The next thing to consider is the carpet. Whereas the yarn characteristics are the individual blades of grass, the carpeting characteristics are essentially the blades collectively as the”carpet” or complete turf you are installing. The following are groups of rug measurement That You Might want to consider:
You may often see a term called heap weight, also referred to as tufted face weight or sewn face weight. This measures how much the yarn weighs per square yard, excluding backing or infill, and can be measured in ounces per square yard or g per square meter. If you simply need one step of your carpeting, pile weight would be the best as it takes into account both the height and density measurements given below. Generally speaking, the higher the pile weight the better quality and greater durability the turf. In the very low end of the spectrum, you may see heap weights of 28 ounces per square yard or less. At the end of the spectrum, you will see pile weights of 106 ounces per square yard or higher. And there is a rather a large array in between.
The Pile Height is the height of the turf’s blades and can be generally 1.50 to 1.75 inches, although much briefer (e.g. 0.31 inch) and taller (e.g. 2.625 inches) types exist. Often you will notice a dimension for both the bud zone and the thatch zone, with the thatch zone somewhat shorter. Broadly, unless you’ve got a particular turf application requiring shorter blades (e.g., golf putting greens), be wary of shorter, typically cheaper pile heights of less than 1.50 inches.
You may wish to also think about the turf’s gauge. Carpet is shaped by stitching together the individual blades of grass in rows on a backing at pre-set widths. Gauge is the width or distance between these rows. The gauge you choose is partly based on preference and partially based on function. For example, closer gauges mean tighter-packed grass blades and may be used for, e.g., a golf putting green. Wider indicators could be better for athletic fields, as FieldTurf claims within this advertising record. For standard artificial grass, many gauges appear to drop from the 3/8″ to 3/4″ range and, generally speaking, a closer gauge means a heavier artificial lawn which is generally considered high quality.
A final consideration is the stitch count or rate. Stitch speed is typically quantified in the number of stitches in a 3 inch by 3-inch part of the turf. Generally speaking, the higher the stitch rate, the heavier and higher quality the grass.