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Why Durafill?

Durafill has been a trusted infill product of Synthetic Grass Warehouse for nearly a decade! Durafill is known throughout the industry as the latest in infill technology – which we have proven year after year.   Durafill is a rounded, highly durable, acrylic-coated sand with unique features designed specifically for turf systems. This product is a vital component for every synthetic grass installation.

Pets – The coating of Durafill is infused with Microban®, an antimicrobial technology that prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. This technology prevents bacteria from breaking down pet urine into ammonia, leaving infill smelling fresher.  The coating is NON-ABSORBENT, keeping unwanted liquids – like urine – out of the product.

  • Kids – Durafill and Microban provides peace of mind for parents, schools, and caregivers. This highly durable, acrylic-coated sand helps moderate turf temperatures – keeping your turf enjoyable on those extra sunny days. Durafill is very round, and will not compact over time.  A playground surface with Durafill has better cushion qualities, especially when combined with a shock pad.
  • Putting greens – Durafill provides a realistic ball-to-surface interaction and best of all, it falls right into the turf, making installation a breeze. Because of its unique shape, Durafill will not compress – keeping your green speeds fast and consistent. Green and black colors are available to blend seamlessly into your turf.
  • Environment – Durafill is California Prop 65 Exempt and is labeled by the state as a non-hazardous product.  No silica dust, no off gassing or leaching of chemicals into the environment!
  • Cost – Durafill will save you time and money. There is little to no upkeep, even in pet applications.  Replenishing or chemicals to maintain its effectiveness are not required. Durafill works around the clock, 365/24/7, so you don’t have to.  This product is designed to be reused and last at least two turf life cycles.
  • Durability –  Durafill is extremely durable and will not flake, dust or powder, even in high traffic areas such as playgrounds or sports fields.  This is why it’s equipped with a 16 year warranty!

With Durafill, your synthetic grass will stay clean and beautiful for years to come!


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SGW Celebrates 13 Years in Business

Synthetic Grass Warehouse is happy to welcome 2017 with the celebration of our 13 years in business!

“The journey continues,” said co-owner Victor Lanfranco. “After 13 years serving North America, we realize more than ever there is no substitute to customer service and high quality products.” SGW has grown tremendously over the last decade and will continue to grow through improvements and innovative designs within the artificial grass industry.

SGW houses two main synthetic grass brands: TigerTurf and Everlast Turf, which create the standard for high quality artificial grass products. Over 56 billion gallons of water have been conserved with the mindful usage of synthetic grass and we are very proud to have our products featured on lawns of thousands of homes, commercial properties, playgrounds and sports fields across the nation.

Having continued to expand our business with our various facilities across the nation, it is our mission to provide you with easy access to our products and help promote synthetic grass as a beautiful and unique landscape alternative.

We thank all of our amazing loyal customers for a great 13 years and look forward to this next year filled with new and exciting opportunities!

 

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Ask JW: Evolution Of Play Ground Surfaces

As a father of four, safety is a top priority when it comes to anything that involves my children. I get it – kids like to play and climb all over the playground – I actually encourage it! I was never afraid of them playing, it was the fall that had instilled fear in me. Almost every parent has heard news at one time or another of an innocent child falling from a playground structure, creating serious head trauma – sometimes death.
New standards have been put in place over the years to help reduce the risk of serious injury by fall. I am proud to have been able to travel from state to state to replace existing playground surfaces with artificial turf. Through extensive study of fall patterns, different surfaces, traffic wear and products to help make playgrounds safer for children everywhere. This month’s Ask JW will go over how to install safe, durable, and beautiful synthetic grass playground surfaces.

For more information contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Hillside Pavers

Hillside Pavers, based out of Orange County, realized that adding artificial grass added an entirely new dimension to their landscaping projects. Owner Oscar Valente knew that artificial grass was a perfect match for their masonry services. “It really sets us apart and from other landscapers in the area, especially in the eyes of the homeowner,” Valente said. “We offer a multitude of services and we found that it really helps with the customer experience from beginning to end.”

