How to Choose the Best Fake Grass for Your Dogs & Pets
It’s no surprise that many homeowners who have opted to have artificial grass installed are dog and pet owners.
The advantages of artificial grass for dogs are too great to ignore.
The fact is that dogs and real grass just don’t mix well. Urine-scorched patchy grass is the hallmark of a real lawn that has had to deal with the sort of continuous, heavy use inflicted by dogs and pets.
But it’s not just the aesthetics of artificial grass that appeal to so many pet owners. Dirt trodden into the house on muddy paws can be frustrating, to say the least, and many dog owners quickly become tired of having to clean muddy paws
With artificial grass, mud and mess is a thing of the past as, come rain or shine, your 4 legged friend can bound up and down your lawn all day long without becoming caked in mud.
If you are completely new to artificial grass you may not have realised that there is a selection of different types and not every artificial grass is suitable for every application.
In the article below we will look at some of the key aspects that you’ll need to consider in order to choose the best artificial grass for your dog or pet.
We’ll be looking at everything, including recommended pile height, pile density and the best type of synthetic fibre to choose, as well as discussing best installation practices for dogs and pets.
What is the best pile height for dogs and pets?
You may have heard that the shorter the pile, the more hard-wearing it is.
This is certainly true to an extent, particularly if the fibres are made from polyethylene or polypropylene.
If you are choosing an artificial grass made from either of these types of plastic, then you are best off with a pile height of somewhere between 22mm–30mm.
However, if you choose a fibre made from nylon, which is the hardest wearing plastic fibre used in artificial grass manufacturing, then you could choose something between 22mm–35mm; the hard-wearing fibres will cope better with the regular use it will receive from your dog or pet, so you can choose a longer pile.
Other than that, it really is a matter of personal choice.
If you like the look of freshly cut grass we recommend you choose a fake turf with a 25mm pile.Some people may prefer a slightly longer grass and therefore 35mm pile, would be a great choice.
What is the best pile density for dogs and pets?
The best artificial grass for dogs and pets tends to have quite a dense pile.
A dense pile structure will help your artificial lawn withstand foot traffic from dogs and pets and provide a natural looking appearance.
We recommend that you choose a pile density of somewhere between 16,000 and 18,000 stitches per square metre.
What is the best fibre material to choose for dogs and pets?
When choosing an artificial grass for dogs and pets, it’s vitally important to choose one that is hard-wearing.
The hardest wearing, most durable fibre used to manufacture artificial grass is nylon.
When looking for the best artificial grass for dogs and pets, choosing one that is made from nylon would be an excellent choice as it will be able to stand up to the heavy, regular use that it will receive.
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