What You Need to Know Before You Purchase Artificial Turf

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So you’ve decided to purchase artificial turf for your home or business. Whether it’s a fresh installation or you’re switching from natural grass to artificial turf, there are some basic things you should know. To get the best from your artificial turf, keep these things in mind:

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Consider Traffic

You should consider how much foot traffic you will be getting in the area where you intend to install the artificial turf. This will determine the type of grass you should choose. Artificial grass for high-traffic areas like kid playgrounds and outdoor spaces should be highly durable compared to areas that don’t see a lot of action. Installing less-durable grass in an area like this will make it wear out too quickly.

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While quality turf will most likely cost you more upfront, it is a long-term investment that you’re better off making in the long run. Quality artificial grass made from polypropylene, polyamide or polyethylene yarns which are softer to the touch and are likely to be more durable. You should also make sure that you’re buying from a manufacturer or supplier that offers a range of quality products. This way you can compare various options and make the right choice.

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What Is Artificial Grass Made Of?

One major factor that determines the quality of artificial grass is what it is made of. Nylon, Polypropylene, and Polyethylene are three of the most common artificial grass materials. Each of these materials has specific characteristics. While nylon is quite durable, it is not a good choice for outdoor spaces. It can also be quite abrasive. If you’re looking for softer and more outdoor-friendly options you are better off with Polypropylene or Polyethylene with the latter being more desirable because it is eco-friendly and affordable.

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Consider Maintenance

Artificial grass does not need as much maintenance as natural grass. However, all turfs still need to be cared for one way or another. Some just don’t require as much care as others. Your choice of artificial grass should depend on how much time you are willing to put into maintaining it. You should also consider the weather conditions, where it will be installed, the type of dirt and debris it will be required to handle, and other factors. Bear in mind that a cheap turf with high maintenance requirements is still expensive in the long run.

If you want a beautiful lawn with minimal maintenance requirements, artificial grass is the right choice for you. It is important to know the things to look out for and important questions to ask your artificial lawn installer. Ready to make a decision? Call Colorado Turfin' to learn more about artificial turf installation for your home or business.

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