to those on natural turfgrass. Studies have been conducted on the human health affects, player safety, and the effects that these turf systems have on the environment. Researchers are not only evaluating the impact these surfaces have on both human health and the environment, but also continue to refine and establish methodologies to accurately evaluate surface conditions. A common misconception of synthetic turf is that it is maintenance free. In reality, to preserve the playability and safety of a field and prolong its lifespan, regular maintenance is required. Warranties are typically contingent on the performance of regular maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTurfgrass
Subtitle of host publicationBiology, Use, and Management
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9780891186144
ISBN (Print)9780891186137
StatePublished - Oct 26 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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