The Dreaded Mohawk

November 30, 2023

The Dreaded Mohawk


JW here … today we’re going to be talking about the dreaded MOHAWK, what it is, how it happens and why seam integration is the answer for making it disappear.

Synthetic turf is supposed to simulate natural grass. This means when you look across a large installation, you are witnessing vibrant colors of synthetic turf fibers glowing in the sun’s rays that even fool the naked eye.

Sometimes when synthetic turf is installed incorrectly, things start to appear that you would never see in natural grass.
When seaming two sections of synthetic turf together, you are taking two sections and “unifying” them as one.

Over the decades, manufacturers have been creating thicker, more realistic turf. Higher face weights have created headaches for installers when seaming two sections together.

After studying the Mohawk, I found that “pressure” was the culprit.
Once the scrim is removed from the edge of the roll, the pressure from the thatch causes the turf fibers to push and hang outward toward the seams edge.
When placing two sections together, the hanging fibers from each section cross and end up looking like an Indian teepee.

This Mohawk line is very noticeable and sometimes turns out darker than the rest of the turf. This is caused by fibers crossing, reflecting UV light differently.

The solution? The seam integration tool.

Decades ago, I invented and patented The Super Seam tool, a proprietary patented method that integrates high face weight with ease and perfection. By integrating high face weight like a puzzle, it allows the fibers to integrate and blend together instead of crossing like an Indian tee pee.
Integration can be done either by hand or using the original Superseam Tool.

If you have further questions regarding seam integration, feel free to give me a shout or look for my Superseam Vlog in the near future.


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