Tacoma Light Artificial Turf
72 oz, 1.625" Height, S Blade.
Tacoma Light artificial turf is lightweight turf that provides adequate drainage. Its blades are a little softer than average. It recovers at an average rate but does require brushing to maintain shape. Turf temperature under the direct sun is lower than average. The material showed signs of heavy use under the brush and the blades began to deform.
See the results and test specifications below.
Meter showed 78 degrees of angle adjustment.
Comparable to the average softness of turf.
The tennis ball jumped 21 inches. For reference, the ball jumps 36 inches when bounced on the office carpet.
Blades recovered 85%
The recorded temperature is 126.2 degrees. This is 0.6 degrees cooler than a piece of plastic under the same conditions.
Wear and Tear
Blades changed shape, recovered to 60%. Wear and structural damage became visible over time.
Every test we conduct is measured and compared to a test item for easier understanding.
- How do you measure turf softness?
We brush the turf 5 times with an angle measurement tool that is resistant to friction. The softer the turf, the less movement we will see on the ruler.
The fewer degrees on the ruler, the softer the turf.
- How do you measure cushion?
We drop a tennis ball #3 from 6 ft. above directly on the surface of the turf to measure the cushion. The less it bounces, the more cushion the artificial grass provides.
We compare results to the bounce carpet provides for clarity.
- How do you determine turf recovery?
We place a 30lb weight on the artificial grass material for 5 minutes, then wait 15 minutes at room temperature and measure blade length compared to the original.
- How do you measure temperature?
We measure the temperature under the direct sun after 30 minutes of exposure without wind.
As a data backup, we compare this to the temperature of a stainless steel plate under the same conditions.
- How do you assess wear and tear?
We apply an abrasive brush to the turf for a period of 30 seconds and observe the blade's structure afterward. We look for damage, twist, recovery, and blade structure deformation.