If you think synthetic grass is only good for lawns in areas with a dry climate, you’d be sorely mistaken. Artificial turf systems are also ideal to install as an anti-slip material around pools, playgrounds, sports facilities and even at home. This versatility is largely due to synthetic grass’ unique drainage technology. Compared to natural grass, it readily absorbs water so the surface doesn’t become a slip and fall hazard to users.
How Artificial Turf Drainage Works
Artificial grass, particularly the EasyTurf brand, uses a proprietary 100% permeable, 100% porous, non-absorbent backing. It is said to drain 10 times faster than real grass and other systems that use felt-like drainage or hole-punch drainage. It soaks up more than 250 inches per hour with absolutely no water back up. The UltraDrain technology is also designed to work for all types of weather, so you need not worry if Phoenix ever experiences those rare days of rainfall.
Slippery Areas Ideal for Installation
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls account for more than 1 million hospital emergency room visits. That should be enough to convince you to apply anti-slip flooring not only indoors, but in outdoor spaces as well. Here are some ideal applications for synthetic grass to make your premises a little bit safer.
By the Pool
Grass is naturally seen as an aesthetic element in landscaping, particularly in resorts and backyards with pools. However, natural grass is also very slippery when wet, making it unsuitable for such designs. There’s also the problem of mud if the soil soaks up enough water. If you use synthetic grass instead, you can eliminate all these problems altogether. No matter how much water the swimmers track onto the loan, there is little to no risk of slipping on a wet patch of grass.
Many commercial spaces have dedicated communal areas outdoors for people to use. It’s a wise use of available space, and it adds a unique feature to the building. With the amount of foot traffic it’s bound to get, you have to put people’s safety on top of your design priorities. What if someone spills their drinks there? Will the grass dry fast enough after a quick hose down? Artificial grass helps minimize slip and fall risks from these situations, ensuring that the people can maximize the use of this area.
No one can deny the rustic beauty of a wooden deck in gardens or even in commercial places. Unfortunately, wood doesn’t offer that much solid footing when it’s wet. Worse still, it could be harboring moss and algae in between the planks. That just ups the slippery factor, which might make some people want to redo their decks. One great workaround to this is laying down some artificial turf on top. Fresh greens won’t trip up any visitors and will even breathe new life to an otherwise dull looking space.
Synthetic grass has many properties that make it suitable for a range of applications. If you are looking for other ideas and places to use this great product on, ask installation professionals for suggestions.
Easyturf’s Revolutionary, Proprietary Artificial Grass Drainage Technology, EasyTurf.com
Slippery softwood decking? Don’t fall on it again, LandscapeJuiceNetwork.com