How to Tell Which Type of Artificial Turf is Best Suited to You
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Synthetic turf is found in a wide range of colors that are either one-tone or multi-tone, to give you the best and closest appearance to natural grass as in possible. This artificial grass is accurate down to the finest detail and uses pile heights that vary as well as differences in the density of blades to give it a realistic look.
For a slightly higher price, you can install the two tone mid range lawn in your home. The long pile variety with the four tone variations gives you the most realistic appearance but has a price tag that matches its quality. It is to your advantage to know, however, that sometimes the artificial turf that is of the lower price may in fact be better suited to fulfilling your needs than the more costly, high quality variety.
Despite the perceptible difference in the quality of product when it comes to manufacturing and materials used in artificial lawn items, as well as a huge jump in the price between the lowest quality and the highest quality product, something towards the lower, more affordable end may be better suited to you and your lawn. At 50% what you would pay for the highest quality artificial lawn, this option is a wiser choice if the purpose for your installation is to create a place which will be used mostly for activities that involve sports and trauma to the ground.
Furthermore, the economy variety would make kids a lot happier, since it allows balls to bounce higher off it because of the compact way in which the grass is structured. With the footfall that is likely to affect the grass in these situations, a lower end variety of synthetic turf is likely to be able to withstand greater damage and will not put you in the expensive situation of having to replace it.
The next level of artificial turf falls within the mid range category that is of a slightly higher quality and provides a better look. If you are hoping to combine practicality with visual appeal, this is the choice for you. The synthetic grass is created using more variations in pile heights and a better texture to provide a more realistic appearance. This is why anyone can tell from a distance that an inexpensive lawn might not be real, but the mid range lawns easily pass this test.
The most expensive variety will therefore be the best substitute for the real thing. Not only will this look realistic, it will be the best option for anyone with small children as the length of the grass is over 30mm, making sure that it is not too spiky and is soft enough to not injure children as they play around.
Any one of these categories is usable on an uneven spot of land, as long as the grass is padded underneath. This will not only save your time on evening the terrain, it will save money during installation.