The Viper 25 is a beautifully vibrant 25mm artificial grass that gives you a lush and hard wearing lawn at a value for money price point backed by a 5 year warranty. Manufactured using a mix of straight and curly yarn with true to life light and dark green yarn colors and a field jute thatch, to deliver a stunning natural look and finish that will stay that way night and day all year round. So whether you are looking for a spot to sit and relax, sunbathe or for the kids and pets to frolic, the Viper 25 is for you.
- Balconies & terraces
- Play areas
- Patios & concreted areas
- Easy to install / Maintain / Clean
- Soft and comfortable feel
- Natural, true to nature look
- Mix of light & dark green colors and a field jute thatch
- Heavy backing with latex and drainage holes
- Child, pet and eco friendly
Pile Height : 25mm (plus 2mm backing)
The Viper 25 is a medium length pile with its 25mm pile height which means it’s less likely to look flat over time and more likely to maintain that all important “freshly cut” natural grass look as well as a wonderfully soft and comfortable feel underfoot.
Pile height refers to the length of the grass blade above its backing to its tip, a longer pile height gives a lush looking lawn but a smaller pile height will be more resilient as the taller it is the more likely it is to bend and look flat over time. If you are going to place furniture and other objects on your turf a shorter pile maintain a more natural look. Grass experts think the sweet spot for a strong natural looking lawn is between 30-37mm or 25-30mm if you want that freshly cut look. However whichever pile height you choose you will need to brush the turf regularly to keep the blades upright.
Pile Weight : 647 gr/m2
At 647 gr/m2 the Viper 25 is a low to medium density turf which means it’s ideal for less heavy traffic areas and great value for those on a budget. You can also brush in sand (known a sand infill) to further increase the longevity and performance of your turf.
The heavier the pile weight the more yarn material per m2 and this the more expensive (better) it will be. As a general rule, the heavier it is (more yarn material) the better it is in terms of hard wearing and resilience especially in heavy traffic areas; as well as making a better, more fuller and thicker looking lawn. But if you’re a on a budget worry not, you can pick a less dense turf and infill with sand, this will increase its longevity and performance.
Total Weight : 1514gr/m2
At 1514gr/m2 total weight the Viper 25 has a mid heavy backing making the turf more hardwearing and suitable for children and pets.
The heavier the weight of the backing the more strength and hard wearing the grass, as well as better performance in high traffic areas. For a really good quality artificial grass, aim for anything between 1500 – 3000 gr/m2/
Yarn Material : PE Mono filament Straight and PP Mono filament Curved (UV stabilised)
The Viper 25 from Condor is made from a combination of PE mono filament straight and PP mono filament curved (UV stabilised) blades, giving you a high quality turf made from the best materials and latest manufacturing processes. Mono filament yarn is better quality and lasts longer. The PE material is more flexible so gives you a more flexible and long lasting lawn.
PE vs. PP
PE is currently the most suitable material for artificial grass for a variety of reasons including its less rigid so more flexible and less likely to tear. It’s also less vulnerable to UV and heat damage and not colourfast, so the colour does not fade. it’s also a more purer product and prevents bacteria and odour build up as it does not absorb moisture and is UV stable. PE is particularly popular for use in sports fields and gardens whilst PP is a more popular choice for spots fields and lawns. Other benefits of PE include soft to touch and great hand feel.
PP is typically found in low end and more inexpensive artificial grass and has issues with colourfastness and UV breakdown unless it is treated first. Typically used in combination with PE for curled glass blades.
Monofilament vs. Fibrillated
Fibrillate grass yarn is made from a sheet of plastic film which is stretched then split into individual narrow tapes. They are then slit in alternating positions to form a strong lattice type yarn, from the side view it resembles a net. Fibrillated yarns are found in cheaper artificial grass and have several drawbacks including they wear and fade faster (tolerance) and have lower resilience due to the repeated separation of the yarn.
Monofilament yarn is a new method that is quickly replacing fibrillated yarn due to its greater tolerance and resilience; it lasts up to 3 times longer than fibrillated yarn. It also has excellent bending resistance which is identical in all directions s no more kinks and tears. Monofilament yarn is made from individual plastic filaments that are twisted or wrapped together during the yarn manufacture process. Monofilament yarn comes in different profiles and thicknesses, the more filaments the stronger and thicker the yarn.
Yarn Type : 4.500 / 8 dTex Mono filament straight and 2.200 / 8 dTex PP Mono filament Curled
Made from 4.500 / 8 dTex monofilament straight and 2.200 / 8 dTex PP monofilament curled, you can be certain that this turf provides exceptional value for money with 8 filaments per yarn and low to mid yarn weight, making for a reasonably hard wearing and strong grass blade for the price that will withstand the English wind and rain for years to come.
dTex This refers to the weight or thickness of the yarn used. It’s a better to way to tell diameter of the yarn because most yarns aren’t circular in cross section.
DTex is the weight in grams of 10 000 linear metres (lm) of yarn. Typical values are between 5. 000 and 18. 000. So, 5.500 dtEx means that the yarn used weighs 5.5kg for 10,000 lm. In simple terms the higher the dtex, the more durable, and long lasting the grass will be.
Tuft Gauge : 5/16
With 16 lines of yarn per 12.7cm (or one thread every 0.79cm) the Viper 25 is a medium quality turf. 5/16 gauge offers you more material per m2 than other turfs, giving you a better, more resilient lawn.
This is the distance between two rows of threads. The gauge is calculated in inches, where one inch = 2.54cm. Calculated every 8 or 16 lines of tuft yarn, it indicates the number of needles used in manufacture. 3/8” artificial turf means you have 8 lines of yarn over 7.62 cm, (3 x 2.54) or one thread every 0.95cm. The higher the gauge the better the quality.
