Installation of Balconies turf

How to install a synthetic grass step by step

Artificial grass may be installed over a vast variety of surfaces, for instance: floors, concrete, asphalt, wood, etc. The installation process in these cases is different from installing artificial grass over soil. Use the short guide below in order to install artificial grass over stiff surfaces.

First Stage

Before the installation – make sure that the surface is plane and that it has the slope which allows water drainage. If you are aware of any problem with the surface, it usually may be solved in a variety of creative ways (consult our experts).

Cleaning the surface – clean the surfaces and remove any unwanted objects such as dirt, filth, stones, etc. It is important to make sure the work is done over a clean and dry surface only.

Second Stage

Spreading the grass carpets – lay the grass carpets considering the area properties and make sure that the fibers are directed uniformly. It is recommended to plan the laying in a way that requires as few carpet seams as possible. The artificial grass carpets come in widths of 2 and 4 meters, in order to use the area optimally.

Cutting – cut the artificial grass carpets carefully using a snap-off bladed knife, to make them fit the surface structure. It is important that the carpet remains still while cutting. It is recommended to keep the surplus carpets as you may find them useful in the future.

Third Stage

Spreading the grass carpets – lay the grass carpets considering the area properties and make sure that the fibers are directed uniformly. It is recommended to plan the laying in a way that requires as few carpet seams as possible. The artificial grass carpets come in widths of 2 and 4 meters, in order to use the area optimally.

Cutting – cut the artificial grass carpets carefully using a snap-off bladed knife, to make them fit the surface structure. It is important that the carpet remains still while cutting. It is recommended to keep the surplus carpets as you may find them useful in the future.

Fitting – if you need to seam two artificial grass carpets, make sure that the carpets are overlapping. It is important to avoid cases in which the artificial grass carpets are on top of one another or the gaps between the carpets are too large.

Fourth Stage

Gluing the carpets to one another – attach one artificial grass carpet to the other. Fold the margins of the grass carpets and spread the PVC gluing strips between them, along the surface needed to be glued. The PVC strips must be fixed in the ground. Spread a thin layer of designated green glue upon them using spatula. After gluing, tighten the two sides of the artificial grass carpets and step on the glued surface gently.

Gluing the grass to the surface – the glue must be spread only in the peripheral area of the grass (in order to let water flow freely under the carpet). It is recommended to glue only one carpet at a time rather than the whole layer altogether. The glue will get dry after 20 minutes approximately. Note: don’t wet the glued carpets during the hours after the installation.

Stage Five

Brushing – when the glue is dry, brush the artificial grass against the fibers’ direction. An electric brush is used in a professional installation, but you may obtain similar results using a road sweeper or a stiff brush.

Note:

  • The brushing may be performed only after the glue has completely dried!
  • Do not purchase carpets that require silicate sand filling for installation over stiff surfaces.
  • Make sure that you only use standard installation tools. Tools not intended for artificial grass installation might damage the quality of the products and their installation.

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