When it comes to choosing the best synthetic grass, there are several factors to consider:
Usage and Traffic
How often will your new synthetic turf be used? How many feet (or paws) will be walking on the surface every day? Usage is an important consideration; if you choose a low-quality turf that isn’t designed to withstand heavy use by people or pets, your investment could wear out quickly.
If your kids love to play outdoors and your pets enjoy romping around in the sun a few times a day, choose a durable turf. Also, make sure your selection of synthetic sports turf looks natural, feels soft, and is non-abrasive.
The blade length is the measurement from the base of the blade to the tip. And while it may be tempting to select grass with long blades, be careful. Although long blades look full and lush when they’re new, they will droop and make your garden look flat over time. For an optimal look and feel, the recommended blade length is 30-37 mm. Choosing synthetic turf with this pile height will give you a natural lawn that looks fresh and neat.
Weight and Density
When choosing synthetic turf, it’s essential to understand that the term “density” refers to the number of synthetic yarns per square foot of turf. The higher the density, the more durable is the artificial turf.
The same thing goes for weight; the higher the quality, the more your synthetic turf will weigh. The weight of the turf isn’t the most important thing when performing a standard installation on the ground, but if you’re installing patio grass for a high-rise condo or a rooftop bar, the weight can matter. Remember to check the structure’s load capacity to make sure you can install a particular type of synthetic turf.
Good quality synthetic turf yarns are made of polypropylene, polyamide, polyethylene, or a blend of all three. You will also find that quality turf products are uniformly backed and colored, and neatly tufted.
When making decisions, don’t be afraid to ask for samples, especially when you’re comparing the shades and textures. Artificial grass is a product you must see and touch before making a final purchase decision or scheduling an installation. That’s why it’s important to work with a reputable dealer who has installation experience and an office near you.