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 ProFlow Backing System, low to NO shine yarns, lower abrasion fibers with varying blade shapes, and Cool Turf systems 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.
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!
- ProFlow Backing
- Engineered Fiber Shapes
- Low to NO SHINE Options
- More Dimensionally Stable
- Heat Reduction Technology
ProLawn uses the patent-pending ProFlow Backing System that allows for 100% drainage throughout the entire surface. The ProFlow backing is comprised of two heavy gauge woven layers, one five-pick layer, and a final coating of a high-viscosity polyurethane compound. Before this compound is applied to the turf it’s injected with air, creating passages that allow for free flow drainage. ProFlow will provide a percolation rate that stays consistent throughout the life of your turf system.
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. ProLawn offers a different fibers profiles that allow the turf to stay upright, including Diamond shaped, S shaped, and blended Diamond/S shaped products. ProLawn also offers state of the art dual fiber landscaping turf, which improves the structural integrity of the turf system by an impressive amount.
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.
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 ProFlow system, this creeping effect is negligible, and therefore makes a more stable turf system and puts less stress on seams.
Artificial turf is HOT! Everyone knows this. However, ProLawn has been working to help bring turf temperatures down. Great strides have been made, especially with American-made turf, in the reduction of heat captured in artificial turf fibers. An average reduction of 17% is common when comparing higher quality American turf to Chinese alternatives. This difference is attributed to the quality of base materials used in the turf. That 17% difference is great, but hardly noticeable when temperatures sore into the 100s. Fortunately for you, ProGreen has partnered with Greenplay USA to create a state-of-the-art Cool Turf system that replicates the temperature of natural grass better than any existing system on the market. The ProGreen Cool Turf system brings artificial grass within 10-15 degrees of natural grass temperatures.
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.
Unique attributes such as permeable flow-through backing systems, low shine yarns, and lower abrasion fibers 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.
- 100% Permeable ProFlow Backing System
- Low to NO SHINE!
- Proprietary Cool Turf System
- Engineered Fiber Resilience
- 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 the artificial 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 ProFlow backing system is designed to allow moisture to drain through 100% of the products backing. 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.