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Synthetic Grass Testing

March 10, 2017

Watersavers Turf, the premier artificial grass supplier in Northern CA, believes in synthetic grass testing. You know about the many benefits of faux lawn. But how can you know the product you install is the best in the industry? By testing it. With each of our 60-plus products, synthetic grass testing is done to prove that they are lead-free, resist fading, and don’t catch fire. Synthetic grass testing lets you know we go the extra mile for your enjoyment and safety.

Whether you are a new or returning customer, see how quality products from Watersavers Turf meet your highest standards.

Our Artificial Turf is Lead-Free Certified

Our artificial turf is lead-free certified. Why is this important to you and your family? Lead has long been considered a health threat to everyone, but especially to children and pets. The fact that our artificial turf is lead-free certified means you can install and use it anywhere without health concerns. But don’t just take our word for it. Our artificial turf is lead-free certified by the world’s leading labs.

The artificial sod industry has taken the lead in making sure its products are safe. A national agency studied the problem for seven years. It then said that fake grass is “OK to install, OK to play on.” One thing it didn’t check is the crumb rubber infill that many suppliers use. But this is not a concern when you choose Watersavers. We don’t stock and we don’t promote the use of crumb rubber. You always know that every inch of our turf products is completely lead-free.

Why We Test our Faux Grass

Our customers are why we test our faux grass. We take pride in our products. Getting results from outside labs is why we test our faux grass. They look for such things as fire risk, UV fading, lead, and durability. Then they certify that our fake grass is safe and reliable. These certifications are why we test our faux grass. Remember, all certifications are yours for the asking.

Our Fake Grass Must Meet FIFA Standards

Every industry has standards it tries to meet. In ours, fake grass must meet FIFA standards. The world body for soccer demands the best for players and fans, and so do we. That’s why our fake grass must meet FIFA standards. Youth players have the safe, proven surface as the pros. Each of our 60-plus kinds of fake lawn stands up to wear and tear, year after year. Since our fake grass must meet FIFA standards, we use the same French lab they do to test durability.

Leading Labs Test our Synthetic Turf

Watersavers Turf relies on leading labs to test our synthetic turf. Not all testing is the same, so we insist on having the best leading labs test our synthetic turf. We imitate FIFA and hire many of the same labs it uses. You can buy our products with confidence knowing that leading labs test our synthetic turf.

Which labs do we use?

  • Lead testing is done by TraceAnalysis Inc. in Lubbock, Texas. Over the past 20 years, it has done more than $100 million worth of testing.
  • TSI in Dalton, Ga., tests for fire risks They conduct not just one test but two.
  • Labosport in France does several types of testing. One of them simulates years of wear and tear in just a few days. They also test for UV resistance.

Results of each of these tests are available on request.

We Double-Check for Fire Risk

Safety comes first at Watersavers, which is why we double-check for fire risk. We want to know that our synthetic turf won’t catch on fire even if exposed to heat or flames, which is why we double-check for fire risk. We hired TSI in Dalton, Ga. to do two kinds of tests to double-check for fire risk:

  • First, they see how thick the smoke is during a fire. All of our tests come in well below 450, which is the industry standard.
  • Second, they find how much heat synthetic turf gives off when exposed to a flame or other fire source. Once again, our products always come in well below wat is considered safe.

The essential point is that our faux lawn products will not catch on fire.

We Test Artificial Turf for Fading

You want your faux lawn always to look as good as it does on the day you install it. This is why we test artificial turf for fading. Things like diseases, bugs, too much water, and too much sun can change the color of live lawn. We add UV resistance to the fiber of our faux lawn, so the color stays fast, even under sunny or harsh weather. Since the sun can be a problem, we test artificial turf for fading. The good news is that because we test artificial turf for fading, our products keep a lush green shade and continue to look great for 20 to 25 years.

Put Our Artificial Grass to the Test

In summary, every one of our 60-plus products is tested and certified in many ways:

  • Lead-free
  • Fire Risk
  • UV Resistance
  • Yarn and Fiber Durability

The most important tester of Watersavers Turf products is not a lab but you. We want you to put our artificial grass to the test. Whether it’s your home, school or business, put our artificial grass to the test for yourself. Then let us know what you think. When you put our artificial grass to the test, you will why we are trusted in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Want more info or a free estimate? Chat with us online, or call 844-974-8873 toll-free. While you have us on the line, ask us to send you some free 1’ x ’1 samples. Don’t forget we ship free to the SF Bay Area if you can’t stop by one of our seven locations. No matter what your goals may be, we want to help. When you contact us, be sure to ask for copies of our tests.

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