Feature: Ex terior Flooring & Paving
From landfill to
The most recent changes to the four Leisure Turf ranges, manufactured by Tiger Turf and marketed in South Africa by Van Dyck Carpets, have most definitely had the desired effect, says David Carr, the Leisure Turf business manager at Van Dyck Carpets.
ountrywide road shows by Van Dyck launching the Vision range with “Moral Fibres” which is manufactured using recycled plastic
bottles, have given architects, developers, landscapers a unique product that fulfils its potential in a myriad of sporting and leisure applications, but also cares for environments ranging from residential to corporate. “From Landfill to Landscape”, as Carr explains. Economical Terrace Turf is proving to be very popular in applications where a higher performing entry level product is better suited for installations ranging from terraces, balconies, play areas, patios, and many more, building the reputation and versatility of this range. The short pile of this product also ensures lower maintenance, yet it still carries a 5-year guarantee. Garden 24, with optional infill, has been tried and tested in the South African market since the inception of Van Dyck’s partnership with Tiger Turf, and is still popular with landscape and sports contractors. Garden 24 is an all-round versatile product that is suitable for lowmaintenance and budget-friendly solutions for domestic gardens, multi-purpose applications and corporate areas. Lifestyle Africa with its two shades of yarn, straight and textures monofilament fibres, gives an overall natural appearance for installations that require a hardwearing leisure turf. This look makes Lifestyle Africa exceptionally practical for domestic, civil and commercial areas. “Overall, the Tiger Turf and Van Dyck Carpets commitment to deliver the correct range of Leisure Turf to the South African market has been achieved,” says Carr. “Our drive, like our joint venture with Tiger Turf, is to ensure that partnerships are built with our customers on a national level in the delivery of quality products,” he says. Amongst the recent installations of note are day-care centres, corporate offices, exhibitions, sundecks, balconies and school play areas, to mention a few, which have been completed in all areas on a national level. To emphasise the versatility of these artificial grass systems, recent installations include the Galleria Shopping Centre in Durban (Terrace Turf); Big Brother House (Lifestyle); Pearls Umhlanga (Terrace Turf); Gateway Shopping Centre (Garden 24); Headway Centre in Westville, Durban (Lifestyle); Highbury School Hillcrest (Terrace Turf); and Ushaka (Terrace Turf). Day-to-day installations on existing concrete surfaces have been successfully installed while those few “certified installers” have professionally prepared civil surfaces, ensuring correct levels and drainage for landscape, commercial, hospitality, golf courses, driving ranges and leisure applications. For more info on these products please contact Van Dyck Carpets at the numbers shown below, or visit their websites. Van Dyck Carpets Tel: 031 913 3800 Fax: 031 912 1220
Website: www.vandyckcarpets.com and www.tigerturfworld.com
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