Infilled Turf

What is it

It is simply a fabric backed surface material with plastic blades of grass with rubber or a rubber-sand mixture placed on top the fabric backing to support the blades.

Is it different than Astroturf

The Astroturf from the 60's to the 90's was a carpet type material that had no infill which did not give any support or cushion to the players.

Installation Diagram

Many years ago I was able to visit several stadiums have the turf installed. As a result I was able to get a good grasp of what happens with infill turf. Here is a simplified diagram of how the turf is installed.
A multi layered drawing of what an installation of infilled turf looks like.