How does artificial grass age in time ?

How does artificial grass age in time ?

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How does artificial grass age over time ? Are there differences between them ? Learn more here with our selection criteria, tips and tricks for a healthy and durable artificial grass.

Is the Exelgreen warranty a guarantee of quality for the life of my lawn ?

Our permanent range is composed of 18 models, and our artificial lawns are categorized within 3 ranges: guaranteed anti-UV 6 years8 years and 10 years. Our anti-UV barrier is a guarantee that gives you an approximate idea on the number of years for which your artificial grass will keep its original color. They are given to you as an indication, the medium duration of use of our lawns is about fifteen years.

Artificial lawns are made from strong, durable materials. Depending on aesthetic criteria, some of our customers will change their artificial lawns more quickly, but their lifespan is quite long. Investing in artificial turf is undoubtedly a long-term investment that will enable you to maintain beautiful outdoor spaces for many years to come. 

By answering 3 simple questions, we'll help you make the best choice when it comes to artificial grass.

What height of strands do you need? And finally, what warranty do you prefer? You can then see how many m2 you'll need for your project, and if in doubt, order our sample box containing all 18 artificial lawns from our permanent collection. 

As you can see, the UV guarantee is one of the criteria that will define the lifespan of your lawn, but it's not the only one.

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What are the criteria that define the life of your artificial grass ?

Finding a quality artificial grass and durable over time requires taking into account different criteria. The quality depends on its raw material, its density, its height of strands, its softness, its resilience and finally its permeability. Exelgreen artificial grass manufactured in our factory in Belgium has been certified with the Fiber Performance Index label, a label that includes the following criteria : 

- Resilience performance (ability of the strand to straighten after trampling)
- Durability (resistance to tearing, trampling and weathering)
- Guaranteed UV protection (6, 8 or 10 years)
- Softness and feeling similar to a natural grass
- Compliance with environmental standards

All these tests were conducted in a laboratory named LABOSPORT, internationally recognized for many years in terms of innovations for testing artificial grass. Moreover, a good artificial lawn must resist the pull-out test, this resistance must reach at least 30 newtons to ensure a quality product.

Our artificial lawns are also rated by our experts to help you make the right choice. The lifespan of an artificial lawn is fairly long, so it's important to choose the lawn that's closest to your own desires and criteria. 

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Our artificial grass guaranteed 6 years

Guaranteed 6 years against UV, our entry-level range is accessible to all budgets and has an excellent quality/price ratio. It includes the Park and Stadium models. These two artificial lawns differ in color. Their lifespan will exceed 6 years, but you can be sure that the color will not change during this period. Our Park artificial grass will be slightly darker than the Stadium.

To prolong the lifespan of our artificial grass, we advise you to prepare your installation surface beforehand. If you don't follow the essential installation steps correctly, the lifespan of your lawn could be seriously shortened. On loose soil, for example, we strongly recommend the use of geotextile. 

To add a nice touch of green to your outdoor spaces, we are offering 3 heights of strands : 20 mm30 mm or 40 mm. For optimal durability, we recommend that you follow our guides for installation and maintenance. Important steps that will contribute to the good aging of your artificial grass. If you like English-style gardens, a strand height of 20 mm is perfectly suited. 

For greater comfort, density and realism, 30 mm heights are ideal for many projects. Finally, if you're looking for density and even greater comfort, a 40 mm height will give you the impression of a magnificent lawn that's just been mowed. 

Park 30 mm
Artificial grass Park 30 mm
Stadium 30 mm
Artificial grass Stadium 30 mm

Our artificial grass guaranteed 8 years

Our range guaranteed 8 years against UV will allow you to have an artificial lawn with a more pronounced realism. It includes the Campus and Natura models, available in 25 mm38 mm and 50 mm. You should choose the height of the strands depending on the use of your artificial grass and the desired appearance. To help you choose, Natura will be a little darker than Campus. All tastes are in nature, which is why we offer you several colors of green for ever more realistic artificial lawns. To optimize the lifespan of your artificial grass, don't hesitate to brush it whenever you feel it's necessary.

High strands will give you the sensation of a beautiful meadow and volume, but will tend to lose its resilience. Shorter blades will give you the sensation of freshly cut grass.

High strands will give you the feeling of a beautiful meadow and volume but will tend to lose its resilience. Shorter strands will give you the feel of freshly cut grass.

Our tips : If the frequency of use is high, the height of the strands of 38 mm will be ideal for a very easy maintenance, a softness and an incomparable comfort under your feet. Choosing a slightly higher strand height will not affect the lifespan of your artificial lawn. 

Our artificial grass can be adapted to all types of surfaces, soft or hard floors and to all sizes. To help you make your choice, our Exelgreen experts have assigned a rating to each of our artificial lawns, so you can choose the one that best suits your project.

Campus 38 mm
Artificial grass Campus 38 mm
Natura 38 mm
Artificial grass Natura 38 mm

Our artificial grass guaranteed 10 years

Guaranteed 10 years against UV, our premium range is incomparably realistic. Made of an assembly of strands called "3D" to recreate the beauty of nature, our Real C 3D and Diamond 3D models are perfect for enhancing all your outdoor spaces. If you want a slightly darker lawn with an earthy appearance, we recommend Diamond 3D. For an equally realistic but slightly lighter green, Real C 3D is ideal for many projects.

These artificial turfs combine all the advantages of our lawns: they're easy to maintain, soft to the touch, resilient and incomparably beautiful. What's more, they come with a 10-year UV warranty. Choosing our premium range is the assurance of having a magnificent green space for many years to come.

This range is equally suited to your balconies, terraces, gardens without the inconvenience of maintaining a real lawn, they drain and let water pass through ! Forget gardening chores, the use of pesticides or the costs associated with excessive water consumption.  Choose between a beautiful natural green with an earthy effect or a nice light green to catch the light ?

And remember, if you're still hesitating, don't hesitate to order our samples or visit one of our partner retailers to get a preview of our lawns ! 

Realc C 3D 38 mm
Artificial grass Real C 3D 38 mm
Diamond 3D 38 mm
Artificial grass Diamond 3D 38 mm

How do I maintain my artificial grass to optimize its lifespan ?

It is important to understand that it is often the base of the artificial grass in general that could have a tendency to be deteriorated with the years. It is therefore very important to prepare its surface and use the right accessories. 

Whatever the soil type, make sure you install your artificial grass on a flat, clean, weeded surface. Add geotextile or sand if necessary, then install your turf starting from the main viewpoint of your manhole. Fix your artificial grass with grapples, tape or resin, depending on the soil, and finish off by brushing your artificial grass to restore its full volume and ensure its longevity.

Cleaning and maintaining your artificial grass requires very little effort.

For stubborn stains, we recommend you follow our tips here. As a rule, using a little water will be enough to make your artificial grass look like new.

If the frequency of use is high, we recommend the use of an electric brush or a hard broom to straighten the strands of your artificial grass when necessary. Brush the strands of your artificial grass against their orientation and it's done.

Choose an artificial lawn Exelgreen also means saving water, because our lawns do not need to be watered to stay green all year or even to be mowed. They are permeable to facilitate the evacuation of water, even in case of heavy rain.

Garden with Diamond 3D 50 mm

Exelgreen artificial grass are guaranteed against UV between 6 and 10 years but are more durable over time. They require very little maintenance, can be installed on all types of surfaces and are tested to ensure optimal quality. Exelgreen artificial grass was created to meet all types of needs to satisfy the maximum of our customers !

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