Artificial grass is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact it is low-maintenance, durable and long-lasting, not to mention less messy, and because of the fact that, when you use it, your garden will always look pristine, but is it actually safe for children and pets to play on?

The short answer is yes, providing you choose artificial grass that does not contain any crumb rubber, which ours does not. 

Crumb rubber is made from recycled vehicle tyres, and it contains contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are known to have cancer-causing properties. There was a scare about its use in artificial grass products a few years ago, along with a few reports of lead being used by fake grass manufacturers, but that really isn’t a problem now, providing you are buying from a reputable company like Elite Artificial Grass because we only ever use the safest, approved materials in the creation of all our luxury grass products.

To ensure your safety, and the safety of the children and pets who play on your lawn, you can always ask to be shown fake grass testing certificates that verify whether the grass is non-toxic and lead-free for your peace of mind.

Which materials are the safest?

Generally speaking, if you want to make sure that your fake grass is as safe to play on as possible, you should steer clear of materials like rubber tyre crumbs and other man-made materials and opt for natural alternatives like sand and stone. As well as being much safer, these natural alternatives tend to look and feel better too which is why they are typically used in the creation of luxury artificial grass products rather than those at the lower end of the market.

What about the blades?

Another concern amongst parents and pet owners is whether artificial grass blades are likely to injure their children or pets. When you look at our luxury fake grass, you will notice that each individual blade of grass can be seen clearly, and although they look sharp and well-defined because they are made from a soft substance, they are very unlikely to cause an injury, in fact, kids are probably more likely to injure themselves on real grass lawns which can get muddy and slippy, and which often hide rocks and other sharp materials beneath them!

What is the best artificial grass to play on?

Elite Artificial grass is lead and toxin-free, which means that it is perfectly safe for you, your children and your pets to play on. We will never use potentially toxic or cancer-causing materials like cheap rubber infill, instead opting for natural alternatives, which is why our grass products are so superior.
If you still aren’t sure about the safety of artificial grass or you want to know more about our manufacture and testing procedures, you are welcome to get in touch with us on 0800 8611 721 or by emailing our team at today. We look forward to hearing from you.