What is the ideal thickness for artificial grass ?
How do I find the ideal thickness for my artificial grass ? This may seem a complicated choice, given the many artificial grass models on the market. Let our experts guide you to find the artificial grass that's right for you.
1. What is the best height for artificial grass ?
2. How do I choose the thickness of my artificial grass ?
3. Is it necessary to water my artificial lawn ?
4. Why are there differences between synthetic turfs ?
5. Can artificial grass be cut ?
6. What are the advantages of artificial grass ?
What is the best height for artificial grass ?
One of the main criteria to take into account when choosing your artificial grass is the height of the blades. Artificial grass comes in all sizes, which will influence the desired result. The shorter the strand, the more resilient your lawn will be (ability of the strand to remain straight despite trampling). The taller your artificial lawn, the denser, thicker and more voluminous it will look.
Secondly, a short grass blade (between 20 and 25 mm) will require very little maintenance: generally, an annual brushing will suffice to restore it to its former glory. Nevertheless, the comfort of your artificial grass will not be the most important criterion for these models.
If you opt for a medium bristle (between 30 and 40 mm), this height is perfectly suited to many landscaping projects. It ensures that artificial grass is dense and comfortable enough to enjoy your artificial lawn all year round. The average blade height of artificial grass requires brushing once or twice a year, or whenever you feel brushing is necessary.
Finally, a long strand height of between 40 and 50 mm is perfect for a magnificent meadow-effect lawn. The comfort of 50 mm artificial grass is incomparable, and its realism is breathtaking ! This ornamental artificial turf is also suitable for a wide range of projects, and is very comfortable, so your children or pets will be delighted. At this height of blade, you'll need to brush your lawn a little more regularly, between 2 and 3 times a year, depending on how often it's trampled.
How do I choose the thickness of my artificial grass ?
When choosing the thickness of your artificial turf, you need to ask yourself a number of questions : Do you want a rather dense or rather short artificial grass ? Will it be heavily trampled or is it purely an aesthetic, ornamental project ? Do you want your artificial grass to be comfortable to walk on, or do you want it to be virtually maintenance-free ?
Next, the thickness of artificial grass also depends on the height of the blades of your fake lawn, the number of tufts per m2 and the weight of the thread. The higher the number of tufts, the thicker and denser your artificial grass will be. Conversely, the lower the density, the shorter and thinner your artificial grass will look.
Short artificial grass is ideal for small surfaces such as balconies, or for landscaping where you want to minimize maintenance. For greater comfort and realism, we recommend strand heights of 30 mm and above, which combine comfort, softness and resilience.
You can then choose the color of your future lawn. Do you want a light green or a dark green faux grass ? Do you prefer the realism of your artificial grass or its price ?
Finally, the warranty on synthetic turf can vary depending on the model. At Exelgreen, our UV warranties range from 6, 8 to 10 years. The good news is that artificial turf generally lasts around 15 years, making it a very attractive, economical and long-lasting covering.
Is it necessary to water my artificial lawn ?
As you can see, artificial grass has many advantages, including ease of maintenance. You don't need to water your artificial grass unless you want to dust it thoroughly or cool it slightly in hot weather. You can also simply wait for rain to save on water consumption. If you still want to water your artificial grass, be sure to use a low-pressure jet to avoid damaging the blades.
What's more, in the event of an everyday accident such as a spilt glass of soda, a little soapy water on the area will do the trick. Child's play ! For a more stubborn stain, be sure to clean the area by removing the excess first and then cleaning with soapy water or a little white vinegar. Avoid using any chemical or toxic products that could damage your artificial grass. We strongly advise against using a barbecue on your artificial lawn. Accidents caused by burning the blades are permanent and can damage your artificial grass.
Our artificial lawns are perfectly suited to your needs and are safe for your children and pets. During production, Exelgreen artificial turf undergoes numerous tests, including a strand pull test.
Why are there differences between synthetic turfs ?
The differences between artificial lawns can also come from their country of production. Indeed, there are many manufacturers on the artificial turf market, and the quality of fake lawns can vary according to the materials used in their design.
We use both polypropylene and polyethylene in the design of our lawns, and our factories are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology for artificial grass assembly, such as the tufting method, which consists of sewing the strands onto the base of the lawn for an even more natural result. Our lawns are tested in an independent laboratory to comply with current regulations and to test the quality of our artificial grass. What's more, they've also been designed to drain rainwater to prevent any unwanted stagnation !
Last but not least, our artificial grass comes in a variety of shapes and colors. Slightly curved strands, for example, will give your artificial grass the impression of a very natural lawn. The combination of different strand shapes accentuates their realism, as does 3D yarn technology. Curly wires, on the other hand, perfectly reproduce the earthy base of a classic natural lawn.
Can artificial grass be cut ?
When laying your artificial grass, it's important to cut it to the exact dimensions of your surface, so that the joints are virtually invisible.
It's easy to get the perfect fit. Simply use a cutter and refer to the cutting lines on the back of your artificial grass.
Before fixing your artificial grass to the ground, test the joints, cut your artificial grass to size and then fix it.
For virtually invisible joints, you can use pre-glued joint strips or resin with a blank strip.
On hard floors, you have several choices. For a solid but removable fixing, use double-sided tape, fixing patches or screw your fake lawn to the ground. All fixings are to be placed every metre around the perimeter of your lawn.
For a strong, permanent hold, use resin. The 5 kg pot of resin will enable you to fix it over 20 linear meters. Mix the two components and apply with the spatula provided.
On soft ground, don't forget to apply geotextile to protect your fake grass from unwanted weed growth. Then use pre-glued joint strips to join the strips together, followed by fastening grapples all around the perimeter. Galvanized staples can be used for smaller surfaces.
Don't forget to take into account the direction of laying, which is very important for a natural look. Artificial grass should be laid in the same direction and unrolled in the direction of your main viewpoint. (The flattened strands will then face you).
Finally, brush your artificial lawn in the opposite direction to the way it was laid, and enjoy your new living space !
What are the advantages of artificial grass ?
To sum up, artificial grass to green your outdoor spaces is a good idea if you want a durable, solid, aesthetic and economical covering. You can say goodbye to all the chores of gardening, such as watering, mowing and using chemical fertilizers, and keep your lawn looking beautiful. You don't have to wait for natural grass to grow before you can use it, and it's easy to install artificial grass yourself.
Maintaining your artificial lawn is equally simple, saving you time and energy ! All you need to do is brush your artificial lawn with a stiff broom whenever you feel it's necessary, usually once or twice a year.
Artificial grass can be laid on many surfaces, including balconies, terraces, gardens, etc., and you can order the quantity of m2 you need to the nearest ten centimetres !
Artificial grass can withstand a wide range of climates, from heat to heavy rain, so there's no risk of the blades drying out like natural grass in summer. Say goodbye to allergies linked to pollen or natural plants. Resistant, you'll be able to keep it for many years despite frequent use.
Last but not least, artificial grass is the ideal partner for creating real living spaces that are both comfortable and trendy !
The choice of the thickness of an artificial grass depends on its use, your criteria for comfort and aesthetics, and the maintenance of the artificial grass. At Exelgreen, strand heights range from 20 to 50 mm. Discover all our permanent and off-stock models and find the ideal artificial grass for your project !