In recent times, artificial turf is gaining in popularity. Let's see why.
The invention of artificial turf is credited to David Chaney and his team of RTP researchers in 1960. Since then, this artificial turf has been used in all kinds of sporting grounds where grass played a major role.
Initially, the artificial grass was not very popular with players and fans alike, due to its unforgiving surface which made the players more prone to injuries. It was subsequently banned by many football leagues.
New technological research has come up to resolve these issues. Now, the playing surfaces are made with sand or rubber filling. This makes the surface of these artificial greens more natural and easy to play on. Nowadays, artificial turf has begun to regain its importance and role in professional sport.
Artificial putting greens have quite a few benefits compared to real grass.
- The artificial greens do not fade easily.
- Artificial grass allows for heavy usage without losing out on its shape and form.
- This artificial grass is environmentally friendly, and very safe to use.
- Artificial or synthetic turf is available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit the requirement of the client or the project.
These benefits have aided its expansion into home use too. People are using small and large pieces of artificial turf to make lawns and sit-outs in their backyards and gardens.
This artificial turf is also used in parks and schools for making green spaces for playgrounds. Depending on the quality and brand, the cost can be anywhere between $10 to $25 per square foot. As it gains more popularity, it will definitely be used for many more avenues in the coming years.