Valente recently installed 1,575 sq. ft. of TigerTurf Pet Turf, a product sold exclusively through Synthetic Grass Warehouse. “They originally hired us to install new pavers surrounding the pool area,” Valente said. “Once we were finished, the homeowners mentioned they did not like the way their existing turf looked against the new pavers.” The homeowners had artificial grass previously installed but were unhappy with the product. “The old turf didn’t have proper drainage so everything would trickle down into the pool,” he said. “We decided to re-level the entire area before installing new synthetic grass for them.”

He said this is a perfect example of who his clientele are. “They’re always letting me know how much of a convenience this is for them – and they’re more comfortable going through one company to meet all of their needs instead of having several come in and out of their homes.” Valente believes that one company allows for better communication. “We explain each step – they almost feel like they are part of the installation,” he said. “We listen to them, help come up with a solution, then stick to it – there are no surprises here.”

Valente has been in the business for over 15 years before founding Hillside Pavers in 2015. He said that all of his installers are ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) certified –  their employees have received training on the latest standards and best practices related to the installation of interlocking concrete pavements. “Not many can say that they are earning a living off of their passions, but I can,” he said. “We aren’t doing this just for profit, the relationships we establish with each homeowner is invaluable.”

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Congratulations Sunshine Surfacing

One community in Pennsylvania came together to give their community park a facelift that has been years overdue. The residents of Bloomfield hosted bake sales, car washes and other forms of fundraising for three years to give Friendship Play Park a new play surface.

“The park originally had poured-in place rubber surfacing which had expanded and cracked over the years due to the weather in Pennsylvania,” said Steve Cianflone, owner of Sunshine Surfacing, a local artificial grass installation company. “Artificial grass is a great alternative because it looks great and stays in place no matter the weather, all 365 days a year.” Cianflone used Everlast Tacoma Light found exclusively through Synthetic Grass Warehouse (SGW) because of its durability and plush appearance. The 4200 sq. ft. artificial grass conversion with was installed over the span of four days with three different teams. “We had a glue team, an install team and a cut and seaming team,” Cianflone said. “There were 130 inserts that needed to be cut around on the 10-yr-old play structure.”

Sunshine Surfacing has been installing artificial turf for over 10 years, with nearly 85 percent of their business being playgrounds. Cianflone said that he has encountered parents that have voiced safety concerns when it comes to artificial grass installation. “I explain that it isn’t the turf – it’s the infill, in particular rubber infill that is made from used tires which contain petroleum,” he said. “We have never used that type of infill – it’s just common sense.” He says there are many infill alternatives including the silica sand they use. He also suggests that parents ask to see the lead free certificates before an artificial grass installation provided by companies like Synthetic Grass Warehouse and to find an experienced installer. “We’ve done over three thousand installs in Pennsylvania alone,” he said. “Our jobs come from word of mouth and we are very proud of that.” Visit sunshinesurfacing.com or like their page on Facebook for adddtional project information.

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Install of the Month Program

At the beginning of 2016, we revamped the Install of the Month program that allowed our installers to promote their company on a larger scale. This year, we want to create a bigger buzz for our clients. Creating buzz for your company allows for more business opportunities and nationwide brand recognition – so why not start today by submitting your amazing installation photos?

Once your photo has been submitted and chosen, we will write a press release highlighting your company with your winning photo (submitted through PR Newswire). Other benefits of the program include highlights for your company which will appear in over 200 news outlets nationwide. Your installation will also be seen on Google’s newsfeed for “synthetic grass” related keywords at launch. Our install of the month program is also fantastic for brand name recognition, with so much access to people nationwide, this program is sure to elevate your company greatly!

