BLADES OF GLORY

CARSON BLADE

Resilient and withstands high traffic, the curve shape helps it to stand up straighter under pressure, soft to the touch.

VALLEY BLADE

Popular blade, diamond shape makes it look realistic and most durable.

Sahara Blade

The simple, elegant design is perfect for diffusing light in places that get a lot of sunlight.

SUMMIT BLADE

This blade is wider than most and is best used in medium traffic areas like commercial or residential lawns.

Hoover Blade

A performance blade, perfect for withstanding the demand of a sports field and playground, takes a lot wear this blade down!

Charleston Blade

The sharp edges of this blade diffuse light and heat well - perfect for places where temperatures get high.

Boulder Blade

This thick curled blade can withstand medium traffic, perfect for recreational putting greens.

Strip Blade

All about the looks - easy on the eyes and touch, this blade is perfect for low traffic areas like front yards.

Boulder Blade

This thick curled blade can withstand medium traffic, perfect for recreational putting greens.

Sahara Blade

The simple, elegant design is perfect for diffusing light in places that get a lot of sunlight.

SUMMIT BLADE

This blade is wider than most and is best used in medium traffic areas like commercial or residential lawns.

CARSON BLADE

Resilient and withstands high traffic, the curve shape helps it to stand up straighter under pressure, soft to the touch.

Hoover Blade

A performance blade, perfect for withstanding the demand of a sports field and playground, takes a lot wear this blade down!

SUMMIT BLADE

This blade is wider than most and is best used in medium traffic areas like commercial or residential lawns.

Hoover Blade

A performance blade, perfect for withstanding the demand of a sports field and playground, takes a lot wear this blade down!

Charleston Blade

The sharp edges of this blade diffuse light and heat well - perfect for places where temperatures get high.

VALLEY BLADE

Popular blade, diamond shape makes it look realistic and most durable.

SUMMIT BLADE

This blade is wider than most and is best used in medium traffic areas like commercial or residential lawns.

Hoover Blade

A performance blade, perfect for withstanding the demand of a sports field and playground, takes a lot wear this blade down!

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Over the last few decades, there has been a large jump in the field of synthetic grass design.

A lot of things have changed and although in the past people had limited options, nowadays, the synthetic lawn on your front yard is an embodiment of the
progress in synthetic grass creation. Today’s artificial grass is so intricately designed it will probably blow your mind seeing the difference when laid side by
side against the ones produced years ago.

When people first buy synthetic turf, they are usually more concerned about the aesthetic aspect of the turf. Their initial considerations usually revolve around
factors like the color combination, drainage or permeability, lushness or softness, and more. One characteristic that these consumers are rarely familiar with is
blade shape, which is actually undervalued compared to all the other characteristics found in the grass.

What Does Artificial Grass Blade Shape Refer to?

Artificial grass blade shape, also known as artificial grass profile, is a valuable aspect in achieving the look and functionality you desire in your lawn. The grass’ blade shape will dictate whether your grass will look ridiculously close to real grass, if it will hold up better to more traffic compared to others, and even keep your fake turf cooler on hot summer days.

The right blade shape is important to the longevity and usability of your artificial lawn. In as much as the appropriate blade shape improves the look of your landscape design, it also serves a good determining factor or benchmark on whether your artificial turf will last for the years to come.

What About Clusters?

Clusters refer to the grass that includes the minor details that make it look like the real thing. Imagine a bunch of fake grass clumped together, they would
simply look like plastic straws strewn together. The clusters add dimension and texture to the grass blades, the presence of materials that look like wilted grass
blades add a touch of authenticity to the product and makes the experience more realistic for the user.

Finding the Right Artificial Grass Blade Shape

In a residential, commercial, recreational, or even institutional setting,
installing manufactured grass requires guidance from experts.

Having a design consultant walk you through the smallest differences can help you decide whether you are looking at something that would complement the landscape project you have in mind. Before making a purchase, we highly advise researching on different types of grass blade and clusters to make sure you pick the ones that your space will most benefit from.

Before placing an order for rolls and rolls of turf, prepare to discuss your options first with a highly trained artificial turf design consultant. Try to learn as much as you can about the basics of blade technology to better understand how your decisions will impact the success of your installation project.

Structured Versus Flat

Artificial grass blade shapes normally fall into 2 categories, namely, structured and flat.

The flat ones, as the name implies, are flat and serve their own purpose. It is usually stiff and best used on lawns that will be used in high traffic
areas such as putting greens. The structured grass blades are best known for their variety in shapes and effectively, the lushness of the lawn.
These types of blades are used in different settings and are much more flexible than flat grass blades. They are also signified by letters based
on the letters they best resemble.

