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Brief Introduction of Artificial Turf

13/04/2017

History of Artificial Turf

Artificial turf has been around since the 1950's, when it was known as Chemgrass. It became popular in the 1970s as a substitute grass for sports arenas. However, its slippery surface caused an increase in bone fractures and other injuries. Today, the grass looks more realistic than it in the 1980's, and is now referred to as artificial grass or synthetic grass.

 

Types of Artificial Turf

Sport artificial turf is used year-round and is created to take a beating. Displat synthetic grass is often used at exhibitions or in large malls where the emphasis is on visual beauty. Landscaping artificial turf is perfect for lawns and parks, because of its easy maintenance and visual appeal. If you want your turf in orange, red, blue or purple, then artificial turf is for you.

 

Arguments against Artificial Turf

Those playing on artificial turf will be exposed to latex allergens via the rubber used in the turf. Synthetic grass may contain harmful chemicals which can be released as airborne toxins. Findings from a study conducted at the University of Texas in 2007 suggest that there might be a connection between certain types of skin infections and synthetic grass. Nearly 300 football players in the state of Texas were infected with MRSA from 2003 through 2005. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, this was a rate of 517 for every 100,000 players. The average is 32 in 100,000 players. The study indicates that some artificial turf might hold onto bacteria longer than grass or cause more skin abrasions and thus open the body up to infection more so than grass.

 

Arguments for Artificial Turf

The cost of synthetic turf averages between $1 and $3 per square foot, as of 2010, which is much more than natural grass; however, artificial grass lasts up to 10 years and you save money by not watering, fertilizing or mowing your lawn for the next 10 years. You also save money on allergy medications and trips to your allergist if you have hypoallergenic turf in your yard. 

 

Cost of Turf

The cost of synthetic turf averages between $1 and $3 per square foot in Changzhou Golden Moon, as of 2010, which is much more than natural grass; however, artificial grass lasts up to 10 years and you save money by not watering, fertilizing or mowing your lawn for the next 10 years. You also save money on allergy medications and trips to your allergist if you have hypoallergenic turf in your yard.