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About Synthetic Turf


From schools and municipalities to home and business owners, a growing number of people are turning to synthetic turf for sustainable and versatile solutions in various market segments. The Synthetic Turf Council represents companies who consult, design, install, test, maintain and reclaim synthetic turf sports systems and synthetic grass for landscape and recreation, as well as manufacturers and suppliers of related materials and equipment. To search for a product or service, please visit the STC Buyers' Guide and Member Directory to find member companies that meet your synthetic turf needs.

Synthetic Turf Sports Fields

In North America, the total value of installed synthetic turf systems is estimated to be $2.7 billion USD in 2020. This activity translates into approximately 265 million square feet of installed turf and 436 million pounds of infill.

There are several factors contributing to the increased demand for synthetic turf, including significantly improved safety, playability, and appearance since its introduction. Its many benefits and uses have made synthetic turf a popular sports field option. Synthetic turf was introduced to much fanfare in the 1960s, but it was not until the early 1980s when a vastly improved second generation product gained widespread popularity. Then in the late 1990s, an infilled synthetic turf system was introduced that duplicated the look and playability of lush grass, and is the basis for the ever-evolving systems of today.

Landscape & Recreation Synthetic Grass

As the fastest growing segment of the market, today’s landscape synthetic grass options include numerous innovations formulated specifically for use with lawns, areas where children and pets play, public spaces and much more. Today’s synthetic grass options include numerous innovations formulated to be a beautiful, safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly landscape solution for many residential and commercial uses. Homeowners are using synthetic grass to create unique backyard retreats, while hotels and other businesses provide innovative green spaces that require minimal resources and maintenance.

Community parks and playgrounds made of synthetic grass provide accessible, versatile play surfaces for its youth and people of all ages and abilities. Many public spaces are turning to synthetic grass for appealing water-saving landscape solutions that reduce operating and maintenance expenditures.


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A Guide for Today's Landscape & Recreation Solutions


Synthetic Turf Videos

Synthetic Turf in North America

by Synthetic Turf Council, produced by Kanga Marketing

See Turf Differently

by Synthetic Turf Council, produced by Kanga Marketing

The Truth About Crumb Rubber and Artificial Turf

by the Safe Fields Alliance and the Recycled Rubber Council, Endorsed by Synthetic Turf Council

Recycling Commodities Series: Tires

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Landscape & Recreation Synthetic Grass

PSA by Jason Cameron

2012 stc Community service project

STC Donates Playfield to SafeHaven of Tarrant County

Testing Methods for Synthetic Turf Sports Surfaces

Field Planarity

Testing Methods for Synthetic Turf Sports Surfaces

Pile Weight

Testing Methods for Synthetic Turf Sports Surfaces

Ball Roll

Our Mission

To serve as the global forum to promote, develop, grow and advocate for the synthetic turf industry.

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2331 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050

443. 640. 1067