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Artificial Grass Installation: Playgrounds Safety

Create a safe and fun environment for kids by placing Global Syn-Turf padding solutions underneath playground artificial grass. Stay up to date with the current safety standards by using GMax, a test that indicates surface hardness. Measuring impact-attenuation is a fundamental part of athletic field safety testing. For professional installations, choosing the right pad can save you a substantial amount of money, time, and provide optimal safety in the future.

Lawn pads for artificial grass playgrounds installation

Our lawn pads are 100% recyclable, free of rubber, lead, and heavy metals. It non-microbial and designed to perform for many years without deterioration, deformation, mold, or fungus growth. They also inhibit weed growth and prolong the lifespan of synthetic turf. Lawn pads are available in different thickness: 3/4", 1-1/4" and 2-1/8", comes in as 4'x6' sheets.

Shock pads for artificial grass installation, playgrounds safety pads

Shock pads help to prevent injuries and reduce the risk of physical traumas. While required for athletes and children, homeowners can also benefit from the feel of a smooth and delicate surface under their feet.

Related Questions

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2020-03-26T20:21:03+00:00

Our artificial grass consists of four major components: 

1. Straight fibers which are made of PE (Polyethylene).

2. Curled thatch is made of PP (Polypropylene).

3. Primary backing is made of PP (Polypropylene): this is a double layer "cloth" for artificial grass fibers to reside on.

4. Secondary backing which is made of PU (polyurethane): this is the glue to bind turf blades on the primary backing.

You will be able to find all of our turf testings on our product specification page, here is the link: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs

Once you are on this page, you need to click on the product you are interested in and all testings will pop up on the right of your screen. Please feel free to reach us if you have any other questions or comments.

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2020-03-18T22:06:53+00:00

This a good question! Here are the main advantages of Pet Grass besides it is specially designed for pets:

1. Pet Turf has excellent drainage capacities, 2-4 times more than regular artificial grass which ensures dog urines drain through the turf quickly and completely.

2. We design Pet Turf to be shorter than regular artificial grass so make it easier to clean up any droppings and rinse off, also reduce the chances of dogs to chew or pull.

3. We use one of most durable fibers to make Pet Turf the strongest possible given the fact of your dogs play and do their business on it. 

There are more to it, but the above are the main advantages for our Pet Turf artificial grass. You can always feel free to reach us via phone, email or fill out the online form to get connected with one of our experts for your further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

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2020-02-10T00:20:08+00:00

Artificial grass is very durable and can be washed by any type of detergents that not abrasive. If you feel that simply using water is not going to do a thorough clean for your turf, I will suggest you to try with some mild detergent to see how the result will be, it regular mild detergent can do the job, you don't have to use more heavy duty type. Depending on the size of your artificial turf, I will always suggest you to use a garden hose, and get a hose attached bottle to fill with detergent, then simply spray! If you want to sanitize the turf or get rid of any smells, you can vinegar in the attached bottle and spray down the artificial grass! 

Please always feel free to reach us on any other concerns or questions you might have by phone, email or our online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  6 Comments
2020-02-05T17:53:13+00:00

Well, we don't make crumb rubber infills, nor we carry any crumb rubber products. We are the artificial grass manufacturer and not sure if and how crumb rubber infills is safe or harmful to be honest. We don't recommend to use crumb rubber infills unless independent testings been done to prove no harm. 

As far as sport fields, I know that people are using crumb rubber for infills to achieve GMax fall ratings (to provide enough cushioning so to minimize the chances of people getting hurt while playing on the artificial grass surface). Up until now, crumb rubber is still widely used in the sports fields. Again, we don't recommend it for our turf unless projects are spec'ed with crumb rubber infill, we will require all the independent testings done on such products to go inside our artificial grass surface before approving it.

For all of residential and commercial landscape applications, we do not recommend crumb rubbers for our artificial grass. If people needs more cushioning for their artificial lawns, we will recommend to use shock pads or lawn pads instead, here is the link for our padding products:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/shock-pads

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/lawn-pads

  3 Comments
2020-01-16T03:01:18+00:00

Yes, all our artificial grass products are lead free and comply with most strict regulations such as California Prop 65. We have all our products tested by independent labs and publish the testing results on our website, you can find the testing results along with lead free certifications under each product’s specification page. You can find the details by visiting this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs

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2020-01-13T22:04:54+00:00

We recommend you to use the rake design for turf, here is the link to the product: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-groom

However, if your local stores don't carry this particular product, no need to worry, we have found that most of the leave rakes will work on artificial turf if they work on real lawns. From the installation standpoint, you can always use any regular bristle wide push brooms as well. 

  3 Comments
2020-01-12T19:18:23+00:00

Yes, our products are designed and made with safety in mind as the top priority! All products made by Global Syn-Turf is safe for human and pets. While it is perfectly safe for toddlers sit or crawl on artificial grass, you want to make sure to keep eyes on the little ones as you don't want them to pull or eat any of the grass fibers. For homeowners with little kids, we always recommend to use antimicrobial infills for their artificial lawn installations, so your grass will stay hygiene. Unlike regular silica or green sands, antimicrobial infills provide no conditions for germs to grow on your lawn and you know that your entire grass lawn is perfect safe for your loved little ones. Again, regardless how safe the product is, you will need to make sure the toddlers won't chew or eat artificial grass.

  4 Comments
2020-01-12T19:08:43+00:00

Yes, all of our artificial grass products are fire-resistant. Being products made of Polyethylene and Polypropylene, the product can be melted but won't catch on fire. The wild fire has been a big problem for California for the past several years due to the climate changes. In 2019, a wild fire burst out in Malibu, CA, while a few houses was burning done, one of our artificial grass lawns survived the fire and stay green among all the burned brownish ruins, local residences were very impressed with the fact and architects have since started to design a lot of rebuilds by incorporating artificial grasses from Global Syn-Turf, Inc.

If you need more detailed information on Flammability Report on our products, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs

  4 Comments
2020-01-09T17:27:50+00:00

Like anything else, artificial grass will get more slippery when wet, similar to the road we are driving on every day, but not terribly unusable though. You will find the water drain through the grass very quickly and the residues on the blades will dissipate fairly quick as well once the rain is gone. In any cases, you will need to be careful on wet surfaces. 

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2020-01-02T20:28:06+00:00

Artificial grass is not only safe for the environment but also provide a lot of benefits:

1. Artificial grass eliminates lawnmower which generate noise and emission pollution to our environment. The fact is that air pollution by a lawnmower is great than a car!

2. Artificial grass eliminates chemicals and pesticides which contaminate our soil and pollute our underground water resources: People use a lot of chemicals and pesticides to maintain a natural grass lawn which causes a great deal of harm to our environment. By using artificial grass, such issues will be eliminated.

3. All of our products are being tested by third-party labs to ensure meeting all safety standards including California' Prop 65. So there is absolutely no harm to human beings, pets and our overall environment.

  5 Comments
2019-12-18T00:52:38+00:00

Yes, you can! It is very common that weeds grow at the outer edge of synthetic grass, the interesting fact is that many people leave those small weeds alone, as such weeds make the entire artificial lawn look more realistic!

  10 Comments
2018-10-24T15:16:13+00:00

100% lead-free artificial grass is safe. No research has shown any health risks. It's made of the thermoplastic, low-density polyethylene (LDPE). PE is widely used in the food industry. LDPE is a very flexible material with unique properties that make it suitable for synthetic turf, floor tiles, furniture, paneling, cans, bins, outdoor lumber.

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