What Is Artificial Grass & What's It Made Of?

Artificial grass or synthetic turf is a surface of synthetic fibers that are attached to a backing and made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass. However, as the quality of artificial grass products has increased and the price has decreased it’s quickly become a very popular alternative to natural grass. We see artificial grass being used on residential lawns, in dog runs, around swimming pools, on porches and patios, and in a number of commercial applications as well. Below is a breakdown of what artificial grass is made of. If you have any questions about artificial turf, please Contact Us!

Artificial Grass Fibers With Closeup Overlay

Artificial Grass Fibers

Materials are melted down and mixed with coloring before going into molds to produce the thin fibers that become the blades of the artificial grass. Most artificial grass products are manufactured using:

  • Nylon
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene

  • Artificial Grass Fibers
  • Artificial Grass thatch fibers highlighted with closeup overlay

    Thatch Fibers in Artificial Grass

    The “Thatch” fibers are the curly yarn woven in with the turf Fibers. Thatch is typically brown, green or tan, and helps to give the artificial grass a more realistic look.

    • Made With Polypropelene
    • Gives Turf Natural Look
    • Help Support Turf Fibers

  • Thatch Fibers in Artificial Grass
  • Artificial Grass Backing Closeup

    Turf Backing System

    The “Backing” helps to stabilize the fibers, holding them in place. Not all backing systems drain the same. There are three¬† main types of backing:

    • Hole Punched Backing
    • Felt-like Backing
    • Fully Permeable Backing

  • Turf Backing System
    • Why Choose Ideal Turf's Artificial Grass Products?

      Our turf products are simply better! In the image below you can see exactly why our artificial grass and synthetic turf products are superior to our competitors. Our industry-leading, proprietary “Cascade Backing System” drains water at an incredible rate of 1,500 inches per hour! It’s literally 4-10x’s more efficient than the drainage technology found on our competitors products.

      Ideal Turf's "Cascade Backing System"
      Less Maintenance

      With artificial grass, there is no mowing, weedeating, edging, or trimming necessary! Save hours on lawn care.


      Artificial grass is a perfect solution for pets, because it is durable, drains well, and will reduce muddy paw prints.

      Green All Year Long

      With artificial grass, curb appeal is easy! Your neighbors will envy your new lawn that stays green all year long.

      Artificial Grass for Residential & Commercial Applications

      We offer a wide range of high-quality synthetic turf products and also have the best installation crews to ensure a lush, long-lasting, natural-looking synthetic lawn.

      Residential Artificial Grass Solutions

      Transform your landscape or yard with our industry-leading residential turf solutions. We provide Texas homeowners with turf for Pets, Play Areas, Putting Greens, Pools, and more!
      Residential synthetic turf solutions by Ideal Turf of Fort Worth, Texas
      Artificial turf around swimming pool of apartment complex in Fort Worth that was installed by Ideal Turf

      Commercial Artificial Grass Applications

      We work with commercial clients all the time to ensure their facilities are beautiful and inviting. Bad weather and heavy foot traffic are no match for our commercial synthetic turf products!
      • Architects
      • Property Managers
      • Pet Care Facilities
      • Pool Builders
      • Home Builders
      • Contractors
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      Our Artificial Grass Installation Process

      While we think you should leave the artificial grass installations to the experts, we do want to make sure you understand exactly what happens during an installation.

      Check out this short video that explains what we do during an installation!

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      Why Choose Ideal Turf For Your Artificial Grass Installation?

      We’re not just claiming to be the best. Ideal Turf truly is the best artificial grass company in Texas. Here are just a few of the reasons to choose us for your artificial grass installation.

      Read our story
      Superior Drainage

      Our products are lab-tested to drain over 1500 inches/hour, while other products only claim to drain over 400 inches/hour.

      Installation Warranty

      In addition to our product warranty, we offer a 1 year installation warranty on every installation that we complete.

      Fully Insured

      Feel safe using us because we are insured with a $2 million general liability umbrella, as well as workman's compensation.

      Product Warranty

      Majority of our products offer a manufacturer's warranty up to 15 years and we are working diligently to make that 20 years.

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