How Face Weight Affects Your Artificial Grass

Most Laguna Niguel homeowners don’t know the terminology behind artificial grass products or even how greatly they differ. Once you’ve made the decision to transform your Laguna Niguel home, most residents think that the products themselves are more or less the same. However, there are several different factors such as face weight, pile height, color, and drainage rate which dictate how your lawn will look and perform once it’s installed. Before you commit to your synthetic turf product, a long-term investment, make sure that you know what face weight is and which one would be most appropriate for your property’s performance requirements.

What is artificial grass face weight?

A synthetic turf product’s face weight is a measurement of how many ounces of grass fiber material per square yard are used. This figure doesn’t consider the weight of the backing at all, just the grass blades and thatch. The higher the face weight is, the more densely tufted the turf is. A dense grass will feel softer, fuller, and lusher, which is why many people tend to prefer a high face weight for residential installations. Face weights tend to range from 40 to 90 ounces per square yard on average, with the cost generally increasing as the face weight increases. Since face weight is merely an indication of product weight, an artificial turf product with a high face weight may have fibers that are thicker, more densely tufted, or taller (if not all three). Therefore, it’s important to still take other factors such as pile height into consideration when choosing the appropriate artificial turf product.

How does face weight affect my synthetic grass installation?

Your synthetic grass’s face weight is an indicator of density, durability, and appearance. The higher the face weight of your artificial grass is, the denser the artificial grass will be, which means that it will generally be more durable. If you expect a high amount of foot traffic on your lawn, a higher face weight will be a better long-term investment and will keep your yard looking pristine with less required maintenance. Choosing a product with too small of a face weight for your durability requirements could result in severe matting and other damages over time. If you have kids or pets, enjoy entertaining, or are installing in a commercial property, then a high face weight product will be ideal for your project.

If you’ve clearly established which face weight range is ideal for your residential or commercial installation, you can choose the synthetic grass product that’s perfect for you. Here at OC Turf & Putting Greens, we can assist any Laguna Niguel client with choosing the right product for their home or business. We have proudly served the Orange County area for more than 15 years, providing each client with exceptional installations that keep their home looking gorgeous for years. We pair high-quality installations with 5-star customer service for an experience that never disappoints. To find out more about our products or to request a free installation estimate, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289.