Spotting high-quality artificial grass involves considering several factors related to its appearance, durability, and performance.
Here are some key aspects to look for when evaluating artificial grass:
- Material Quality:
- Blade Composition: High-quality artificial grass blades are typically made from polyethylene, polypropylene, or a combination of these materials. These materials offer durability and a natural look.
- Color Variation: Look for artificial grass with a variety of green shades and some brown flecks to mimic the appearance of real grass.
- Density and Pile Height:
- Density: A higher number of blades per square meter generally indicates better quality. A denser turf will look more realistic and feel softer.
- Pile Height: Opt for a pile height that resembles the type of grass you want to mimic. Shorter piles are often used for sports fields, while residential lawns may have slightly longer piles.
- Primary Backing: High-quality artificial grass typically has a durable primary backing, often made of latex.
- Secondary Backing: A secondary backing, usually made of polyurethane or latex, adds extra stability and strength.
- Heavier weight can be an indicator of higher quality, but it’s essential to balance weight with other factors. A heavier turf may be more challenging to install, but it can also indicate denser and more robust materials.
- Infill Requirements:
- Some artificial grass varieties require infill materials like silica sand or rubber crumbs to enhance stability and resilience. The amount and type of infill needed can impact the overall quality and performance.
- UV Stability:
- UV-resistant artificial grass is crucial for maintaining its color over time. Look for products with UV stabilization to prevent fading and degradation from prolonged sun exposure.
- Water Permeability:
- High-quality artificial grass has a perforated backing that allows water to drain through efficiently. This feature is essential for preventing water pooling and ensuring proper drainage.
- A solid warranty is a good indicator of the manufacturer’s confidence in their product. With our 15-year warranty, you can rest in knowing that we stand behind our premium turfs because we stay up-to-date with all the latest technology in the artificial grass industry.
- Reviews and Recommendations:
- Look for customer reviews and seek recommendations from others who have installed the same or similar artificial grass. Feedback from real users can provide valuable insights into the performance and durability of the product.
- Avoid buying low-quality grass by asking for a sample:
- Some of the identifying factors of low-quality synthetic grass can’t be spotted in the shop. Ask your supplier for a sample, so that you can take it home and test out the quality for yourself.
By carefully considering these factors, you can better identify high-quality artificial grass that meets your specific needs and preferences.