Smart Turf, a division of Catalina Home, is respected as one of the highest quality and most innovative manufacturers in the industry. "Innovation: to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products." Artificial Grass is an increasingly popular trend in today's industry and Smart Turf is committed to providing businesses the best of what our wholesale manufacturing facility can offer.
YARN FIBER EXTRUSION
Extrusion is the process by which monofilament chip is melted down and forced through small holes creating a single ply of fiber. The fiber is then cooled and wound onto cones. The end product is referred to as yarn. At Smart Turf we only use the highest quality yarn to construct our product. This yarn has all the highest levels of Ultra Violet inhibitors in the industry. For this reason Smart Turf offers the industry's longest warranty against ultra violet degradation and excessive fading.
Tufting is the process where the monofilament yarn is sewn or stitched into a woven polypropylene primary backing. Different yarn textures and colors are combined together to create a product that simulates the look of real grass. Smart Turf tufting is performed to the highest level of quality standards to make sure the face of the product looks perfectly uniform and no holes or irregularities are present. At Smart Turf, we tuft our products to perfectly match the yarn pile height with the correct stitch count. This combination allows us to achieve perfect density, offering a turf that stands up and performs for years to come. Click here to see a video of our tufting process.
There are a number of fancy backing systems in the market place touting a new and improved product. At Smart Turf, we use the most tested, tried and true backing system in the industry. This polyurethane backing system is the product of choice for collegiate and professional football fields, soccer fields and baseball diamonds. This proven system has an impeccable and untouchable track record compared to all others. In addition, Smart Turf is hole punched with enough drainage holes to allow faster drainage than the soil underneath.
Smart Turf offers options for pets! Installing artificial grass using our full proof pet installation system which will insure the best protection against odor caused by urine.
THE ULTIMATE DRAIN SYSTEM
Synthetic turf has proven to be an excellent product for pet owners. Real grass is often difficult to grow in areas where it gets constant exposure to pet urine. The urine burns the grass and contaminates the soil, making it near impossible for new grass to grow. Although synthetic turf will stand up to the exposure of urine, over time an odor can develop if the urine gets trapped in the turf or infill. Easy to install, affordable, and effective, the "Ultimate Drain System" from Smart Turf effectively eliminates this problem. In addition, the "Ultimate Drain System" can be combined with Envirofill infill for additional protection (see Envirofill for details).
HOW DOES THE "UTLTIMATE DRAIN SYSTEM" WORK?
The "Ultimate Drain System" from Smart Turf consists of a polymeric sheet molded under heat and pressure to form a high compressive strength, dimpled drainage core. Additional holes are punched in the core allowing liquids to flow through to ground surfaces below if necessary. The "Ultimate Drain System" creates an open air space-void which allows pet urine and other liquids to be washed down through the turf and infill. This process prevents pet urine from being held in the turf and causing odor. This void creates the perfect channel used to flush out the urine and wash down water directly to drains.
BENEFITS OF ENVIROFILL WITH MICROBAN PROTECTION
Completely non-porous. Will not absorb any liquids or moisture.
Due to its round shape, it will not pack down and compress, nor prevent moisture from passing through. Since the Envirofill will not compress, the surface will not become hard.
Inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration.
Proven to effectively suppress ammonia production from pet urine and prevents unwanted odor. (complete testing available)
HOW DOES ENVIROFILL WITH MICROBAN WORK?
Infused into Envirofill during the manufacturing process, Microban antimicrobial technology inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew which can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration. On an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. But when microbes come in contact with the Envirofill surface, Microban protection penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and disrupts cell functions making the microorganism unable to function, grow, and reproduce. Microban antimicrobial technology works 24/7 for an added level of cleanliness protection. It will not wash or wear out and its antimicrobial protection works continuously to keep the Envirofill cleaner, longer. Envirofill is warranted for 16 years.
CLEANING THE SURFACE
Although Smart Turf will be the most maintenance free lawn you have ever experienced there are still a few simple things you will need to know about caring for it. Loose debris such as leaves and twigs can be easily removed by using a leaf blower or a standard broom or rake.
REFRESHING THE TURF
Your turf will experience natural cleaning every time it rains. However, if you live in an area where rain is scarce then we recommend spraying down your turf when you begin to notice the turf appears dirty. Use a hose and spray nozzle. Be careful not to spray the turf with such pressure that it washes out the infill.
DEEP CLEANING OR STAINS
If you notice stains on your turf that water will not remove you can use basic household detergent mixed with water or “Simple Green”. Visit simplegreen.com for complete details and range of products available. Do not use any cleaners that contain chlorine bleaches or caustic cleaners. Once you are finished applying cleaner, be sure to rinse your turf thoroughly with water to remove any traces of excess cleaner. Also note that it is always easiest to clean a spill when it happens rather than letting it dry and harden.
If you have installed your Smart Turf with our "Ultimate Drain System" + Envirofill infill then it will be easy to keep your Smart Turf fresh and clean. Simply flush the turf areas that have been exposed to urine and waste with a hose once a week or as needed. If you notice any unpleasant odors a mixture of distilled vinegar and water or "Simple Green" can be used to neutralize them.
BRUSHING YOUR TURF
It is a good idea to periodically brush your turf with a stiff broom to keep the blades standing up straight. Over time you may need to add infill if you notice that it has been washed away. Simply sprinkle infill over the top of your turf and brush in with a stiff broom. Areas exposed to high traffic may require more brushing than others.
PROTECT FROM BURNS
Keep any kind of flames away from the turf. This includes cigarettes, grills, fireworks, etc. Also be sure that your turf is not exposed to any extreme heat created by reflective window glass that may magnify the sun light and burn the turf.
Smart Turf provides Material and Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all of our artificial grass. MSDS is a detailed information bulletin perpared by the manufacturer that will describe the physical and chemical properties, physical and health hazards, routes of exposure, precautions for safe handling and abuse, emergency and first-aid procedures, and control measures. The MSDS informs businesses and consumers of the selection of safe products. Contact us directly for MSDS reports at info@SmartTurf.net
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