Artificial grass is a flooring option for the home that will remove the constant worry about maintenance. Personalise your space quickly and easily and take advantage of your free time to relax and socialise with your family and friends.
Follow our instructions to lay the grass in your home and start enjoying it now!
For proper installation, you will need the following:
1. Prepare the base of your chosen area!
Before laying the artificial grass, make sure the base is clean, dry and flat. This is indispensable to guarantee that the surface will be properly fixed and stable, whether applied with glue or double-sided tape.
In order to prevent future problems with water drainage, we recommend preparing a draining system, especially if you plan to lay the grass outdoors.
2. Unroll the grass and measure the space
Before applying the artificial grass unroll the grass and leave it to rest for 24 hours so that it recoups its shape and adapts to the temperature of the space. This will help the process of the following day, when you are laying the grass in the intended location, preventing the edges from turning up.
Afterwards, measure the space carefully and cut the grass accordingly. The measurements should correspond to the area where it will be applied, to be certain that none of the base is visible. Add some extra centimetres, as a safety buffer, and cut the excess on site.
Take care when positioning the rolls side by side to make sure the threads are all pointing in the same direction so that the natural look desired is created.
3. Fixing the grass to the base
The method to fix the grass depends on the base being used. On solid indoor bases, such as cement, you can use glue or double-edged tape. For outdoor spaces, glue must be used. If it is being applied on a loose base, only glue can be used.
Solid bases (cement, ceramic, brick, etc.)
For permanent fixing, we advise using glue – a resin and catalyst compound. However, be aware that after applying the glue it is very difficult to remove the grass without damaging it or even recovering the original state of the base. Alternatively, in indoor or roofed areas, you can create temporary spaces using double-edged tape.
By opting for installation with glue, you will need a mixer to prepare it. After it is ready, you will have a maximum of half an hour to use the mixture. For every square metre, you will need around 1kg of glue. Therefore, we advise making the mixture in small portions for a smooth installation. To lay the artificial grass without compromising the quality of the glue, choose a time when it is not too hot. The ideal temperature is between 15ºC and 25ºC!
If you choose to use double-edged tape, stick it on the floor in the different zones of the joint. Make sure it covers all the areas of the cut, and the central part of each roll. Next, when you are laying the grass roll, gradually remove the upper part of the double-edged tape. Repeat this process with all the rolls of grass you intend to glue and make sure that they are joined together properly.
Loose bases (earth, compact gravel, etc.)
Regardless of whether you are installing indoors or outdoors, you should always use glue, a joint patch, clips and a hammer to help fix and stabilise the grass.
To fix the joints, lift up the edges of the roll and apply the joint patch between the joints of each roll. Next, with a toothed spatula, spread the glue on top of the patch and lower the grass, joining the edges. Repeat this process with all the rolls and make sure each roll is next to the previous one so the cuts cannot be seen.
To fix the perimeter of the floored area, place a clip every 30 cm and at all the edges. If you prefer, for more permanent fixing, you can also build small cement edges and glue the edges of the grass to it.
Secure the joints
Finally, regardless of the base where you apply the artificial grass, put weights on the joints for 24 hours to make sure it is firmly fixed in these zones. If after this time no adjustment is needed, you can start using the grass!
Cleaning and maintaining the grass
After finishing the installation, sweep the grass to restore the threads’ vertical position and at the same time remove any dirt. Keeping the floor clean is easy and practical; all you need is a broom and running water. However, before using water, wait three days for the glue to dry properly. Cleaning and maintaining the floor will keep its appearance in good condition and will prolong the durability of the artificial grass, so it is important to do it regularly.
If you still have any doubts or need more details about how to install the artificial grass, contact us.