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What To Consider Before Installing Artificial Grass In A Hot Environment
In the summer, artificial grass can heat up to potentially 200 degrees Fahrenheit, which can make the turf uncomfortable to use and damage or even melt it.
Consider using materials like silica sand and thermoplastic elastomers for infill during the installation since they absorb less heat than alternatives like black rubber crumbs.
Avoid installing artificial grass near glass, as the reflected heat can damage the turf. If that isn't possible, add shade to the glass that reduces the reflection on sunny days.
It's recommended to place the turf in areas with natural shade, such as beneath trees or the shadow of your home, to limit the exposure to sun during the hottest part of
the day.
Also, minimize heavy foot traffic on the turf during hot conditions, as the blades of the grass can compact, making it challenging for them to regain their original shape.
In terms of material, nylon is a top choice as it resists UV rays and doesn't absorb heat as significantly as other materials, making it ideal for sun-exposed areas.
Polyethylene turf is often touted as pet-safe, but it can still get hot enough to burn bare feet or your pets’ paws. Lastly, It's advised to sprinkle water on the turf before use.