Which Type of Artificial Turf Is Best for Your Project?

May 31, 2022

Artificial turf has dozens of different variables that work together to dictate what type of artificial grass is best for a specific purpose. From pile height and face weight to permeability and color, each factor affects how your artificial turf looks and performs in each application. One such factor is the material. Artificial grass is made using one of three different material types — nylon, polypropylene, or polyethylene. Each one results in a different look, finish, and performance, so it’s important to choose an artificial turf product with the proper material for your functional and aesthetic goals.


Nylon is an incredibly durable material perfect for high foot traffic areas and athletic uses. The stiff blades hold their original shape, so they’re hard-wearing and will last for years. However, due to the extreme stiffness of the blades, nylon turf doesn’t respond as natural grass would, and it can often be easily identified as artificial turf. Because of this, nylon artificial grass is best used for putting greens or athletic fields rather than landscape applications. At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, our Nylon Putt series is made with durable, long-lasting nylon for a tough putting green surface that still rolls true to your desired speed.


Polypropylene is another material popular for putting green use. It’s affordable and looks incredibly realistic. However, it’s not as durable or as heat-resistant as other turf materials, restricting its use cases. Since it’s lightweight and flexible, it creates a softer roll than nylon, making it ideal for putting green applications or for any other creative indoor or outdoor projects. SGW’s Sure Putt and True Putt putting green turf products are both made with polypropylene, and both perfectly replicate a natural bent grass putting surface for avid golfers.


Polyethylene creates the most realistic artificial grass products on the market. It’s one of the most popular turf materials since it’s durable and functional without sacrificing any aesthetic value. Polyethylene turf is soft to the touch yet incredibly hard-wearing. This combination makes it a versatile choice that can work across residential, commercial, and athletic applications. All Synthetic Grass Warehouse landscape turf products, including pet turf and playground turf, are made with high-quality, ultra-realistic polyethylene blades.

If you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf for your needs, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products and installation accessories for your home or business. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

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