Although you may not yet be aware, there are a lot of different characteristics that set apart the types of artificial turf available on the market. Whether you’re looking for something pet friendly, something realistic or something suitable for sports; each turf is crafted with a purpose in mind. Take the shape of the blades for example. It may not sound like a very important detail but it can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of the turf to be specific about it. Here are the different shapes of artificial grass blades…


As they have the unique ability to diffuse sunlight, a turf with w-shaped blades do not retain the same levels of heat from the sun that other ones do which means that they are much less likely to overheat during the summer. In fact, some studies have shown that they can remain up to 20 degrees cooler than other turfs, making them much more suitable for warmer places.


As the most common shape of blade, the C-shaped choice of turf is the most durable out of the choices available on the market. With this said, durability usually means that the turf sacrifices how soft it feels to the touch however the shape of these blade helps prevent the grass from matting in areas that receive high foot traffic.


If you want durability and softness then the U-shaped blade is the one for you! Not only can it retain its shape under frequent and heavy foot traffic such as the ones that are placed in children’s playgrounds. Plus, there is also a low shine to the turf which makes it appear natural and realistic looking too!

Here at Great Grass our experience speaks volumes when it comes to installing a turf. After all, you want the professionals to actually deliver on what they are offering not just sound impressive. For more information about the different characteristics that make up artificial grass, get in contact with a member of the team here at Great Grass today!