6 Myths About Artificial Turf
Indoors and outdoors, artificial turf has become increasingly popular over the years. Today, it’s not uncommon to find artificial turf in playgrounds, sports fields, and residential yards. For homeowners installing artificial turf in Toronto, indoor applications are also popular.
Synthetic turf can be installed on practically any hard surface, and the applications (both indoor and outdoor) are endless. For homeowners in Toronto, there are a good number of benefits when installing artificial turf. The key, of course, is to install it all professionally.
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Hard to believe that there are still myths about artificial turf, even after decades of proven performance. Many myths originated in the early days of product development, but with technological advances, today’s new products have demonstrated performance reliability.
MYTH 1 – TURF IS ONLY GOOD FOR SPORTS
While turf was most often associated with sports fields, its being installed in a huge variety of applications today – residential yards, swimming pool areas, outdoor rooftop decks, and commercial event spaces. In fact, businesses are routinely installing turf for landscaping.
MYTH 2 – TURF HURTS THE ENVIRONMENT
Synthetic grass is manufactured to be non-toxic. It also uses far less water for maintenance and therefore reduces the carbon footprint. Once installed, turf doesn’t require herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides. Fake grass also saves hundreds of thousands of gallons of water.
MYTH 3 – RUBBER INFILL JUST ISN’T SAFE
The rubber that’s used for infill does not pose any health risks to people or pets. Industry studies have shown no connection between rubber infill and any health concerns. To be more certain, it’s wise to check the manufacturer’s specifications when product is installed.
MYTH 4 – TURF CAUSES MORE INJURY
The truth is, artificial turf actually reduces impact injuries. Industry studies show that the new generation of synthetic grass poses no greater risk of injury than real grass. When it comes to sports injuries, there is very little difference in the cause and scope of injuries.
MYTH 5 – TURF ALL LOOKS THE SAME
Today, turf is available in a huge variety of colours, shades, and finishes. The quality of product is naturally dependent on each manufacturer – this is where consumer knowledge is key in product choice. Product selection is based on performance, location, and budget.
MYTH 6 – TURF IS HOT TO PLAY ON
While it’s true that turf temperature is somewhat higher than natural grass, reports of very hot temperature are not accurate. Research suggests that the temperature difference when comparing artificial grass and natural grass is less than 5 degrees (disproving the myth).
FOR ARTIFICIAL TURF IN TORONTO AND THROUGHOUT THE GTA, COUNT ON THE EXPERTS AT FIELDMASTERS
For commercial and residential customers in Toronto, Fieldmasters offers a complete service package – from design, to installation, to repairs. Our in-house experts will help choose a product that’s right for you, and will work within your budget.
We’ve been in the artificial turf business for about three decades, having installed turf for thousands of satisfied customers. Learn more about our products and services by calling 416-578-2692 directly or book a consultation.