How To Join Artificial Grass
12th May 2016 | by Burts Grass | posted in News
There are 2 stages in joining fake turf and the key to a success is the correct tools and preparation.
The first stage is forming the join -
Once the grass is laid out with the pieces to be joined overlapped and in a position you are happy with make sure that the grass is smooth and in the direction you wish the pile to be in. You are then ready to cut the join. This can be done in one of two ways.
The first way is known as a "double cut" and is easiest with the thinner grass options as you need to cut through 2 layers of grass at the same time. Once the grass is overlapped position a straight edge over the point you wish to form the join and using a straight bladed stanley knife cut along the edge of the straight edge making sure you cut through both layers of grass.
The second way is known as an "overlapped cut". In this method you make a neat straight cut ofone edge of the grass and the lay this over the top of the other piece of grass and using a staight edged knife follow this neat edge to cut through the material underneath.
Once the join is formed you are then ready to stick the 2 pieces together. Again there are 2 options to do this.
The first way is to use a seperate tape and adhesive. We recommend Aquabond adhesive and the associated joint tape. Once the joins have been formed you need to flap the 2 pieces of grass apart and simply roll the joint tape out underneath the joint. Apply the adhesive as per the instructions andcarefully place the 2 pieces of grass onto the tape to form your nice neat join.
The second method is to use our self adhesive artificial grass joining tape. This method is the easiest way to secure a join and as above once the joins have been formed you need to flap the 2 pieces of grass apart and simply roll the joint tape out underneath the joint. Place the 2 pieces of grass back inot position ensuring they are neatly lined up. Then remove the first part of the backing tape and as you peel the backing tape gently press down on the grass. Repeat the process for the other side. For best instructions please see the video below!