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5 Materials and Components Needed for Artificial Turf Installation

23 May 2020

Deciding to install artificial turf on the lawn is easy, but you have to consider what is used in its manufacture. At any time, you can consider building up a synthetic lawn. Five components are noteworthy to the artificial turf installation, which include the backing, sub-fill, infill, yarn, and nails.

Each of these components is made of different materials and functions according to its deployment and designs.

Let us look into the components involved in artificial turf installation concerning its materials and techniques.

  1. Backing

    The prime support structure is the backing material for the synthetic turf. Hence, while looking into its material and construction, be specific about its durability. The next consideration is its environment-friendly nature. You could choose either Latex or Polyurethane material to ensure the construction is all solid and will last long. So, choose the reliable and tough ones for both the primary and secondary materials for the backing.

  2. Seaming

    Seaming is used for joining the individual artificial turf lengths together. Choosing the appropriate materials is essential, and the three chief choices are sodded staples, seaming tape and glue, and industrial double-sided tape. All of these have their own merits coupled with a few backdrops. Elements impacting the chosen seaming system include cost, climate, and sub-base materials. Seaming tape and glue are much expensive but highly durable and provide an easy-to-conceal system pertaining to seaming. These are perfect to put greens. On the other hand, double-sized tape works great in hot climates wherein, the temporary installation can be taken out easily.

  3. Infill

    Infill fulfills a series of purposes in artificial turf along with keeping it straight. Infill keeps the backing protected from direct sunlight which will otherwise shorten the turf’s lifespan. It even adds weightage and durability to the lawn. It even increases the ballast for matting prevention and enables the grass to spring back even after it received heavy traffic.

    Discuss with your installer regarding the perfect material needed for the project.

  4. Nails

    Nails keep the artificial turf's edges in place in several situations and keep everything secure. The common nails do the job, and the skilled installers help you to decide the right shape and size befitting the project and keeping it in a secured hold.

  5. Yarns

    The yarn is the part with which everyone will interact - you walk on the grass blades, lay on them, and play upon them. The yarns' production process is complex, nevertheless, the outcome is highly durable and comfortable to the feet. The diverse artificial turn yarns have to be chosen are based on the designs, color, and for sure performance. Yarns are different in their performance, then be sure to choose the dark-colored ones as it will fade with time. The dark colors are liable to last longer.

 

The synthetic artificial turf adds a pleasing touch to the property and thus, fulfills the desire for an awesome lawn. In fact, the turf can be installed on the exterior tables, window seals, mattress and more to keep the unique appearance. But before hiring professional installers, make sure to consider the components and materials to assure the best quality has been installed. 

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