FINALLY, AN ALL NATURAL ZEOLITE TURF INFILL SAFE FOR KIDS, PETS, AND THE ENVIROMENT
Premium Zeolite infill for use on artificial grass, synthetic turf, or pet kennels. Zeolite is a great option for mixing with crumb rubber or other infill options.
Zeolite is a natural odor neutralizing artificial grass infill with an internal fixed and stable honeycomb structure. Zeolite neutralizes odors in turf by utilizing its sponge/magnet characteristics to attract and eliminate odors. Ida-Ore Zeolite maintains the characteristics of any good artificial grass infill along with the added benefits of reducing surface temperatures through a process of slow water evaporation.
How Zeolite Infill Stacks Up Against Other Turf Infills! (39% decrease in Temperatures)
- Untreated Turf
- Sand Infill
- Crumb Rubber Infill
- Zeolite Turf Infill
- Untreated Turf
- Sand Infill
- Crumb Rubber Infill
- Zeolite Turf Infill
Zeolite Artificial Grass Infill Highlights
What it Does for the Turf
- Cools turf fibers through a process of slow water evaporation
- Naturally eliminates odors in turf.
- Non-scented odor neutralizer that performs like a sponge/magnet combination to capture and eliminate common odors associated with artificial turf.
- The unique structure of Zeolite allows rainwater to continue to flow through drainage holes even after the product settles in.
- Environmentally beneficial
- Safe for kids, pets, and the environment.
How We Help
- Ida-Ore uses the best high-frequency screening device to produce the cleanest and most consistent Zeolite infill available
- 3 available sizes specified toward specific turf types
- Processed and produced in the USA
Synthetic grass infill is available in 3 specific sizes based on your application and specific turf type.
Odor-causing liquids can flow through infill and turf and settle into the compacted base layer underneath. mixing 10% – 20% of our base mix will allow the Zeolite to neutralize liquids that may pass through, collect and dry out. Because of this, the Zeolite base layer is considered a preventative measure for high-quality turf installation.
Designed for artificial turf with a pile height of more than 1 inch and typically without thatch or minimal thatching. This size allows for maximum drainage and blade support while still offering added odor control and cooling to artificial grass infill that Zeolite provides.
Most commonly found in backyard or dog boarding applications. This turf will typically have a pile height of less than 1 inch and will usually include some type of thatch to add softness and realism. The granules of our artificial turf odor control Zeolite are smaller to allow for settling down the top of the base.
For extra odor control on larger and more frequently used pet turfs such as multiple animal homes or dog kennels, we recommend Uricide Pet Odor Eliminator and a Microbial Stain Remover. After trying several different enzyme cleaners, Uricide has shown to be the best at breaking down the urea trapped in artificial grass infill that causes the offensive ammonia smells.
Zeolite Turf Infill vs Others
Synthetic turf, also known as artificial grass has been a popular product for decades. It is used in sports arenas, residential lawns, pet kennels, balconies, and many more places. What makes it so great is the low maintenance and better durability as compared to natural grass. However, it requires some level of care and attention to be able to serve its purpose of mimicking natural grass. This is done by using infills.
Infill is a collection of tiny pieces of crushed material that is spread between grass blades. This works to keep the artificial grass upright and gives it a natural look. There are various infills for artificial grass available in the market which offer a wide range of other benefits. For example, some infills control bacteria while others provide shock absorbance.
Zeolite, chemically, is a negatively charged mineral with a molecular structure resembling a honeycomb. It is known to possess cation exchange capacity which allows it to selectively bind to undesirable or harmful elements. This property makes it an excellent detoxifier. This is the reason why it has gained popularity as an artificial turf infill material.
Benefits of Zeolite over other infills
Zeolite infill packs a great deal of benefits as compared to other turf infills. Below is a brief comparison of zeolite with other traditionally used infill materials.
It controls odors
One widely accepted application of the synthetic grass is pet kennels. Ask any pet parent who has used artificial grass to line the ground of their pet. They know that it can be a tough task to keep the grass clean. So if you are wondering how to clean fake grass, zeolite infills can take care of that for you.
Dried up urine can make your pet’s kennel smell very nasty. The uric acid crystals released through the urine then lead to the spreading of ammonia under high humidity. The ammonia acts as the culprit. Zeolite infill’s chemical nature can work wonders in these smelly situations. Zeolite being negatively charged is capable of absorbing ammonia which then prevents it from stinking in your grass. Zeolite odor control works even better with its cooling properties. This is because these smells can travel farther distances when the grass is extremely hot.
Other artificial grass infills like silica sand and rubber have a tendency to trap these odors. This makes them a very bad choice for pet grass or as a backyard deodorizer.
It is environmentally safe
A lot of the times, fake grass is used in places where it is likely to come in direct contact with your or your pet’s skin. These places include sports fields, pet kennels, balcony gardens, etc. So it is imperative to have infills that are safe. Zeolite is a very environmentally safe artificial turf infill because it’s a mineral that is 100% natural in its composition. It does not contain any dyes or scents either. It is safe to the extent that it finds an application as an animal feed additive.
Zeolite is an organic material, therefore, its dust is of no harm to your kids or pets. However, a synthetic grass infill like rubber spreads dust expansively which can quickly end up in your clothes or shoes. This can lead to health concerns in the long run.
It has a cooling effect
The most appreciated property of the zeolite turf infill is its cooling. Zeolite prevents your turf from getting overheated by absorbing the heat from the sunlight. It has the ability to condense the sunlight and carry out transpiration to the atmosphere. These processes significantly lower the temperature of the grass surface. This quality makes zeolite a great sports field infill. It also works great for turfs that are placed outdoors are likely to be used in the daytime.
Rubber infills, on the other hand, are not good at maintaining ideal turf temperatures. Rubber traps heat rapidly which leads to heating up of the grass blades. You can view the graph above to see how Ida-Ore’s Zeolite Infill can cool down your turf up to 39% from Rubber and Sand Infills. This will help ease your dog’s sensitive paws on 160F+ temperatures on artificial turf.
It allows for sufficient drainage
Zeolite has a highly porous molecular structure. This makes zeolite infills capable of offering rapid drainage. This is especially beneficial for synthetic turf beds that are placed outdoors and are regularly used to play sports. Having a zeolite infill will let go of the rainwater quickly so you can restart your game asap. And the best part is that the density of the zeolite infill used does not really affect its swift draining capabilities.
Also, since it drains fast, it dries up fast and hence keeps away bacteria. Bacterial growth is usually a result of unattended moisture and zeolite infill can take care of that. So this is a great option to consider as your pet and landscape infill.
Whether you are looking to revamp your yard turf with a new infill or to make your pet kennel smell a little better, zeolite infill is the way to go.