Artificial grass backing plays a crucial role in the stability, durability, and overall quality of synthetic turf. Understanding the primary and secondary components, as well as the advantages of polyurethane coating, is essential for choosing the right backing for your artificial grass.
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1. Primary Backing:
Primary backing consists of woven or non-woven fabric made from high-strength polyester or polypropylene. It provides a foundation for the synthetic grass fibers to be tufted into rows and facilitates seaming between panels. Three common types of primary backing include:
- One layer polypropylene fabric + One layer net fabric
- One layer polypropylene fabric + One layer non-woven fabric
- Two layers of polypropylene fabrics
2. Secondary Backing:
Secondary backing is applied to permanently secure the tufts and enhance the stability of the artificial turf system. The most commonly used coating materials are latex and polyurethane.
2.1 Key Features of SBR Coated Artificial Turf Backing:
SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber) coating offers several key features that make it a popular choice for artificial turf backing:
- Durability: It withstands heavy foot traffic and outdoor conditions, ensuring long-lasting performance.
- Stability: SBR coating securely holds grass fibers in place, maintaining the appearance and functionality of the turf.
- Cost-effectiveness: SBR provides a balance between durability and affordability, making it suitable for various applications.
- Enhanced Drainage: It facilitates efficient water drainage, ensuring a dry and playable surface.
- Versatility: SBR coating is compatible with different types of grass fibers and infill materials.
2.2 Key Features of Polyurethane Coated Artificial Turf Backing:
Polyurethane coating offers distinct advantages for artificial turf backing:
- Greater Tear Resistance: The even penetration of polyurethane coating into the fibers enhances tear resistance and durability.
- Long-Term Stability: Polyurethane remains stable over time, even in extreme weather conditions, without crumbling or deteriorating.
- Reduced Weight: Polyurethane-backed artificial turf is lighter, simplifying transportation and installation processes.
3. The Importance of Backing:
The backing holds the grass blades in place, preventing them from being pulled out and providing strength and durability to the artificial grass. Low-quality backing can lead to issues such as yarn loss and thinning of the turf over time. Some manufacturers may reduce the amount of latex or polyurethane in the secondary layer of the backing to cut costs, compromising the strength and longevity of the turf.
Choosing a high-quality backing with a sufficient quantity of latex/polyurethane ensures a strong, durable turf that resists breaking, cracking, and separation of layers.
At ARTURF, we prioritize quality and offer artificial grass products with industry-standard backing. Our products come with solid warranties for both the yarn and the backing, providing peace of mind and long-lasting performance. Choose ARTURF for reliable and durable artificial grass solutions.