Artificial Grass Fitting Guide

Decking and Temporary Use   

Loose Lay

Lay the artificial grass out and trim to size. It will stay nice and flat by its own weight on any flat even surface. Place a plant pot/garden ornament on the corners it hold it down in areas that are exposed to strong winds.

Aqua Bond Adhesive

Lay and cut the artificial grass as above but instead of leaving it loose, use our Aqua Bond Adhesive to stick it to any clean smooth surface. This will prevent strong winds lifting the corners of the artificial grass.

Decking

If the surface to be covered will accommodate stapling such as exterior ply or decking use a staple gun or tack/nail it directly to the wood. This will prevent strong winds lifting the corners of the grass. Gaps between decking boards may show as lines on the surface of shorter pile artificial grass. We recommend shockpad underlay is stapled to decking first to reduce the chance of this occurring.


Concrete/ Patio Base

Preparation

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. A quicker and cheaper alternative is to cover with our shockpad underlay first then roll out the grass on top.

Acclimatising

Lay the artificial grass on to the clean/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 1 to 2 days to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling or creasing occuring.

Trimming

Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife making sure their are no gaps between walls and grass. Always use sharp blades and change the blade every 3-5 metres

Joining

Make the seams using our Joining Tape and Aqua Bond Adhesive to give strong weather resistant bonds.


Soil / Sand Base

Preparation

You should compact the ground, using a vibrating plate which can be hired at an equipment hire centre but for smaller areas something as simple as the back of a shovel will do

Acclimatising

Lay the artificial grass on top of the sand/soil (as opposed to dragging it onto the base material). Allow approximately 50mm of artificial grass to trim off to make that perfect edge ie in doorways or up a wall. Leave for around 1 to 2 days to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling or creasing occuring.

Trimming

Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife making sure their are no gaps between walls and grass. Always use sharp blades and change the blade every 3-5 metres

Joining

For best results use our Sport-Fix Aqua Bond Adhesive on Sport-Fix Joining Tape this will give you a sports grade joins between sections of artificial grass on any surface. Alternatively you can bury a length of treated timber into the ground and staple/tack/nail the edges directly to it.

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