The quality of artificial grass depends on many different factors. Some aspects that determine the quality of grass are the thickness of the fibers, the carpet backing, coating etc. The quality of an synthetic grass mat can vary greatly depends on the age, maintenance condition, material and structure of the playing surface.
Most of the customers are looking for artificial grass that looks like natural grass. The appearance like color, the thickness of the fibers, and the length of the fibers are important factors in selecting the artificial grass species.
There are many different attributes that you should be taking a close look at before making a purchase. Our ultimate guide will help you to purchase the best artificial grass on the market.
1.Thickness of the fibers
One of the important factors in selecting artificial grass is the thickness of the fibers. The thicker fiber performs better. The thickness of the fibers is expressed in Dtex. A fiber measuring 200/99 microns is considered very thick. Generally, the thicker the fiber, the stronger it is.
For those look like freshly cut grass, anything between 25-30mm is a good choice. For a natural-looking lawn, we recommend going for a pile height of between 30 – 37mm. Anything higher than this and you risk having flat-looking grass. The reason for this is the longer the blade the heavier the blade will be and the more likely that gravity will bring it down leading to flat-look, rather than lush-look grass.
The greater the pile density, the lusher the grass will look. Low pile density fake grass can look thin. A really good quality grass will have a weight per m2 of around 3kg.
For heavy use areas, we recommend choosing a dense pile with somewhere between 16,500 and 18,000 stitches per square metre.
For low level foot traffic, consider a thinner lawn with somewhere between 13,000 and 16,000 stitches per square metre.
The back of the synthetic grass carpet is called the backing. A good way to check the quality of artificial grass is to look at the backing. This is the layer of material where the fibers are stitched into. There are two types of backing primary and secondary backing.
Cheaper artificial turfs only have a single backing. The backing is typically made from latex, poor quality artificial grasses these layers can separate due to low quantities of latex. so It is important that high levels of latex are used to prevent synthetic grass from separating.
The quality of artificial turf is further dependent on the coating. This is the protective layer that is applied underneath the backing. The coating ensures that the fibers are firmly stuck in the backing.