ESTO Launches Quality Landscape Classification

June 16th was the official launch of the Landscape Quality Classification. The document describes the ESTO classification of synthetic turf landscaping floor coverings that are designed for outdoor use. It details how the products are classified based on their resistance to pile wear and fibrillation and the pile’s ability to remain vertical when subjected to simulate use. It also describes an “ESTO luxury rating” based on the appearance and feel of certain types of synthetic turf landscaping turf. The objective of the ESTO classification is to provide guidance in the form of a set of criteria and testing methods, to assist interested parties in comparing the relative performance, durability and appearance of different landscaping turfs. The classification only applies to outdoor landscaping turfs. Those designed for indoor use are already covered by European Standard EN 14041: Resilient, Textile and Laminate floor coverings. Essential characteristics.