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Installation and Maintenance
CLEANING YOUR GRASS
It’s important to regularly remove leaves, twigs and other organic material, either with a leaf
blower, vacuum cleaner or a specialized Roll and Comb machine. If you live in a mountain area, there is no need to remove snow and ice from the surface, simply allow to melt and drain off.
Animal droppings should be removed as soon as possible, after which the artificial turf should
be rinsed with water or with a solution of 90% water 10% white vinegar. Substances such as oil, acids, solvents or fuels should never come into contact with your artificial grass.
Do not throw cigarette butts on the turf and do not expose the turf to fire, fireworks, welding activities or barbecues, as this could cause the fibers to melt and clump together.
Before you start
When determining the length and width you will require, please do allow some extra that will be lost during cutting. It is recommended to make a draft design and determine how the turf can best be applied. If you require several rolls, we would like to point out that all rolls should be installed in the same direction, as the fibers of the lawn tend to settle a little towards one direction. When installing the rolls, it is recommended that you position yourself so you are looking against the natural fiber direction of the lawn.
Preparation of the substrate
Remove all grass, vegetation and stones from the area. Proper drainage of the soil is essential.
Existing hard surface
If the turf is installed on an existing hard surface, it is recommended to repair or remove any irregularities. Ensure that sufficient drainage is possible. In other cases, you may opt to install the substrate using compacted material, or, if you prefer a perfectly level and stable substrate, you could install a stabilized substrate of cement and sand.
Cement, sand or compacted material
Depending on the type of substrate, sufficient soil must be excavate until a level andstable base is achieved, the excavating depth will depend on the existing substrate.
Installation of artificial turf
Roll out the carpet and, if you install several rolls, be sure to lay all in the same direction. Proceed carefully during the installation and while rolling out the carpet to avoid any folds. Make sure that the artificial turf is completely on the same level everywhere, and leave enough time for it to acclimatize. Start by roughly cutting the outer edges. To do this, fold the carpet over and carefully cut between the pile rows along the back using a sharp knife. Trimming can be carried out at a later stage.
Adjacent rolls are placed immediately next to each other or can be pushed close together. Fold the sides of the carpet back and roll the adhesive tape between the two pieces of artificial turf. Spread the adhesive over a width of approximately 5 cm and over the full length of the seam band using a brush. Remember not to use too much adhesive so as to avoid it being squeezed through the seam. Wait for 5-10 minutes for the adhesive to breath, then fold the carpet back and press it firmly onto the adhesive, ensuring that no piles become stuck in the adhesive and that the two pieces of artificial turf are perfectly joined. In order to obtain a specially strong bond, the seam can be pressed down with weight.
Fix the edges of the artificial turf directly onto thesubstrate using 4 inch nails
Trim the edges of the carpet where necessary. Remove all trimmings and loose piles and brushthe pile of the carpet into the desired position.