Breaking down the Different Materials of Artificial Turf

November 24, 2021

Those who are looking to implement artificial turf at their property will have various factors to consider and several decisions to make. There are many different types of artificial grass available, each with their distinct benefits and drawbacks. While there are countless synthetic grass options out there, many of them are based on one of three basic materials. Each material has unique characteristics and will help determine the look and feel of your artificial turf. 


Polypropylene is one of the least expensive materials offered by artificial grass suppliers. Polypropylene-based artificial turf’s realism and affordability make it popular amongst property owners who are on a strict budget but still want a surface that looks good. Some, however, tend to shy away from polypropylene as it is less durable and resilient than other available materials. When faced with extended time under intense heat, the shape of the blades can be altered in some cases.  


Nylon is known for its strength and rigidity. Its blades are incredibly stiff and will hold their position despite heavy traffic and frequent athletic use. It is also able to withstand hot weather conditions and maintain its structural integrity. It’s this durability and resilience that make nylon one of the more costly artificial grass materials available. A drawback of nylon, however, is that you won’t be mistaking the feel of nylon synthetic turf for that of natural grass as they are noticeably different from one another. Property owners who ultimately want a turf surface that can endure heavy use and tough conditions, and will last for many years to come, should consider nylon for their material.    


The closest material to natural grass is polyethylene. Polyethylene-based turf is often preferred by property owners who enjoy the aesthetic of natural grass but are unwilling or unable to have it. Polyethylene manages to offer both a stunning green appearance and pleasantly soft texture while still displaying impressive durability. These qualities are why it is also used for many sports stadiums and athletic fields. With artificial grass made from polyethylene, property owners will have a great-looking and well-functioning lawn that doesn’t require much maintenance.  

No matter what you choose, artificial turf is sure to fulfill your needs and benefit you in many different ways. When you shop for your ideal artificial grass product, do it at SGW Reno. Contractors across Reno and North America who have made us their preferred choice for synthetic grass wholesale can attest to the excellence and reliability of our artificial grass products. You can be confident in our lineup as they are all non-toxic, lead-free, and backed by a 15-year warranty. For more information about what we can do for you, fill out our online contact form or call us at (800) 651-3718 to request a free product sample.

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