It is essential for prospective synthetic surface users to get several ideas straight prior to their final decision so that they will not have to face the mismatch of imagination and reality.
The preliminary idea one needs to have about synthetic surface is to understand the relationship between layers. The height of the artificial grass is much dependent on the infill as the denser the infill, the lower the height of the artificial grass since the root part are more submerged, affecting the appearance of synthetic surface. Similarly, the weight, height, and type of artificial grass will also have an impact on the overall appeals and usefulness of the surface.
Three types of artificial grass are currently available in market and they are made of polyethylene, polypropylene, or nylon. Polyethylene is more widely used because it is more versatile and provides a better balance yet remained soft and comfortable. On the other hand, polypropylene is more used for landscape covers while nylon is for sports field or pet grass.
Another thing amateur synthetic surface users need to be clear is the amount of backing to have. Backing refers to the third layer after artificial grass and infill and it usually comes in two different types. Primary backing is the coat in which grass and infill pass through. In most cases, two coats of primary backing is enough for basic balance and stability, however, there are also incidences whereby thicker backings are used so that the grass can stand up better, offering a different visual pleasure.
Secondary backing is the coat found on the back of the synthetic surface. This is an important layer as it ensures the durability of the surface. Depending on the area, polyurethane or latex are the two most common materials used for secondary backing. The former being stronger and long-lasting while the latter is regarded as more environmental friendly. A standard 20 ounces of materials will be used for each square meter of secondary backing, the heavier the backing, the longer the life-expectancy of the synthetic surface.
With that, the total weight of both primary and secondary backing should be around 26 to 28 ounces per square meter. Therefore, to ensure durability, do not go for backing or installation which offers any weight less; unless the purpose of the synthetic surface is solely for aesthetic pleasure and not meant for walking or other usage.
Recently, most synthetic surface will either be 3 to 4.5 meters wide for easy installation and also prevention of wastage. Arming with information provided above may seem sufficient, nevertheless, it will be great if one can request for diagrams or stimulation depicting how the synthetic surface may look based on the requirement or measurement that one wished. An experienced agent will be happy to take up such request.