What is the Difference Between Astroturf and Artificial Grass?
Artificial grass is popular the world over, used by homeowners, sports facilities and schools across the globe. Its popularity stems from the benefit of having authentic-looking grass without the upkeep. This means domestic and commercial customers can enjoy the beauty, durability and longevity of artificial turf without requiring any maintenance downtime to weed, mow or fertilise.
The word ‘astroturf’ is often used synonymously with artificial grass, but there are actually key differences you should be aware of – let’s explore this.
What is the difference between artificial turf and astroturf?
Artificial grass, or synthetic grass, refers to any man-made grass designed to imitate the appearance and functionality of real grass. The idea is to offer a low or no-maintenance alternative to real turf, whilst still capturing the beauty and appeal of natural grass. Different manufacturers will make synthetic grass from different UV-stable materials, including polyethene. The term artificial grass is most commonly used to refer to synthetic turf you would find in a back garden, but in reality, it’s widely used for sports pitches and other uses.
Astroturf is often used as simply another name for artificial grass – but AstroTurf is an American company who specialise in synthetic turf for sports pitches and grounds, though the term is often used to mean all artificial grass found at sports facilities. This is because when the company was first founded, they were one of the first and only companies producing synthetic grass. Since then, they’ve been joined by numerous other companies producing innovative artificial grass products, making them just one brand among many. Something else to note is that astroturf installation is hardly ever carried out in the UK, as the brand does not have much presence over here – making it highly unlikely that you’ve ever actually seen it in person.
Easigrass UK is the nation’s leading artificial grass supplier. With over 30 years of experience, we provide and install a wide range of award-winning products to suit your needs. Our products transform indoor and outdoor spaces, giving homeowners and commercial businesses a beautiful, realistic lawn without the maintenance. Simply give us a call to discuss your needs and we can arrange to install your brand new astroturf at a time and date that suits you.