Guidelines for synthetic turf systems have been developed and assembled in one document by the Synthetic Turf Council.

"Guidelines for the Essential Elements of Synthetic Turf Systems Specifications" is intended to provide reliable tools to identify essential elements necessary to the satisfactory performance of synthetic turf systems.

Guidelines are designed for use by owners/users and all parties to the process of selection, design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of synthetic turf systems.

The guidelines include performance evaluations of systems and their components, inclusions and exclusions, realistic warranty coverage and appropriate testing when required. For a copy of the document free of charge, visit