Best Artificial Grass: 7 Key Features

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Best Artificial Grass: 7 Key Features

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Introduction to Artificial Grass

Artificial grass, also known as synthetic turf or fake grass, is a man-made surface that resembles natural grass. It’s typically made from synthetic fibers like polyethylene, or polypropylene, designed to look and feel like real grass. Artificial grass is used in landscaping, sports fields, and other outdoor areas where natural grass may be difficult to grow or maintain.

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Key Characteristics of a Good Artificial Grass

When considering the purchase of artificial grass, it’s not just about its green color. Many individuals plan to use artificial grass for various settings such as homes, villas, restaurants, and more, but they often lack sufficient information to make the right decisions. In the following sections, we will delve into some features that you need to consider when purchasing artificial grass. While these characteristics may vary based on the weather conditions of your location, it is important to keep them in mind:


Artificial grass should possess a delicate texture. While polyethylene is a common choice for the pile material of artificial grass, at Zarif Carpets, we employ a combination of polypropylene and polyethylene for our piles. Polypropylene is renowned for its high quality and contributes to enhancing the delicacy and safety of the grass. Essentially, the more delicate the artificial grass, the safer it is. Some companies add rock flour and other substances to increase the weight of the grass, but these additional materials often decrease its softness and delicacy. We often reassure our customers with the statement, “Falling on our artificial grass will cause no harm to you“.


Grass should be durable. When examining the cross-section of a strand of artificial grass under a microscope, you may observe various shapes, including:

strand of artificial grass under a microscope

The cross-sectional shape highly influences the durability of the grass. It is better to manufacture artificial grass with a combination of these shapes, paired with high-quality pile material, to achieve a more durable piece of grass rather than using a simple linear shape.

Antifungal Feature

Many people complain about the bad smell emanating from their artificial grass, which is caused by fungi resulting from moisture accumulation within the grass pile. Therefore, artificial grass should come with antifungal feature.


Fake grass requires moisture and should be irrigated twice or three times a week. This necessity arises from its polymer structure. Consider the steering wheel of a car exposed to sunlight over time; it gradually wears out. This is exactly what happens to artificial grass in the long run. Therefore, it’s essential to keep the grass moist. Moisture helps prevent the grass from wearing out prematurely.

In addition to wearing out, without moisture, the grass becomes warm, dry, and firm, especially in summer. You would notice this more distinctly when walking on it with bare feet.

According to the above, the structure and installation method of artificial grass should facilitate moisture retention, an important feature that helps the grass remain vibrant for a longer period.

Anti-UV Feature

The anti-UV characteristic prevents the color of the grass from changing over time, ensuring that your grass remains green in the long run.

High Quality Glue

One of the most important materials used in crafting artificial grass is glue. The glue adheres the piles to the backing and must be of standard and high quality. The glue should possess characteristics such as softness, odor resistance, waterproofing, and the ability to maintain its softness over time.

High Foot-traffic Resistance

High foot-traffic resistance is another crucial characteristic of artificial grass. This feature emanates from the piles, their manufacturing technique, raw material, and cross-section. One of the reasons for the high price of some grass is their resistance over time. High-quality pile must be utilized in their crafting process, which results in a higher price compared to other grass types.

Final words

Purchasing artificial grass for your outdoor and indoor areas can be an amazing option as it brings the beauty of nature to your space. However, there are some factors to consider to ensure a confident purchase. Artificial grass is not typically cheap, so it’s important to have enough knowledge about it and purchase from an experienced and trustworthy company.

Zarif Carpets’ artificial grass is designed to closely resemble natural grass, with such high likeness that the only way to distinguish it as synthetic is by touching it. Additionally, it possesses all the mentioned features. You can explore our grass by visiting the ‘Artificial Grass‘ page on our website.

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