On top of the press release, your company will be featured directly on our homepage, complete with photo & description of the installation (location, product used, square footage, etc.). Our homepage gets tens of thousands of unique visitors a month from installers and homeowners nationwide. We will also write a blog about your company and share you with our audience by having a permanent spot in our Install of the Month archive. Your entry, tailor made blog and installation photos will be blasted all over our social media channels for the entire month – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Google+.

We encourage you to take full advantage of this program, estimated at a $2,500! SGW takes pride in its clients and we believe we work with the best artificial grass installers in the country.

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Turf Fresh

Our new and improved Turf Fresh features an organic prevention treatment that eliminates all pet odors caused by urine and feces. With an intense level of enzyme concentration, our Turf Fresh is better and stronger than ever!

Since Turf Fresh is all natural, it adds to the benefit of being safe and non-toxic to animals or children. Turf Fresh is perfect to use on any turf application. The active bacteria formula leaves the turf sanitary and fresh smelling, allowing your family and pets to enjoy playtime for years to come!


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Ask JW: Seam Rupture Repair

Sometimes it may feel like repairing your turf is like conducting a surgery. That’s because it is – repairs take skill, patience, and knowledge.
Seam ruptures can be mistaken for poor workmanship. Cutting the seam fibers can cause the seam to be visible and look like a seam rupture. Synthetic turf seams are only as strong as the products used to create them. Having good patience, proper tools and “know how” is the key to any synthetic grass repair.
This month’s Ask JW will teach you how to perform “synthetic grass surgery” for damaged and separated seams.

For more information contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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Snow vs. Synthetic Grass

As winter begins to slowly approach us, it is important to understand that your synthetic grass lawn will be able to withstand the harshest and coldest conditions this season! Synthetic Grass Warehouse artificial grass is designed to drain at an approximate rate of 30+ gallons of rain per hour, per square yard!

If you live in the chillier areas of the US, do not worry about the low temperatures damaging your artificial grass lawn. Synthetic turf lawns do not freeze up or become brittle. A concern some individuals may have about an artificial grass lawn during the winter is whether or not it looks unnatural or fake when covered with snow. Artificial grass blades look real, no matter what the weather conditions are.

Our polyurethane and polyethylene yarns are specially engineered to withstand colder temperature areas, whether it is windy and cool, or frigid and icy. The modern infill systems of artificial grass today also aid in cold weather. Infill makes the artificial turf slower to freeze in extreme cold conditions. Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s artificial grass systems allow your residential, commercial, sport or putting green landscape to maintain its lush texture and vibrant color even throughout harsh climates.

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Congratulations Turf Supply USA!

Artificial grass became a very appealing replacement for those who want the perfect, manicured lawn without the guilt of wasting water. The low-maintenance, money saving product has drought residents praising the man-made lawn.

While many tend to relate artificial grass with the drought, Houston homeowners are telling a different story. “Houston is the opposite when it comes to artificial grass,” said Keith Derington, founder of Turf Supply USA. “We install turf because people are tired of their pets always tracking mud around.”

You see, Houston gets rain. Lot and lots of rain.

“You would think rain would be great for grass but too much rain actually kills it,” Derington said. “Some cities have a dry problem, we have a wet problem.” He estimates that about 90 percent of the installs he does are for pet owners.

Derington says his most recent install was a little different because of the size. Turf Supply USA recently installed 1,875 sq. ft of Everlast Tacoma for a Houston yard. “Our customer was just flat out tired of keeping up with the maintenance that came with a yard that size,” Derington said.

The homeowner had to get permission from her HOA before installation and they requested a product that would resemble St. Augustine natural grass. “The Tacoma was the clear winner when it came to the selection,” Derington said.

Derington says that business is booming and many of his recent installs have been word of mouth. He believes it’s because of the attention to detail Turf Supply USA gives to each install and the warranty on labor. “It’s little things that matter like using crushed granite or a nailer board as our standard on every install,” Derington said. “We want to be a step above everyone else. Our installs look great and last for years to come.”