It is neither school exam nor prices of Wagyu beef but the grade system is also useful in determining the quality of various types of synthetic surface and provides users, a better understanding of the types of synthetic surface that best suits their needs.
Starting from the back of the rank, there is the used turf. These are synthetic surface which we will find the bargain section. Do not have low regards for these turfs as some people, especially fans, will love to lay their eyes on these turfs that were once used by their beloved football team. Moreover, good synthetic surface is durable; hence do not be surprised if some of these used turfs are still in ideal condition.
Nevertheless, intended used turf users will still need to pay attention to the costs incurred from the removal of the surface from its original location and installing it onto the new location, plus adding in new infill after installation. Depending the wear and tear condition of the used turf, occasionally, all these procedures may cost higher than installing a brand new synthetic surface.
Moving up the rank, there is the factory seconds. Such synthetic surfaces usually come with production defects. The most common imperfection will be the creation of “lawnmower marks”, a result from different colour found on artificial grass due to uneven dye distribution. Sellers tend to use words like “production excess” or “remnants” to describe such turfs and they are being sold at a relatively lower than usual market price even though they are brand new.
Users who go for factory seconds are those who are in need for turf at the side of the house or area where nobody is walking on or looking at. The purpose of the synthetic surface, in this case, is to ensure the area is covered. Although these factory seconds are considered not ideal, do still insist for a warranty, to ensure that the defects are really those found during the making process and nothing else.
Clinching top will of course be the first quality turf. As suggested by the name, these are top quality synthetic surfaces produced by factories and generally come with at least 8 years long warranty. These warranties cover any imperfection from colour fade off to degradation of artificial grass fiber. Even though these are good quality synthetic surface on paper, prospective buyers still need to examine the purchase carefully.
Ensure that the final product matches what had been stated, from colours to the touch, usability, to the specific measures of backing thickness, height of artificial grass, and density etc. If any of them are not up to standard or if the warranty is unusually longer than 8 years, be prepared that you are not paying for a first quality.