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FAQ

Which areas does MEDSPORT cover in the UAE?

MEDSPORT is based in AUH and DXB but covers all of the UAE with artificial grass and Playground flooring and equipment installed all over the Emirates ( Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah(RAK),Umm Al Quwein, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Hatta)

Why go with Field Turf for landscaping?

Artificial grass, done right, can give you back your beautiful lawn without the hassle. No watering, no mowing, no fading, no edging, no fertilizing, no chemicals, no pet damage, no pests, no allergies and no muddy paw prints... and a lower overall cost too.

Keep in mind that natural grass needs an average 12 to 14 Liters of precious water daily per meter square to remain green and healthy in the gulf region, think about the amount of herbicides, fungicides and fertilizer natural grass would need ( all of which harm the environment directly or indirectly ), think about needing a gardener's salary and the disruption of your privacy.

On average you would make a return on your investment within three to four years, Our artificial turf has an eight year warranty, with installations that are still in use 15 years after installation.

What are the costs of an installation?

Not much, when you evaluate the savings over time. What is important to understand is that total costs are a function of the installed products in combination with installation labor. Caution is advised that many competitors of FIELDturf mislead their potential customers by quoting a price that is not all-inclusive. It is also important to understand that synthetic grass installation generally includes some general landscaping work and sometimes, special site excavation which is not typically considered a part of the synthetic grass pricing.

How does the installed cost of artificial turf compare to a sod or seeded lawn
installation?

It costs more... but, this question poses a comparison which FIELDturf was not designed nor intended to compete. A sod or seeded landscape, without a sprinkler system installation, can be installed for less, but, over the life cycle of FIELDturf, all sod and seeded landscape will exceed "all-in" care and maintenance costs by 7 to 15 times. In fact, FIELDturf will pay for itself in comparison to a seeded landscape in less than 4 years.

Can I be provided a "Sample" of artificial grass?

Yes...but it is probably not necessary. FIELDturf is not a carpet. Appreciation of the quality of it's manufacturing, the superiority of it's performance and its unequaled natural appearance can best be achieved when viewing it in the installed form.

Can I have artificial grass everywhere that I have natural grass?

Yes, you can... and, in fact, you can have synthetic turf in places where grass won't grow. The better question is "What are the best design objectives of a synthetic grass installation?" Natural grass is not landscape. It is merely a "filler space" within what generally is described, in the broader context, as landscaping. A landscape includes plants, trees, shrubs, flowers and ornamentation. When considering a FIELDturf installation, it is advisable to view it as an adornment that is, itself, as much a "feature" of the landscape as anything else in it. It is not appropriate to view it as just a "filler space" replacement to grass. Careful, long term design considerations are important to the decision of the extent of its coverage.

Field turf-Tarkett prides itself on being the highest quality artificial grass in the market. Thoughtful and practical layout and design considerations, relative to the area to be covered, is important to the achievement of added beauty at the most minimal cost.

What if I want to plant trees and shrubs or construct other landscape improvements
after the installation?

Do it yourself or call the installer. Cutting out and removing the FIELDturf to accommodate new plantings is very easily accomplished by anyone. Re-edging of the cut areas can also be accomplished by anyone and in many different and obvious ways. Speaking with your installer regarding this potential at the time of the original installation should relieve any concerns. A later consultation is always welcomed, but, is not a necessity.

How long does it take to install artificial grass?

Not long at all. The typical residential or commercial landscaping installation can be accomplished in a few days and virtually all but the especially large or complex are completed in several days. Golf and larger applications will take longer and can be estimated early in the process.

How long will artificial grass last?

A long time. The FIELDturf products and infill specifications have been time tested at installations that have been in existence for more than 15 years. The product is warranted for 8 years.

What about a child's safety of play?

It is improved. What is absolutely certain, and a matter of common sense, is that Field turf-Tarkett presents a surface that is softer than many forms of natural earth and grass. Furthermore, FIELDturf is less abrasive and consistently free of the sharp stones and protruding objects typically rising to the surface in natural soils. The sliding soles of children's feet have virtually no wear and tear effect on the synthetic surface. Lastly, a child's play will never result in the staining and muddying in clothing or the potential of dangerous wood splinters that is so common to traditional play surfaces.

How are dogs and cats likely to react to artificial grass?

