In this blog we already talked a lot about why artificial grass is the best solution for you garden, how to take care of it and how to clean it. So far, we didn’t really talk about the finishing of artificial grass, which is also a very important topic.
The finish refers to the material used to attach the pile to the primary backing. There are different finishing options in the market, the best known are the latex and polyurethane finishing.
At Turfgrass we use Polyurethane (PU) finish because, from our point of view, it is the best option. Next, we will explain the advantages offered by a polyurethane backing in comparison with a latex backing in detail.
1. SUPERIOR TUFT LOCK
Turfgrass offers a remarkably improved tuft bind because PU penetrates and adheres to the tuft more effectively than other types of backing.
2. EXCELLENT WATER-RESISTANCE FOR EXTREME DURABILITY
PU-backed products do not deteriorate or weaken with water contact. Even when the turf is wet the PU backing delivers excellent tuft lock and dimensional stability.
3. LIGHTER AND EASIER TO INSTALL
With PU backing the product is lighter, more flexible and moldable compared to latex backed products. The pieces of artificial grass are more easily handled because they are lighter, easier to cut because of the thin flexible backing and show a considerably improved adaptation capacity to land unevenness when installed. Because PU does not stiffen under the influence of lower temperatures the product can easily be installed in less favorable weather conditions.
4. SUITABLE FOR PETS
Unlike latex, PU does not absorb any moisture or urine and thus reduces odor issues to a minimum.
So let your pets run freely on your artificial lawn, balcony or terrace and don’t worry too much if they leave something behind on the carpet. If you wonder how to handle your artificial grass when it gets dirty. In our blog article “How to clean artificial grass”, we explain in detail how to manage this.
5. MORE ECOLOGICAL
The absence of water during the production process of Turfgrass artificial grass results in lower energy needs. Furthermore the PU backing manufacture does not require additives or antifungals, making it more ecological.
After reading this post, we have no doubt that you are completely convinced that artificial grass with PU backing is the best option for you.
If you have any questions or want to request samples you can contact us at the following link, we will be happy to assist you!