12 Jan 2022
How to Factor Pile Height into Your Choice of Artificial Grass in Toronto
Once you’ve decided that synthetic turf installation is right for your residential or commercial property, the next step is picking out the right artificial grass in Toronto for your specific application. There are many measures and specifications used to calculate the performance, longevity, aesthetic appeal, and durability of artificial grass in various applications. One of the most highly referenced is pile height.
Pile height is a measure of the length of artificial grass fibres extending from the backing to the tip. Pile height plays an important role in both the function and the feel of a synthetic turf installation. While neither is necessarily better than the other, the pile height of any given type of artificial grass in Toronto will determine how well it fits into a particular application. At Echoing Green, we stock a full range of artificial grasses in our online store. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you in picking the best turf for your property.
Here’s how you should factor pile height into your synthetic turf installation.
Pile Height & Artificial Grass Qualities
At Echoing Green, we supply artificial grass in Toronto that ranges in pile height.
- Shorter Pile Height: Generally, turf with shorter pile heights are best suited for high traffic areas. When shorter, synthetic grass fibres are less vulnerable to wear and tear. Putting green turf, sports stadiums, swimming pool landscaping, pet turf, walkways, play areas, would benefit from shorter turf because of heavy traffic flow and enhanced ball roll.
- Longer Pile Height: On the other hand, artificial grass with lengthier pile heights are best installed in areas with low foot traffic. Long artificial grass fibres enable more lush looking and soft feeling lawns. Longer turf is great for those who like to walk barefoot in their backyard. Slightly longer turf fibres are great for residential applications such as front lawns, backyards, and balconies, where the number of people using the turf is reduced.
Artificial Grass Maintenance & Pile Height
Ultimately, all artificial grass in Toronto from Echoing Green requires little to no maintenance to keep its colour or fullness. However, based on its functionality artificial grass benefits from some upkeep. Longer artificial grass fibres are more easily flattened under furniture or constant foot traffic, thus it would be more brushing. At Echoing Green, we use high quality infill during all synthetic turf installation that keeps strategically designed fibres of artificial grass in Toronto propped upright.
Pile Height for Kids & Pets
When it comes to kids and pets who are a little more difficult to guide and control, it’s more important to choose artificial grass in Toronto that reduces slips and falls. Pet turf and kid-friendly playground grasses are usually designed with shorter pile heights to enable traction while walking, running, and jumping. The easier it is to gain traction the less likely it is for injuries to occur. However, if you prefer the slightly longer, lucious, appeal of artificial grass with longer fibres, take comfort in the shock-absorbent design and installation of our turf that prevents injuries by softening the blow of slips, trips, and falls.
Expert Artificial Grass Advice in Toronto
Artificial grass in Toronto is a big decision, while it can be installed virtually anywhere, you should be confident you’ll love it for decades to come. For assistance choosing the perfect turf for your property or project, the team at Echoing Green is available.