Pile Density : 13860 stitches per m2
The Viper 25 from Condor offers 13860 stitches per m2 (or 11 stitches per 10cm linear) which represents fantastic value for money at this price point, giving you a good medium level turf that is perfect for a variety of uses (medium traffic areas), from ornamental (landscaping) to garden use and is suitable for use by pets and children.
In a nutshell, more density means more lush looking turf whilst less density will mean sparser, and thin looking turf. The higher the density the more use and foot traffic your turf will withstand.
As a rule of thumb, 13,000 to 16,000 stitches is a cost effective good all rounder. Anything over 16,000 is great for heavy use areas, if in doubt we suggest you go with the highest amount of stitches per m2 that your budget allows for.
Backing: 107gr/m2 100% Polypropylene (PP) primary backing & 760 gr/m2 black latex secondary backing
100% Polypropylene (PP) primary backing that has been UV stabilised with a low to medium level weight of 107 gr/m2, with a medium weight secondary backing for extra stability and support.
A good medium weight secondary backing of 760 gr/m2 of black latex compound with a SBR (styrenebutadiene) base and drainage holes, for superior stability and support makes this a great turf for a variety of garden and landscaping uses and capable of withstanding all weathers.
A good quality backing will make or break your artificial grass, good quality heavy backing will allow your turf to withstand the elements and all the foot traffic, prevent yarn loss and therefore last longer.
Artificial grass is made up of two layers, known as primary and secondary backing.
The primary backing is the layer of material that the plastic grass thread is stitched to, typically it’s a woven fabric made of polypropylene (PP)
The secondary backing is basically the glue that holds the two backings together, and keeps the grass blades firmly fixed in place. Typically this is a liquid latex mixture that is spread across the back of the primary backing.
Lower quality turf will have less of this latex (you can tell by the weight of the secondary backing, the less weight the less amount of latex) which can result in these two layers separating as well grass and yarn loss as the fibres will separate more easily form the backing, leaving you with a thin and matted turf that looks unnatural.
Water Permeability : 60l per minute per m2
The Viper 25 incorporates drainage holes in the backing which allows for rainwater to pass through into the soil below and drain away quickly. This grass has been rated at 60 litres per minute per square metre which is ideal for the UK weather.
Colour Fastness : Blue Scale 7 / Grey Scale 4
Excellent colour fastness and will not fade, giving you a lush, perfect looking lawn all year round with easy maintenance, simply hose down with a garden hose. Rated to Blue Scale 7 and Grey Scale 4.
Colour fastness refers to how much or quickly the colour dye of artificial grass (which is a dyed stained plastic product) will fade when in contact with chemicals and other elements, water etc, not to be confused with UV stability which is about plastic fading in the sunlight (the UV or Ultra Violet radiation in light which can fade the plastic). Colour fastness it is usually tested and reported in two colour scales, blue and grey.
The grey scale measures from 1-5, with 5 being no fading (practically permanent, no colour change) and 1 being very poor colour fastness (lots of fading).
The blue scale measures from 1-8, with 8 being no fading (practically permanent, no colour change) and 1 being very poor colour fastness (lots of fading).
UV Stability : UV stabilized to DIN 53387
Condor artificial grass is UV stabilized to DIN 53387 standard tested up to 6000 hours of UVA/UVB, current standards used by FIFA are 3000 hours of UVA/UVB. Viper 25 will not fade under sunlight, giving you a lush green turf all year round.
Not all artificial grass is created equal, under heavy or even light UV exposure the yarn on poor quality grass can split or fray, the colour can fade and the strength and performance can start to fail. Quality grass should be UV stabilised so that it can last longer, perform better and maintain its colour.
Made in : Holland
Viper 25 is proud to be from Holland, made by Condor, the world’s leading grass manufacturer with state of the art manufacturing facilities located along the Zwarter water in the picturesque city of Hasselt. All their artificial grass is tested and certified by renowned American and European testing institutes including some grass products from their sports range which has FIFA certification.
Not all artificial grass is the same, European grass is way better than grass produced in China because of the better quality of the materials and the advanced manufacturing process and technology investment. This does mean good quality European grass will cost more upfront, but Chinese will cost you more in the end. Why? Because European grass will last longer, up to 10 times longer if you consider cheap China grass might be guaranteed for 0-1 years whilst European grass will be guaranteed for up to 10 years! Worth bearing in mind when you are looking at the square metre price. Currently, Belgium, Holland and Spain are regarded as the leading countries in the manufacture of high quality artificial grass.
Guarantee : 5 Year Guarantee
Condor stands behind the quality and workmanship of all its artificial grass and the Viper 25 is backed by a 5 year warranty.
Pet Friendly : Yes
With no nasty chemicals or substances, our artificial lawns are ideal for all pets and can be easily cleaned using a garden hose, warm water and mild detergent, or even with a good rainfall.
Child Friendly : Yes
With no nasty chemicals or substances, our artificial lawns are ideal for all ages of children and can be easily cleaned using a garden hose, warm water and mild detergent, or even with a good rainfall.
Eco Friendly : Yes
Environmentally friendly, free of any lead and cadmium.
Retail Price Point: £8.99m₂
Roll length: 20-25m
Pile Height 25mm
Pile Weight: 647gr/m₂
Total Weight: 1514gr/m₂
Stitches per 10cm linear: 11
Stitches per m2: 13.860
Tuft gauge: 5/16 gauge
Pile Content: PE mono filament straight and PP mono filament curled (UV stabilized)
Water permeability: 60l per min per m2
Primary backing: 100% PP black, UV stabilised
Secondary backing: Black latex compound with SBR base and drainage holes