Understand everything you need to know about artificial grass, related tools, and accessories. Our library of Artificial Grass Terminology is an in-depth resource full of new terms with definitions.
Artificial Grass Terminology
Water-based products used to bond synthetic turf seams and inserts and, at times, artificial grass to the base. synthetic turf adhesives are made of urethane and/or epoxy.
Artificial Turf Deodorizer:
A non-toxic negatively charged zeolite material that comes in a granule form. It neutralizes odors caused by ammonia and requires a simple one-time application on top of your turf.
Materials that make up the back of the turf and also secure the fiber tufts.
Various color combinations that may be utilized to match the natural appearance of grass within some areas. Deep green colors are for climates where grass stays green all year. Lighter green colors are paired with brown thatch and chosen for dry drought-prone climates.
An increase in the density of something. Field base materials should be thoroughly compacted to prevent any important settlement across the placement of artificial grass area.
It’s derived from recycled scrap car and truck tires, crumb rubber is metal-free and falls into two different categories: Ambient and Cryogenic.
A unit of the linear mass density of fibers.
Mass per unit volume or the amount of pile fiber in the turf and the closeness of the tufts.
Designed to carry away water that percolates through the turf.
The ability to endure relates to the resistance of the synthetic turf system and the environment.
Acrylic coated sand that is used as an infill for artificial grass and also helps moderate the temperature of the artificial turf.
The process of transforming liquid plastic into individual solid fibers by pushing the liquid plastic through a fixed cross-sectional profile that is designed to form each blade of turf. For example, an extruded turf of a ‘W’ shaped profile or ‘U’ shaped profile.
The weight of fibers within the product, not including the weight of the backing. The overall measurement is in ounces per square yard. Greater face weight means denser product.Green-R Turf products range between 50 and 100 ounces.
Fall Zone Safety Rating:
Meets the standards defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Guidelines to particular heights or Head Impact Collision (HIC).
Fiber refers to the individual blade of grass.
A particular type of nail used in construction which is coated with zinc to form a protective barrier to prevent oxidation or rusting.
The distance between stitch rows. Depending on the product’s weight, a ½ inch gauge or less is optimal.
The sand or rubber used on top of turf between fibers for ballast and cushion.
The state or quality of shining by light reflection.
The tendency of the material to return to a former state after the removal of the constraint.
A type of thread.
A nail that is not coated with a protective zinc layer and is often used to secure turf.
A resilient fiber that absorbs three percent of its body weight.
Series of holes in backing providing drainage for the grass.
That which can be permeated or penetrated by liquids or gas.
The measurement of fiber length.
Softest of plastics and used in most face yarns.
Large chemical molecules from which synthetic fibers, infill, and back systems are made.
A more coarse plastic and thatch yarn or sand-filled putting greens.
Used as a coating on backing to lock in fibers.
The tool that brushes up turf to create a new or refreshed appearance prevents the synthetic turf from flattening.
A seam, where the two panels of artificial grass, blend.
Broken down quartz granules or minerals or rocks measuring between one-sixteenth and two millimeters in diameter. It is one of the most common varieties of sand found in the non-tropical areas of the world.
A system of units used to measure areas.
A loop of thread or yarn resulting from a single pass or movement of a needle.
The number of stitches per row.
A man-made, not found in the naturally occurring environment.
Textured yarn used with different colors that are situated below the face yarn to enhance recovery.
The measurement of the entire product in ounces per square yard, which includes face weight and the backing. Our products range between 75-130 ounces.
A term used to describe the process of manufacturing turf by the insertion of tufts through a backing fabric, creating a pile surface of cute and/or loop ends.
The force that is required to pull a tufted blade out of the backing.
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