Usage of artificial grass is rapidly increasing day by day. Features like significantly less maintenance and saving on bills make it a preferred choice over natural grass. Still, there is very little information among people about the features and usability of artificial turf.
We look at the types of artificial grass that are available for you to choose from. There are also details provided such as how good they are, their suitable usage areas and cost. This will helps you to select the artificial turf for your place.
Nylon Artificial Grass
Nylon is considered to be the strongest among the different materials that are in use for artificial grass. Compared to other options, it is better in terms of durability, maintenance, and being pet friendly and children safe. However in terms of cost, it is the most expensive option.
Among all artificial grass types, the nylon one also has better resistance to temperature and UV light. However, this is obtained by the installing company modifying it to keep the room or the installation cold even during scorching weather conditions.
If you live in the United Kingdom or in cold places, you would not have to worry about the temperature, as it does not get warm. Among the many places where nylon type of artificial grass fits well are as follows:
- Play Areas
- Dog Runs
- Sports Fields in the Backyard
- Back and Front Yard Lawns
- Walkways and Putting Greens
- Entertainment Areas Outdoors
- Hillsides and Pool Decks
Polyethylene Artificial Grass
The polyethylene types of artificial turf is treated with additives that make it UV resistant. However, you would not be able to rely on it as much as you do with the nylon grass. This is a much cheaper option nonetheless and looks almost like nylon.
However, in terms of strength, these it is 33% less strong. This would mean that they may wear out faster when compared to the nylon variant. Moreover, they are also less resistant to sunlight and heat.
The material used for making this grass is usually similar to the one used for bags or bottles. Colors are added to it, which in turn would bring about the green color. You can customize sizes and have them cut in accordance with your preference.
This type of grass can also be used in all places, like how nylon grass is used. Despite the surface not being level or flat, these types of fake grass can be installed on it. Its suitable for following areas.
- Pool areas
- Outdoor Play Spaces
- Entire Home Lawns
- Old Areas
Polypropylene Artificial Grass
The thatch layer of this type of synthetic grass is made from solid pellets. Heating it and adding colors and other additives for UV resistance is done give organic look. It provides the kind of cushion that is needed along with other materials.
The layer of thatch is essentially said to provide the necessary attributes that help with the blade’s recovery. This grass type is also one that attracts heat from the sun irrelevant of the UV protection it is said to have.
However, this is a lot cheaper when compared to the two other options that were discussed above. It would not be as durable as the nylon grass but is almost equal to the other variant.
You can choose to use this on both flat and uneven surfaces. Public playing areas prefer to use this over the other options due to the price advantage it has. Other application area are listed below.
- Hot Climate Regions
- Less Usage Areas
- Suitable for smaller spaces
After going through different types of artificial grass, along with their features and advantages. You will now be able to select best-suited turf for your area of application. If budget is not an issue then nothing can beat Nylon in terms of durability and longevity.