In any industry there is usually a whole range of terminology used by the experts that those who are not familiar with the kind of services they are requiring will not understand. The artificial grass industry is no exception to this- which is why the team here at Great Grass have put together an A-Z guide on all the terminology possible…
Adhesive: A product that helps bond the turf seams/ inserts and the turf itself to the base.
Backing: A material which forms the back of the grass turf in order to secure it.
Compaction: The increase in something’s density. Usually field materials such as artificial turf are thoroughly compact to prevent settlement where the grass will be laid.
Denier: A measurement unit that calculates the linear mass density of fibres.
Extrusion: This is the act of turning liquid plastic into sold fibres via a fixed cross profile which is designed to create each individual turf blade.
Fibre: This is the name for each individual blade of artificial grass.
Gauge: The gauge is the difference between each row of stitches.
Infill: The act of adding sand or rubber into the turf between the fibre blades to cushion it.
Luster: The quality of shine that is achieved by light reflections.
Monofilament: This is a type of thread that is used.
Nylon: A type of fibre that is resilient because it can absorb at least 3% of its body weight.
Permeable: Something that allows liquids and/or gas’ to travel through it.
Synthetic: An item that has been made by man and has not occurred naturally from the environment.
Zeolite Max: A zeolite material is a nontoxic negatively charged granule that helps to neutralise any odours caused by the release of ammonia and only has to be applied on top of the turf once.
If you’re looking for the best artificial grass around, get in contact with the Great Grass team! Now you’re up to date on some of the terminology we use, you’ll understand the quality of our products too!