Selecting the Right Artificial Turf System
Most people do not realize that there are literally thousands of different types of artificial turf products, each designed with specific properties for specific applications. Some of the properties of artificial turf that are important to know are:
Face weight is the weight per square yard of product in its raw form. Denser turfs will have a heavier face weight.
Pile height is the actual height of the grass blades. For instance a putting turf would have a very short pile height, while a lawn turf might have a very tall pile height. Generally, turfs with a taller pile height will also have a heaver face weight.
All artificial turf will come with a backing. The backing may designed for different purposes like anti microbial properties, accelerated drainage, etc.
What Are Your Needs?
The first step in selecting your turf would be to define what the area is going to be used for. For instance if it will be for a dog park, then we need to explore pet turf products, if it will be for a field, we will discuss athletic turf options, etc.
What Can You Afford?
Once we have determined what your use for the artificial turf will be, the next step will be to consider what funding is available for the project and from there look at options that fit into the budget.