Artificial grass underlays are materials put underneath the artificial grass during installation with the intention of adding an extra trait to the final synthetic lawn that you are left with. Some underlays are designed to be weed resistant, making them perfect for use in your garden and saving you time and effort on the summer weeding you used to do. However, the most common artificial grass underlay is the shock pad.
Shock pads, made using polyethylene, are designed to be an impact absorbing surface in order to prevent injuries associated with falling in the playground. It is also common to find shock pads installed on roofs and other concrete areas to prohibit water from collecting, this is because of the well-designed drainage system that comes with them. This is also what allows for the realistic soft feel of walking on grass when laid under an artificial grass surface that will cushion any fall without any adverse effects on its durability or drainage capabilities.
The Artificial Lawn Company stocks two of the industry’s shock pads, GrassFlex and LawnFlex, each varying in thickness and effectiveness at reducing impacts and ensuring safety. If your synthetic lawn is going to see regular use by children or as a play area, you simply can’t go wrong with these artificial grass underlays.