Tested to International Match Standard, all of our tufted 3G products are classified to FIFA equivalent, offering exceptional ball control, and maximum comfort underfoot.
The name 3G simply stands for ‘third generation’ – a new type of artificial, all-weather pitch that is constructed with synthetic materials. They offer a very realistic bounce and ball roll, providing a playing experience that is virtually the same as when playing on grass. This type of pitch has even been used in UEFA Champions League games.
The realistic feel of our pitches is created by using a tufted surface, with a sand and rubber infill. The surface is constructed with a ‘pile’, much the same as a carpet, and then infilled with sand and rubber, which gives the surface a very similar feel to a natural grass pitch.
There are many things to consider when installing a 3G football pitch, and the following are some of the more important ones:
We manufacture our pitches in the UK they are installed them right across the country. Many have even been installed in other parts of the world. Here are some more reasons why you should consider working with us on your 3G football pitch project:
Yes, we recommend that a shock pad is used below the playing surface on all installations. This will help to prevent the surface from hardening, maintaining the natural feel of the pitch and preserving playing performance over a longer period of time. Incorporating a shockpad will also offer protection when falling and help to reduce ball bounce.
Playrite manufactures needlepunch, tufted and woven surfaces, all from our home in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. As the only UK company to manufacture all three types of artificial surface, Playrite is uniquely positioned to offer totally impartial advice on the type of surface to suit your needs.