A Guide to The Different Types of Artificial Turf

For most investors,artificial turf is an increasingly popular way for sport fields and decoration. People can enjoy a lush turf without the need for constant upkeep, but people can often be surprised that not all artificial turf is the same. The different Types of Artificial Turf available mean there will always be a surface to match yours. However, different people has different requirement. When you can choosing the artificial turf, here is what to bear in mind.

What is the main difference between surface of artificial turf? It is the pile height. This determines how long your turf is and it isn’t something that can be changed. In a high degree, the pile height can be divided into two categories of long and short, and both have their benefits. Longer yarn will give the turf a more comfortable look and feel, and short yarn replicate the neater look of a well-manicured lawn. Different pile height also was used in different areas. It is advisable to discuss your requirements in deail with your sales consultant.

If you have kids or pets, you should look for a surface with more durable yarn, becasue different types of yearn that are used to make artificial turf mean that each surface will be suited to different applications.

More people are concerned about the colors of artificial turf. Artificial turf have many color, such as double green, olive green and so on. According to your requirements, Sensseturf can offers the unique color of artificial turf, what is more natural and relistic look.

Could Artificial Turf Offer Problems for Trees

Could artificial turf offer problems for trees? Generally speaking, tree crown may cause too much shade, and this is why the grass under the tree cannot grow up. If you want to put grass around trees, it is advised you use artificial turf with feature pores. Quality Artificial Turf has good features to permit water and oxygen to flow through. If the artificial turf do not have pores, the artificial turf will kill and sterilize the soil beneath it causing the soil life to die. If the tree was surrounded by the artificial turf, the soil would produce the high temperature to hurt roots. If the trees have accustomed to the heat and will not be threatened by the artificial turf. However, in the cold areas, the natural covering are still good for trees.

Artificial turf consists of synthetic fibers like polypropylene or polyethylene, usually has several layers including backing, cushioning, two or three drainage layers and infill that is often recycled rubber tires or natural cork. It has a variety of colors, styles and heights. Customers could choose the different types according to own requirements. For the maintenance, there is no need to water, fertilize or mow. Because of this reason, many schools and families start to use it.

Some people give up artificial turf, that it is very expensive. Actually, it is a long-term investment. In hot days, the artificial turf can release an unpleasant odor and it collects dust and leaves. Although you don’t have to water, mow, or fertilize it, artificial turf does require some maintenance. You can sweep the garbage away from artificial turf.

Infill is Very Important to All Artificial Grass Installation

Imagine that you just made a beautiful lawn with Sensse artificial grass. You can’t wait to invite friends and family come over to share your state-of-the-art landscape. But according to our experience ,you still need one more step – adding infill.

Most customers just think they don’t need to spend extra money to get infill. They think their grass will just do fine without infill , adding infill will need more money and more time . After several times celebrating party. Your neighbors are excited to see and feel your new lawn. After the party, you look at your grass and confirm if you are right about the no infill decision, everything looks just fine. But a few months your will start to notice that your grass looks almost flat. It is no longer that beautiful , it can’t offer you full protection , kids no longer love to pay on it , then you will think : did I make a bad decision about the infill? 

Let’s take a look at why is that happen. Infill is very important to all artificial grass installation because it helps the grass in several ways. 

First, infill weighs down the turf. This helps prevent the turf from looking like carpet that needs to be stretched when it expands and contracts during periods of warm and cold weather.

Second, infill adds ballast, which gives your grass the gift of memory. After heavy traffic on the grass, infill helps your grass stand up again, not stay matted-down look.

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Third, infill protects your artificial grass backing system. The grass yarn is directly tufted into the backing system , so the backing system is the only support system for the whole installation. Infill will protect this important system from heavy traffic and from direct UV radiation. It’s true our backing systems are very durable, still the infill will make sure the backing system stay good for much longer time.

If you need more information about infill , or you have any ideas want to share with us , just contact us.

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Are all Types of Artificial Turf need Sand Infill


Are all Types of Artificial Turf need Sand Infill

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.

Do you have idea about infill or non-infill for artificial turf ? If not, don't worry , just contact us for your queries, Sensseturf will provide professional solutions.

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