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Everything you need to install artificial grass (Part 2)

Everything you need to install artificial grass (Part 2)

As you can see in our previous blog post about this topic, you will find the mandatory requirements that must be met before starting a synthetic turf installation project and what is necessary for the preparation of the land. In this second part, you will see what are the products, equipment, and tools that are needed for the final assembly of the artificial grass, and in the third part, you will learn everything related to maintenance and some complementary products you need if you want to keep the artificial grass nice and fresh all year round. 

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1- Measuring the area

When you measure the land, make sure to add an extra 10% of artificial grass to compensate for extra pieces of grass that are needed when cutting the rolls to the shape of the area. The remnants must be kept by the client in case they later need to make any adjustments or repairs to the artificial grass project.
Measuring the area

- Due to the irregularity shapes of the land (square or rectangular, triangular or circular, or a mixture of shapes) and obstacles such as trees, buildings (swimming pools, furniture, etc.), the correct way to calculate the measurements vary. But you can do it correctly if you learn all the tips and tricks we shared in this article: "Before installing artificial grass: How to take the measurements for circular, square, or triangular surfaces"

 

2- Choosing the appropriate artificial grass for you

- According to the project you want to install (play yard, landscape, play area for kids or pets, etc., there will be an ideal style and type of grass you should use.

ChCoosing the appropriate artificial grass for you

- The types of grass can be chosen according to the traffic they will receive, either zero or little traffic, moderate traffic, or high traffic.

- The style or design can be modern or traditional, and for that, you also have to select certain types of grass that favor it.

-In the article The first thing you should know if you want to install artificial grass. you will learn all the details that can be very useful on this topic.

- When you know the style and type of synthetic grass you need, just go to our website and choose what you are looking for from the wide variety of products we offer. Keep in mind that some grasses can be used for various purposes.

 

3- Choosing from artificial grasses with specific purposes

Lawn Turf

Lawn Turf

We have more than 10 artificial grass types available that can be used in general for different purposes.

Golf Turf

Golf Turf

There are 4 models available (mostly for golf course use)

Sport Turf

Sport Turf

Of this special type for sports areas, we have 2 models available

Colored Turf

Colored Turf

In colored grass, we have 3 models available

 

4- Getting the tools needed for the installation of the synthetic grass

These are the irreplaceable and top-quality tools and products that we have for sale (or rent in some cases) for the correct installation of the grass and an excellent final result:

- Cutting Tools

Invert Cutter o Seam Cutter

Invert Cutter o Seam Cutter

It is a tool that cuts forward. So straight cuts can be made quickly but safely, instead of cutting backward, which would be towards you.

Straight Line Cutter

It is a tool that cuts forward. So straight cuts can be made quickly but safely, instead of cutting backward, which would be towards you.

 Shears

They are the perfect scissors for the installation of artificial grass and ivy.

Metal Knife

Metal Knife

This tool for trimming and shaping materials (grass, play foam, weed barrier) is a MUST for artificial grass installers.

Square Edge Blades

These heavy-duty, square-edged, steel blades for cutting artificial grass fit all carpet blades.

Plastic Knife

Plastic Knife

It is a very practical and economical cutting tool perfect for carrying out unique and specific jobs with minimal investment.

Super Seam Tool - Lawn - 6' (available for rent)

Super Seam Tool - Lawn - 6' (para alquiler)

This aluminum instrument has a design that ensures the stability of the joints of all types of synthetic grass even if they are located in undulating or sloped areas. It also prevents these seams from being noticed.

Super Seam Tool Golf - 6 FT (available for rent)

Super Seam Tool Golf - 6 FT (para alquiler)

Is an aluminum instrument designed in a trapezoidal shape to prevent the joints from being visible and also gives it stability on all types of artificial grass, especially in golf where there are usually joints that are located in undulating or sloped areas.

 

5- Glues and tapes to adhere the synthetic grass to the ground or different surfaces

Glue-Diamond Lock Adhesive Pro® Outdoor Turf Glue - 5 GL Premium Hold

Glue-Diamond Lock Adhesive Pro® Outdoor Turf Glue - 5 GL Premium Hold

This is the strongest and most durable all-weather glue on the market. It does not come off with water. It can be used in playgrounds, sports areas, for pets, gardens. Easily adheres to any surface and is non-toxic.

Strong Ass Glue

Strong Ass Glue

It is a very powerful and effective artificial grass glue. It should be kept tightly closed, out of the reach of children, kept in labeled containers, and stored in a cool, dry place away from food, flames, and incompatible materials such as moisture. It is sold in gallon containers.

Glue Dispenser Bag

Glue Dispenser Bag

It is a special rubber bag with a reinforced silicone tip to apply glue in small and precise areas that require a small amount of material.

Adhesive Trowel

Adhesive Trowel

It is a cold-rolled steel trowel with a plastic handle with V-notches and another smooth side, designed to apply glue, flatten, and compact the excesses on the edges

Self Adhesive Seam Tape - Strong Ass Tape®

Self Adhesive Seam Tape - Strong Ass Tape®

It is a roll of extremely strong single-sided flexible adhesive tape for permanently joining seams. It comes in two sizes (6"x50' and 10"x50')

Seam Tape - 12"

Seam Tape - 12"

They are 12-inch-wide rolls of tape that have glue poured on top to hold two pieces of grass together. Works great for any synthetic grass sewing process. Available in 82-inch and 328-inch rolls

Seam-Press Roller

Seam-Press Roller

It is a 4-inch roller with spiked wheels that when pressed onto the surface allows for greater glue transfer and reinforces grass seams.

Turf Spikes - 6"

Turf Spikes - 6"

It is a box of 400 small head galvanized twist finish nails for securing synthetic turf. They come in packs of 50 and 400 nails.

Plastic Edging Spikes - 10"Long

Plastic Edging Spikes - 10"Long

They are smooth, round point, steel nails that are used to fix the edging in the ground and ensure that it does not move.

U Staples - 6"

U Staples - 6"

Steel U-Clips (the best and cheapest option to secure the grass to the ground and to fix the layers of weed barrier under the grass). They come in packs of 50 and 1,000.

 

In the next blog post, you will see the tools and accessories necessary for the project after its installation, as well as those for subsequent maintenance.

Trust us, the success of contractors in the artificial grass business depends not only on the correct installation but also on the follow-up of the project to maintain adequate maintenance and thus guarantee its splendor according to the duration of the warranty because the most important thing is to have happy customers who can recommend your work to others.

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