Frequently Asked Questions

Artificial turf or artificial grass is a man-made surface made of synthetic fibers designed to resemble natural grass. It is used as a substitute for natural grass in a variety of settings, including sports fields, residential lawns, pet areas, playgrounds, backyard putting greens and commercial landscaping. It offers several advantages over natural grass, such as low maintenance, durability, and year-round usability.

Yes, artificial turf can be used for residential lawns. In fact, many homeowners are turning to artificial turf as a low-maintenance, water-saving alternative to natural grass. Artificial turf looks and feels like real grass and comes in a variety of colors and textures to suit different preferences. It is also durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic, making it ideal for areas where children and pets play. Additionally, artificial turf does not require mowing, fertilizing, or watering, which can save homeowners time and money on maintenance costs. While the upfront cost of artificial turf may be higher than natural grass, the long-term savings in water and maintenance costs can make it a cost-effective solution for homeowners.

Seams are created when two pieces of artificial grass are joined together. The visibility of seams is largely determined by the quality of the installation. If the seams are not properly joined or the edges are not trimmed properly, they may be more visible. Additionally, the type of artificial grass being used can affect the visibility of seams.

Yes, there are steps you can take to make seams less visible. One option is to choose a high-quality artificial grass with a more natural appearance and less visible seams. Another option is to have a professional installation, where the seams are properly joined and trimmed. Finally, you can use a specialized glue or tape to hold the seams together and make them less noticeable.

The visibility of seams will vary depending on the type and quality of the artificial grass, as well as the quality of the installation. Some types of artificial grass are designed to have more visible seams for a more natural look, while others have hidden seams for a more uniform appearance. In general, the closer the color and texture of the grass is to natural grass, the less noticeable the seams will be.

If the artificial grass is in a relatively flat area with minimum traffic, your infill should last you years, if not a lifetime. Here are some factors to consider that might indicate the need to add more infill: 1. The artificial turf is on a slope that will allow rainwater to wash away infill. 2. If the turfed area has a lot of recurring debris (sticks, leaves, etc) that requires regular blowing or sweeping, some infill may get lost over time. 3. Heavy traffic can matte down the turf and carry away infill. If any or all of these 3 apply to your space, don't sweat it. Your local FusionTurf dealer is there to help. Your local dealer will be able to address not only if you need an infill replenishment, but also the correct amount to add.

One of the downfalls of turf is that it can get hot in direct sun, especially lower quality products. FusionTurf addresses this issue with heat reduction technology made into every blade as well as heat reducing infill that can decrease surface temperatures up to 50 degrees.

Artificial turf is made by tufting synthetic fibers into a backing material, which is then coated with a layer of sand or infill to provide stability and cushioning. The fibers are typically made of materials such as polyethylene, nylon, or polypropylene, and are designed to look and feel like natural grass. The backing material is usually made of a combination of materials, such as polyurethane and latex, which provide strength and durability.

Artificial turf offers several benefits over natural grass, including:

  • Low maintenance: Unlike natural grass, artificial turf requires little to no watering, mowing, or fertilizing, which can save time and money on maintenance costs.
  • Durability: Artificial turf is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and is resistant to wear and tear, making it a popular choice for sports fields and high-traffic areas.
  • Year-round usability: Unlike natural grass, which can become dormant or damaged during certain seasons, artificial turf can be used year-round in any weather conditions.
  • Safer surface: Artificial turf does not create mud or uneven surfaces, making it safer for children to play on. It also offers a more even and predictable playing surface for sports, reducing the risk of injuries.
  • Aesthetically pleasing: Artificial turf is available in a range of colors, textures, and patterns, making it a visually appealing option for landscaping and design projects.
  • Environmentally friendly: Artificial turf does not require pesticides or fertilizers, which can harm the environment, and it reduces water consumption, which is especially important in areas with drought conditions.

The lifespan of artificial turf depends on a variety of factors, including the quality of the materials, the amount of foot traffic it receives, and the level of maintenance it receives. Generally, high-quality artificial turf can last anywhere from 20-25 years, and sometimes longer with proper care and maintenance. Factors that can shorten the lifespan of artificial turf include exposure to harsh weather conditions, heavy foot traffic, and lack of maintenance. However, by following manufacturer guidelines for maintenance and taking care to avoid excessive wear and tear, artificial turf can provide a durable and long-lasting surface for years to come.

Yes, artificial turf is generally considered safe for children and pets. In fact, many schools, daycare centers, and playgrounds use artificial turf as a safe and durable surface for children to play on. Artificial turf is made with materials that are non-toxic and safe for human and animal contact. Additionally, many artificial turf products are designed with features that enhance safety, such as a softer surface layer and shock-absorbing padding. However, it is important to note that like any other outdoor surface, artificial turf can become hot in direct sunlight, so it is recommended to purchase and install the proper turf and infill for your application. It is also important to properly maintain and clean artificial turf to prevent the buildup of bacteria and other harmful substances.

Yes, artificial turf can be used in a playground. In fact, it has become an increasingly popular option for many playgrounds due to its increased safety, low maintenance, durability, and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. Unlike natural grass, it does not create mud or uneven surfaces, which makes it safer for children to play on. Additionally, artificial turf is available in a range of colors, which can create a more visually appealing and stimulating playground environment. It is important to choose a high-quality product that has been designed specifically for this purpose, and to incorporate other safety features that reduce the risk of injury. With proper care and attention, artificial turf can provide a safe and visually appealing surface for children to play on.

Our synthetic playground turf is designed from the ground up for safety. The turf systems we use are fully certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturer's Association (IPEMA). These systems combine everything from the underlayment and aggregate composition to the padding, turf, and infill.

  • Completely antimicrobial
  • Consistent HIC safety ratings
  • Reduces allergic reactions
  • Eliminates ongoing maintenance
  • Meets ASTM F1292 fall height requirements
  • Environmentally friendly

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