32 18 13 Synthetic Grass Surfacing

32 18 13 Synthetic Grass Surfacing

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8.5" x 11"


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32 18 13 Synthetic Grass Surfacing

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify synthetic grass surfacing, sometimes referred to as “artificial turf”.


Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. It is used in sports arenas as well as for residential lawns and commercial applications. Such as pet parks


Product offerings for synthetic grass vary widely as do warranties and placement details. Consult with a reputable manufacturer to ascertain project requirements.


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