What is important when buying artificial grass?
There are many types of artificial grass. The question is: which type suits you best?
Before answering that question we have to give you a warning. Now that artificial grass is becoming increasingly popular, there seems to be an uncontrolled growth of suppliers and products.
- There are carpet manufacturers that added artificial grass to their portfolio; as by-product. Well, this is actually not that odd, since making artificial grass is quite similar to making carpets.
- Then there are the different suppliers that get their products from cheap producing countries and sell them online in their web shops.
At first sight, all of these types of artificial grass may look similar.
Now, you want to know: how to determine which product really is of high quality? You should pay attention to these 3 things:
1. The backing
The backing is the canvas at the bottom of artificial grass. Most types of artificial grass have a single backing. This means the grass ‘roots’ less strongly. In addition, the canvas will expand or shrink faster with temperature fluctuations.
If you’re looking for quality, you should choose grass with double backing. This makes the grass stronger, because it has more support. A double backing also makes it easier to install the grass, makes sure the grass stays beautiful for a longer period of time and protects it from shrinkage and expansion.
2. The ‘ingredients’
Many qualities have colour pigments with small concentrations of heavy metals. Strict requirements are in place for items like plastic toys, but not for artificial grass. That’s odd indeed, but unfortunately still the case.
All artificial grass products from Royal Grass are clean: they don’t contain concentrations of heavy metals. And yes, indeed: that usually makes the artificial grass somewhat more expensive, but also more child-friendly and more sustainable. So it depends on what’s more important to you…
3. The warranty conditions
Every type of artificial grass is beautifully green. At least, when it’s new. Artificial grass of lesser quality can discolour quickly or become more dull when exposed to sunlight. Often already within a year. All Royal Grass qualities offer a UV warranty of 11 years in the UK. This means the grass will keep its original freshly green colour for at least 11 years; it’s a guarantee.
Conclusion: choosing Royal Grass means choosing security. But if you have doubts about which type of artificial grass: please don’t hesitate to ask advice at a dealer near you.