With indifference. Dogs could care less and will generally conduct their business as always. Cats seem to gravitate to bordering planting beds. Nevertheless and regardless of a pet's preferences, their business is and can be more easily removed and washed away on FIELDturf than it can on grass with no harm or effect on the synthetic fibers. Such cannot be said of grass.

How do I maintain artificial grass after it is installed?

With ease. The only maintenance recommendation is that the grass be raked with a leaf rake or gone over with a stiff broom a few times a year. The purpose of raking is to stand up the fibers and to reconstitute the infill and to gather weeds, seeds, foliage and refuge typically deposited by winds and weather.

What about insects?

Not an issue. Initially, surface insects are eliminated entirely. Over time and with the introduction of precipitation and wind-borne minerals and nutrients, the infill can support and sustain insect life. Neither the infill nor the synthetic grass themselves are, however, conducive to infestation at any level comparable to grass.

What do I do about removing leaves and other dropped foliage?

It is of no concern. Leaves can be blown off or raked up. Both processes actually improve upon the appearance of the FIELDturf. In fact, casual appearing leaves and dropped foliage help to promote a naturalness that is desirable.

What happens when it rains?

FIELDturf gets wet. What is interesting is that FIELDturf will dry in about the same or slightly less amount of time as grass and, as it dries naturally, there does not exist the underlying inconvenience of muddy soils.

Are there any sub-surface drainage requirements for synthetic lawns?

FIELDturf prides itself on a manufacturing and installation system that is superior to all others. The percolation and surface runoff characteristics of that system actually meets or exceeds the performance of natural grass and soils under even severe storm conditions. Depending upon the size of the installation, some sub-surface drainage may be installed. Most residential applications do not require added drainage.

How does artificial grass drain water in comparison to grass and earth?

The same or better. FIELDturf is manufactured with a patented drainage design involving channels of permeability over the entire surface of the backing other than that comprising the coated fiber rows. No other synthetic grass in the market possesses FIELDturf's porosity. The resultant effect is that any water landing upon the grass fiber surface has the capability of being absorbed by the ground at about the same rate as it would if a screen door was placed upon it. Adding to the drainage capacity is the fact that the sub-base, sand and rubber infill will retain heavy rain down-pours for a more natural absorption rate by the ground beneath. Under the most extreme weather circumstances, FIELDturf will begin to surface drain, and, when doing so, the run-off is identical to that of natural grass.

What do I do when underground utilities need to be accessed by myself or municipal
and utility company authorities?

No big deal. About the same if not less of a problem than with grass. Simply cut the FIELDturf and roll it back from the area to be excavated. When completed with the operation, compact the soils, move the carpet back over the area and rake the infills into place.

What effect will the installation have on the value of my property?

Such is a matter of opinion. Most people tend to view "limited maintenance" as an enhancement to value or, at least, an inducement to property resale ability.

Can Field turf-Tarkett fade in color over time?

No. Field turf-Tarkett is not a dyed fiber. It is homogeneous in its manufacture and will retain its color regardless of wear or climatic conditions. Over an extremely extended period of time, ultra-violet light will ultimately have a degradation effect but never a significant discoloration effect.

How does Field turf-Tarkett feel to bare feet?

Soft and pretty much exactly like grass except that the infill and ground beneath provides for a more cushioned step.

Can the sand & rubber infill be tracked and transported by shoes or clothing?

Yes, slightly, but not to any level of appreciable notice! The infill might be particularly transported on the soles of feet after a rain, but, not to any more degree than is common dirt or cut grass clippings transported when wet. More relevant is that the infill is clean, non-staining, non-toxic and easily swept or vacuumed.

Can the sand & rubber infill be blown around by the wind?

Not really, except that a hurricane or tornado may cause some displacement! Within a short amount of time and with the occurrence of weather and dusts, the infill actually compact and consolidate to a desirable surface density. This density is only marginally less solid than common soils while, nevertheless, maintaining a greater and more suitable porosity.

Can artificial grass be installed over asphalt or concrete?

Yes it can. Such an installation requires either a gradual natural slope for surface drainage or a special underlayment for a sub-surface drainage system. The latter introduces some additional costs. The surface produced is just as natural looking as grass, but is substantially harder than installations on natural earth.

