INFILL artificial grass or NON-INFILL artificial grass?
Customers frequently ask us which is better? There is no clear answer to this question; it all depends on your choice and area of usage…
Let’s start to review the need for infill in artificial grass. The silica sand & rubber infill support synthetic grass fibers by helping them to stand. If we do not fill the turf, artificial grass fibers naturally lay “flat”
The other purpose is to have a stable and smooth surface. Silica sand gives “stability” and rubber infill gives “shock absorption” to the system, as well as protecting the fibers for a longer use.
To summarise, we could state that infill artificial grass systems are more suitable than their non-infill rivals for surfaces that will have heavy traffic.
But you could still have other reasons to choose non-infill artificial grass …
Short pile height artificial grass products with higher stitch rates are being used for non-infill artificial grass and generally with an underlay such as prefabricated or in-situ shock pad.
Clients who want to use artificial grass for residential purposes, kids or pet play areas, surrounding areas of swimming pools, landscaping areas with steep slopes, decoration of walls / roofs or windy places could consider a non-infilled artificial grass system. Also, clients who worry about children putting the rubber granules or sand in their mouths might also want to use such systems. Similarly, non-infill artificial grass systems could be preferable for concert halls and indoor multi-purpose pitches as they are easy to re-pack and carry out after use. For example, you could use a non-infill artificial grass system to switch the current sport surface temporarily to another sport use such as a wooden Basketball court to an indoor futsal pitch without damaging the parquet.
HATKO engineers have built an innovative approach to non-infill: “We don't just tuft, we craft the quality and intelligently design high-performance non-filled football systems “. The combination of the curly and straight monofilament with our State of Art Two-Pile-Height Tufting Technology provides playing characteristics and quality that closely replicate the performance of natural turf pitches.
Artificial Turf Systems are generally low maintenance systems. Non-infill systems require even less time and simple maintenance. This makes these systems more and more popular every day.
HATKO Non-Infill systems are tested by FIFA accredited laboratories for FIFA Quality Ma Toxicology and Flammability according to DIN 18035-7 and DIN 51960 norms