Artificial grass comes in many different pile heights, colours and fibre shapes. It can also be manufactured using various plastics.

Therefore, artificial grass does vary in cost per square metre.

Generally, the shorter the pile, the cheaper the grass will be as less plastic is used.

Also, like most things, there are good quality and bad quality artificial grasses.

Finding out which are the good quality ones is not always easy.

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What should I look for when choosing a suitable artificial grass?

A good place to start is to ask your manufacturer for some samples. This way you’ll get to inspect the artificial grass and get an idea of how the grass feels.

You’ll also want to find out exactly where your artificial grass is manufactured. As a general rule, grasses manufactured in Europe tend to be better quality than those made in China.

Chinese manufacturers compete with their European competitors on price. To do this, they tend to use inferior materials and processes. For example, the latex backing on Chinese grasses normally has a much higher sand content, which affects its strength.

The best fake grasses will also have additional features, such as Instant Recovery, Feelgood, and Natural Look technology.

Of course, the type of plastic used to create the synthetic fibres will have a bearing on cost.

Nylon, the hardest wearing plastic used in artificial grass manufacturing, is the most expensive.

Manufacturers also need to use some slightly different processes when working with nylon as it’s more difficult to work with than polypropylene and polyethene – the two other types of plastic used.

Therefore it’s reasonable to assume that nylon-based products will be the most expensive.

For a hard-wearing, long-lasting grass we always recommend purchasing a fake turf made from nylon (polyamide) fibres.

To view products manufactured from nylon, look for the Instant Recovery Logo on our website. Aberdeen, The Arena and Inverness all have this technology built in.

However, there are some circumstances where you don’t necessarily need to choose the hardest wearing artificial grasses.

For example, a front garden lawn usually doesn’t get anywhere near as much use as a rear garden lawn and therefore either polyethene or polypropylene fibres would make for a good choice here.

Other applications, such as balconies, schools, or events or exhibitions, will also have different needs and therefore different costs to a residential artificial grass.

You can find out the artificial grass cost per square metre by viewing our range of products here. Remember, though, this doesn’t include installation.

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