The manufacturing technology of artificial grass has evolved enormously: artificial grass can now be used in a variety of ways.
The first artificial grass applications dates back to 1964 – 1968. They were marketed under the name Astroturf. The natural grass in the well-known Astrodome Baseball Stadium in Texas (USA) was replaced by artificial grass, the so-called Astroturf.
In these early stages, artificial grass was mainly used on hockey pitches and tennis courts and only later on football pitches. The football pitches used artificial grass which had a long pile height and in order to keep them upright and to comply with certain sport technical standards, the artificial grass was filled with sand and/or rubber granules.
In the nineties, the Americans were first to use artificial grass for landscaping. In the year 2000, artificial grass for landscaping was first introduced in Europe.
Since 2008, non-infill artificial grass products were introduced to the market. Developed by Namgrass Artificial Grass and really set the standard for fake grass across the world. Namgrass consists of a long pile height with different shaped yarns and fibres to add support and stability to the grass so it remains upright – just like natural grass!
Removing the sand infill increases the number of ways for which artificial grass can be used. It can now be used in gardens, on a balcony or roof terrace, for smaller surfaces, for indoor applications, in a showroom, at an exhibition or festival and for temporary applications (when the artificial grass needs to be moved).
Over the years, not only have we been able to evolve our products not just by improving the materials used but also how it looks to suit a variety tastes. From the neat, dense look of the Elise, the darker looking Meadow, to the wilder looking Breeze, Namgrass & The Artificail Grass Installer really have it covered.
Yarn to Roll
Watch how Namgrass is made – from yarn to roll.
For more information visit www.theartificialgrassinstaller.uk or call AGI on 07871 654088 or 01367 242600.