Get a hold of any artificial grass buying guide and you will realize that there is so much to consider when selecting synthetic turf. From choosing the right shade of green, to the pile height and density, you have to be deliberate about finding the right product for you.
By looking at a manufacturer’s datasheet or talking directly to them, you can get some crucial information about the specifics of the artificial grass you are considering buying. These are details that will help you make an informed decision about which product to buy as best serves your purposes.
Among what to look out for include the following details;
Type of plastic from which the fibres are made
There are three main plastics or polymers from which synthetic grass is made, namely nylon, polypropylene and polyethylene. Each of these materials has its own merits.
Of the three, artificial grass made from nylon fibres is the most resilient. This is expected since nylon is not only the strongest of the three polymers, but it also has the highest melting point. Because it is hard-wearing, synthetic grass made from nylon is the best choice for high-traffic areas. It is however the most expensive so you should be prepared to part with a pretty penny for this type of synthetic turf.
To balance cost and performance, you will want to go for artificial grass that is a mix of materials. You will get your money’s worth with turf whose thatch is strengthened with nylon fibres, while the grass fibres are made from either polypropylene or polyethylene.
In the unfortunate event of a fire, you want to be sure that your synthetic turf will not catch fire and burn or help to spread the fire. Check against the manufacturer’s datasheet to confirm that the product has duly gone through the fire-retardant tests and classed accordingly.
even if you get quality fire-resistant artificial grass, ensure that you are careful not to expose your synthetic turf to fires and too much heat. You can do this by using barbecue grills and firepits as far away from your synthetic grass installation as you can.
Other Advanced Features and Technologies
There is a new product technology for artificial grass every new day, it would seem. This is thanks to the commitment of industry players to research, all in a bid to come up with products with enhanced performance and superior properties.
Some manufacturers have included these product developments in their manufacturing processes, while others haven’t. Some of these developments are also unique to specific manufacturers.
Top among these developments and technologies include enhance UV stability, instant recovery technology, feel-good technology and more. You will certainly get more out of your synthetic grass if you go for an improved product.
How long is the manufacturer’s warranty? It certainly goes without saying that the longer the warranty, the better for you.
You should, however, look at more than just the length of the warranty and read the fine print. Go through the warranty and know exactly what is covered and what is not. Does it cover fibre loss? what about protection against fading?
Ask the right questions before buying. If the language on the manufacturer’s warranty is vague and leaves you wondering about the kind of protection you will enjoy, then your best move onto the next one.
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Perth Artificial Grass carries top-quality synthetic grass from different manufacturers. We will gladly give you the manufacturer’s datasheet, and answer any questions you may have about all products and the manufacturers.