We've heard that Artificial turf need to be infilled after installation. Do you know if all types of artificial turf need to be infilled? which kind of infill is better?
Not All Artificial Turf need infill
Actually, there are various kinds of type for the artificial turf. They have different type of yarn, some are straight, some are cruel, some are monofilament, some are twisted, The yarn pile height also quite different.
Normally, The low pile height turf less than 20mm is no necessary for infill, and the some high density with cruel yarn based landscaping items also do not apply for infill. Most of the sports type, mainly monofilament yarn with high pile more than 25mm do apply for infill.
Different infill material
There are some kind of infill material is available. Silica Sand, Rubber Granule, and Coated Sand. Silica sand is wildly used for all kind of turf ,it has very popular resource and price is also very competitive. Rubber granule is recommended for sports applications, like football pitch and running track. Coated sand infill is a coated and rounded version of silica .It's good for almost any application, its rounded shape, so it will not degrade and allows it to settle in regular patterns. But its disadvantage is quite expensive.
Benefits of Infill
There are many benefits for infill:
One of the sand’s functions is to weigh down the artificial grass. The extra weight means that the grass stays in place and doesn’t need to be fixed in any other way.
The sand provides stability and protects the turf. As a result, no wrinkles or folds develop through use.
your artificial lawn will really be more attractive with sand fill. Not only does sand help the fibers stand up straighter, but by brushing in the sand, the fibers come to stand in different positions, which looks more natural.
To catch up the sports special index. Rubber granule infill for football pitch gives player more nature touching and protect their skins not to be hurt by high speed slide tackle, and sand infill gives tennis and hockey enough ball bound.
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