A Brief History


The first artificial turf was introduced in the 1960s to replace natural grass in sports fields. Manufacturers made these early versions of artificial turf from short, dense fibers that were glued to a backing material. While they offered some advantages over natural grass, they were not without their problems. The fibers were prone to matting and would wear down quickly.

More than Aesthetic

Today’s artificial turf is a far cry from those early versions. Modern artificial turf is made using advanced materials and manufacturing techniques that have revolutionized the industry.

One of the key advancements in artificial turf technology has been the development of longer, more natural fibers. These fibers are made from materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are durable, resistant to fading, and can be made in various colors and textures. The fibers are then tufted into a backing material, creating a dense, lush surface that mimics the look and feel of natural grass.

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An Evolving Technology

Another critical development in artificial turf technology is the use of infill materials. Infill is a layer of material placed between the turf’s fibers to provide cushioning, stability, and support. We can make infill materials from rubber, sand, or coconut fibers. The choice of infill material depends on the intended use of the turf and the customer’s preferences.

In addition to longer fibers and infill materials, modern artificial turf also incorporates advanced drainage systems. These systems are designed to quickly and efficiently drain water from the turf’s surface, preventing puddling and ensuring the playing surface remains safe and usable even in wet conditions.

Finally, artificial turf technology has also evolved to include UV stabilization, which prevents the fibers from fading and breaking down over time due to exposure to sunlight.

Choose Proven Technology That Works!

Choose Artificial Turf

The technology behind artificial turf has come a long way since its early days. Today’s artificial turf is more realistic, durable, and versatile. Whether you’re looking to replace natural grass in a sports field or create a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape in your backyard, artificial turf offers a range of benefits and advantages that make it a smart choice for any application.

If you’re ready to see the difference artificial turf can make on your property, call the artificial turf professionals. We’ll schedule a consultation and ensure you know all of the advantages that artificial turf can give you.