What is artificial grass infill?
Infill is an integral part of a synthetic turf system. When placed in between the blades of artificial grass, it allows the blades to stand up and spring back to an upright position after being flattened by regular foot traffic. Without it, artificial turf would end up looking like a flattened, matted carpet.
The weight of the infill helps keep the entire turf surface in place, flat and wrinkle-free. Plus, the infill material enhances how an artificial lawn feels underfoot.
The right infill material improves drainage, which is particularly important when installing synthetic turf in the Pacific Northwest or when creating an artificial lawn for pets. On sunny days, good infill will also protect the backing from UV degradation.
At Synthetic Turf Northwest, we use a few different silica sand infill blends, depending on the application. If you have pets, we even offer an infill specifically for pet areas, which features a natural deodorizer!
We never use crumb rubber, which is a hot, messy, outdated and overall, a less effective choice.
This final layer in a synthetic turf system can make or break the look, feel and life span of the turf. It is a critical part of a complete synthetic turf system. We’ve placed a great deal of R&D into fine-tuning our infills for optimal results.