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Glossary of Terms

We feel that a great looking lawn should be something that everyone can enjoy. As the UK’s leading artificial grass manufacturer, we want to make sure everyone understands as much as possible about artificial grass. To help with this we have compiled a glossary featuring a variety of terms.

 

We hope you will find it of interest, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if there is anything more that we can help with.

 

Approved installer

These are the highly experienced teams of people that install our products, all our installers are fully trained and vetted before they can officially call themselves a Namgrass approved installer. Giving our customers the ultimate peace of mind and confidence.

 

Artificial grass

A synthetic product that has been carefully created to look and feel like natural grass and provide a low maintenance alternative that will look great all year round with minimal effort.

 

Artificial turf

A commonly recognised term for artificial grass.

 

Astroturf

This is an American branded manufacturer of artificial grass developed in the 1960’s, however today people commonly use this as a generic term for artificial grass. It’s a bit like the term Hoover – other vacuum cleaners are available.

 

Backing

The true test of quality in Namgrass artificial grass products is the quality of the latex backing, this is what holds the grass stitches in place and provides the tensile strength making sure your grass yarn stays put.

 

Brushing

Using a stiff brush will help stimulate the pile and ensure that it looks stunning.

 

Carpet

An alternative name used when referring to the artificial grass product itself, commonly used in the warranty and other official documentation when referring to the product e.g. the artificial grass carpet.

 

Contamination

Whilst artificial grass is hard wearing and easy to maintain to avoid any contaminate we suggest you keep the products clean using our cleaning product from time to time.

 

Durability

The resistance to wear and general degradation of our Namgrass artificial grass products.

 

Fibres

A phrase given to the individual yarns in the artificial grass carpet. These are available in a host of colours and textures shapes and sizes.

 

Infill

We suggest that you use a product to infill the grass to keep the yarns standing straight and to add ballast to the artificial grass carpet. We generally suggest that using a product such as kiln dried sand or rubber mixes be used to infill your grass for the best results.

 

Installation

The process of fitting your artificial grass lawn. It’s important that you follow the established guidelines and advice. It’s a simple job but must be done right to ensure you get the most value and enjoyment from your artificial lawn.

Full guidelines are available in our how to install section. Alternatively you can always speak to one of our approved installers in our ‘find an installer’ section.

 

ISO certification

To comply with the highest levels of quality all our products are ISO certified. As we manufacture all our own products we can ensure these strict requirements are met.

 

Join

The process of connecting 2 sections so grass together to provide a seamless join between two products, details of how to do this and the tips to a great job are here.

 

Joining tape

The product that we use to join two sections of grass together used in conjunction with our adhesive.

 

Maintenance

Whilst a maintenance free garden is a main reason that many people choose to install artificial grass like anything from time to time you will need to look after your grass to ensure you get the most from it. We have a full guide to some of the tricks of the trade that you can use to keep your Namgrass artificial grass lawn looking tiptop

 

  • Keep it clean
  • Good brush-up
  • Tackling stains and marks
  • Taking care of business

 

 

Membrane

Those pesky weeds don’t give up easily so we always suggest installing a weed membrane to ensure that weeds don’t continue to grow under your artificial grass. Details of how to install this are included in the install video and guide available here.

 

Pets

Our furry (or non furry) friends that it would appear love playing, sitting, sleeping and generally doing whatever they do on artificial grass. If you have pets artificial grass is a perfect solution, there will be no more muddy pawprints and it’s really easy to clean up any mess that’s left. Just think no more dodgy looking brown or dead grass patches. Just a great looking lawn.

 

Kids

Small versions of humans that love to play, run and generally zoom about on our artificial grass products. Installing artificial grass in any garden means that kids can play outside no matter what the weather (as long as they wrap up warm of course or dress appropriately). For some great examples of how artificial grass can be used to enhance play areas have a look at our ‘recent projects’ section.

 

Playgrounds

Areas for kids to run, play and generally do what kids do best. At Namgrass we are devoted to promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle and our Namgrass artificial grass products are perfect for use in playgrounds. If you have equipment that remains stationery we always advise moving this around from time to time to ensure even wear conditions on the carpet. You may also want to consider the use of shockpad to soften the impact of falls etc.

 

Pile

The name given to the carpet of yarn on top of the backing.

 

Pile height

The length of the grass fibres

 

Product support

At Namgrass we offer full product support from start to finish helping our customer with all the information they need to make the right decision when selecting the correct products and install methods to suit them. Our installers are always on hand to offer local support and of course we offer full product support to make sure you get the most from your Namgrass artificial grass lawn.

 

Roof gardens

The terraced areas common in flats and apartments artificial grass is a perfect low maintenance solution.

 

Samples

The small sections of artificial grass that we send out for people to see and feel our lovely products for themselves. Feeling is believing.

 

Seams

The edges of the artificial grass carpets.

 

Sports

Artificial grass has been used for sports for many years now and its very much part of our heritage, for more information why not have a look at one of our info graphics. Namgrass products are used in many different sporting areas from Fifa accredited football pitches through to MUGA pitches (multi use games area).

 

 

Shockpad

An absorbent layer of high-density foam rubber that can be used to soften impact. This will typically be laid under the artificial grass and can be used to assess the critical fall height if needed for risk assessment. This is available in different thicknesses.

 

Softness

This refers to the general feel and ‘bounce’ of the grasses. This will change from one product to the next so it’s always best to see and feel a sample to decide which one is right for you. Some products will be more resilient and tougher, better for use in high traffic areas. Others may be softer and more luxurious to the touch.

 

Sub Base

This is the foundation that we lay our grass on top of. When installing artificial grass its essential to ensure that your sub base is properly installed. We have a guide to this on the website, alternatively all our installer will be trained to follow our best practise processes.

 

Stitching

Our grass yarns are sewn in to a backing it’s the quality of this workmanship that plays a key roll in the resilience and overall quality of our products. The higher the stiches per 10CM, the more dense the product.

 

Stockist and retailers

These are the resellers of Namgrass, we don’t sell our products direct but we have a nationwide selection of Stockists and retailers that will be able to help process your order.

 

Joining Tape

The products hat is used to join to products together. You can see how this is done in our install section where you will find some tips to delivering a terrific job.

 

Textured yarn

The individual grass fibres are called Yarns. These are textured to give an ultra real effect. We use only the finest quality yarns in all our products.

 

Turf

An alternative term for grass

 

U.V. stabilised

This means that ultra violet light should not degrade the colour of our Namgrass artificial grass products. As a manufacturer of artificial grass, we test our products to ISO standards for UV resistance.
Warranty

The period of time that we protect our products against manufacture fault all our products are covered by a warranty to ensure the ultimate peace of mind.

 

Yarn

As mentioned in textured yarns, our grass fibres are made of a carefully created yarn that is sewn into our products.

 

Yarn Profile

To ensure our products deliver a naturally look and feel our yarns are designed with natural profiles this makes them more like natural grass. It’s the bespoke design of our yarns that makes our products truly special.

 

 

 

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