31 Jul 2017
Is artificial grass slippery when wet?
One of our most frequently-asked questions is whether or not artificial turf is slippery when wet? We are often told it’s one of the top three factors the put people off making the switch.
It’s an understandable concern, considering that most people have only ever been exposed to DIY-store roll-on artificial turf: poor imitations often can be slippery, or react badly to adverse weather in other ways, such as fading and lifting.
Well, it’s a myth we can quash right now: Wonderlawn artificial lawns are not slippery when wet. In fact, it provides a safer, more weather-resistant surface than natural grass, because there’s no slippery mud or pooling surface water.
Rainwater washes away no problem
Wonderlawn’s unique infill, which utilises a semi-permeable membrane, allows water to naturally drain into the earth as it would with standard grass. This membrane also prevents weeds from growing in our artificial turf.
A gripping artificial lawn…
We’re quite the innovators here at Wonderlawn – we’re constantly striving to improve our products using the latest research into artificial turf. Did you know that we were the first artificial grass company to use specially shaped grass fibres in the UK? This not only makes every blade of turf look just like the real thing (even up close!), but also gives the turf extra grip and sturdiness, which prevents slipping.
Don’t let the weather decide when it’s okay to play
Every adult is probably guilty of disallowing a child from playing in the garden due to worrying about the grass being ruined. But when you think about it, it’s quite ridiculous to prioritise the short-term aesthetics of your grass over a child having fun.
That’s not how it should be, and with Wonderlawn, it never has to be like that again:
Artificial turf instead of decking
Anybody who has made the mistake of walking on wooden decking after rainfall will tell you there are few surfaces in the world that offer less adhesion than decking: there are non-stick saucepans that wish they were as slippery as wet decking!
We are now receiving more requests than ever to add Wonderlawn artificial grass as a replacement for decking – it’s more attractive and you are far more likely to stay vertical in wet weather.
Contact us today to arrange a free quote from your nearest Wonderlawn installation team.