Artificial turf has changed in shape and function dramatically over the years. Artificial turf is now used everywhere from pool decking and playgrounds, to joints between large stepping stones and lawn areas that double as usable patio space. Different heights and textures of turf are available to imitate different types of natural grass. Some types even have thatch layers built in for extra authenticity! Just like normal grass, artificial turf is much cooler than stone and soft on the feet, and is an effective way to relax and green up a hardscape area.