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What to Know Before Installing Artificial Grass on Concrete

If you’re looking for information on how to install artificial grass on concrete, you’ve come to the right place. Artificial grass is an excellent way to brighten up a space, whether that be livening up a weathered rooftop patio, or creating a more permanent green space for the dull winter months.

Can Artificial Grass be Installed on Concrete?

As long as the concrete or asphalt has proper drainage, then yes, you can install artificial grass on concrete. Some repairs may be in order before installing the grass to ensure proper installation and avoid any future complications.

There are some limitations to be aware of when deciding whether artificial grass is the right choice for your outdoor space. It requires proper drainage and without it, could collect water that could result in mould or mildew. Therefore, make sure to talk to an artificial grass installer who can help you find the right solution for your space.

Benefits of Artificial Grass on Concrete

There are many benefits to installing artificial grass, especially when compared to adding natural grass to the area. Artificial grass provides the look of real grass and will look incredible year-round without costly, time-consuming maintenance. Plus, with the right care, artificial grass can be a great long-term addition to your outdoor spaces.

Additionally, adding a cushiony foam under your artificial turf will help eliminate the hard feel of concrete underneath, providing a soft underlay for comfortable bare-foot walking.

artificial grass installed beside swimming pool

How to Install Artificial Turf

After determining that your concrete surface is suitable for artificial turf installation, it’s time to install. If you aren’t comfortable installing the turf yourself, we recommend reaching out to your local artificial turf dealer to hire a professional installer. There are some materials and tools required to complete the installation, so plan to have these items on hand before you start installing. Here are some materials you will need to get started:

  • Artificial grass
  • Silica sand or anti-microbial infill
  • Foam padding underlay
  • Artificial grass adhesive
  • Self-adhesive seaming tape
  • Concrete filler or self-levelling compound

As for tools, here are some to have on hand for your artificial grass installation:

  • Garden hose
  • Heavy-duty utility knife
  • Straight edge ruler or T-square
  • Adhesive spreader
  • Drop spreader
  • Hammer drill

Installing artificial grass on concrete is an easy and affordable way to transform any space by adding colour and comfort. If a full artificial grass installation is not in the cards, consider investing in an artificial grass rug for easy installation. This post has hopefully given you enough information to decide whether or not installing artificial grass on concrete is the right choice for you.  

 

 

When the time is right and you’re ready to install, contact us to get the help of one of our expert artificial grass installers!