WHAT IS BLADE SHAPE?
Blade shape describes the basic outline of individual artificial grass blades. It affects the feel, performance, appearance, and longevity of your turf!
WHY IS BLADE SHAPE IMPORTANT?
Artificial grass blade shapes say a lot about your lawn! Different blade shapes pair best with certain lifestyles. To find the best blade shape for your project, start by defining your objectives:
Do you need grass that is pet-friendly? Is your yard used for sports and recreation? Are you interested in entertaining, or do you want artificial grass that will increase curb appeal? These are all essential questions, and will help you find what blade shape is best for you.
WHAT IS THE BEST ARTIFICIAL GRASS BLADE SHAPE FOR ME?
Here are seven essential blade shapes every homeowner should know about!
We break down the defining technology for each. Continue reading to learn what blade shape works best for your project!
C blades are built to withstand the pressure of heavy foot traffic. They offer greater resiliency than most blade shapes, creating a tougher, longer lasting product. Because this design reflects more light than other blade shapes, it’s best suited for backyard use.
V blades‘ unique shape keeps them standing tall in the toughest conditions! The singular, hard angle fold down the center of the blade creates a stiff spine, which prevents the blade from folding and matting under heavy foot traffic.
W/ Wave blades disperse heat to keep turf lawns up to 15 degrees cooler on hot days. Their folded design reflects more light than other blade shapes, creating a more comfortable, natural looking lawn.
Ωmega blades’ cutting edge design strikes the ideal balance between softness and durability. It performs well in heavy foot traffic, while closely mirroring the look and feel of natural grass.
Diamond blades‘ silky smooth texture gently hugs feet, while its natural green aesthetic accurately recreates the look of living grass. Diamond blades are recommended for areas with low to medium foot traffic.
Flat blades are ideal for low traffic areas! They offer a realistic look and soft-to-the-touch feel, but are not as durable as other blade shapes. Flat blades work nicely when mixed with W and Ω shaped blades to create a balanced blend of blade designs.
Z blades accordion design features two hard folds which increase resistance and disperse heat. They almost function like a hybrid between V and W blades.
A mixed approach to blade shape will create a more balanced lawn! For example, the Hydro Duo uses a V and Z blade mix to create a durable lawn with less shine.
Pro Natural 90 mixes W, Ω, and flat blades to offer a plush lawn that stays cool, looks natural, and will last for years to come. Sturdy W blades compliment realistic, less durable flat blades, while Ω blades round out this lawn by striking a nice balance between strength and realism
LEARN MORE ABOUT ARTIFICIAL GRASS TECHNOLOGY
There’s a lot more to artificial grass than meets the eye! And blade shape is just one of the essential ingredients to a great lawn.
Blade shape yarn quality, backing material, and infill composition separate tacky turf from great grass! Talk to a turf specialist to learn more about which technologies best fit your needs.