The best surface for artificial grass? Your first answer would likely be ‘soil’, because a synthetic lawn is often used to replace a natural one. Do you want to cover another substrate with a soft and cosy texture without the hassle of maintenance? Synthetic grass has a wide range of applications because it can be easily laid on numerous ‘soilless’ bases as well. The versatility of artificial grass comes to the surface.
Soil, concrete, wood, brick, plastic; you name it, we can lay artificial grass on it – as long as you have a level area with good drainage. Here’s an overview of some suitable surfaces and their main features to take into account before proceeding to the installation.
5 suitable surfaces
Yeah, sometimes we like to force an open door. Soil is the most popular surface for artificial grass. Having a reliable weed barrier will save a lot of time – better safe than sorry, because once rooted, dreaded dandelions don’t die easily.
Synthetic grass is a great way to make your cold grey slab of concrete a more colourful and cosier place. It isn’t labour intensive to install on at all, as you don’t need to remove grass or other vegetation. Before you install artificial grass on your patio, balcony or swimming pool area, make sure the surface is clean and smooth. Besides that, proper drainage is required to protect your grass and surface against wear and tear.
Wood is also a potential substrate for synthetic lawn. Consider the time you’d gain if you didn’t have to spend your time scrubbing, sanding, painting and varnishing! It’s important to clean and seal the wood substrate to promote drainage before the grass installation. Our innovative polyurethane (PU) backing is an excellent solution to prevent mould.
A brick surface, such as a patio, is perfectly compatible with the installation of an artificial lawn. It is mostly uneven, so it needs some preparation before installing the grass. In the case of a brick driveway, be aware of the high impact of your vehicle. It’s not a good idea to use artificial grass as a parking spot. We recommend contacting one of our professional installers. They will guide you through more specifications and offer practical information to guide your decision.
Plastic is a less common base for an artificial lawn, but synthetic grass is often used to decorate chairs or tables. Tape and adhesives are the most-used aids for this application.
Artificial grass based on versatility
It’s clear: artificial grass “thrives” on almost any type of surface. The surface itself won’t cause any trouble if you opt for a synthetic lawn. However, carefully consider which type of artificial grass fits your needs and the specific points of attention of the substrate before installing it.
In any case, we recommend consulting one of our seasoned professional installers to ensure long-lasting enjoyment of your evergreen lawn. The grass can be greener on your side.