Research and Development

With test procedures and protocols that exceed those of even the most strict independent labs, Shawgrass’s Research and Development Center is at the core of advancement in creating better performing, healthier, and more durable synthetic turf fields. The Research and Development staff are innovative thinkers who are always searching for new ways to develop the best playing surfaces.

The Best Turf Around

A brand is a promise made to the customer, and the Shaw name is a particularly strong promise. The top developer of tufted products around the world, Shawgrass knows how to make turf. You’ll receive the quality of the Shaw brand, along with the aesthetic advantages you’ll enjoy for years.

Our 75,000 square-foot laboratory is the largest and most expansive in the industry. A “pilot” experimental manufacturing plant is housed inside the facility with narrow-width versions of machines used in our manufacturing facilities. These machines give our R&D team the ability to conduct initial trials in a way that nobody else in the industry has the ability to do. The equipment in the pilot plant is dedicated to texturizing, tufting, twisting, coating, yarn development, and air entangling.

The R&D team can also access a huge turf performance lab featuring all the required equipment necessary to evaluate all the performance and durability characteristics that matter to you. Due to our commitment to research and development, Shawgrass products are thought of as the best that the industry has to offer and grant customers peace of mind in knowing their synthetic turf installation is top-of-the-line.

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To guarantee you get a quality surface, we put all of our turf through a minimum of 450 quality & efficiency tests.

Almost everyone is pleased with their synthetic turf once it’s installed. But what about in 5+ years? Shawgrass’s 450+ONE certification ensures the quality you want and deserve to extend the life of your installation without lessening performance and aesthetics.

See More of Our Innovative Ways


Everyone knows that synthetic turf surfaces get hot sometimes. Shawgrass has taken steps to cool synthetic lawns through a new development called HydroChill®.


Using Geofill, a soil-like infill made from natural materials with innate cooling properties, you can enhance your yard's curb appeal while keeping maintenance time low.

Shawgrass is committed to innovation in the turf industry. Some of the top baseball programs in the country like the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Texas Rangers, the Miami Marlins, and the Tampa Bay Rays have trusted our sister brand Shaw Sports Turf with developing high-quality innovations, and you can get that same standard for your turf project too. Live on what they play on with Shawgrass!

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