Is there anything about an artificial grass installation that may cause an allergic reaction or pose a health risk to adults, children or pets?

None at all. The specified materials comprising artificial grass and its infill are absolutely sterile, hypo-allergenic and non-toxic materials that are common to the everyday life of every person and animal on the planet.

Why choose MEDSPORT?

When it comes artificial grass for landscaping we have a wide experience (commercial and private),, It has been used on Villas, Parks, Sports Facilities, playgrounds, pet facilities, Golf facilities and airport facilities, In addition to that we offer a wide range of rubber sport and safety surfaces and playground equipment.

It can be called artificial turf, Artificial lawn, synthetic grass, fake grass, plastic grass and artificial grass, but one thing for sure is that Field Turf is the highest quality of Artificial Turf to be found anywhere in the world, It has been tested and tried on over 500 sports fields around the world.

Even Greener Than it Looks

By choosing FieldTurf artificial turf, you're becoming part of an environmental movement that not only saves clean drinking water, but also:

Eliminates impact on water resources

Eliminates the use of billions of pounds of harmful pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides and herbicides, used on natural grass, that can run off into ground water

Significantly lowers the use of natural gas and other fossil fuels needed to produce lawn care chemicals

Eliminates fuel-powered mowing, aerating, and re-seeding . Gas-powered lawn mowers alone can cause as much pollution in one hour as 10 cars. FieldTurf systems save millions of gallons of gas a year.

Eliminates grass clippings that are among the biggest landfill contributors to the greenhouse effect. During the summer months, clippings alone can account for nearly half of a community's waste.

Drastically lowers the use of paper and plastic products that support maintenance

Removes millions of tires from landfill sites each year

Can contribute toward numerous Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits

Is less likely to provoke asthma or allergy attacks

Is not a breeding ground for the MRSA (staph) bacteria

Facts & Conclusions

FieldTurf surfaces pose no threat to the environment

FieldTurf is not harmful to humans or animals in any way

There are no negative effects on air, water, or temperature from FieldTurf

Not a single injury has ever been reported as a result of inhalation, ingestion or direct contact with rubber particles in artificial turf

FieldTurf is 100% lead-free

FieldTurf is 100% recyclable

FieldTurf artificial grass systems are not a hospitable environment for the MRSA/Staph bacteria

The sand used in synthetic turf fields does not cause silicosis

FieldTurf significantly reduces neural and cranial injuries compared to natural grass.

Please follow this link for extensive research into the benefits of artificial grass:

http://www.fieldturf.us/images/downloads/Crumb_Rubber_Study_Feb_2010.pdf


Pet Questions & Answers

How do you clean it?

Liquids drain right through, droppings can be picked up as they would be with regular grass and/or washed off with a hose, and dogs can't dig through it. The product "Simple Green" works for cleaning many areas and is used by our kennel customers. For a list of other products to clean and sanitize, see below.

Will dogs eat it? Will the dogs dig out the fibers?

Animals are not interested in the turf and this has not been a problem with our pet owners and/or commercial boarding facilities. The infill materials are non-toxic and would not harm your dog even if swallowed.

What cleaning chemicals can we use?

The ability to apply a type of bacteria fighting chemical, cleaner and deodorizer is required to keep the surface clean. We have talked with kennels using our product and they speak highly of the product "Simple Green" as a very good cleaner, disinfectant and deodorizer. Another bio-active odor counteractant is AlphaZymePlus. There are a number of disinfectants that are available on the market. The target should be a full spectrum germicide that kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The most common product in this business is the quaternary ammonium chloride compounds or Quats. Trade names such as, KennelSol®, Roccal-D, Parvasol II, Cetylcide II, A-33 Dry, Quatracide, and AirChem products can be used. AlphaZymePlus has bio-active stabilized bacterial spores that use enzymes to breakdown and remove animal organic compounds. Byproduct is CO2 and water.

Can it be installed indoors?

Yes, with appropriate drainage installed below the turf (mostly for commercial facilities). We do not recommend heavy pet applications indoors without drainage ability. Several residential installations on concrete, covered patios have been quite successful over the years according to our customers. One client even told us her two poodles never go outside anymore, they always use the FIELDturf on her patio (and access it on their own through a doggie door to the patio!). This strategy has helped keep her dogs clean and content.