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How Slippery is Artificial Grass When It’s Wet?

Artificial grass has been gaining popularity as an alternative to natural grass. It is low maintenance, durable, and looks great all year round. However, one common concern that homeowners have is whether artificial grass becomes slippery when it's wet. In this blog post, we will discuss why artificial grass can become slippery when wet and how to fix the problem.

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Why Does Artificial Grass Get Slippery When Wet?

Artificial grass is made up of synthetic materials that are designed to replicate the look and feel of natural grass. The fibers are typically made of plastic or rubber, which can become slippery when wet. Additionally, the infill material used to keep the blades of grass upright can also become slippery when wet.

When it rains or when you water your synthetic grass, water can accumulate on the surface, creating a thin layer of water that can be slippery. This can be especially dangerous for children and the elderly, who may be more prone to slips and falls.

How to Fix Slippery Artificial Turf

If you find that your artificial grass becomes slippery when wet, there are a few things you can do to fix the problem.

  1. Install Drainage

One of the primary reasons that artificial grass becomes slippery when wet is because of poor drainage. If the water isn't draining properly, it will accumulate on the surface, creating a slick surface. To fix this, you can install drainage that will allow the water to flow away from the surface.

There are several types of drainage systems available, including perforated pipes, gravel-filled trenches, and French drains. You can also install a permeable base layer that allows water to pass through to the ground below.

  1. Clean the Surface

Another reason that artificial grass can become slippery when wet is because of dirt and debris that accumulates on the surface. This can create a film that makes the surface slick. To fix this, you should clean the surface regularly to remove any dirt and debris.

Use a broom or leaf blower to remove any loose debris from the surface. Then, use a hose to rinse the surface with water. You can also use a mild detergent or artificial grass cleaner to remove any stubborn stains or dirt.

  1. Add a Non-Slip Coating

If you find that your artificial grass is still slippery after cleaning and improving drainage, consider adding a non-slip coating. There are several types of coatings available that can be applied to the surface of the artificial grass to improve traction.

One option is a polyurethane coating that is designed to create a non-slip surface. Another option is a sand infill that can be applied to the surface to improve traction. This will help to create a surface that is less slippery when wet.

  1. Choose the Right Type of Artificial Grass

When choosing artificial grass, you should consider the type of material used for the fibers. Some types of synthetic fibers are more prone to becoming slippery when wet than others. Nylon and polyethylene are two of the most popular materials used for artificial grass, and both are less likely to become slippery when wet.

You should also consider the length of the fibers. Longer fibers can provide more traction and help prevent slips and falls. Additionally, you may want to choose a turf with a higher density to provide more support.

Choose The Best Turf for Your Yard with DelaTurf

Artificial grass can become slippery when wet, but there are several ways to fix the problem. Improving drainage, cleaning the surface, adding a non-slip coating, and choosing the right type of artificial grass can all help to prevent slips and falls. DelaTurf can help determine the best artificial turf for your yard, and by taking these steps, you can enjoy a safe and beautiful artificial grass lawn all year round.

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Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County, Volusia County, and Broward County. Our team commonly operates in Metro West, Doctor Phillips, Windermere, Kissimmee, Winter Garden, Gotha, Oviedo, Oakland, Apopka, College Park, Winter Park, Sorrento, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Heathrow, & Sanford.


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