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Why do we offer different backings? Like most things at Purchase Green, we do so in order to create products that best meet customers’ needs. Latex produces a more dimensionally stable system. Dimensionally stable is just a fancy way of describing a grass’s ability to retain its shape and (you guessed it) dimension. Polyurethane, meanwhile, is easier to work with because the products are generally not as stiff, making it easier to install and perhaps a better choice in colder climates. And the soy-based backing is a more environmentally-friendly backing that comes from a renewable source.

All Purchase Green backings are equivalent in durability and expected life (in terms of how Purchase Green constructs the backings) and all come with our Lifetime Warranty. We wanted our grasses to be better than what is generally offered in the market, so we started by creating better backing systems.

If you shop around, you’ll find virtually every other manufacturer and distributor offer a double-layer primary backing. Our triple-layer primary backing is better.

Our 32 oz. latex secondary backing is 50 percent thicker than you’ll find elsewhere. It also offers more tuft bind than virtually every other manufacturer or distributor’s 20 oz. polyurethane secondary backing. Tuft bind, FYI, is a measure of the force required to pull a stitch of blades through the backing system. Our latex backing produces a tuft bind of 13-18 pounds, while our polyurethane backings have tuft binds 8-12 pounds per square-inch. That’s a lot compared to competitors’ standard of 8 pounds per square-inch.

Our 26 oz. polyurethane secondary backing is also 30 percent thicker, offering more tuft bind and dimensional stability than virtually everyone else’s standard 20 oz. polyurethane secondary backing.

Lastly, our 20 oz. Eco Cell secondary backing is a soy-based product, making it an exceptional, environmentally-friendly option derived from a renewable source.