Determining a Suitable Artificial Turf Product for Your Installation Project

Artificial turf installation can be suitable for various projects, from backyard putting greens and playgrounds to indoor sports facilities and home gyms. At Goat Turf, we can help you choose which artificial turf product is most suitable for your project. Here are some things to consider when choosing your artificial turf:

Evaluate Your Project Needs

Before choosing a type of artificial turf, evaluate your project’s requirements and preferences. This includes assessing the area’s intended use, estimated foot traffic, and drainage needs. Here are some things to consider when evaluating your artificial turf needs:

Intended Use and Foot Traffic

Determine the primary purpose of the artificial turf, whether it’s for landscaping, sports, pets, playgrounds, or another application. This can affect the height and thickness needed for your turf underlayment. Consider also how much foot traffic the area will experience. A heavily used sports field may require a different type of turf than a lightly traveled residential lawn.


Consider your local climate and typical weather conditions. Some artificial turf products are better suited for extreme heat, cold, or heavy rainfall. If you live in a frequently sunny location, choose a turf product that is UV-resistant to help mitigate the effects of direct sunlight.


Assess your preferences regarding the appearance of your artificial turf. Some people prefer a lush green lawn, while others might want a more natural look. You can find artificial turf with varying blade shapes, pile heights, and color variations to complement your design requirements.

Consider Your Artificial Turf Options

Artificial turf comes in various types, including indoor and outdoor options. Each is designed to meet specific needs and preferences, whether installing a sports area or a dog park. Here are some common options:

Landscape Turf

Landscape turf is a choice for those seeking a green, low-maintenance lawn without the hassle of mowing or watering. It typically has a moderate pile height and a more realistic appearance. Landscape turf is a versatile option for various applications, including residential lawns and rooftop gardens.

Pet-friendly Turf

Pet-friendly turf is designed to withstand the wear and tear of active pets. Though many of our turf products are suitable for pets, we carry specialized artificial grass for dog use. These options have optimal drainage and an odor-absorbing infill, making them a good choice for home pet areas and public pet parks.

Sports Turf

Sports turf is engineered to handle high levels of foot traffic and is ideal for sports fields, playgrounds, and similar areas. It provides a consistent playing surface to help prevent tripping hazards. Sports turf can also be equipped with more padding to reduce potential injury.

Putting Green Turf

Putting green turf simulates the texture and performance of a professional putting green, allowing for precise ball control. This type of turf can help you create your own backyard putting green. You can also use this turf in an office setting or an indoor practice area.

Commercial Turf

Commercial turf is designed to withstand heavy use in commercial spaces while maintaining its appearance. It suits hotels, restaurants, and other businesses looking to enhance their outdoor spaces. Commercial turf may also help reduce landscaping costs in the long run.

Indoor Turf

Indoor turf is designed for use in enclosed spaces, providing a comfortable and safe surface for various activities. It can be used for workout facilities, trade shows, and indoor events. You can have indoor turf permanently installed, or you can move it from place to place, like during trade shows.

Goat Turf for Artificial Turf Installation

At Goat Turf, we provide a warehouse full of different types of artificial turf for you to choose from. Consider aspects such as the intended use, foot traffic, and installation location when selecting a suitable turf. Contact us today to learn more about our artificial turf supply and installation services.