Blade Shapes and Why They Matter
So you probably didn’t even realize synthetic grass has different blade shapes before reading this article. Additionally, you’re probably wondering how they could possibly matter that much. The truth is, choosing the right blade shape is like picking out that great pair of shoes you wear 24/7 until the sole finally gives out. Except, synthetic turf lasts waaaaaay longer, so maybe a car investment would have been a better example. Let’s get to it!
3D Curvy “W” Fiber
Our first runner-up is the 3D Curvy “W” fiber. Oooooh. This shape is like the ultimate foam mattress. The shape just springs right back up after stepping on it. This is probably the reason why it’s also the most popular – think TigerTurf Diamond Line. This baby can also withstand medium to high amounts of foot traffic.
And in this corner is the Diamond De-lustered. It’s all about the feel for this guy. Think taking off your shoes and enjoying a relaxing outdoor experience on your realistic looking synthetic grass. People like this one because it looks aesthetically appealing, which is why it’s most commonly used for front yards or landscaping. And it can still deal with high foot traffic.
Next we have the Omega, which is exactly how it sounds – durable!! This W-shaped blade can handle the roughest of the rough foot traffic. Even though it’s highly durable, the Omega can still provide a soft feel. It’s found in the popular Everglade synthetic grass series and Pet Turf. *Woof*
The next competitor is the ‘M’ shape and is even more durable than Mr. W. Uh-oh. This one is for EXTRA durability reassurance. The shape of this blade is specifically for intense pressure points over several different areas. The shape diminishes the foot traffic impact making it the strongest yet. It’s most commonly found in the Everlast Turf Riviera Pro that’s ideal for landscapes experiencing some major foot traffic.
Last but not least we have the ‘S’ Blade. This shape is popular because of its super-scary realistic look. It was added to the Everlast Turf Tacoma synthetic grass product to pump up its game. This newly designed look can even withstand up to high foot traffic as well, making it a perfect competitor.
Still have no idea which blade is ideal for your project?! That’s okay! Reach out to us, because Texas Custom Turf knows just what you need.