As they say, necessity is the Mother of Invention.
In many parts of the world, natural grass grows prolifically and people spend tens to hundreds of hours and hundreds to thousands of dollars a year cutting and maintaining grass. In other parts of the world, on the other hand, people lack resources like water or time to maintain real grass.
Today in California and Dubai, people are installing artificial alternatives to keep lawns green. And artificial grass manufacturers argue their products are “green,” reducing water bills by up to 70% a year.
The Proliferation of Artificial Turf Products
Football fields were some of the first surfaces to be fit with artificial turf, but things are progressing to the point where anyone, anywhere can use artificial grass for a variety of purposes such as installing rubber playgrounds instead of old style grass and dirt. Others are installing “lush” artificial turf systems that artificial grass manufacturers claim are better than the real thing.
Today’s consumers are buying FIFA-approved artificial turf, beautiful “outdoor flooring,” artificial thatched roofing, and playground matting with names like Easigrass, Botanical Artificial Grass, Thatch Products, and Playground Mats. Most of these products are made from oil or oil byproducts such as “recyclable” polypropylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
A company in Dubai, UAE Easigrass, has installed artificial grass in over 50,000 projects in landscaping, sports, interiors, hotels, trade shows, and restaurants over the past 30 years. A look at the Easigrass website shows installations that look great!
Following is an Easigrass promotional video: