Testing Services Introduction
ASET offers both suitability testing and
field testing of a variety of sports surfaces. Testing is offered for
basketball and court surfaces (both wood and synthetic), as well as for
indoor and outdoor running and walk/jog tracks. ASET conducts field
testing on older existing facilities and performs performance
validation or commissioning tests on a variety of newly installed
Suitability Testing Overview
Suitability testing is a common practice for nearly all sports
surfaces, wood, synthetic, indoor and outdoor. Suitability testing
simply means that a representative sample was tested and found to
produce suitable performance levels based on the requirements of the
Suitability testing results are traditionally used by manufacturers in their marketing, sales, and promotion activities. These results often find their way into project specifications.
Visit our 'Suitability Testing Services' page to learn more about ASET's suitability testing, and about how ASET can help your product development process.
Field Testing Overview
ASET offers field testing services for the following surfaces: indoor/outdoor court (wood and synthetic),
indoor/outdoor tracks (run/walk/jog), Playgrounds (tiles, poured-in-place, loose fill), and artificial turf.
Field testing of indoor court surfaces is a relatively new concept
in North America. It is common practice throughout much of Europe and
within the North American artificial turf industry. Field testing can
offer owners valuable information regarding the performance of their
Field testing is available for damaged and repaired sports surfaces. Field testing of older existing surfaces is often used to provide a performance benchmark for future replacement or expansion projects.
To learn more about our field testing programs visit our 'Field Testing Services' page to learn more about our field testing programs. ASET has added a page specific to field, or on-site, testing of playgrounds. You can access information specific to playground testing at our Field Testing - Playgrounds page to learn more about this specialized service.
It is becoming more common for projects to consider commissioning of
their newly installed sports surfaces. 'Commissioning' and 'Performance
Validation' are terms referring to field testing of newly installed
surfaces. This commissioning process helps to assure owners that the
performance level promised prior to the sale was actually achieved at
Commissioning can also be a valuable tool for architects and owners to help elevate the quality of contractors submitting sports surfacing bids to their project.
Visit our 'Commission Testing' page to learn more about our performance validation and commissioning programs, and how they can help ensure that your floor delivers the performance you expect.