Artificial grass is an extremely versatile product and can be laid pretty much anywhere if done correctly.
I have previously written a general guide on installing artificial grass. This guide will take you through 5 simple steps on how to install artificial grass on concrete. If you follow these steps your fake grass will remain looking great for years.
1. Measure and order your artificial grass
If you intend to lay the artificial grass on the concrete surface yourself you will firstly need to assess how much grass you will require. We have written a useful article on how to measure your space so that you order the correct amount. Then choose the artificial grass that is best for your requirements and call us on 020 81664168 to order the grass and arrange a delivery date.
2. Check your existing drainage
Does the concrete you intend to lay the artificial grass on drain well? Ideally it should have a slight fall. If it does great – no further action is required. If it doesn’t drain well it is a good idea to drill holes with a 16mm bit in the poorly draining areas and then fill these holes with pea gravel.
3. Is the area you intend to lay artificial grass smooth?
If the concrete surface is relatively smooth you can lay directly on it after brushing it clean and removing any debris.If your surface is unsmooth an underlay will be required as any imperfections in the concrete surface will show through to the top surface. We use a 5mm foam underlay.
4. Laying the artificial grass on the concrete
Simply lay the artificial grass on to the smooth, flat area to be covered. Cut to shape with a sharp Stanley knife and leave for a few hours to settle. Stick the grass lightly around the perimeter, remember too much glue will stop water escaping and you will never be able to lift and replace if needed. We always use joining tape if making a join rather than sticking the join directly to the concrete, as we want as little glue down as possible. Here are some more detailed instructions on joining the grass.
5. Add kiln sand to the fake grass
When the artificial grass is fully dry add a layer of kiln sand paying particular attention to the areas close to doors or gates. The sand will help pin the grass to the ground in these well trodden areas.
Take a look at a project where we installed artificial grass on concrete
Following these steps you too will be left with an artificial grass flooring that will brighten up your space. Good luck if you intend laying the artificial grass yourself. If you would like us to provide you with a quote for supplying and installing the grass please either fill out this form or give me a call on 020 81664168.