5 Home Trends to Watch for 2017

When you’re in the middle of a big home renovation or new home build, it can feel quite overwhelming. We know that you have your hands full, that’s why our team did the research for you. We scoured our sources and came up with the top 5 home design trends to watch for 2017!

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  1. Subway Tiles. We know this isn’t new, but it is oh so in. From your kitchen backsplash, to bathroom showers, these tiles can transform a room themselves with their simplicity. The versatility and affordability helped bring this trend to the top of our list for 2017.
  2. Marble. The marble trend applies to bathroom countertops, kitchen islands, and interior décor items such as candles.
  3. Wooden features. Wood is in, everything from various colours of hardwood flooring, to statement wood beams throughout the home.
  4. Smart home features. Our technology is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, and our homes are adapting to this lifestyle. Consider adding a charging station where you spend the most time, or using an app to control the lights and alarm system all at once.
  5. Environmentally friendly components. This is where xeriscaping has become a huge trend, with more and more landscape designers looking for Synthetic Turf supplier/installers for this year’s home builds and renovations.

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Whether you’re building your home from the ground up, or renovating room by room, we hope this list helps in making some of the decisions. Simple, neutral designs will look great for decades to come and increase the value of your home.

If you are looking to Experience a Greener World, contact us at 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]

A Synthetic Turf Makeover

Canada Synthetic Turf specializes in designing a space that works just for you. We have over 100 products available to meet almost any criteria our clients have. While this sounds great to have so many products, it can also be overwhelming for someone to be presented with so many options. That’s why we listen to what our client’s needs are during the initial consult, and when we come for the on site quote we bring our top options for them.

synthetic turfWe take into account the layout of the space, the measurements, nearby colours we want to contrast, and how realistic the client is going for. There is a time and a place for each of our styles of synthetic turf, and we work with our client to determine the best match for them. A city meridian calls for a short, dense, more economical product that can be used for 25 straight kilometres and look good in every neighbourhood. Meanwhile, a small front yard that rarely gets stepped on can utilize a tall, lush, green lawn product, perhaps surrounded by flower beds for a low maintenance and visually appealing curb appeal.

synthetic turf backyardThis client in the photos above and below, had a large and widely spread out yard surrounding the front, sides and back of the house. It wouldn’t be feasible for them to use a high end, super lush product for this project, so they went with our Winter Rye Lite turf. This product is more economical for the size and scope, while still having the lush and inviting appearance we are after.

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If you or someone you know is looking to Experience a Greener World, contact us today at 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Synthetic Turf International of Canada wishes to thank all of our clients, suppliers and team of distributors for our best year yet! We had so many great opportunities this year to work with new products on unique projects. A few of the highlights from 2016 include providing the Toronto Blue Jays their turf for the Fan Fest all summer, developing golf target green logos for driving range facilities, and working with large companies on future projects. It has been exciting to watch our distributor network grow even more this year. The installations we have seen have all looked impeccable and truly represent the hard work this team has put into their businesses.

We appreciate every one of our distributors for their hard work this year. We would also like to thank all of our clients, residential and commercially, for choosing to work with us. We appreciate your support over the years as you are who keep us going and allow us to continue growing our business! We wish you all a safe and happy holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Synthetic Turf International of Canada!

Tennis Court Athletic Synthetic Turf

Many specialty sports are turning to artificial grass when it comes time to replace their surface these days. Synthetic turf is able to be fully customized to fit any requirements and specs.

Synthetic Turf Canada can create exactly the field you want and customize it for the space you have. From smaller fields for bocce or croquet to larger areas like tennis, you save time, energy and money when you install a synthetic turf field. Whether you need an indoor or outdoor field, a practice or game space, we can install a durable, safe and low-maintenance field that will last for years and be available on your schedule. Our artificial turf is perfect for many types of field-related activities, from soccer and baseball to croquet and lacrosse. Set yourself up for unlimited playtime, no matter what your sport.

 tennis synthetic turfLaying the turf down, getting the spacing right for installation

Our Kelowna team has had the opportunity to install numerous specialty sport applications, including Gaga Pits and Bocce Turf. Their most recent specialty sport application was this tennis court in Kelowna, BC. It is a half court, so slightly smaller than most people are used to playing on, but it is residential use only. The family has a large open acreage and already had putting greens and other fun activities available, so this was the next fun project for them.

tennis synthetic turfCompleted Tennis Court in Kelowna, BC

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Synthetic Turf Canada offers full installation on athletic and specialty sport applications. Is your daycare, school, or complex looking to revamp the space with a unique application? Give us a call to see what we can put together for you!

Experience a Greener World with Synthetic Turf Canada. Contact us at 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]

Synthetic Turf Canada at the Grey Cup

How close were you watching the 2016 Grey Cup last weekend? Did you notice all the synthetic turf throughout? Synthetic Turf Canada is proud to provide the Grey Cup with their synthetic turf needs. See some photos from the event below.

