ECORE International’s Terf fulfills a need in the marketplace for a revolutionary, premium turf product. It provides cushion underfoot, has sound isolating advantages, and adds a significant environmental story that does not exist with any other turf product. Terf was designed with an athlete’s body in mind. Of particular importance is force reduction, which measures and evaluates a flooring system’s ability to reduce impact, especially to the lower extremities.
Terf is designated for indoor use only and meets specifications for competitive field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer fields. It is spike-resistant and ideal for heavy indoor sports training, including use with football pulling sleds and speed schools that promote speed, power, strength, flexibility, and endurance training.
Terf is manufactured by fusion-bonding a nylon wear layer (with a face weight of 34 oz/yd2) to ECORE’s recycled rubber underlayment. This is achieved using ECORE’s patent-pending itstru technology. ECORE spent five years of intensive research and development to create this fusion bonded technology, which involves fusing a post-consumer recycled rubber backing to a wear layer. Itstru creates performance flooring that is both eco-logical and ergonomic. Terf interlocking tiles can also serve as a solution to a portable field. In schools where space is an issue, Interlocking Terf can help transform a basketball court or auditorium into a portable playing surface without the need for adhesive or risk of damaging the floor underneath. Users can pull up the tiles easily and store them away in a closet after a rain delay or after the practice or game has ended.