Keeping artificial grass clean and odor-free during Texas' warm summer months is a common concern among homeowners. That's why our turf products are infused with antimicrobial agents that are 100% safe for pets and children.
Prevent Microbe Buildup

Prevents Buildup Of Damaging Microbes

Helps prevent the buildup of product-damaging microbes that may shorten the lifespan.

Antimicrobial Fibers

Prevents Buildup of Stain & Odor-Causing Microbes

Helps prevent stain and odor-causing microbes, keeping turf fresher & cleaner.

Infused Into Turf Product

Infused Into Turf Backing During Manufacturing

Antimicrobial additive does not wash off or wear away, lasting the product lifecycle.

What is ``Microbe-Safe™`` Antimicrobial Technology?

Ideal Turf has created its own antimicrobial technology that we call “Microbe-Safe™.”

Once infused into our turf products, Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial technology starts to work as soon as a microorganism comes into contact with the treated surface.

By creating an inhospitable environment for microorganisms like bacteria, mold, and mildew, built-in antimicrobials protect your turf products from staining, bad odors, and premature degradation. 

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial technologies provide continuous 24/7 product protection that does not wear off and remains effective throughout the life of your turf.

Microbe-Safe™-24 Hour Simulation

Our Microbe-Safe™ technology is added to the backing of our turf, which is where pet urine or other liquids end up settling.

For an added layer of antimicrobial protection for your artificial grass lawn, we recommend pairing your turf with T°-Cool® Infill.

Not only will it help prevent the buildup of odors and bacteria, but it will also keep your turf cooler through the process of evaporative cooling.

How Does Microbe-Safe™ Antimicrobial Technology Work?

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection works at a cellular level to continually disrupt the growth and reproduction of microorganisms that contaminate treated artificial grass products.

The technology operates a multi-modal attack by damaging the protein, cell membrane, DNA, and internal systems of a microbe, causing it to die.

The tabs below provide an overview of how Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection works to keep your turf fresh, clean, and odor-free.


The Microbe-Safe™ Antimicrobial Technology is integrated during the manufacturing process and becomes part of the molecular structure of the turf backing. It will not wash off or wear away.

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01. Full Integration

02. Contamination

The Microbe-Safe™ Antimicrobial Technology treated backing of the turf product becomes contaminated with bacteria as a result of contact, cleaning lapses, and/or the build-up of pet urine.

02. Contamination

03. Technology At Work

The Microbe-Safe™ Antimicrobial Technology that’s infused into the turf’s backing penetrates the bacteria and inhibits their ability to reproduce, make food, or eliminate waste.

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03. Technology At Work

04. A Cleaner Surface

Ultimately, the Microbe-Safe™ treated turf backing remains cleaner and is protected against the proliferation of stain and odor-causing bacteria.

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04. A Cleaner Surface

What Are The Benefits Of Microbe-Safe™ Antimicrobial Protection?

By purchasing turf products that are equipped with an antimicrobial additive, like Microbe-Safe™, you are benefiting in a number of ways. The antimicrobial protection infused into the turf product helps prevent the proliferation of product-damaging microbes that may otherwise shorten its lifespan. Stain and odor-causing microbes are also reduced, helping to keep your turf fresher and cleaner in-between cleanings. Importantly, the antimicrobial additive technology does not wash off or wear away, and will continually inhibit potentially harmful microbes that make contact with your turf product.

Extends Life of Turf Products

Extends Life of Turf

Microbe-Safe™ works to minimize damaging microbial growth on your turf, reducing the risk of premature product degradation.

FIghts Mold & Mildew Growth

Kills Bacteria

The multi-modal action of antimicrobial technology means bacteria struggle to survive when they interact with a treated product.

Keeps Turf Cleaner Between Cleanings

Keeps Turf Cleaner

Microbe-Safe™ continuously challenges the ability of microbes to survive, helping your turf to remain cleaner in-between cleanings.

Reduced Risk of Cross-Contamination

Reduced Cross-Contamination Risk

The reduced microbial load means that your turf is less likely to aid the transfer of degrading microbes from surface to surface.

Keeps Turf Fresh-Longer

Keeps Turf Fresher

Microbe-Safe™ actively inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, ensuring your product stays cleaner and fresher for longer.


Fights Mold & Mildew Growth

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection will work to inhibit the growth of unsightly mold and mildew on your artificial turf product.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions we hear from our artificial grass customers regarding antimicrobial technology. If you have a question that isn't answered below, please don't hesitate to contact us.

How do turf products with Microbe-Safe™ Antimicrobial Protection Work?

Microbe-Safe™ protection inhibits the growth of microorganisms. When microbes come in contact with the turf product surface, Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and disrupts cell functions making the microorganism unable to function, grow and reproduce.

What types of microorganisms does Microbe-Safe™ protection work against?

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria that cause stains, odors, and product degradation. Microbe-Safe™ technology is not designed to protect users from disease.

Does this mean I don’t have to clean my turf as much or as carefully?

No. Microbe-Safe™ protection provides continuous antimicrobial protection that protects the turf, making it easier to clean and keeping it cleaner between cleanings. However, normal artificial turf maintenance and cleaning practices should be maintained.

How long does Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection work?

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection is built-in during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. Microbe-Safe™ protection is engineered to provide continuous antimicrobial product protection for the useful lifetime of the turf.

What are the benefits of turf products with Antimicrobial Protection?

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection continuously fights the growth of microbes such as odor and stain-causing bacteria. Microbe-Safe™ protection makes artificial grass products easier to clean and keeps them cleaner between cleanings.

How do I know that Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection is safe to use?

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history of safe use.

Does Microbe-Safe™ protection begin working immediately?

Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection begins to work as soon as the microorganism comes into contact with the turf’s backing. It then works continuously to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a product without Microbe-Safe™ antimicrobial protection. When used in combination with T°-Cool®, an antimicrobial infill, your artificial turf installation is protected from top to bottom! Under the right conditions, microbes on an untreated surface can double every 20 minutes! Microbe-Safe™ technology is not a disinfectant and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices.

What is Artificial Grass Made of?

Artificial grass is made out of resilient compounds like polypropylene, polyethylene, and nylon. Manufacturers add other compounds to incorporate different features into their turf products. For example, our turf products contain “Microbe-Safe™ Technology,” which is an antimicrobial agent that’s infused with the turf backing. This is especially valuable on fake grass for dogs as it helps prevent the buildup of odors and bacteria from dog urine.

To learn more check out: About Artificial Grass

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