What Type of Artificial Turf Infill is Right for Me?

When envisioning your dream artificial grass project, you must also be considering the type of infill that you will select. Infills are particularly important for synthetic grass since they improve the resilience of the artificial turf and keep its individual blades standing upright. Here’s a brief explanation of the different types of synthetic grass infills that you may end up using for your next landscaping project. 

Silica Sand

Silica sand is one of the most common choices for infill. It’s made out of small granules of quartz that have been broken down. Silica sand is popular among customers because it serves as an affordable option compared to the other types of infills. It’s typically used for putting greens and areas with less frequent foot traffic and use. When it is distributed properly, silica sand can help keep the artificial grass blades upright and prevent puddles from forming on the surface.


Zeofill’s ability to capture and neutralize chemicals makes it ideal for artificial turf that is particularly used around dog kennels or in the homes of pet owners. This infill has various properties that help reduce odors and smells like pet urine. On the other hand, Zeofill is also ideal for places that see frequent amounts of rain since it naturally restores itself from rainwater.  


Envirofill is a pet and children-friendly infill that is made of silica sand with an antimicrobial coating. Envirofill is generally safe because it is non-toxic and bacteria-free. Because it is anti-germ, Envirofill acts as a suitable infill solution for artificial turf where children and pets play. Its popularity with property owners also stems from its green color that allows it to blend naturally with artificial grass. 

No matter what type of infill you end up choosing, OC Turf & Putting Greens will help make your dream project a reality. Our impeccable artificial turf installations for the Laguna Niguel and Irvine communities have made us a trusted source in the industry for years. As part of our customer-first philosophy, our team of turf experts will offer you educated recommendations for any of your landscaping needs. For a free consultation about what we can do for you, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.