Synthetic turf infill introduction
- Aug 23, 2018-
In the turf world, there are many different types of infill and each one of these products serves a different purpose and specifically pairs with certain products. In the turf world, “infill” is defined as the layer comprised of sand or rubber used on top of the turf between the fibers for ballast and cushion.
Listed here are the top three infill types used for synthetic grass and putting green installations:
Envirofill is an acrylic coated sand and most widely used by installers across the nation for its non-abrasive and anti-microbial properties. Not only does Envirofill inhibit the growth of bacteria within the turf, the green color blends in with the blades and because of the outer coating, it will not harm the turf. Once the sand granule is coated with the green acrylic, Envirofill’s outer layer eliminates the granule’s angular outer edges, which can be abrasive for synthetic grass.
Envirofill typically comes in both large and small granule sizes. The large granule is primarily used for a typical synthetic grass landscape installation as opposed to the small granule, which is utilized in putting green installations.
Sand infill is most commonly comprised of a quartz base and comes in large and small granule sizes. The large granules are used primarily for any standard synthetic turf landscape installation, whereas the smaller granule sized sand is used as infill for most synthetic putting green installations.
3. Crumb Rubber
Crumb Rubber is most commonly made from recycled car and truck tires and is free of metals. Crumb rubber infill is typically used for a synthetic turf sports field installation or installations that involve playgrounds or areas of high traffic.