When buying artificial grass, there are several things you should know. One of the main considerations that will help you to decide which product is better for your project is the specification ‘face weight’.
What is artificial grass face weight?
Artificial grass face weight is the weight of yarn in one square meter. That includes the blade and thatch(if it has) only, and do not include the weight of backing.
Face weight affects the performance and cost of artificial grass
Artificial grass face weight is an indicator of density and durability. If you have two 35mm pile height samples on hand, both size is 20cm x 30cm, but A with face weight of 2.5kg/m², and B with face weight of 1.5kg/m². You will find sample A is much denser and sturdier.
Higher face weight means more yarns per square meter, it will be more wear-resistance and has a longer lifespan.
Meanwhile, Higher face weight=more materials=higher price and cost.
What factors determined artificial grass face weight?
If other specifications same, longer pile height means higher face weight.
If other specifications same, more stitches per square meter means higher face weight.
If other specifications same, higher Dtex means higher face weight.
How to choose?
Now you should understand if the pile height same, higher face weight means the product is denser, sturdier and more wear-resistance. If you get four samples for garden and play areas, two 30mm, and two 35mm. You’d better compare the two 30mm turfs together, and two 35mm turfs together. If you like all the four products and have enough budget, you can choose 35mm, higher face weight one.
If you have not enough budget for the project and want to purchase cheaper artificial grass, you can choose lower face weight artificial grass.