Specially Designed Silica Sand Infill for Artificial Lawns
In the same way you should always choose a good-quality artificial turf, you should always choose a good-quality infill material, too.
Fortunately, we’ve put the same amount of research into our silica sand infill as we have into our turf!
There are many different forms of silica sand infill available and ensuring you choose the correct type will affect the performance of your lawn.
Our silica infill sand has a very fine, sub-rounded grain that will not break down, compact or damage your artificial turf.
It’s also thoroughly washed to help prevent weed growth and remove any impurities.
Using an angular sand can cause damage to your lawn as the sharp edges can cut into the synthetic fibres as you walk across your artificial grass.
Angular sand also compacts with foot traffic, impairing drainage. The multiple edges of angular sand grind together and slowly break down over time, meaning that your lawn will require regular topping up.
Our specially designed artificial grass infill is perfect for improving the performance and increasing the lifespan of your artificial lawn.
Why Apply a Silica Sand Infill to Your Artificial Lawn?
Our kiln dried silica sand is designed specifically for artificial lawn applications. Adding a sand infill to your fake grass is a key part of the installation process.
The main benefits of applying a sand infill are:
-Adds ballast to prevent creases, ripples and movement in artificial grass
-Protects and supports synthetic fibres
-Helps to keep artificial grass cool
-Increases fire resistance
-Helps to protect the backing material
-Helps to prevent static
For further information on why it’s important to apply a sand infill to your artificial lawn, please see our article, ‘Should You Use a Sand Infill for Artificial Grass? We Reveal the Truth’.
How do I Apply Silica Sand Infill?
The kiln dried sand should be applied evenly across your lawn.
For best results, we recommend using a seed spreader to control the flow of sand and ensure an even coverage.
Once applied, you will need to thoroughly brush the fake grass using a stiff broom or mechanical brush to allow the sand to fall through the fibres to the bottom of the pile.
Please note – this process should only be carried out when your artificial turf is completely dry.
The sand should not be allowed to get wet during installation, otherwise the moisture will cause the sand to ‘clump’ together, preventing the sand from falling to the bottom of the pile.
How Much Silica Sand Infill Will I Need to Buy for My Artificial Lawn?
Our silica sand infill is available to order in minimum quantities of 5 x 25kg bags, with a maximum of 40 bags per pallet. Due to weight, our silica sand infill is shipped via pallet courier, free of charge, as standard.
We recommend the following quantities of silica sand infill should be applied to our artificial grass products:
Aberdeen – 4–5kg per square metre of artificial grass
Arena – 4–5kg per square metre of artificial grass
Inverness – 4–5kg per square metre of artificial grass
Delta – 4–5kg per square metre of artificial grass
Libra – 5–6kg per square metre of artificial grass
Tempo – 4–5kg per square metre of artificial grass
Tauro – 4–5kg per square metre of artificial grass
Use our handy calculator to work out how much you need:
IMPORTANT DELIVERY INFORMATION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
We offer free delivery on all orders of our kiln dried silica sand infill to mainland UK.
Our kiln dried sand is delivered to you via a third-party, tail-lift, pallet courier company. Please note, if you are also ordering artificial grass, your goods may be delivered via multiple couriers to offer you the most cost-effective shipping method.
For pallet deliveries, it is extremely important that your property can be accessed by a 7.5-ton lorry.
Pallets are lowered off the back of the lorry and manoeuvred by the driver to as near to your property as is deemed safe.
Delivery can only be made if the ground is flat and level. It must be free from gravel and uneven paving. If the ground is unsuitable, pallets may be left on the roadside/kerbside, at the driver’s discretion.
If deliveries cannot be made due to insufficient access or unsuitable offloading, or where incorrect/insufficient instructions have been provided, additional charges will be incurred.
Please contact us on 01245 931200 for further information.
Download Artificial Grass Kiln Dried Silica Sand Infill – Product Specification Sheet