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What is the difference between synthetic turf
companies?
Ask and compare face weights, stitch rates, nylon thatch percentage and
backings. There are less expensive backings now with many claims and do not
qualify to be used on sports fields. Comparing the aforementioned will reveal the
quality of the products and what you are getting for your money. Yarn
technology is more difficult to determine, however United Turf Solutions only
carries the latest technology yarns.


Is there any maintenance involved?
Yes there is. Turf should be rinsed and groomed periodically. The frequency of
cleaning should be determined by the activity level. For example, if your turf is
subject to animals and pets it should be rinsed more often. The higher traffic
areas should also be groomed more often. To properly clean, rinse and use a stiff
bristled broom or rake to groom the fibers. This will help prevent matting and
maintain the appearance. If the turf is not groomed periodically and does matt
substantially, we suggest you have it groomed professionally to restore its
appearance. We also suggest for areas of heavy path traffic that you place
stepping stones or form some kind of path.

Is synthetic turf good for pets?
The answer is yes! Turf is extremely popular for animal Hospitals, Kennels, Ranch
Owners and Home Owners with pets. Animal urine does not damage or stain
synthetic turf. What is most attractive is even with pets a green lawn can be
sustained.

How do I clean the turf?
Simply rinse with water as needed. With pets, pick up solid waste and residue can
be sprayed clean. Rinse as frequently as needed to avoid odors which are a build
up of bacterial spores. IDF100 does not absorb external elements, which limits
bacteria and odor as well as many other benefits (refer to data sheet). For a
thorough cleaning, which should be rarely needed-flush with a mixture of 50%
white distilled vinegar and 50% water. This will neutralize the bacterial spores.

Is it true that synthetic turf can get hot?
The turf can get hot in temperatures usually above 80-90 degrees in direct
sunlight. Blade temperature can be decreased with
IDF100. IDF100 does not heat
up like rubber, therefore not transferring that intense heat into the blades of
grass (refer to the data sheet).

What is the difference between infill and non-infill
products?
"Non-infill products" are convenient when selling directly to the public or simply
to make an install easier and less expensive. There are crucial, functional reasons
for the infill. The primary reasons are the following: the infill gives a barrier and
protects the tufts during activity. The infill is used for ballast-on a typical install
there will be hundreds or thousands of pounds of infill to weigh down the
product. The infill offers G-MAX, which is the softness under your feet, it’s safer
too. Infill also offers a base for increased blade recovery. We believe a more
appropriate name would be minimal infill products.

Does the synthetic turf drain?
The backing is perforated and will drain as natural grass typically would. If drains
would be needed with natural grass, synthetic grass should be treated the same.

Does the sheen go away and why do some products
shine more than others?
The sheen will progressively diminish and go away. Some products in the market
place are shiner than other for various reasons i.e. wider blades refract more
light, rectangular yarns refract more light, and some yarns go through a
delustering process. The length of time depends on the product shape and the
chemical makeup of the yarn.
Where you can't tell whether it's real or synthetic!