Camp Kent Sets the Bar for New York Rooftop Playgrounds with SYNLawn® Artificial Grass
Tucked away on the second floor of the Kent in New York City is an incredible rooftop playground installation for the young residents to have a blast with their friends and family! The Kent is a three-to five-bedroom condominium building on New York’s upper east side. We placed SYNLawn artificial grass and our revolutionary SYNPour pour in place on the second floor of “Camp Kent,” where celebrities such as Hoda Kotb live and accompany their children for enjoyable and ecologically safe outdoor leisure time!
When designing the rooftop playground for Camp Kent, it was important to ensure that this play area would be sustainable, offer superior durability, and comply with exceptionally high safety standards. With these specifications in mind, New York artificial grass from SYNLawn was the only option. SYNLawn artificial turf is easily the most realistic and is the result of more than 50 years of research and development. Our products include cutting-edge innovations that cannot be found anywhere else in our industry. No other company can offer our exclusive Super Yarn™ technology, HeatBlock™ technology, EnviroLoc+™ backing system, and more. In addition, our artificial playground turf includes the highest safety compliance and TrampleZones™ that can be easily replaced to further the safety of our children when they play.
Additionally, for this project, we included our one and only SYNPour pour-in-place rubber surfacing. SYNPour is a one-component, UV Stable, solvent-free straight aliphatic polyurethane prepolymer, available in a number of colors. Created to withstand the heavy foot traffic of its application and customizable for any space, of any size.
Super Yarn is the first of its kind fifth-generation technology that is the combination of three unique components that form one revolutionary yarn formula.
- Sanitized® antimicrobial – Eliminates 99 percent of all germs as well as pet stains and odors caused by ammonia
- DualChill™ – IR reflective technology prevents infrared light from being absorbed into turf fibers
- StatBlock™ – anti-static technology prevents the accumulation of static electricity, which increases safety and comfort
EnviroLoc+™ is green technology. This incredible plant-based backing system is a two-part woven system that secures sugar cane turf fibers in place extending the life cycle of our products along with their durability and performance. EnviroLoc+ features a porous body that offers optimal drainage that allows children, pets, and people of all ages to resume their activities almost immediately after our surfaces come in contact with spills or rain. In addition, EnviroLoc+ now includes the same Sanitized® antimicrobial featured in our Super Yarn technology to help combat respiratory allergens caused by algae and fungi.
Traditional grass and competing turf brands tend to heat up in the summer months which can make surfaces in some cases very uncomfortable for children and adults. HeatBlock™ is another amazing innovation brought to you by SYNLawn. HeatBlock technology makes a noticeable difference. HeatBlock decreases heat build-up and thermal emissivity by reflecting sunlight and lowering surface temperatures. This amazing technique can lower surface temperatures by up to 20% compared to any other artificial grass provider. With HeatBlock, you can free enjoy our surfaces regardless of temperature even without shoes!
When you design a playground, especially one installed on a rooftop, safety cannot be overlooked to any degree. Thankfully, SYNLawn playground systems offer IPEMA certification to protect our children from common injuries and create a non-abrasive space for them to explore their imaginations. Furthermore, products with IPEMA certification can confidently cushion the blow of falls up to 10-feet.
Roof installations of any sort must comply with strict safety standards as they can become a hazard very easily, especially when it comes to fires. With SYNLawn you can rest assured at night knowing that we install products that offer a prestigious ASTM E108 Class A fire rating. This fire rating extends the crucial time window necessary for first responders to arrive at the scene of a fire and extinguish the blaze.
The culmination of the many features and benefits of our products is what makes SYNLawn a leader in the artificial grass industry. We are proud to work with commercial industry leaders such as landscape architects to design rooftop playgrounds and commercial landscapes that are safer for children and people of all ages to enjoy. For more information on SYNLawn playground turf, our New York playground flooring, and services, contact us today to schedule a free consultation!