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Synthetic Lawn Transformation

We know that it can be difficult to imagine what your space is going to look like when Synthetic Turf Canada is finished with it. When your backyard isn’t a usable space, or is completely overgrown, it’s hard to picture anything but what you’ve grown used to seeing. When our team comes in for the initial quote, we try to help you envision the transformation through a few methods. The team will bring small samples of each style to get a feel for them on site, then we are able to draft up an AutoCAD design to see what our proposed design would look like.

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We can also show the clients some great before and after photos in various products to see real life examples as well. The photos here are some good examples from Synthetic Turf Calgary. You can see above there wasn’t much usable space to enjoy the backyard, and below you see the transformation afterwards. The client now has a big yard to enjoy for family gatherings and the dogs love having a spot to run around.

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synthetic turf backyardIf you or someone you know is looking to Experience a Greener World, contact us today 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]

Artificial Turf: Can Our Kids and Pets Play Safely?

Often the first and largest concern we hear is, can our pets and children play on the turf? Is it safe for them? The answer is, YES! Every single product from Synthetic Turf International is 100% safe for your children and pets to play on. One of the best features about our turf is that there are no added chemicals, pesticides or other harmful ingredients that can be found in many lawn care products.

baby on synthetic turfThis family, pictured throughout these photos, loves their synthetic turf as it gives a safe, clean and soft space for their son and dog to play on in the backyard.

synthetic turf flagYou can see how soft and plush the turf is under this cuties little feet!

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SoftLawn Plush Pro is one of our tallest and thickest turfs, it is definitely a great choice for people with lots going on like this family does! When these photos were taken, the turf had already been installed for over four years. It still looks great, especially considering the amount of use it gets!

synthetic turfThe dog sure feels at home on the putting green too!


If you or someone you know wants to Experience a Greener World, contact us at 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]

Poolside Synthetic Turf

One of Synthetic Turf International’s new products for 2016 is called SoftLawn Paspalum Pro. Only a handful of our clients have chosen this product, but the more we see of it- the more we love it! This is truly a great turf, it is one of our highest end products standing 1 3/4″ tall and holding 120 oz/sq.yd. This turf is made with a yarn called polyethylene, which feels very soft to touch but stands up great against wear due to the unique was it is designed.

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In the photo above, you can see the ground has been prepared and is ready for the roll of turf to be laid out. Once the installers have determined the best way to lay the turf, they will chalk it out and cut the piece to fit flawlessly around the pool.

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Voila! This is the outcome once they complete the cuts and have secured the turf. SoftLawn Paspalum Pro looks lush and realistic, and now that a few people have seen it installed this year, we think it is going to be a best seller!

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Here the lawn is pictured from up above. The corner looks sharp now and the pool will stay so much cleaner with no dirt and grass being dragged in. If you know someone looking to Experience a Greener World, contact us today for your free no obligations quote. 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]



Synthetic Turf Putting Greens

This week’s featured install comes from Synthetic Turf Kelowna. Their latest project was completed in a fairly new lake front community in West Kelowna, BC. These homeowners were looking for a bit of greenery to add some life to their yard at their beautiful new home . They decided to go with our new for 2016, SoftLawn Select Fescue, with a small 8’x4′ putting green on one side. The Select Fescue is a great product for what it is, once installed it looks extremely similar to one of our higher end products, Autumn Fescue.

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These clients are excited to have a lush, green space to enjoy year round. The added bonus is that they don’t need to buy a lawnmower now! Saturdays will be spent sun tanning lakeside, and practicing their putt! The entire SoftLawn line is even pet approved, so when friends bring their dog over there are no worries.

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synthetic turf putting greenIf you know someone building a new home, send them our email and lets chat about how they can Experience a Greener World with Synthetic Turf Canada. 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]

Synthetic Turf -Down the Road

One of the most common questions we get asked when clients are first considering making the switch to synthetic turf, is “how will it look in five years?”.

Synthetic Turf Canada has been in business in the Okanagan Valley for almost ten years now, which means showing our work from years ago is getting increasingly easier. We now have the opportunity to send potential clients to have a look at various products that have been installed for 3, 5, 9 years at our current clients homes and offices. We always find that it helps to see the product sample in your hand that they like, actually installed and sitting four years old. You can see that it has been well loved with dogs and kids playing in the yard, or yard games scattered throughout, yet the turf still looks great! It has settled and looks natural to it’s surroundings by this point, but the colour is still vibrant and the yarns stand tall.

This is a photo of a yard we visited to check in on after a few years of a newer product being installed. We are so pleased to see that this product is looking great years down the road. We read the product specifications and detail records when it is released, but there is something about seeing your work down that gives everyone a peace of mind. This yard was completed with SoftLawn Fine Fescue, which is available in the Field/Eastern colour. This is a very popular product for our higher end installations and we are excited to let local clients see that it looks great installed, even years down the road.

If you are considering making the switch to synthetic turf, give us a call and we can show you some homes that have had artificial turf down for 8 years. Contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873 to set up a free quote and learn more about the options!

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