RCP Block & Brick’s line of artificial turf, "Ultimate Lawn Products", is among the top artificial turf on the market in quality and technology. Artificial turf incorporates such things as realistic grass colors, varying grass blade lengths, blade shape variations, and cutting edge synthetic fibers. These design aspects give RCP Block & Brick’s styles of artificial grass the most realistic appearance available. Smaller remnant rolls available at RCP locations. Larger orders available through delivery only.
Face weight is a term that refers to the thickness or density of the artificial grass (usually measured in ounces). This “face weight” is the weight of one square yard of artificial grass, excluding the turf backing. Generally, the higher the face weight, the more durable the artificial grass, and the less needed infill material.
Pile height refers to the actual height of the grass blades in any artificial grass style. All pile heights are approximate.
Field refers to the main blades of grass the are most visible on any artificial turf style. Each style varies in both the length of the field blades as well as their shape. These small variances give each style is own unique look and feel, varying in both color and blade shape.
Thatch is the short, curly, underlying layer of artificial grass blades. This thatch helps give the artificial turf a realistic appearance of natural grass by replicating the look of wilted or newly sprouting grass blades.
"Cool Turf" is an innovative technology that is being incorporated into some turf styles. This technology drastically reduces the surface temperature of the turf from sun exposure.
Smaller artificial turf remnants rolls available at RCP locations. Larger orders available through delivery only.
Be careful of installation artificial turf where south facing windows reflect sunlight onto the turf area. There have been a handful of cases where the increased intensity and heat of the reflected light has caused visible marks to the turf surface. Please consult an RCP Block & Brick for more information.
Be sure that you keep fires, open flames, cigarettes, and any hot surfaces off and away from the artificial turf. The turf does not burn (won’t hold a flame), but it can melt at temperatures above 130° C (320° F).
Synthetic lawns are usually warmer than natural lawns, but they will not burn. Using crumb rubber in-fill contributes greatly to the heat factor. We sell sand in-fill which stays about 30% cooler than rubber. Crumb rubber is only recommended for use on sports fields. We also make available a variety of turf styles that incorporate "Cool Turf" technology, further reducing the surface temperature from sun exposure.
If pets will be "using" the artificial turf area, it is highly recommended to apply Turfresh under the turf installation as well as within the turf fill to eliminate and control odors.