When you finally decide to install artificial turf, there are more than a few reasons why you should avoid big box suppliers for your artificial turf investment. While Costco and other major chains can be great for bulk purchases, artificial turf requires a more specialized approach toward the product and the sale.
Remember that your artificial turf is a 10–20-year investment; it’s essential to ensure you invest with a reputable company specializing in artificial turf. At Premium Grass Blades, we choose to be involved from step one; our individual turf designs ensure our turf is visually pleasing and has every benefit needed to withstand our long winters. We are also very involved in our testing phases to ensure that the safety and quality we bring to you and your family are always the best. We stand behind our product with a 10-year warranty and can help in a full install or a DIY if you should be inclined.
Taking a chance on a big box store means you have only one type of grass available, regardless of your individual needs, no warranty, and zero aid in using your product. Finding an exact match will not be possible if you decide to purchase more in the future.
Material Matters Most
The first thing to remember about any artificial lawn for dogs, putting greens or any other use is that they are not all the same; material matters most. Different fibres and backings suit various applications, including the type of climate they will be exposed to, some have more drainage holes than others, and many require different types of topical infill; choosing to go with a reputable company, you have access to professionals taking away all the guesswork, leaving you to only worry about the style and colour you would like to accent your home with.
There are three distinct types of artificial turf for putting green and other applications, these are:
- Nylon – The hardest wearing of materials used for artificial grass. It was installed at the Houston Astrodome in the 1960s. That is where the name Astroturf comes from. It is strong and hardwearing, making it an excellent option for a synthetic dog lawn or a children’s play area.
- Polyethylene – This is a very natural look, even from a relatively close distance, and gives the impression of natural grass. It is soft to the touch and is ideal for use in relaxation spots and other areas where tactile qualities can matter.
- Polypropylene – The least durable option, although still providing the overall good looks and performance that make artificial turf for pets and other uses so appealing. This is also the cheapest of the materials and ideal for a budget installation.
There are other options today, with manufacturers blending materials to get the perfect synthetic grass for putting green applications. One of the most common of these is a blend of nylon and polyethene, giving high durability and the soft, tactile feel we expect from grass. Even within materials, changes in pile height and density, the shape of the fibres and more can all impact how the lawn performs.
This is why speaking to specialists who understand the breakdown process of artificial turf is essential to make sure you’re choosing the correct turf for your use. We will help guide you to the best options for your needs and budget, choosing from a range of products to provide the best results. Contrast this with big box stores; you can see why it pays to select a dedicated artificial grass company like Premium Grass Blades. In the end, getting the wrong product can be an expensive mistake.
Are You Saving Money on Artificial Turf
As we can see, there are several places where it is possible to make expensive mistakes with synthetic grass, so are you saving money when purchasing from a box store? Many issues and additional expenses can arise from a big box store purchase that will cost you more in the long run. From buying the wrong product for your needs to over-purchasing and having wastage due to big boxes only carrying one size.
So, while the deal for a product from those places may look like a bargain, the reality is very different by the time it is installed. As one of the leading artificial turf companies within the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland, and the surrounding regions, you can trust our service and products to deliver exceptional value for the cost with a 10-year warranty.
When it comes time to choose your artificial turf, both residents and landscapers look no further than Premium Grass Blades. As one of the leading artificial turf companies, we are proud to provide a high-quality product that delivers exceptional lawns and real value for our customers. Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to see our artificial turf in action in many different applications.