Important Tips for Choosing the Perfect Blade Shape for Your Synthetic Turf Needs

June 19, 2024

When trying to choose the right type of artificial turf for your Las Vegas, NV property, there are many different factors to take into consideration. From face weight to pile height and from drainage rates to color combinations, you’ll need to take a variety of characteristics into consideration to ensure that you choose the best synthetic grass products for your needs.

Blade shape is a factor that often goes unconsidered by homeowners, but it’s one that can play a major role in the performance of your turf and its suitability for your household. Blade shape helps make artificial grass look natural, helps it hold up against foot traffic, and dictates how soft it is to the touch. If you want to ensure that your landscaping holds up for years to come, consider these important tips for choosing the perfect blade shape.

Omega-Shaped Blades

Named for its resemblance to the ancient Greek letter, the omega turf blade shape is ideal for projects requiring the most durable solution on the market. Engineered for high foot traffic, omega turf fibers are generally paired with shorter pile heights for enhanced durability that can stand up to lots of wear and tear.

One of the main advantages of omega-shaped turf blades is their ability to maintain their shape and structure even with heavy foot traffic. Due to their resilience, they’re great for areas that experience high winds and extreme weather, as well as applications with high foot traffic, such as playgrounds and sports fields.

Diamond-Shaped Blades

For those seeking to prioritize aesthetics over high durability, the diamond blade shape is ideal. The diamond shape creates a soft and luxurious feel while perfectly mimicking the appearance of natural grass, offering an ultra-lush final result.

Although all SGW Las Vegas’ turf products are built to be tough, turf products with diamond-shaped blades are best for front lawns, backyards, and other areas that experience low to medium foot traffic. If you want to blend realism with luxury for your residential space, speak to your installer about SGW turf products with a diamond-delustered blade shape.

S-Shaped Blades

S-shaped blades, as the name suggests, have a wavy or S-shaped structure. This unique shape not only makes the blades look ultra-realistic but also offers practical benefits. The dimension of the S-shape creates a natural-looking texture that replicates the appearance of real grass but with enhanced depth that real grass blades can’t achieve.

One of the main reasons that S-shaped blades look so realistic is because the curves of the S reduce the flat surface area of the blade, which in turn, means they reflect less sunlight. Reflected sunlight creates a mirroring effect on turf that can make synthetic turf look more white than green, which can make it appear more artificial. 

S-blade turf is also extremely soft to the touch thanks to its curved edges. S-shaped artificial grass occupies the middle ground in terms of resilience and is usually used in areas with moderate amounts of foot traffic.

M-Shaped Blades

M-shaped blades are fairly similar to S-shaped blades in appearance but with a more pronounced and defined structure. They have a deeper curve and feature more individual blades per square foot, giving the turf a denser and fuller appearance. 

The M shape also allows the blades to stand more upright, providing better support for heavy foot traffic. The M shape works by spreading pressure across several separate points of the blade rather than just one, which means that as people and animals walk on the turf, the blade experiences pressure on multiple spots rather than just one, preventing the blade from tearing. This makes M-shaped blades ideal for landscapes and lawns that experience heavy amounts of foot traffic, including pet facilities and athletic fields.

If you’re not sure which synthetic grass products are best for your next project, the team at SGW Las Vegas can help you find the perfect match. SGW Las Vegas has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our market-leading products or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

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