Installing turf over a hard surface
This article covers: Installing turf over a Hard Surface / Concrete Base / Permanent Base & Wooden Surfaces
- Assess how much grass you will need. Note: We sell rolls in 2 widths: 2 metres or 4 metres
- Make sure that the surface to be covered is clean and smooth ready to receive the artificial grass. A self levelling compound available from any DIY store can remove surface imperfections that may show through to the top surface especially on thinner pile height products.
- Lay the artificial grass on to the clean and level area to be covered. Allow approximately 50mm of artificial grass to trim off to make that perfect edge ie in doorways or up a wall. Leave for around 2 to 3 hours to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling or creasing.
- Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife making sure are no gaps between walls and grass.
- Make the joins using the correct type of seaming tape and glue – only quality outdoor tape and glue should be used. We recommend you purchase this from us when placing your order.
- Apply the infill if required. Typically a sand mix will be used . Rake and spread the infill evenly, taking care not to over fill the surface. Note: Application of sand is best on a dry day. Remember that the infill will eventually compact so you should consider adding a final layer when settled.
- For indoor use or products that require no sand infill we can supply our easily applied cartridge adhesive for all edge fixings.
- If installing on to a wooden surface such as decking or suspended floors a combination of adhesive and carpet tacks can be used.