Cost of Import Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is going more and more popular nowadays. We get many inquiries every day. The most frequently asked question is what is the cost for a particular project. Most inquiries are from abroad and the projects are out of China. The inquirers plan to import artificial grass from a China manufacturer directly to save cost and ensure quality. So here this article is hoping to give you a brief overview of the cost structure of importing artificial grass.

Briefly, if you import artificial grass to complete a project, the total cost=cost of products (FOB) + Shipping freight + Destination delivery charge + Import taxes + Base preparation and Installation cost

Content covered in this article:
1. The cost of artificial grass
2. The cost of installation accessories
3. Shipping cost, Destination delivery charge, and import taxes

1. The Cost Of Artificial Grass

We often receive inquires asked for a full price list. In fact, too many products are available (More than 200 products). It is impossible to send a price list with a full line of products, and it is very difficult to give a proper recommendation if the uses not confirmed yet. That is why our sales ask what is the artificial grass used for before quotation. Once the application is specified, our sales will provide an appropriate solution with proper artificial grass.

Different applications have different requirements for the specifications, and different specifications mean different costs and prices. The major specifications include materials, face weight, and backing.


Generally speaking, the material composition for sports turf and landscape grass is slightly different. Sport grass focuses on motion performance, player protection, and wear-resistance. While landscape grass pays more attention to appearance (Look as good as real grass, or even better) UV-resistance, and safety.

Besides, the quality of the material also affect the cost a lot. Arturf always uses the finest polyethylene and polypropylene to make the fibers. Some cheap artificial grass on the market is made of recycled materials. If the offer you get is quite lower than the average price, be careful and think about it, you will get what you pay.

Face Weight

The pile height, Dtex, and stitch density work together to determine the face weight. Face weight is an important factor affecting artificial grass performance and cost. The reason is obvious: heavier face weight means more materials used and results in a higher price.


The most common backings are SBR coated backing and polyurethane(PU) coated backing. Polyurethane packing is better but price much higher price(price about USD1.0 higher per square meter). Latex backing is good enough in most cases. For more information about backing, please visit post The Facts of Artificial Grass Backing.

An additional factor: Order Quantity

Order quantity also makes the price different. you will understand this if you know how artificial grass is made. Order under Minimum Order Quantity wastes more materials per square meter. Besides, our artificial turf factory needs several hours to change the fiber rolls (unload yarn rolls of the previous order, and load a new kind of yarns) before tufting a different product. That’s why all artificial grass factories have MOQ if a stock is not available. There are two exceptions: 1. We have a similar order in the schedule and we can produce your mini order together; 2. We have the product in stock by chance.

Pricing Overview 

We all do not like a cost guide no including any prices. It will not help you to have a sense of total cost and make the project move forward. Artificial grass is versatile, but more than 80% are used for landscape and football. Here price range listed only for landscape and football artificial grass, including starting price, peak price, and average price.


Garden & Play Areas

Football Field

Pile Height

18mm - 50 mm

30mm - 60 mm

Starting Price

2.8 USD/㎡

4.20 USD/㎡

Peak Price

12.80 USD/㎡

8.20 USD/㎡

Average Price

6.0 USD/㎡

5.60 USD/㎡

We offer our best price to dealers and ensure the landed price is competitive on the target market. If you are an artificial grass dealer or installer, please contact us on the dealer page.

We have very affordable products price close to the “starting price”, does that mean those are low-quality products? The answer is No. In fact, low pricing artificial grass does not mean bad quality. The raw material is the same (we only use high-quality raw materials). The differences mainly exist in the specifications(face weight, backing, etc). You can purchase cheap artificial grass for some particular applications.

2. The Cost Of Installation Accessories

When installing the artificial grass you need some accessories, such as seaming tape and glue. You mean also need sand infill, crumb rubber, shock pad underlay, nails as well.

Seaming Tape

Seaming tape is also called seaming cloth, or joint tape. The width is 20cm (Landscape) – 30cm (Sports), length depends on the needs of your project. 

We have three options:

  • A. Black polypropylene cloth: We will deliver the needed black polypropylene cloth with artificial grass.
    Please note the black polypropylene cloth cannot be used with two-component adhesive, If you are going to use two-component adhesive, we recommend using our non-woven seaming tape.
  • B. White non-woven seaming tape: Ideal for both one-component and two-component adhesive. 0.25USD/meter
  • C. Self-adhesive tape: 15cm wide, 10 meters long per roll. Custom roll size is available. Price 4.0 USD per roll.

