Artificial grass can be described as a surface of synthetic fibers that are made to look like grass. It is usually used in those areas which would have otherwise had a requirement for real grass.
The domains where artificial grass is used is mainly in the arenas of sports, residential and commercial lawns, public buildings, etc. It is also used in places where grass cannot grow, due to environmental or maintenance reasons. For example, it’s used in indoor stadiums where it’s very difficult for grass to grow naturally owing to a lack of sunlight.
The grass itself is used for one main reason, which is maintenance. While there are other benefits as well, the fact that they are affordable when it comes to maintenance is by far the biggest incentive that people have for using them.
Unlike regular live grass which requires a great deal of care, be it irrigation, proper sunlight, trimming or anything else, artificial grass is more or less maintenance-free.
There is only the initial work of having to install the grass, after which, there is almost no effort required to keep it running.
Artificial grass is free from requirements like water, trimming, sunlight and everything else that is necessary to maintain a lawn that has live grass.
The manufacture of the grass involves a multistage process.
The first layer involves a ‘carpet’ to which the grass blades get embedded. It is generally made from materials like jute, plastic or polyester. Those applications where high quality grass is necessary might use polyester tire cord for the backing carpet.
The fibers themselves, which make up the grass ‘blades’ are made from nylon or polypropylene and are manufactured in different ways. The grass blades are produced in thin sheets that are then cut into strips and then extruded through molds, which results in an oval or round grasslike shape. The finished product feels and acts more or less like real live grass.
Furthermore, the carpet also has a ‘cushioning’ system. This is usually made from rubber components or polyester foam. The usual source of the rubber is tires, which are in turn derived from recycling operations. The sections are sewn together through the use of specialized threads. Also, there is the usage of adhesives to bond all the elements together in order to form the finished product.
Thanks to a variety of technological advancements, the manufacturing and the installation process has come a long way. While there is plenty of room for development and improvements in the overall manufacturing process, much has been achieved over the years in improving the quality of the artificial turfs that are manufactured today.
With the demand for artificial grasses and quality surfaces increasing globally at a rapid scale, it is necessary to accommodate numerous different special surfaces. There are today numerous companies that offer excellent products and services, which is made better due to the fact that the sheer amount of competition makes good products available at an affordable price. This is of great news to anyone interested in using artificial grasses for any purpose they might have, as they will not lack options when it comes to selecting a great company to get things done satisfactorily.
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