Research and Development

With testing protocols and procedures that surpassed those of even the most strict independent labs, Shawgrass’s Research and Development Center is at the forefront of innovation in designing better performing, safer, and more durable synthetic turf fields. The Research and Development staff are innovative thinkers who are constantly searching for new ways to give you the best playing surfaces.

The Best Turf Around

A brand is a promise to the customer, and the Shaw name is a pretty powerful promise. The top developer of tufted products in the world, Shawgrass understands how to make turf. You’ll have the Shaw brand grade, not to mention the aesthetic advantages you’ll enjoy for years into the future.

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

The R&D team also has the ability to access a huge turf performance lab featuring all the required equipment required to test all the durability and performance characteristics that our clients want. Shawgrass products are thought of as the best in the industry thanks to this dedication to research and development, and they are able to grant customers comfort in knowing their synthetic turf installation is state-of-the-art.

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

Practically everyone is happy with their synthetic turf when it’s installed. But what about in 5+ years? Shawgrass’s 450+ONE certification ensures the quality you expect and deserve to extend the lifetime of your installation without giving up performance and aesthetics.

See More of Our Innovative Ways


We don’t pretend to not know that synthetic turf surfaces get hot sometimes. Shawgrass has taken steps to cool synthetic lawns through an innovative development called HydroChill®.


You can improve your yard's curb appeal while making maintenance more manageable than ever by using Geofill, a soil-like infill made from natural materials with innate cooling properties.

Shawgrass is dedicated to breaking ground 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 solutions, and you can have that same class for your turf project too. Live on what they play on with Shawgrass!

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