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Terms & Definitions in the World of Artificial Grass

Terms & Definitions

Click on any of the terms below to learn about their meanings.

The height of the artificial grass blade measured from the bottom of the backing to the top of the uncurled grass blade

The weight of the yarn used in an artificial grass product quoted in ounces per square yard. Face weight is a function of the density (i.e. number of stitches per sq. yard), the pile height, and of the decitex (DTEX) of the yarn (i.e. the thickness & width of the individual grass blade). If you increase the pile height or stitch rate, or reduce the gauge – you’ll increase the face weight. If you use a thicker, heavier fiber for your grass blade you’ll also increase the face weight of the product.

Artificial grass backing consists of two components – the primary and the secondary backing. When comparing artificial grass backings people often only focus on the secondary back or the “glue” but in fact both components are important to the life-cycle of an artificial grass product.

This is the glue that secures the artificial grass blades or yarn to the primary backing. The quality and durability of the secondary backing determines the tuft bind of an artificial grass product. The tuft bind is a measurement of how hard it is to pull the fibers out.  Lazy Lawn takes pride in providing only grasses where it’s nearly impossible to pull out grass blades from the top.   It’s also important that the glue has viscosity to it, many manufactures simply dump more glue to the backing; which cracks in cold weather defeating it’s purpose altogether.

This is the fabric that the artificial grass is tufted through – similar to multiple layers of a commercial grade weed barrier. The quality and durability of a primary backing determines the dimensional stability of an artificial grass, essentially how the back preforms during the expansion and contraction from harsh winter to summer weather.

The sum of the face weight, weight of the primary backing, and the weight of the secondary backing.

The distance between stitch rows. The measurements are typically 3/8”, 1/2″, or 5/8” for artificial landscaping grasses, and are typically tighter for putting greens (3/16” or 5/32”) and wider for artificial sports fields (up to 3/4”). Generally speaking, the higher the stitch rate the more infill can be added.

The distance between stitch rows. The measurements are typically 3/8”, 1/2″, or 5/8” for artificial landscaping grasses, and are typically tighter for putting greens (3/16” or 5/32”) and wider for artificial sports fields (up to 3/4”). Generally speaking, the higher the stitch rate the more infill can be added.

This measurement is used to indicate the area of an object or space. Because artificial grass is sold by the square foot (15ft wide) and is typically cut as a rectangle, this measurement is calculated as the length x width.  Assuming your lawn was 13.50’ x 22’, for 297 square feet, we’d require a piece of artificial grass that is 15’ x 22, for 330 to cover your area with no seams. Generally speaking, a project has about 10% of usable scrapes.

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