It’s all about the face weight when it comes to artificial turf! Face weight is the amount of yarn per square yard, which determines how realistic your field looks and feels. The face weight of artificial turf refers to the individual fibers or yarns that make up the turf’s surface layer.
Total weight is the sum of all the artificial turf components – including combined face weight and backings – and doesn’t accurately measure quality. On the other hand, the face weight gives consumers a better idea of how their artificial turf will perform in their specific environment. For example, extra-dense fibers are required for playgrounds or outdoor sports fields as they will maintain a higher level of durability throughout more frequent use and prolonged periods of wear and tear. When you purchase artificial turf, the higher the face weight, the softer and better it looks. So if you want a true-to-life field that looks great and feels good – go with a high-quality artificial turf with a high face weight!