With increasing installation prices but rising trends in artificial grass, everyone is already preferring much of their lawns and even their indoor spaces to be made of synthetic turf. It isn’t such a surprise either as artificial grass is cheaper in the long run, with its low maintenance needs, zero water requirements and beautifully fresh look.
Artificial grass doesn’t just have to be placed outdoors, they are also becoming an increasingly popular indoor floor surface because it is soft and safe. While some may settle for artificial grass indoor rugs, others prefer a whole room or space covered in turf, like a carpet. The techniques for placing artificial grass indoors and outdoors are slightly different, here are some steps to ensure you can have a perfect turf inside.
1. Clean and clear your area
Sweep and clean the entire area that you plan to cover with synthetic turfs. There shouldn’t be any debris that can cause unevenness anywhere in that space. Keep it clear of any obstructions, no matter how small or large.
2. Measure and cut your turf
Have a fairly accurate measurement of the area you want to cover and cut your artificial turf slightly longer and larger than the section you first want to work on for allowance. Roll the turf carefully and cut with a utility knife.
3. Layer your turfs
Add some allowance between new turf rolls in order for them to blend seamlessly and to have extra space. Having insufficient turf wastes the whole roll that has been cut (unless you can use it another area), so it is better to minimise the risks of waste.
4. Attach and stabilise with adhesives
Secure your turf with adhesives that connect one roll to another, and to the corners of the room. Depending on the size of your room, you may also want adhesives in the center of large sections far from any edges, corners and divisions.
5. Smooth the turf over
Ensure your artificial turf has been installed properly and is looking its best by smoothing it with a flat rake or even a vacuum cleaner head. You can vacuum the turf to get rid of fallout as well, which can serve both purposes.
Whatever your preferred style is for using artificial grass turfs, keep in mind that they can be used on nearly any surface provided a complementary background. While it can initially seem costly, it is a long-term investment and a perfect alternative for carpets that can provide a safe environment for children.