Many a home owner or sports director nowadays knows the perks of using commercial artificial grass. More affordable, more durable and easier to maintain than natural grass, this material has slowly but surely been cementing its place as the covering of choice for sports pitches, lawns, play areas and even in spaces used for animals, such as dog day cares.
Yet with this rise in popularity comes the usual side effect of unscrupulous vendors attempting to cash in on unsuspecting customers by selling lower-quality commercial artificial grass and passing it off as high-quality. This is particularly prevalent in an online environment, where access to samples and first-hand assessment of the quality of the turf is virtually impossible until the product has already been delivered. This is why it is important that customers know to take a few simple precautions when selecting an Artificial Grass Installer, most or all of which will be readily indulged by a credible vendor. The main ones are listed below.
Ask for a Warranty
Asking for a printed warranty on their roll or rolls is perhaps the main precaution anyone looking to buy commercial artificial grass should take. This is because there are several types of turf available on the market, not all of which are first-quality. It is not uncommon to see salesmen advertising what are called ‘factory seconds’, lower-quality cuts often with minor defects, as ‘discontinued’ lines or spare cuts of first-quality commercial artificial grass. It is, therefore, important to ensure that the roll being sold as first-quality does, in fact, fit the requirements to be considered as such, and one of the tell-tale signs that the opposite may be true is the absence of a warranty.
As such, when negotiating their order of commercial artificial grass, customers are advised to ask for a warranty. Any reputable supplier will be happy to provide one, and the measure will set customers’ minds at ease about the quality of the grass on offer and the extent of the protection it benefits from.
Ask for a Sample
Alongside a warranty, a sample is perhaps the best way to ensure a roll of commercial artificial grass lives up to requirements. Again, most reputable turf suppliers will have no problem whatsoever providing samples of their rolls for the client to appraise prior to purchase. If a supplier dodges the issue, repeatedly fails to deliver on promises or flat-out refuses to offer a sample, customers should take that behaviour as a red flag and a sign to look elsewhere for their commercial artificial grass.
It should be mentioned, at this point, that buying ‘factory seconds’ is not necessarily a negative thing, and that this type of roll can indeed be a highly valid budget alternative for situations in which the aesthetic presentation of the turf is less important than its performance, and where defects can be overlooked. The issue arises when retailers attempt to sell these rolls as first-quality commercial artificial grass carpets, and it is that practice that the present article seeks to warn against.
Finally, customers looking for the perfect roll of commercial Artificial Lawn For Homes, you should not be afraid to ask questions. A reputable trader will have no qualms answering and assuaging any doubts a customer might have about the rolls of turf they supply, and will make the time to ensure a customer is fully satisfied before, during and after purchasing their turf carpet. As with warranties and samples, suppliers who attempt to dissuade customers from asking questions, or provide unsatisfactory answers, are best not done business with.
By observing these simple precautions when buying their rolls of commercial artificial grass, customers can ensure what they are purchasing and paying for corresponds to expected specifications, thereby avoiding disappointment.