Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Synthetic Grass information

Synthetic Grass Face Weight & Quality
The face weight is how much the yarn weighs per square yard not including the backing or infill (yarn only). This measurement tells you how much product you are getting for your money as long as the comparison is completely parallel. Nylon thatch based products are the most expensive to produce although most artificial turf is produced using 28% nylon thatch. Products can also be made with up to 45% thatch, which increases the quality, durability and thickness. Garrett Outdoor Living  carries both construction methods.
Yarn technology is also important. For example: How many microns per blade, yarn shape for optimal performance, and stitch rates to balance performance and aesthetics are crucial to achieving a top quality product. For more information about Yarn technology, or any other questions, please contact us at


Use the Appropriate Artificial Turf Style
Many synthetic turf applications are installed with generic styles of turf due to an assumption that all turf is the same or a limited variety is offered. Very low activity areas need to address quality, density, and aesthetics where as areas with mid-level activity or more should have a thatch product with a high density installed. A high-density thatch based product significantly recovers better during activity and grooming, as well as a high quality yarn.

Artificial Turf Installation
Not all installs are the same! Installation quality is very important for aesthetics and longevity. How the sub-surface is sculpted, how the edges are addressed, how the product is secured, etc.

Used for ballast (weight) while adding a natural look and feel. Infill aids in securing the artificial grass to the ground and helps grass blades rebound after compaction. Several types of infill are used in the industry, silica sand, crumbed rubber, acrylic or rubber coated silica granules and beads of polymers are also available. Artificial grass manufactures will specify which type of infill will work best for each type of grass.

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