OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL GRASS
In this section, we concentrate on the most common questions about artificial turf, which we will be expanding according to the evolution and novelties of this type of flooring,
What happens if the artificial turf remains wet?
An artificial turf surface that is frequently exposed to wetness, lacks a good drainage system and remains waterlogged has consequences.
Mould and mould stains may appear on the surface.
Similarly, if the lawn is between walls, this mould and dampness will appear on these walls from one moment to the next.
On the other hand, the physical properties of the turf may be deteriorated, the support of the fabric may be weakened and the fibres may break and be lost.
How do you know if an artificial turf is of good quality?
As we have already explained in other sections of our website, blog and online shop, knowing the quality of grass is easier than it seems.
Simply by knowing the origin of where you are coming from, you can manufactures the product and its materialsis already a big leap when it comes to filtering qualities.
European quality controls and regulations are among the strictest and most advanced in the world.
Thus, by selecting a turf model manufactured in Europe, it is guaranteed that the production process has been carried out under hygienic conditions that are unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
In addition, the targets and technologies used to suppress emissions are very stringent.
In addition, this type of flooring, which is free of harmful substances and in many cases made from recycled materials, has already been available in European production for several years, something that is not guaranteed in imported products.
Finally, manufacturers' design and development (R&D) teams are one step ahead and are able to bring products to market with better performance and greater naturalness.
How long does artificial turf last?
This is undoubtedly a broad and generic question that we all ask ourselves, and one that needs to be contextualised according to the type of use:
- Gardens and terraces: can last 20 years or more using an average 35mm product, in surface sizes of 60mts2 and installed correctly.
- Sport: durability is linked to each sporting speciality, which is very broad and varied. A complete article on this subject would be necessary.
- Events and fairs: Similarly, the durability is very varied and depends on the type of turf and frequency of use.
- Decorative: usually used in urban planning and communal areas. Here the durability can last for many years, similar to that of gardens and terraces, as long as care and maintenance is controlled.
How to clean artificial turf?
This is probably one of the most common questions we are asked about artificial turf.
The artificial turf industry has grown to such an extent that other sectors have moved into developing solutions for the care, maintenance and cleaning of artificial turf.
Thus, machines and equipment, tools, utensils and chemicals specially developed for artificial turf are now available.
We invite you to visit our online shop where you can review each of these options we have available for this purpose.
On the other hand, in small gardens and terraces, in most cases only water, a brush and even the hoover itself are enough to keep the surface clean.
What is DETEX or Decitex in artificial turf?
The weight of the fibre or yarn expressed in grams per linear metre (usually 10 thousand) is called DTEX or Decitex.
The relevance of this parameter or characteristic is relative and many emphasise this characteristic as much as the stitches.
In our view, a balance of fibre type (shape and material), height, weight and stitch density has to be achieved according to the infinite variety of options available.
To do so, we rely on the design and development teams of the manufacturers we work with, as well as our selection criteria with more than 15 years of experience in the sector.
How to clean and dispose of cat, dog or other pet urine or pee?
The most common option for cleaning your pet's urine is to apply water and neutral soap or even bleach.
This solution is usually sufficient to keep the lawn surface clean and odour free.
However, there are specific cleaning and sanitising products available for artificial turf, we recommend using them in addition to soap and water, and at least once a month.
Feel free to contact us if you would like to add more Artificial Turf Questions to this section to help us keep the information up to date.