Synthetic surface is no stranger to sports fields or landscape covers. Typically, the average height of landscape grass will range from 1.5 to 2 inches high, while sports field grass will be 2 to 3 inches high. Thus, synthetic surface comes in a spectrum, suiting needs and demand of many different users.
Synthetic surface for landscape cover tends to come with root zone which artificial grass can firmly hold onto, so that they will not wear off easily, even when the lower layers or infill are totally absent. To increase aesthetic pleasure, landscape cover incline to have the most permissible number of artificial grass sew within each square meter of the surface and better quality of artificial grass will also be chosen.
On the other hand, root zone is absent on synthetic surface used for athletic field. Below the grass, the infill is made up of either silica sand, rubber fiber, or a mixed of both materials. Organic materials like shredded coconut shells maybe used for more expensive sports field. The usage of such materials is to ensure an adequate amount of cushion and safety had been exercised, so that athletes will not sustain unnecessary injuries as a result. Because of such concern, sports fields are usually not encouraged to be used for the purpose of landscape covers.
With special measures taken into consideration, it is also possible to turn synthetic surface into pet grass. First of all, such synthetic turf will be injected with agents to kill bacteria that may give off unpleasant smell. Next, such surface will also need to be armed with good drainage system. Some pet owners may also request for the removal of infill or to have ceramic properties infill, so that they will have an easier time washing and keeping the synthetic surface dry.
Synthetic surface used for playgrounds come with additional paddings and thus, adopting a denser and thicker nature. These rubber padding are tough; not only because they can withstand extreme temperature, but are also able protect one from a fall height up to 3 meters. Some playgrounds also chose to use sports fields over layered with rubber infill as an alternative to rubber paddings. However, children may get messy with rubber infill as they are easily stuck onto clothes or shoes.
Synthetic surface does not necessary cover a wide range of area; it can also come in small, foldable manner. For example, the nylon turf used for indoor golf. This kind of synthetic surface is covered with artificial grass of a quarter to half and inch high and it comes without infill so that it can be rolled up for storage easily. As such, artificial grass found on this synthetic surface tends to fall off faster and may sway to the direction in which the surface has been rolled up.
Because of the many choices one can choose from, it is always recommended to consult an experienced agent to find out which kind of synthetic surface suits the best of your needs.