As the demand for artificial grows, so does the choice and different types of grass on the market not to mention suppliers and installation methods. When choosing the best artificial grass, it’s critical that you do your research and compare potential products on more than just their aesthetic appeal. Pile height is just one factor that will have an impact on how your artificial grass performs and, when it comes to choosing the best pile height, there is no one-size-fits-all, as it depends entirely upon the application and level of foot traffic as to which would suit your needs. Every application has different needs and so there is no one ‘best pile height’ that will perform well in all situations.
Pile Height is measured in millimeters, the pile height is the length of the fiber from the backing all the way to the tip of the grass. Everyone associates real grass with a lush-look, because of this longer pile height artificial grasses are often popular. Pile heights can range from anywhere between 10mm up to around 80mm. However, the extremes at the ends of the scale tend to be used for sports applications, whereas for most domestic garden lawn applications, pile heights between 25mm and 45mm are far more common. It is also recommend going for a pile height of between 30 – 37mm. Anything higher than this and you risk having flat-looking grass. The reason for this is the longer the blade the heavier the blade will be and the more likely that gravity will bring it down leading to flat-look, rather than lush-look grass. The pile height that you choose for your artificial lawn has an impact on both aesthetics and performance. It can affect three key areas: resilience, touch and aesthetics:
One of the key aspects of realistic-looking artificial turf is vertical fibers. Compared at real grass, the fibers are in a vertical position, therefore that’s exactly what we want to replicate when manufacturing artificial grass. If the synthetic fibers on your fake turf aren’t in an upright position, they aren’t resembling real grass blades, and your lawn will look fake. When it comes to synthetic fibers, the longer the pile, the less resilience they will have. As the longer the fiber, the greater the difficulty it will have in remaining in a vertical position, as its center of gravity is higher. As a rule of thumb, the higher a pile of height, the less resilient the grass will be.
As we now know, the longer the fibers, the more flexibility they have. It means that they bend more easily and offer less resistance to the passage of the hand, which translates into better touch (The higher the pile, the better the touch). For lower pile of heights since the fibers are shorter, they offer less flexibility and therefore greater resistance to the passage of the hand (The shorter the pile, the worse the touch). You can feel the difference between various pile heights by requesting your artificial grass samples which NICE BACKYARD will deliver straight to your doorstep.
Choosing the best pile height, aesthetically, really depends upon personal taste. Some prefer the look of freshly cut grass and, therefore, shorter piles will tend to appeal to this group of customers. If that’s the case, choosing a grass between 25mm–30mm, such as Inverness, is likely to suit your tastes. On the other hand, some. customers prefer a slightly longer pile, as they feel it looks more natural. This could mean anything between 30mm–45mm. When it comes to aesthetics, there really is no right or wrong; just choose what you think looks best.
We hope that with all the information above, you have learned more about which Pile Height is good for your lawn. At Nice Backyard we have stocks of different types of grass and piles which is perfect for your choice of need. You can call us right away for a Free Quote too.
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