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What Makes Artificial Grass Good & Which Is The Best?

What Makes Artificial Grass Good & Which Is The Best?

What Makes Artificial Grass Good & Which Is The Best?

The main things to look out for when purchasing artificial grass:

- Stitches per metre 

The stitches per square metre tell you how dense the artificial grass is - the more stitches per square metre, the more dense and heavily textured the turf.  A basic artificial grass has at least 15,000 stitches per square meter and increases from here. An artificial lawn with this number of stitches really is the minimum amount you should be looking at, otherwise your grass will flatten within a matter of days. The more luxury artificial lawns contain anything in excess of 100,000 stitches per square meter. From here it depends on how thick you would your artificial grass to be, with heavily packed lawns containing up to 1,000,000 stitches per square meter (no that was not a typo).


- Total weight

The total weight of the artificial grass along side the stitches per metre also provide an indication as to how good the synthetic turf is.  Again, the minimum weight should never be below 1,500 grams per square metre for a permanent fitting . This weight is the backing and stands combined and indicates the durability to an extent of the artificial lawns. Otherwise you will find the cheaper and lighter grasses tend to shed strands/fibers quickly as the backing is much thinner & the stands aren't as re-enforced.


- Pile Height

In general the pile height increases along with the price as you are getting longer stands of grass. However you shouldn't just go off the pile height as if there are fewer stitches as mentioned previously, the grass with flatten in no time at all. The pile height is more of a personal preference to consider along side the previous points mentioned.


- Price

Please, please, please do not just choose the most expensive artificial grass when selecting one. It does not mean this is the best grass that will suit your needs. Start by working backwards from your budget, calculating the price per square metre you can go up to to start with. Then look at what pile heights you are open to and narrow down the selections to which are within your budget. With the remaining grasses look at the 'total weight' for each as well as the 'stitches / square metre'. Be aware of any companies that don't display this information as they probably aren't forthcoming with this for a reason..


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