However, when it comes to playing sports, safety is key. Traditionally, sports grounds, fields and pitches across the country have been surfaced with materials like tarmac and real grass. Although these may appear to be fine at first glance, they can actually be hazardous, potentially leading to tripping, falls and injury. Hard, non-cushioned surfaces are the usual culprit, though with natural grass, the field can also become muddy or slippery when wet, leading to an increased risk of injury.

For these reasons, many sports clubs and organisations are opting for artificial grass instead of the more traditional alternatives. When compared to real grass or tarmac, synthetic turf has a wide range of benefits to offer.