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Artificial Grass Pile Height – What It Is and Why It’s Important

Let’s talk pile height and artificial grass. We want to explain what it is, and then why it’s important. That way, if and when you decide to go ahead with having artificial grass in your property then you’ll have knowledge of what it is and how to discuss your needs more comprehensively. Choosing the right pile height can help you to get the most out of your artificial grass lawn so it’s not wasted and fully utilised for its intended purpose.

So, let’s get started on this then – what is pile height?

Pile height is the length of the fibres on artificial turf. If it was a natural lawn these would be the individual grass blades above the surface of the soil. It’s measured so we can tell you exactly how high it is, this way you have an educated guess at how high it will be once it’s fitted on to the surface of your garden. It also gives you an idea of how suitable it will be for your needs. Different pile heights serve different needs and here at The Turf Warehouse, we supply several different ones so our clients have a wide range of choices.

Why do we talk about pile height and why supply different ones?

We do this because if you’re looking to purchase artificial grass you’ll need to make sure you have the right kind of surface that suits what you’re going to be using it for, whether that’s football, golf or for sitting around of an evening with friends.


The height of your grass can impact on how it looks, you might be thinking of a longer pile for your lawn, and if you don’t walk on it often and it’s just purely for reasons of aesthetics e.g. it could be for surrounding a water feature or to sit around the base of a tree, then that’s fine. However, a high pile height could be detrimental to an attractive looking lawn if it gets walked on regularly and flattens out.

Shorter pile heights can be easier to manage and make your garden look more uniform and attractive. It’s also quite handy for sports – again the height of the pile will be determined by your needs.

Fit for purpose

Because what we’re talking about here is whether the pile height you’ve chosen is suitable for its purpose. Sports will be the determining factor. It’s a case of applying the pile height which is best suited for what your intended use is, so football will need a different pile height to that required for bowling or golf.

Artificial grass can last for many, many years

All artificial grass regardless of pile height is both functional and durable. It can last for decades if taken care of, and taking care of it is little more than brushing and washing gently with detergent every now and again. So, in general, but there are no hard and fast rules here, longer fibres are great for areas that are for display only and not for walking on, and shorter fibres are great for families and sitting out on.

The Turf Warehouse – High Quality Artificial Grass

Remember that we sell different types of artificial grass with different pile heights. We also have an expert team of professionals who can help you choose the right pile height for your needs. If you need it installed as well, we can do that for you too. No-fuss, and we clear up once we’re finished. Contact us today.

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