So far, it seems that nobody has been able to produce artificial grass that quite matches the look and feel of the original. However, specialists in this field have certainly been getting closer and have achieved spectacular results - including products designed to meet challenges that natural grass really can't match. One company that has been particularly successful in developing alternatives that still stay true to the original in terms of look and feel is friedola 1888 GmbH, exhibiting at DOMOTEX this year in Hannover.

With a total of 12 table cover and 5 flooring qualities plus a wide range of sports and functional mats on show in over 100 designs and color combinations, one highlight that visitors are sure to head for is the “Poligras” flooring for outdoor applications. Like all friedola 1888 products, "Poligras" is manufactured in Germany and is exceptionally resistant to fading and the effects of salt water. As a result, it is ideal not just for more conventional environments such as terraces, balconies and entrances, but also for recreating the comfort of a grassy lawn on ships.