Synthetic turf is a great investment, but just like any other investment, it can turn out to be a costly mistake without the right information. After narrowing down your search to a reliable artificial grass supply and installation service provider with a great portfolio, great reviews and testimonials, as well as competitive product warranties, the task ahead is finding the grass products among the suppliers wide selection, which perfectly suits your specific needs.
The following pointers highlight a simplified consumer buying guide that will help you become a more savvy synthetic turf buyer.
What are your budget limits?
There are different products available in the market today, each with some distinguishing characteristics and properties that define them. Manufacturers have also incorporated different technologies such as superior drainage, UV-stabilization among many others that have made today’s synthetic turf evidently superior compared to the synthetic grass that introduced the industry to the world many decades ago.
Difference in quality and properties often translate to a difference in pricing. It is important to remember that you can find a premier quality product for a low price and that expensive does not necessarily mean high- quality. Always check whether the quality of the product is commensurate with the quoted price in order to comfortably shop for a great product within your budget.
Who will use the synthetic turf surface?
Will kids be running around the lawn? Do you have pets? If the answer to both questions is yes, then you will need to buy a synthetic grass variety with characteristics such as high-density padding for protection against injury and superior drainage for when you occasionally clan after your pet. This consideration also defines the type of infill used. Kids and pets, in all their vigor and play may easily mess up rubber infills.
A kid and pet-friendly synthetic turf is most suited for where you expect kids and pets to play. It would be very uncomfortable to choose a coarse and hard artificial grass product for daycare centers and the backyard at home where your little one plays catch with the family dog.
How will the space lined with synthetic grass be used?
There are numerous synthetic turf applications, both at home and commercially. There are significant differences between the artificial grass products best suited for sporting grounds and stadia, and those for an artificial lawn at home. Different products offer different performance in terms of durability, amount of foot traffic the product can withstand without premature matting and other variables, hence the need to consider what use the space will be put to.
What are your preferences?
Functionality aside, you should always find a product that matches your tastes and preferences in terms of color, pile height, pile width, pile density, softness and the level of realism of the fake grass compared to natural grass.
Carefully answering these guiding questions will help you make an informed selection of synthetic grass products from the very wide selection available in the market. Engage and enquire from the industry experts whenever in doubt, ask for samples before buying and you will be on your way to making a great investment, whose long-term benefits cannot be understated.
These tips have been provided by the team at Metro Synthetic Turf.