Artificial grass in Perth and throughout Australia is becoming a more popular choice for residential and commercial applications. It is not a new concept; however, the advancements in artificial grass technology have improved the end-result immeasurably.
Artificial Turf – a Brief History
Artificial turf or grass was most famously first used in the 1960s in the Houston Astrodome in the USA. The fake grass was called Astroturf, and its purpose was to deliver a fully-functional sporting field. Astroturf was very expensive and did not resemble natural grass in any way at this point, except that is was green in colour. It was basically a thick layer of polyamide nylon carpeting and was very uncomfortable when it came into contact with skin causing the worst of carpet burns and irritation.
Over the following decades, better products were invented and released on the market and artificial lawn’s use for sports facilities increased. It was, as it improved, more popular in playgrounds, schools, and in domestic and commercial applications.
What is Artificial Lawn made of?
The modern artificial lawn is a surfacing material of man-made fibres which are crafted so that they both look and feel like natural grass. The blades of “grass” are made of polypropylene nylon. It has a backing and cushioning infill of materials like sand polyester foam, and recycled rubber, and it is this which allows the artificial lawn to feel like natural grass. Rainwater soaks into the lawn and dries quickly thanks to an effective drainage system. The lawn is resistant to the sun and will not fade easily.
Why Choose Artificial Grass?
Artificial grass in Perth is available in a range of types and styles from New Wave Flooring. It is a superior product which harmonises very well with the natural environment of your garden and landscaping.
There are many benefits to installing a premium artificial lawn:
- Lush, beautiful lawn no matter the season
- No mowing, watering, fertilising or aerating required
- No weeds, bindiis or prickles
- No allergy-causing pollens
- Safe for your family, including kids and pets
- Drains quickly after rainfall
- Not affected by drought
- Will not fade in the sun
- Looks and feels like natural grass
Visit New Wave Flooring
New Wave Flooring in Perth is home to premium artificial turf and other products to make your outdoor space look and feel amazing. Contact us today to explore your options and how we