10 Ways to Use Commercial Artificial Turf 

As an alternative to natural grass, commercial artificial turf offers the beautiful look of a well-kept landscape without the hassle of maintenance. Many commercial properties transitioned to artificial turf to add more green spaces for residents, pet owners, and other consumers.  

Artificial grass is a more durable alternative to grass requiring far less upkeep and treatment except for occasional cleaning. With the advanced technology of synthetic grass, there are a variety of uses that are safe for humans and animals.  

Continue reading to learn about ten common ways to use commercial artificial turf and why providers like Oasis Landscapes & Irrigation consider it a game-changer when it comes to landscaping ideas for commercial properties.  

Dog Parks 

Relying on synthetic turf is much more practical than natural grass, especially for dog parks. Dog parks must be able to handle heavy foot traffic, waste, and weather conditions. Natural grass is susceptible to disease and discoloration from dog urine. For these kinds of areas, continuous maintenance would be required.  

With artificial turf, the grass is safe for pets, pest-free, and can be regularly cleaned. Plus, with the high volume of visitors, the area can withstand heavy foot traffic for years to come. This is why many property managers of apartment complexes or dog-friendly establishments look to install synthetic grass. 

Driving Ranges 

The designated area for golfers at a driving range often experiences extreme wear and tear from usage. For natural grass, the area becomes dry, discolored, and not appealing. Installing artificial turf for driving ranges minimizes maintenance costs and remains green.  

The right turf that is both durable and long-lasting may improve business by allowing visitors to come even on rainy days — when most ranges with natural grass — would be closed.

Outdoor Playground Surface 

Many parks with play areas for children transitioned to installing turf as opposed to grass or woodchips. The surfaces are designed to be safe, easy to maintain, and durable. Especially with the high traffic, a durable material is a must.  

Safety is the number one priority. Commercial artificial turf does not require pesticides or other chemicals to maintain its soil health. That said, many of the chemicals are extremely toxic, especially for kids. Some artificial turf products have a spongy-like cushion beneath the surface to reduce injury from falls.  

Mini Golf Courses 

All miniature golf courses rely on artificial turf whether they are indoors or outdoors. The low maintenance and longevity of the surface allow constant usage and occasional replacement if damaged. The turf can sustain extreme weather conditions for outdoor minigolf courses and is more practical for smaller spaces. 

Pool Area Turf 

Similar to outdoor play areas, pool areas harbor accidents waiting to happen. From slippery surfaces to lack of drainage, areas around the pool can be dangerous. Natural grass around pools tends to be slippery and lacks proper drainage solutions. Artificial turf is slip-resistant, drains water, and requires minimal upkeep. 

Gyms and Fitness Centers  

For public and private gyms, many have green spaces to replicate natural grass for outdoor sports. These facilities use artificial turf that promotes good traction for “field-like” workouts. Plus, for more high-impact sports, these surfaces are better for mobility and absorb the force of high-intensity workouts.  

The durability of artificial turf allows it to last longer than other flooring options, giving owners long-term value in their investment in proper flooring. Safety hazards are also avoided, as artificial turf won’t wear down or cause dips that can lead to injuries and accidents. 

Sports Fields Turf 

Artificial turf is used at sports facilities to create a stable surface for indoor sports activities. It can withstand harsh weather, giving players a constant, long-lasting surface that only needs to be installed once for long-term benefit. Athletic footwear such as soccer cleats will not damage fake grass or cause players to get stuck in the muck, as is often the case at natural grass sports fields. 

Doggy Daycare Turf 

Commercial artificial turf is resistant to the damage that natural grass experiences from foot traffic, digging, and other canine habits. Synthetic grass protects against these issues at doggy daycares, keeping maintenance costs down for the business and reducing mess from mud and dirt. 

Should poor weather conditions permit, the dogs can still stay outdoors on artificial turf that is resistant to wetness caused by rain and other harsh weather conditions. 

Office Building Turf 

A modern take on office building design includes adding different surfaces within a building space. To replicate real grass, adding artificial turf makes an area feel alive and organic inside work spaces.   

Restaurant Rooftop Turf 

Adding artificial grass atop restaurant roofs is great for creating an outdoor space. Placing natural grass would be much harder to maintain especially with the high foot traffic. Cleaning up messes from spilled drinks or food is easier on artificial turf.

Keeping Your Property in the Best Shape 

If you’re interested in incorporating commercial artificial turf, reach out to trusted providers in your local area, like Oasis Landscapes & Irrigation. Keep your property in the best shape with artificial turf.