Thursday, 27 June 2013

Laying Artificial Grass Onto Concrete

We have seen artificial grass laid on top of a variety of surfaces. Today we would like to talk a little about laying artificial grass ...... onto concrete. Here are a few tips which could help you substantially.

1. Check how level the concrete surface is. Ideally it will slope gently so that rainwater will run off in one direction. If it is completely flat or indeed sags slightly towards the middle then it can be advisable to drill drainage holes.

2. Concrete will often by rough and may have small cracks. There are industrial sealants which will provide a smooth surface but an another alternative would be to lay a shock absorbing layer such as Shockpad. This will soften the grass underfoot and make sure that you don't notice these imperfections.

It is surprising how much of a difference artificial grass carpet can make to a concrete surface.

artificial grass on concrete floor of balcony

Take for example a balcony. This photograph was sent in by a customer. Typically, a balcony with its concrete floor is an uninviting space because, apart from using a few plants to brighten it up, it holds little appeal as somewhere in which to spend your leisure time. Put some artificial grass down, however, and hey presto there's an almost magical transformation!

Just imagine it ... a sunny afternoon, sitting down at the table with a cup of tea (or glass of white wine!) and a book and you're feeling quite cosy and comfortable. Kick off your shoes and feel the soft grass carpet under your feet. Would concrete have the same effect? Somehow we don't think so!