Choosing an artificial turf infill can be a difficult and time-consuming decision, one that is often overlooked or not considered until the last minute. Infill is an important piece of the turf system that will complement your turf when chosen properly. This means choosing your infill, should be considered early on in your planning to ensure you create the best turf experience. And since infill comes in a range of shapes, sizes, and materials, it is a complex, and even daunting, decision to make.
Allow us to make life easier by offering our insights into one of the most popular and widely used colored turf infills: green sand turf infill. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty...
The Difference Between Coated and Non-Coated Green Sand Turf Infill
As most turf is green, most landscape turf infill products on the market are green too. While they may look similar, they vary greatly in production methods, materials, and quality.
Let’s start by simplifying green sand infill options by organizing them into two main categories:
- Coated sand completely sealed in a colored, polymer coating
- Non-coated sands are dyed or painted. An example is divot mix used on tee boxes at golf courses.
Coated sands are preferred over dyed sands because dyed sands have many shortcomings:
|Infill Characteristics||Dyed Sand|
|Does not stain: turf blades, adjacent landscaping, clothes, skin||
|Color fast and UV Stable||Yes||No|
|Fights against bacteria, mold & mildew||Yes||No|
|Easy installation process||Yes||No|
|Aids turf fiber quality/longevity||Yes||No|
USGreentech’s patented, acrylic-coated green sand is the best and most versatile on the market!
USGreentech’s innovative coated infill is perfect for every landscape and recreational synthetic turf system. Introducing Envirofill...an acrylic-coated green sand infused with the antimicrobial agent, Microban. It’s clean, safe, and keeps smelly bacteria off your field.
Why Envirofill is the superior green coated sand infill choice? We're giving you the low-down in Part 2 of this blog post, 7 Reasons Envirofill is the Smartest Choice in Green Sand Infill For Any Landscape Turf System!