As in any industry, not all turf products are created equal. ProLawn’s line of turf products are evaluated and chosen based on specific attributes that help ensure the lifetime look and performance of the turf products.
Unique attributes include the patented 100% permeable geo-textile DuraFloTM Backing System, low to NO shine yarns, lower abrasion fibers with 3D Wave Fiber Technology and Heat Reduction yarns are crucial to the long term success of the installation. Discontinued use of the black crumb rubber in-fill systems have also created a cleaner, less harmful turf solution. In an industry that is being fueled by the “GREEN” movement, ProLawn’s products stand amongst a select few of truly 100% RECYCLABLE artificial turf products. ProLawn is proud to have helped developed a 100% polyolefin based product line that contains no urethane, latex, or nylon, which would limit whole product recyclability.
These characteristics have been developed to satisfy the demand of first generation turf clients who have experienced the downsides of the common “fake grass”. ProLawn’s owners benefit from having been installing turf during the first generation of landscape use and have been instrumental in making changes to improve these downsides first hand. Everyone says they have the best turf product available, but few explain why other than how it looks. ProLawn has done the research and has the technical data and experience to back it up!
- DuraFlo Backing
- Engineered Fiber Shapes
- Low to NO SHINE Options
- 100% Recyclable!
- More Dimensionally Stable
- Heat Reduction Technology
ProLawn uses the patented Duraflo Backing System that allows for 100% drainage throughout the entire surface. In fact, this non-woven polyolefin backing system, applied by a hot-melt polyolefin ahesive process, produces a product that drains at a measured rate that is more than twice as permeable as the damaging hole punch methods used in urethane and latex. This adhesion process also makes ProLawn’s products more pliable and more dimensionally stable than it’s rubber backed competition. This backing system is important to the life of the product and the necessary functionality.
One of the most common complaints with artificial turf is the tendency of the fibers to mat down over time under foot traffic. Most turf products use fibers that have minimal, if any, shape. These fibers are inexpensive and keep turf cost low but lay down quickly under any amount of foot traffic. The fibers used in all ProLawn Turf products are engineered for bounce back and resilience. From the industry changing “S” shaped Omega Fiber to the state of the art “3D Wave Fiber” (see attached photo), ProLawn’s Turf Products are manufactured using the absolute best yarns available.
Another complaint with turf products is that the fibers, once installed, are very shiny and look very unrealistic. One sure fire way to pick out a fake lawn is the lustrous appearance of morning dew….except it’s the middle of the day and it is 90 degrees out! ProLawn Turf’s entire product line is made with a unique low to NO luster yarn to reduce reflection and give the turf a much more realistic look. This reduces glare also helps to promote cooler temperatures in direct sunlight.
No Pun Intended, but not all synthetic turf products are truly “GREEN”! The majority of the turf products available on the market today are made of components that would have to be separated from each other in order to be called recyclable. (Urethane and latex rubber, nylon fibers, etc…) The likelihood that these non-recyclable parts will be separated from the recyclable polyolefin is low, meaning most turf products being installed today are bound for a landfill. With millions of square feet being installed every year, it is shaping up to create a serious disposal issue as turf begins to reach the end of its effective life. ProLawn’s Grass products are 100% recyclable in their installed form and create a closed-loop system where reclaimed turf, minus the infill, can be recycled into the adhesive application process. They are made from 100% polyolefin materials and are not landfill bound. They are truly “GREEN” products!
ProLawn’s turf products, from the blades to the backing system, are comprised completely of polyolefin materials. Polyolefins absorb almost no moisture as compared to other backing adhesives such as urethane and latex, which absorb as much as 5% to 6% of their mass. Absorbing and releasing water leads to expansion and contraction of the turf product as ambient conditions change. With the DuraFlo system, this creeping effect is negligible, and therefore makes a more stable turf system and puts less stress on seams. Our manufacturing process is relatively tension free, unlike other backing methods. Tension in the manufacturing process creates memory in the turf. Once the turf experiences this tension (stretching), it is more likely to creep and move. In addition, the nonwoven geotextile secondary backing component of DuraFlo is produced in a manner wherein fibers are arranged in a random manner, giving isotropic properties for strength and elongation. This adds yet more dimensional stability.
Artificial turf is HOT! There is no way to get around the fact that it is. However, ProLawn has been working to help bring turf temperatures down. ProLawn’s offers Heat Reduction Technology in the majority of their current products. This technology shows a reduction of up to 17% at the higher temperatures under independent lab testing and close to a 20% reduction under independent “real life” testing.
See How Our Turf Stacks up Against the Competition
As in any industry, not all turf products or installation companies are created equal. ProLawn Turf stands head and shoulders above the competition in each of these three important areas. ProLawn’s final products, warranties, and an earned reputation for installing QUALITY synthetic turf applications exemplify this fact.
Unique attributes such as permeable geo-textile backing systems, low shine yarns, and lower abrasion fibers with TUFF SPINE™ Technology have been developed to satisfy the demand of first generation turf clients who have experienced the downside of the common “fake grass”. Discontinued use of the black crumb rubber in-fill systems has also created a cleaner, less harmful turf solution. In an industry that is being fueled by the “GREEN” movement, ProLawn’s products stand amongst a select few of truly 100% RECYCLABLE artificial turf products. ProLawn is proud to have helped developed a 100% polyolefin based product line that contains no urethane, latex, or nylon, which would limit whole product recyclability.
- 100% Permeable DuraFlo EEBS™ Backing System
- Low to NO SHINE!
- Heat Reduction Technology
- Engineered Fiber Resilience
- 100% Whole Product Recyclability
- Pet Friendliest Turf
- Maximum Dimensional Stability
- Contours Better to Natural Undulation
- Natural Grass Color Matched
See Why Pets Love ProLawn
“How does ProLawn hold up to pets?” is one of the most common questions asked. Not only is it a very common question, it is really the most important question a pet owner can ask. ProLawn’s line of turf products is engineered to be one of the most PET FRIENDLY products available on the market.
For many years, one of the most common complaints with artificial turf has been the odors caused by pet urine. The primary reason for this lingering odor has been the system of drainage. Most turf products offer a solid urethane or latex backing system with holes punched in the backing for drainage. Looking at this drainage system logically will show its obvious flaw. Most of the urine that gets into the turf does not magically find its way to one of these small holes. (Unless your dog has incredible aim!) Therefore the urine sits in turf. Unfortunately, urethane and latex backing systems are proven to absorb 5%-6% of their mass in moisture. When the urine absorbs into the turf backing, it is virtually impossible to completely get rid of the urine, and therefore the odors.
ProLawn Turf’s 100% permeable DuraFlo backing system is designed to allow moisture to drain through 100% of the products backing. Furthermore, the Environmentally Engineered DuraFlo Backing Systems is made of a Geo-Textile Polyolefin, or spun plastic. As we know, plastic does not absorb moisture and will, by nature, allow a good soaking to wash the pet urine out of the product and into the absorbent base underlayment material. This drainage system offers far higher permeability rates than the urethane /latex backed turf products. This unique characteristic makes ProLawn one of the most Pet Friendly products available on the market today.
The short answer to the question is that most turf products are not a very good solution for pet owners. However, have been engineered with pets in mind, ProLawn Turf is a great solution for pet owners, kennels, and pet boarding facilities anywhere.