03.06.2020

Recommended Synthetic Turf Sports Systems in Metric Measurements

Recommended Sports Systems in Metric Measurements

In many ways it’s amazing that the US never got on board with the metric system. The metric system makes sense… factors of 10… what could be easier than that? Certainly not 12 inches to a foot and 16 ounces to a pound! We missed our boat in the 1970’s and 1980’s when the US government had made an effort to convert over to the metric to align with the rest of the world.

Call it what you will but the effort fell flat and here we are nearly 50 years after the passing of the Metric Conversion Act and we’re firmly rooted in the old world, imperial system. It’s fine if you only do business within the US but in our increasingly connected world, this sets up a challenge. These charts below are intended to ease the conversions for our international friends and partners. 

3 countries that do not use the metric systemThe image above, is a map of the 3 countries in the world that don’t use the metric system: USA, Liberia and Myanmar.

Recommended System with Envirofill

 

System Component

English

Metric 

Turf type

Slit film and monofilament blend

Turf height

1.75”

45mm

Face weight

46 oz per square yard

1560 grams per square meter

Infill application rate*

7 pounds per square foot

34 kg per square meter

Shock pad

≥20mm shock pad

≥20 mm shock pad 

Envirofill shipped in bulk bags

3,000 pounds

1360.7 kg

*exact quantity to be verified based on specific turf used and desired fiber reveal.

Download the Envirofill Recommended System Guide

Recommended System with Safeshell

 

System Component

English

Metric 

Turf type

Slit film and monofilament blend

Turf height

1.75”

45mm

Face weight

46 oz per square yard

1560 grams per square meter

Performance infill layer application rate*

1.5 pounds per square foot

7.3 kg per square meter

Ballast infill layer application rate

5 pounds per square foot

24 kg per square meter

Shock pad

≥ 20mm shock pad 

≥20 mm shock pad

Safeshell shipped in bulk bags

2,000 pounds 

907 kg

*exact quantity to be verified based on specific turf used and desired fiber reveal.

Download the Safeshell Recommended System Guide

Do you still have questions about the recommended system for a synthetic turf system with a USGreentech infill? Feel free to contact us here. We are always happy to help!

 

Picture of Adam Coleman - General Manager
Written by Adam Coleman - General Manager

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