We are all conditioned to trying to buy a bargain. This is the case no matter whether we are buying a house or a packet of diapers. The idea of losing out on a deal can blind us to the other side of the value coin. If we are getting an unbelievably great deal on something such as artificial turf, are we getting a quality product?

The point is, if the distributer is able to sell as a particular brand of artificial turf at 70 or 80% less than anywhere else there has to be a risk that the product quality is going to be low as well. The synthetic turf might look okay when it is first installed but after a few months it may start to deteriorate rapidly.

In an industry that is expanding at a rapid rate there is going to be a number of businesses and manufacturers whose quality is not up to the standard of the top-end of the market. They may have cut costs on the manufacture, they may have used raw materials of a lower quality or perhaps they have cut out an ingredient that means the difference between a 10 year lifespan and a 5 year lifespan.

Remember that although the thought of saving a few hundred or thousand dollars up front might be tempting, going for the artificial turf that is of inferior quality could cost you big time down the track. Similarly if part of the reason the artificial turf is cheap is because you will be performing the installation yourself you had better be very confident that you will be able to perform the job properly.
Just as the quality of the artificial grass is vital to how long it will last, the way the turf is installed is also going to determine how long it will last too.

If you are responsible for a major artificial turf installation you should invite suppliers to tender for the installation. Make sure you get to know who the major artificial turf companies are in your area and then visit sites where they have completed work in the past. You definitely want to see the type of turf you will be buying as well as the way in which it looks when it has been installed.

Do not be lured into the purchase of a particular synthetic turf product based on the price. Cheap synthetic turf will more than likely turn out to be far from the cheap solution you originally thought it was going to be.