How Pile Height Affects Resilience, Texture & Aesthetic
Pile height affects three main attributes of your artificial turf: resilience, texture and aesthetics.
Resilience refers to a material’s ability to resist matting. Generally, shorter pile heights are much more resilient. This makes them much more suitable for sports fields, gyms and other high-traffic areas. On the other hand, longer pile heights work well for residential or commercial areas with lighter foot traffic.
Longer pile heights also tend to have a more natural, soft texture. This is because longer tufts more closely resemble the length of natural grass. This makes longer pile heights better suited for areas where a lush-feeling lawn is desired.
Similarly, longer pile heights also tend to look more realistic. If your artificial turf installation project won’t ensure heavy foot traffic, a longer pile height is better suited to a natural-looking landscape.