First of all, what is turf infill? It’s the tiny bits of material that you sprinkle between artificial grass blades. Think of it like the dirt in which the “grass” is planted.
Infill adds weight and drainage, prevents fungus, bacteria, and algae, eliminates pet odors, and protects against UV damage. Mainly, it adds weight so your turf doesn’t come up when you tread on it, keeping the synthetic grass blades standing strong.
When it comes to selecting the ideal infill, two popular options stand out: Envirofill and silica sand. At TurfPro, we believe both offer unique benefits, so it’s essential to understand their characteristics and applications. Let’s dive in and figure out which infill suits your needs best.
Silica Sand: Affordable and Efficient Drainage
Silica sand is a favorite infill material, thanks to its affordability and wide availability. Silica sand derives from naturally occurring quartz that gets processed into tiny granules.
Silica sand infill helps prevent standing water and provides a smooth and cushioned base for your artificial grass, offering a comfortable walking surface and keeping the blades upright. Plus, silica sand is widely available and budget-friendly.
The permeability of silica sand allows for efficient water drainage, reducing the risk of waterlogging and maintaining a dry playing surface.
Silica sand provides excellent support for the turf blades, helping to prevent matting and thatching by keeping the blades upright, ensuring a more natural appearance.
Envirofill: Enhanced Performance and Safety
Envirofill offers enhanced performance, safety, and sustainability. It is made up of acrylic-coated, rounded quartz granules sourced exclusively from the Hickory Formation region of Central Texas.
Envirofill fights compression on the blades of your turf thanks to its round quartz core, which is vital to optimizing your turf’s performance and drainage capabilities.
The shape and coating of Envirofill mean it can withstand heavy foot traffic, extreme weather conditions, and prolonged use without degrading significantly. Envirofill’s anti-microbial properties, efficient drainage, and minimal odor retention create a safe and hygienic environment for pets and children to play, minimizing the risk of both allergies and infections.
Envirofill’s specially formulated quartz core provides exceptional durability, ensuring your turf retains both performance and aesthetics even under heavy foot traffic or extreme weather.
Safety and Comfort
Envirofill doesn’t compact like sand or other infills, which can be packed down by foot traffic. It maintains a cushioned surface, reducing the risk of impact-related injuries. The softness and flexibility of Envirofill mimic natural grass for a comfortable and safe play experience.
Envirofill is manufactured using eco-friendly processes and recycled materials, reducing its environmental impact. This makes it an excellent choice if you’re seeking sustainable alternatives.
Choosing the Right Infill for Your Application
Silica sand and Envirofill each offer unique qualities that make them valuable infill materials for artificial turf. They’re each best in different circumstances.
Sports Fields and High-Traffic Areas
Suppose you are installing artificial turf in sports fields or other areas with high foot traffic. In that case, Envirofill’s exceptional durability and safety features make it a compelling choice, ensuring long-lasting performance and player safety.
Residential Yards and Landscapes
For homeowners seeking a budget-friendly option with efficient drainage, silica sand provides a cost-effective solution that protects the turf blades and maintains a clean appearance.
Playtime and Pet Comfort
If the comfort and safety of pets and children are paramount, Envirofill’s cushioning properties and anti-microbial features may be the preferred option.
Putting Greens and Precision Play
Trick question: the best choice here is to combine them. Silica sand’s ability to control ball roll combined with Envirofill’s resilience to foot traffic can create an optimal playing surface for putting greens, providing precise shots and durability.
Silica sand provides blade protection and helps prevent matting, while Envirofill’s technology aids in controlling pet odors and ensuring safe turf for your enjoyment. And for an extra layer of bacterial protection, SGW’s ZeoFill can be used in conjunction with both materials, effectively capturing ammonia molecules left behind by pets and eliminating unpleasant odors.
Let Marshal Renee Construction Transform Your Artificial Turf Today!
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