Artificial turf needs infill–and plenty of it–to look good for its expected lifespan.
What is infill? Allow us to explain.
After turf has been cut, seamed and secured down, the final step is infill. Rounded infill sand is spread over the turf surface and then brushed down into the base of the fibers, thereby supporting the blades and keeping them upright. The more sand you have, the more support you have. The more support you have, the longer your turf will last.
Now, this crucial step is one area where customers don’t know what questions to ask, and end up with under-filled turf that quickly lays flat and looks terrible. Many installers go light on the amount of infill sand as a cost-cutting measure, and it’s too late by the time clients realize they’ve been shorted.
Not only can under-filling turf lead to a project that looks bad quickly, it can lead to damaged fibers. This means that all the brushing and adding of infill in the world later won’t bring your turf back to life.
An example of turf matted from lack of infill and high traffic
This imperative step is one we take very seriously at Grass!365. We put in plenty of infill turf in our projects, from 2.5-lbs/sq foot in our 1.25” pet infill, to over 3-lbs/sq ft in our 1.75” Texas Tan-73 and 1.6” C-60 turfs.
When you’re comparing bids against our competitors, make sure you consider the exact amount of infill you’re getting. If the other guys aren’t being specific about how much they plan to use, there is a reason!