Artificial Grass

What is Turf Made Of

What is Turf or Artificial Grass

Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers used to replace natural grass. It consists of synthetic fibers such as polyethylene, nylon and polypropylene that are sewn together in the form of a carpet. This artificial grass can be installed on any type of surface (even concrete) and it is characterized by excellent durability, stability and resistance to wear and tear.

The artificial turf (or artificial grass) is an alternative to natural lawns that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Its main advantage over the natural lawn is its durability: you will not have to mow or water it, so you will save time and money! In addition, it requires no maintenance at all. You can use this material for almost any type of project, such as playgrounds, sport fields or gardens.

In addition, artificial turf is a very good option if you have pets because its fibers do not get stuck in their claws. It also provides a very good cushioning effect when playing sports on it (such as soccer).

What is Turf Made Of

The materials used to make artificial grass are primarily polyethylene and polypropylene. The main difference between these two is the density of the fibers.

Polypropylene has a higher density than polyethylene, which means that it can handle more traffic without showing signs of wear. The denser material also makes for a tighter weave, which gives it a more natural look.

The most common type of artificial grass is made from polyethylene fibers, which are made from recycled plastic bottles. While this type of grass looks great initially, it tends to age quickly and becomes brittle after a few years.

Nylon artificial grass is a more durable alternative to polyethylene. It is made from a high-density nylon fiber that creates a very dense weave. The tight weave makes it look more natural and allows it to withstand heavy traffic for many years.

The most durable type of artificial grass is made from polypropylene fibers. This material can handle the most traffic without showing signs of wear, making it ideal for commercial applications such as sports fields, playgrounds, and dog parks.

Artificial Grass or Turf Blades

Artificial grass blades are manufactured from polyethylene, a type of plastic. Polyethylene is the same material used to make plastic bags and bottles. The blades are extruded into long strands and then woven together, much like a basket.

The first artificial grass was created in 1958 by Robert T. Wright. He was an engineer at Monsanto Chemical Company who developed a synthetic turf known as Chemgrass. Chemgrass was made from polyethylene fibers and rubber infill. It looked like real grass but it couldn’t withstand heavy traffic or sunlight exposure. It also had to be watered frequently to maintain its color and shape.

Chemgrass wasn’t very popular, but it did pave the way for other types of synthetic grasses that were more durable than natural grasses and could withstand high traffic areas such as playgrounds, dog parks, sports fields and lawns around schools and commercial buildings.

Artificial Grass Blades Are Engineered for Different Uses

There are three basic types of artificial grass blades: nylon, polypropylene and polyethylene. Each blade type has different characteristics that make it suitable for certain applications or climates:

Nylon Blades

Nylon makes up about half of the artificial grass blades on the market today because it’s very durable and can withstand heavy traffic. Nylon is also a good choice for cold climates because it’s resistant to UV rays, which means it won’t fade in the winter.

Polypropylene Blades

Polypropylene blades are often used on playgrounds because they’re soft enough for children to play on without getting hurt. They also resist fading from UV rays and are easy to clean.

Polyethylene Blades

Polyethylene blades are the least expensive option and are often used around swimming pools, where they can withstand the chlorine that’s used in swimming pools. They’re also popular in warm climates because they don’t fade as fast as nylon or polypropylene blades do.

Artificial Grass Blade Colors

Some artificial grass blade manufacturers offer custom color options, while others only offer standard colors like green, brown and tan. The most common colors available include:

  • Green
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Black
  • White/Silver

What is Artificial Grass Backing?

Artificial grass backing is the support system behind artificial grass. It’s a structural material that’s installed beneath the artificial grass to provide it with stability.

Artificial grass backing can be made of many different materials, but the most common are polypropylene, rubber, and polyethylene.

The backing itself is often referred to as ‘underlay’ or ‘substrate’.

Polypropylene is the most common material used for artificial grass backing and it comes in rolls or sheets.

Polypropylene is a synthetic polymer that has been widely used for years because it’s durable and affordable.

What is the Purpose of Artificial Grass Backing?

The purpose of artificial grass backing is to provide stability and support to the artificial grass. Without it, the synthetic grass would be unable to maintain its shape and would instead become flat or lumpy.

The backing also allows for easy installation of the artificial turf and makes it easier to move around on.

How Do I Choose My Artificial Grass Backing?

There are a few things you should consider when choosing your artificial grass backing:


You’ll want to make sure that your artificial grass backing is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of use.


The backing should be easy to install so you don’t have to hire a professional or spend a lot of time doing it yourself.


Choosing a backing that protects your grass from UV rays will help to keep the color looking fresh and vibrant.


You should also consider the price of the artificial grass backing you choose. It should be affordable, but not so cheap that it won’t last.