26 Nov 2021
5 Installation Benefits of Artificial Grass with a Polyurethane Backing
There are many reasons Echoing Green is the preferred supplier of artificial grass in Toronto. But, one of the main advantages of our European landscaping turf is its advanced polyurethane backing. In addition to offering durability, good drainage, and longevity, custom artificial grass with a polyurethane backing facilitates installation.
Since every property is different, varying in shape, size, functionality, colour, and many other factors, every installation is in some way a custom artificial grass application. To perform in each setting, artificial grass in Toronto must be equipped. At Echoing Green, we supply exclusive European-made artificial turf in Canada adaptable to virtually any use: residential or commercial, indoor or outdoor.
What is Polyurethane?
Polyurethane is a type of plastic used historically as an alternative to rubber. However, it is a modern material used in many everyday applications because of its many benefits and continues to transform traditional rubber or latex products, including artificial grass in Toronto. While artificial grass in Toronto typically was supplied with latex backings, Echoing Green offers advanced custom artificial grass with polyurethane backing. While there are many differences between the two, the most notable are the durability, sustainability, and flexibility of polyurethane.
Here’s why polyurethane is better for artificial grass installation than rubber backings.
Turf with a polyurethane backing is flexible and easier to shape. The moldable nature of polyurethane makes it suitable for custom artificial grass applications, especially where there are uneven surfaces or non-traditionally shaped spaces to be fitted with artificial grass. Because the polyurethane is thin, durable, flexible rather than rigid, artificial grass installers can comfortably work with turf without fear of cracking or tearing.
Cutting & Fitting
Because polyurethane is thinner and more manageable, artificial grass installers often notice the ease with which pieces of the turf can be cut and adhered to one another. This gives custom artificial grass jobs a complete and cohesive appearance while also wasting less turf from mistakes. Easier joint sealing between two components, better secure artificial grass, and extend the lifespan of each application.
One of the most frustrating steps in any landscape work is the transportation of supplies. Artificial grass built with traditional latex backings are much thicker and bulkier than the improved polyurethane backing. Carrying heavy rolls of turf, plus artificial grass installation equipment to and from the project site can tire out landscapers, straining installation teams. Polyurethane is lighter, reducing the weight of rolls by approximately 35% for easier, more accessible transportation to and from jobs.
No Additive Treatments
Designed and manufactured in state-of-the-art European facilities, our turf offers effective drainage of rainfall or water but requires zero water for a successful installation. In addition to water, the polyurethane backings also needs no additive antifungal treatments to remain safe.
One of the most significant benefits of installing artificial grass in Canada with polyurethane backings is its temperature control. Unlike latex which cracks and deteriorates when it gets too cold, polyurethane generally withstands temperatures ranging from -62ºC to 90ºC without breaking down, making it well suited for the fluctuation of Canadian winters and summers.
Choose Echoing Green for Artificial Grass
At Echoing Green, all of our artificial grass in Canada is built with advanced polyurethane backings that enhance artificial grass installation and performance over time. You can shop our online store for all artificial grass installation tools or schedule an appointment to learn more with our team.