Beware of the risks of short term savings on synthetic turf.

There is an increase in companies marketing their Synthetic Turf products for natural turf replacements without the need for sand infill as a way to save on the cost of installation. They are even recommending this for D.I.Y consumers.

It’s important to consider the consequences of choosing a synthetic turf product without sand infill. While the upfront cost may be cheaper, the long-term disadvantages are likely to outweigh the inital saving.

The lack of sand infill will make the turf harder to clean and maintain, and may lead to separation of joins and instability of the turf even when applied to a prepared or existing hard sub base.. The lack of sand infill impacts on drainage and temperature regulation, making the surface too hot and uncomfortable to walk on or to play on, a big cosideration for high traffic areas and especially for childrens play areas. Considering these risks you would want to be covered by a warranty. Without having the required sand infill as recommended and specified by different manufactures will most likely void the Warranty.

Advatages of Sand Fill

Sand infill also plays a significant role in the performance and longevity of synthetic turf. The sand infill helps with drainage, which can prevent water buildup and potential damage to the turf. Additionally, the sand infill provides ballast, which helps to keep the turf stable and prevents movement or shifting of the turf over time.

To summarise we suggest you carefully consider the benefits of appropriate sand infill when choosing a synthetic turf product.

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