Accessories & Additional Products

Seaming Tape

Accessories & Additional Products

Self-Adhesive Seam Tape

Artificial Grass Adhesive (Glue)

The adhesive works together with seaming tape to join two pieces of artificial grass together. As most projects are outdoor ones, the artificial grass glue we provided is specially made with ultra consistency, waterproof and Anti-UV.

Most shipping companies treat one-component glue as dangerous materials and do not accept it. Fortunately, we can provide the two-component adhesive which almost all shipping companies accept. Please note the two-component adhesive should work with the non-woven seaming tape mentioned above.

Accessories & Additional Products


Crumb Rubber

For the football field, you need sand infill and rubber granule infill. The infill system is one of the most important aspects of all synthetic turf fields. It is the basis for the safety of the turf system by providing the appropriate cushioning to absorb impact as well as being the foundation to a field’s performance level by offering traction for players to cut, plant and release, just like they would on natural grass. There are difficult kinds and quality of rubber granule infills.

We provide Black SBR rubber granule, EPDM, and TPE crumb rubber infill. Price starts from 0.30USD/kg.

Note: We have almost the best non-infill football turf on the market. It is completely no need any sand and rubber granule infill. This non-infill football grass is ideal for 5-a-side football, 3-a-side football, and indoor football pitch.

Accessories & Additional Products

Rubber Granule

Shock Pad Underlay

The shock pad is a resilient layer between the base and the artificial grass. It is used to provide a greater degree of comfort to players, and to give the playing surface a greater softness.

We offer high-quality shock pads to cover critical fall height regulations.

Accessories & Additional Products

Shock Pad

Turf Nails/Staples

For landscape projects, Turf nails hold the whole project together. These turf nails/staples will expand over time to further secure your artificial turf to the ground. Price 0.20USD/piece.

Accessories & Additional Products


Sand Infill

Garden, landscape, and playground artificial grass have long blades ranging in height from 20mm to 50mm. Such blades of artificial grass need support in order to stand up straight. Even for some extremely dense grass, and artificial grass with thatch, the silica sand infill weighs down the artificial grass, provides stability, and protects the root of artificial turf. It makes the grass more fire-resistant at the same time. For sports fields like football and tennis pitches, sand infill is a must.

Silica sand is cheap, heavy, and easily sourced locally. We do not provide sand infill.

3. Shipping Cost, Destination Delivery Charge, And Import Taxes

Similar to the carpet, artificial grass is packed in rolls. We always ship the rolls by sea for the rolls are large and heavy. The cost will be very expensive if sending by air.

Shipping cost

To get the exact shipping cost we need to know the exact quantity of your order and the name of your destination port. You can check the shipping cost with your forwarder as well.

Destination delivery charge

Destination Delivery Charge. Typically, the Destination Delivery Charge varies on the carrier, the cargo and sometimes the specific port or terminal. The reason that shipping carriers force the Destination Delivery Charge is to cover the cost of using the crane to lift containers. The charge is also used to cover certain gate fees at destinations.

Import taxes

You need to pay import taxes when import goods from other countries. They include VAT and import duty. The tariff rate is different in different countries. In most cases, you can find the rate on your customs website. But we suggest you ask a local shipping agent to check the tax rate for you.

Website to check the import duty rate:

South Africa:

Words in the End

You may have a brief idea of the components of the cost now. To get the exact artificial grass cost, please contact and tell us your application, and the size of your project. We will provide appropriate solutions, and we will send you several samples for checking. Once you decide which product(s) to take and the quantity, we can offer the CNF cost. For the destination delivery charge and import taxes, we suggest you consult with a local forwarder, they can give a quick and accurate answer.

Note: All the prices mentioned above are only for reference. The purpose is to offer you a more concrete idea of probable cost. Exchange rate, cost of raw materials, labor, and marketing strategy will affect the pricing. And, if we launch some new products, the prices may be also beyond this price range. In short, prices will rise or come down as time changes. If you have a solid plan, why not contact us for an official quotation?CALL US NOW!