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Installing artificial grass for your home or commercial location is a big decision. From choosing the right type of turf to hiring the right team to design the landscaping and complete the installation, there are lots of questions along the way.

Here you will find frequently asked questions about:

Artificial Grass

Synthetic Turf Northwest

Artificial Turf Pricing

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Artificial Grass

Does artificial grass look like real grass?

Yes! With improvements made in recent years, synthetic turf can look and feel like real grass. With our high-quality turf materials and expert installation, it can be hard to tell if you’re standing on real grass or an artificial grass lawn.

Our synthetic turf features blades of varying sizes and shades, giving a truly natural look and feel to your finished project. Request a sample box, schedule a consultation or stop by our showroom to see and feel for yourself!

Is synthetic turf antimicrobial?

Many high-end turf systems offer some degree of antimicrobial protection. On the other hand, low-cost synthetic turf materials often are not antimicrobial.

All of the turf materials from Synthetic Turf Northwest proudly include antimicrobial technology. On its own, artificial grass is generally less likely to attract insects such as ants, ticks or fleas, making it an excellent surface for playgrounds. With the addition of antimicrobial properties, our artificial turf materials are a clean, safe choice for your family and your pets.

What goes under artificial grass?

There are several materials that make a suitable base for artificial grass. At Synthetic Turf Northwest, we primarily use a specialty crushed rock. Depending on the project, it can also include weed and mole barriers, drainage tiles or fall padding.

Because conditions can vary, we consider the location, the property’s topography, drainage conditions, intended use (residential, commercial, golf green, playground, etc.) and more. Our professional turf installers will evaluate your unique space to determine the best base materials for your project.

Starting your Synthetic Turf system off with the right foundation is crucial. It supports your turf, encourages proper drainage and keeps your artificial grass looking its best in addition to increasing its longevity.

Read more about what materials are used under synthetic turf.

What is artificial grass infill?

Infill is an integral part of a synthetic turf system. When placed in between the blades of artificial grass, it allows the blades to stand up and spring back to an upright position after being flattened by regular foot traffic. Without it, artificial turf would end up looking like a flattened, matted carpet.

The weight of the infill helps keep the entire turf surface in place, flat and wrinkle-free. Plus, the infill material enhances how an artificial lawn feels underfoot.

The right infill material improves drainage, which is particularly important when installing synthetic turf in the Pacific Northwest or when creating an artificial lawn for pets. On sunny days, good infill will also protect the backing from UV degradation.

At Synthetic Turf Northwest, we use a few different silica sand infill blends, depending on the application. If you have pets, we even offer an infill specifically for pet areas, which features a natural deodorizer!

We never use crumb rubber, which is a hot, messy, outdated and overall, a less effective choice.

This final layer in a synthetic turf system can make or break the look, feel and life span of the turf. It is a critical part of a complete synthetic turf system. We’ve placed a great deal of R&D into fine-tuning our infills for optimal results.

About Synthetic Turf Northwest

Where do you install artificial turf?

Synthetic Turf Northwest specializes in synthetic turf installations in the rainy region we call home, the Pacific Northwest. Our service area includes just about everywhere in the greater Puget Sound and South Sound areas. This includes Seattle, Redmond, Mukilteo, Woodinville, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Everett, Marysville, Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Newcastle, Sammamish, Issaquah, Edmonds, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Tacoma, Puyallup, Maple Valley, Auburn, Lakewood, Renton, Black Diamond, and Fife.

Do you install artificial turf for residential or commercial applications?

Both! Synthetic Turf Northwest installs artificial grass for almost any project you can imagine.

From backyard putting greens to commercial golfing facilities, private pet runs to professional pet boarding facilities, immaculate front lawns to public playgrounds!

Our professional turf installers have experience in both residential and commercial projects across the Pacific Northwest.

Explore our artificial grass landscaping photo gallery.

How many landscaping projects has Synthetic Turf Northwest completed?

Synthetic Turf Northwest was founded in 1996. With over 20 years of experience, we have completed thousands of artificial grass landscaping projects all across Puget Sound.

With our longevity in this region comes quantity, but our main focus will always be quality. We’ll never rush through your project or cut corners.

How long is your warranty period?

We offer a standard, 10-year, manufacturer’s warranty on our synthetic turf products and a 5-year warranty on installation.

We are here for you long after we’ve installed your artificial grass. If you are a past client and need help, contact us from our care & repair page. We will get back to you ASAP.

Artificial Turf Pricing

Does Synthetic Turf Northwest offer competitive pricing?

Yes. While our main focus is on top-quality synthetic turf products and professional installation services, we strive to maintain competitive local pricing. We caution anyone that receives a substantially lower quote from another company, as that could be a sign of a less than desirable finished product. Our experience and quality provide great value for our customers.

Read this post for more information about the cost of installing artificial grass in the Seattle area.

Do you sell used synthetic turf?

No. Our focus is on quality products and installation services. It’s difficult to meet our quality standard with used turf so we simply avoid it.

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