What are the Different Types of Artificial Grass Blades and What Purpose Do They Serve?

Aside from face weights, blade lengths, and color combinations, grass blade shape is also important when planning your synthetic grass
installation. Depending on your specific needs, the grass blade shape will either make your landscaping project a hit or a heartbreaking miss.
We highlight the different types of artificial grass blade shapes and their respective benefits below:

Sahara

This S-shaped synthetic grass blade is uniquely shaped for a more realistic appearance, softer-feeling turf, and added durability. The curved style minimizes light reflection, enabling the blade colors to come through instead of just reflecting white light. Perfect for any landscape, it can be installed in areas that experience medium to heavy foot traffic.

Hoover

C-shaped blades are known for having a high wear tolerance and greater durability than other blade shapes. They efficiently prevent your turf from premature matting under regular use. Because of its durability, c-shaped artificial grass blades are best installed in high-traffic areas.

Summit

More textured and more realistic looking, t-shaped grass blades look fuller than others. Inspired by natural grass, it can handle heavy levels of foot traffic with its durable qualities. Resilience is one of its best features, making it perfect for use in pet areas and recreation areas.

Valley

Straight cut grass blade shapes are reminiscent of freshly cut grass. This is because it is mainly used for indoor or outdoor golf course turfs. When properly installed, artificial turfs utilizing straight cut grass blades can easily mimic the best greens and fairways on a real golf course.

Each grass blade shape is designed to match a specific functionality.

Being aware of their features and strengths will help you pick the ones that will best complete the look and performance of your dream
landscaping project.

How Important is Blade Profile?

The grass blade profile plays a very large role in the lushness, durability,
and the lifespan of your artificial grass lawn.

A heavily structured grass blade profile will give a denser feeling to the turf, a better vertical or impact absorption memory, and allow your lawn to age
better. To better visualize a grass blade’s profile, think of a long thin strip of paper. Simply hold it vertically and it will fall over. This is your grass blade
minus the structure and without clusters.

Now, imagine the same strip of paper and give it structure by folding it in the middle to achieve a V shape, or curve the paper into a C shape; now you
have a long strip of paper that is able to support itself. This imagery directly applies to synthetic grass. In fact, it is one of the best indicators you have
regarding the quality of the turf you are looking at. Top-quality artificial turf is able to stand tall even after being unrolled for the very first time. A well-
structured profile will stand up quicker despite being kept in tight rolls at the warehouse. Badly structured blade profiles won’t stand up at all even with
all the assistance provided (brushing of the turf, etc.)

Manufacturers should know to use a mix of structured and flat blade profiles to their advantage. Depending on the intended use, these companies would
benefit from combining the various thresholds and durability that the varying blade shapes can offer. As a consumer, you can perform your own tests
and compare flat profile and structured profiles side by side. A simple trick you can do is get a small panel of each type and use it as a doormat or
under your work desk. A few weeks of use will tell you which type is more ideal for your lifestyle and usage.

One thing to note is that even structure blades will feel stiff when brand new. This isn’t a cause for concern so do not rush and go sending your turf back.
These types of products are expected to soften up with use over time and will get lusher when exposed to warmer weather.

How to Do a Side by Side Comparison Between Different Blade Profiles

Several people have been known to skip this step only to regret it because they ended up getting grass that they aren’t quite satisfied with. If you plan on
performing this test, you’ll be glad to learn that there are trusted fake grass manufacturers out there like MegaGrass where you can acquire small
samples for comparison before you make a purchase.

You start the test by taking a sample from each of the grass products you are looking to buy.

Start by taking a single tuft out of each of the grass products you want to compare. These samples are also called tufts and are comprised of single
blades grouped together and bunched together through the backing to give out a realistic appearance of 2 clumps of grass. Once you have your
samples, you can go ahead and press a knife blade under the center of the tuft, and lightly pry the tuft loose. Pull the tuft free from the backing and
take a closer look.

You should be able to see that the tuft is actually a mix of various types of yarn. Quality products are usually made up of a rich combination of
structured, flat, and curl blades. The less flat profiles you have, the better the overall quality of the turf.

Conclusion

The goal of every reputable manufacturer is to design artificial grass blades
that look and feel exactly or even better than live grass.

When shopping for the right products, look for the ones that offer durability and best aesthetic value. Sure they may cost more than the turfs consisting mostly of flat blades, but they are also guaranteed to last longer and give you the best value for your money.

Trying to decide on which blade profile best fits your needs can be tricky. If you’re finding it difficult weighing the pros and cons, you can always get help by talking to an experienced artificial turf design consultant. Doing this will help you answer all your questions and eventually lead you to a decision that will render the best results for your home or whatever space you’re working on.