The Buyer’s Guide to Quality Synthetic Grass
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Not an expert on artificial turf, but you know you want some? Don’t know what to do and how to make sure you get the best value for your money? Synthetic turf is changing the way our yards look and feel. If you want to get in on the act, you need to know how to choose the right artificial turf.
Here’s a checklist which will help you identify the best quality synthetic turf:
Before you make your purchase, order one of Athletic Textiles full sample boxes and get your hands on over 10 different artificial turfs; so you can see how the field turf looks and feels. With synthetic grass, it’s important to get something that feels and looks natural so it is good to do this before you make a final buy. If you wish to install the synthetic grass yourself, ask if you can avail a supply only option. When comparing prices, remember to use the square-meter cost measure and also ask about delivery charges because these can add up to a lot.
What are the noteworthy characteristics of the best quality artificial grass? Quite obviously, and the foremost idea on a buyer’s mind will be that it should look realistic, even when compared to natural grass. The texture should be soft and non-abrasive as it has to be used for the same purposes that real grass would have to be used for and might include children playing on it.
The backing should be made of latex and should have holes in it to ensure drainage. Another factor that contributes to the realism of the grass is that the density of grass blades should be very high.
Before you finalize the buy and the installation service, ask to see other work that the installers have done through a portfolio of their most recent installations. This will help you decide whether you’re better off doing it yourself, provided you have some experience and are good with tools. Keep an eye out for work done for corporations, as this hints at experience and quality of work.
If the company has an open garden available, visit it to evaluate their work and the quality of their product. Ask which infill will be used, as good suppliers provide sand, rubber and the like. Make sure you know if there are any additional costs for groundwork, leveling and preparing the actual spot where the fake lawn will be. Make sure that you have the full breakdown of prices, from cost of the artificial grass to the cost of installing it.
Once your artificial lawn grass has been put in, inspect the final work to make sure none of the seams are visible, since the fake grass is installed in strips. The edges should be in a proper line and should not have gaps, so keep an eye out for those. If there’s anything that you feel needs to be changed, ask for it to be done the very same day.
This guide will make sure you get the best quality fake grass for your money. Just be cautious at every step and do your background research and you should not be disappointed!