Do I infill my project with sand, rubber or not at all? What is artificial turf infill? These are common questions and a decision that most synthetic lawn turf shoppers must contemplate. Natural grass blades are resilient because of the root-to-blade nutrient process. Our artificial grass is made with a tufted piece of polypropylene thatch (backing) that supports the softer polyethylene blades. In basic terms, infill is the substance the installers put in between the blades. Infill is spread down into the turf fibers to help the blades of grass stand up. Artificial grass infill helps to give you the feeling of walking on real grass, as it emulates the impact absorption qualities of soil. Infill helps weigh down the imitation turf to keep the artificial grass from getting wrinkles or ripples caused by movement.
Artificial turf infill is one of the most important aspects of an artificial turf installation. The type and quantity of infill will depend on the installation location and thickness of your turf blend. Infill for synthetic grass comes in four traditional forms: silica sand, rubber, a sand-rubber mix, and Durafill sand. Each has different purposes for the many uses of artificial grass.
Here is a handy guide to help you decide which type of synthetic turf infill is best for your artificial lawn:
This type of artificial grass infill is inexpensive to purchase and is easily found and installed. Ideal for use in low traffic areas like hills, balconies, decks, thick turf, commercial or open non-use fields.
Rubber or Sand Rubber Mix
Rubber synthetic grass infill is very soft, will not get too hard, adds volume to turf, and does a great job keeping the fiber upright and in place. This product is best for areas of light to medium traffic, such as lawns, playgrounds, commercial or retail applications. It may also work for some athletic fields and high traffic locations. But beware those rubber crumbs will not only add heat to your grass, but your kids and dogs will love playing with it!
The only type of artificial turf infill that can kill bacteria with anti-microbial properties. It also will not absorb liquids, which makes it great for pet areas. The round shape lends for a softer impact absorbency and will not damage the turf fibers as well as making it safe for both kids and pets.We recommend this type of infill for all types of artificial grass applications, such as lawns, high-traffic locations, athletic fields, playgrounds, dog runs, pet training areas, and other types of play areas.
Infill is an important component when it comes to artificial turf. Not only does it support the blades of grass and provide cushion, it also helps to protect the interwoven, fabric mesh that is the foundation of the artificial turf. Is It Time to Consider the Benefits of Artificial Grass?
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