How can I permanently fix my artificial grass to a concrete floor ?
There are several solutions for fixing your artificial grass to a concrete floor. Why choose a permanent fixing on a hard surface ? Is artificial grass resin suitable for all surfaces ? And how can you permanently fix your artificial grass ? That's what we're going to find out in this article.
What accessories should I use to fix my artificial grass to concrete ?
Artificial grass is a durable, economical and solid covering. There are several solutions if you want to securely fix it to your floor for many years to come. At Exelgreen, we advise you to adapt your choice of fixing to the size of your concrete surface to be covered.
Hard surfaces such as balconies or terraces (less than 30m2) : use double-sided tape, fastening patches, planters installed around the edges of your artificial grass, or nail screws all around. If your surface area exceeds 30 m2, we advise you to use a stronger fastener.
Hard surfaces such as terraces, roof terraces, concrete walkways (over 30m2) : for permanent fixing, you can use resin. Your fake lawn will then be permanently fixed to your floor.
How do I apply the special artificial grass resin to my concrete slab ?
If you opt for a solid, permanent fixing, use polyurethane resin. One pot of resin will enable you to glue about 20 linear meters of fake lawn.
It's very easy to use : first, mix the two components. To make your seams, apply the glue with a notched spatula to a blank seaming strip, then fix your turf strips to each other by applying pressure along the entire length.
To glue your artificial grass, apply the resin directly around the perimeter of your concrete surface, then lay your artificial grass. Apply pressure for better adhesion, then brush your artificial grass in the opposite direction to that in which it was laid, and you're done !
Why nail my artificial grass to a concrete floor ?
Nailing your artificial grass to your concrete surface with hammer-in anchors is an alternative fixing method. Place your pegs every metre around the perimeter of your artificial lawn. The result is a solid fixing that can be removed if required.
Fixing your artificial grass is an important step in prolonging the life of your artificial grass.
Please note : we strongly advise you not to nail down your strips when making your joints. Use only suitable jointing strips so that they are virtually invisible. Here you'll find all the steps for successfully laying your artificial turf on a hard surface.
Once laid, how do I straighten the blades of my artificial grass on a concrete surface ?
You have several options for straightening the blades of your artificial grass. Use a stiff-bristled broom such as a road sweeper, or an electric brush, and brush your artificial grass in the opposite direction to the blades. This operation should be repeated as often as necessary, but in general, brushing your artificial grass once or twice a year is sufficient.
Cleaning is equally simple : most of the time, all you need is a little soapy water or white vinegar, and your artificial grass will be back to its former glory. For dusting, you can use a vacuum cleaner or simply wait for it to rain. As you can see, it couldn't be simpler !
Is there a good time to lay my artificial grass on a hard surface ?
On hard or soft ground, it's best to lay your artificial turf during the summer months and in dry weather. Artificial grass is then more malleable, and summer temperatures make it easier to lay your artificial grass. Nevertheless, soil preparation plays an important role in the durability of your artificial grass.
Whatever the size of your concrete surface, it must be clean and free of debris. Check that water drains properly to avoid any undesirable stagnation, then weed the surface if necessary. You may also need to level the surface to make it completely flat.
How do you create invisible joints on a concrete slab ?
To create invisible joints on a concrete slab or any other surface, there are several steps to follow.
First, place your artificial grass and join the strips edge to edge until they meet perfectly. Then, if necessary, cut the edge of each strip by positioning the cutter between two lines of thread. These lines will serve as markers for a virtually invisible seam. Replace the strips edge to edge.
Secondly, cut the ends of your fake lawn to the size of your concrete surface. Lift up your strips and apply the pre-glued seam strip or the blank seam strip with resin. Fold the strips over as close as possible to each other, applying pressure to ensure a good bond between the synthetic grass and the joint strip.
All that's left to do is fix your lawn to your concrete surface with the fastener of your choice.
How do you make artificial grass stand up on soil ?
To fix artificial grass on soil, we recommend the use of fixing grapples. Fixing grapples are placed along the entire length of your artificial turf, their serrated teeth ensuring excellent adhesion on loose surfaces. Thanks to their brown heads, they blend in perfectly with your artificial grass and become invisible.
Loose soil also requires ground preparation. Your soil needs to be compacted, flat and weeded. To prevent the proliferation of weeds in your artificial lawn, the use of geotextile is highly recommended.
Once you've laid your artificial lawn, brush it to restore its full volume and enjoy your new relaxation area !
How do I choose the right artificial grass for my project ?
When choosing your artificial grass, it's important to take several criteria into consideration. Do you prefer a soft or resilient artificial grass ? Short or long ? Fir green or a lighter shade of green ? Which UV guarantee do you prefer ? 6, 8 or 10 years ?
We are also present at many of our retail partners with samples available.
To fix your artificial grass to a concrete surface, you can choose from a range of fixing accessories. Scotch tape, patches, resin or nails, adapt your fixing to the size of your surface. Discover our wide range of permanent and off-the-shelf artificial grass products and embellish your living spaces with a beautiful touch of green !