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Are infill surfaces better than non-infill surfaces?

| Feb 11, 2020 8:17 AM

Planning to have artificial grass and I am not sure if infill surfaces will be better.

3 Answers

In my own opinion, yes, all artificial turf needs to have proper infills and an installation with infills will perform better and last longer than any non-infill artificial grass surfaces in general. The infilled artificial grass surfaces provide the following benefits:

1. Hold the turf in place with extra weight to minimize the expansions and contractions of the grass surface due to the temperature change. In a long run, infills will help to prevent the failure of edges or joint seams as the turf won't move as much as temperature changes.

2. For putting green artificial grass surfaces, infills will help to increase the ball speed, the rule of thumb is the more of the infill, the faster the ball travels (stimpmeter).

3. Infilled grass will also help artificial grass to stand up better.

You might see some marketing promotions out of there saying some of the artificial grass requires no infills, do not fall to it. Such products will not be able to provide the benefits of above for you.

Feb 12, 2020
Infills plays a big role in installing artificial grass since it helps the artificial grass lasts longer and stronger.
Feb 13, 2020
Base on my experience, Infill is very important to every artificial grass installation due it weighs down the turf and helps grass blades stand up.
Feb 14, 2020
This is nice to know. I will have an infill surface in my artificial lawn to make it last longer.

We always recommend to use infills on all of our artificial grass installations, the cost of sands is a very small portion of the entire project, so for such minimum budget that can help your turf in a long run, it is a no-brainer.


For outdoor installation of artificial grass, I will always recommend the infills, it will not only make the entire project look better and also prolong the turf’s lifespan. And you always can have a peace of mind that your installation won’t fail.

Feb 12, 2020
Most installers recommend using infills for artificial grass!

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