It is quite common for people to use the terms artificial grass and astro turf interchangeably. So is there a difference? Astro turf is a subsidiary of artificial grass in America as it is a brand name whereas artificial grass is an umbrella term used to describe all types of fake grass, including astro turf. We will look at how and why the terms have been confused and what people are referring to when they use both phrases.
Astro turf is often a thinner type of artificial grass which is why it is perfect for outside sports such as golf and football. GrassWarehouse have a range of thin artificial grass which have a pile height between 15mm and 18mm. The Millennium 15mm artificial grass is designed for sports, especially golf. It is made from monofilament yarn which provides a premium surface. The reason why ‘astro turf’ is more often than not used for sports is because it stands up to heavy use as there are more stitches which makes it more durable. Not only that but it is also why a thin artificial grass is used in outdoor play areas. Due to the high foot traffic, a high pile height artificial grass would look flat quickly so by using a thin synthetic grass, it will look better for longer. If you want premium artificial grass, it is also perfect for other uses both inside and out so don’t let the terms astro turf which is known to be thinner put you off.
This term covers all types of artificial grass so if you are looking for a faux grass for a sports area of for your balcony, GrassWarehouse will have you covered. There is an extensive range of artificial grass from a low pile to a high pile height so there is something for everyone. They also come in a range of prices, a lot of which are budget friendly. However, whilst price is important, you need to consider what the artificial grass will be used for. If it is for an ornamental garden so there is low foot traffic then the cheapest option, Helios is perfect. However, if you have children then you might want to consider a higher pile so that it is softer and has more cushion.
To conclude, there is no difference between astro turf and artificial grass. In fact, they are the same thing but were often confused as a brand called astro turf in America was selling synthetic grass in the 1960’s. Grass Warehouse offer all types of artificial grass including those of which people would refer to astro turf so don’t let the term artificial grass phase you if you are looking for a synthetic grass for sports purposes. All artificial grass types are great as they require minimum maintenance, which is why especially in sports, the use of artificial grass will save a lot of time when real grass would need trimming to the perfect height frequently.