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2020-08-04T23:19:05+00:00

You will need to order separately for your fringe of your putting greens. Both the putting greens and regular artificial grass come in as 15’ wide products, you will need to order them separately based on your designs. We can definitely help you with product selections and quantities needed for your application and connect you with a local distributor or dealer so you can get your order processed. Please feel free to call or email us at [email protected] with any other questions, or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-08-01T23:20:59+00:00

It will depend on the type of wall you have. If you are installing the artificial grass on a regular interior wall with sheetrock, you can find the studs and simply nailing the turf on it. If you are installing the turf on a concrete wall or outside wall with stucco or bricks, you can either use anchors and nail or use glue to be easy. If you can email us with your wall picture along with the size of the artificial grass you want at [email protected]m, we will be able to help you better.

 
2020-07-20T19:46:27+00:00

Well, it depends on the actual size of the piece of artificial grass you got: if your piece is small, similar to a size of area rug or floor mat, you can simply leave it free floating just as you will do with any indoor area rugs or mat, you don’t need anything else to secure it onto the floor. However, if your artificial turf piece is large and you would like to install it inside your house permanently, you can treat it as regular carpet: pin it down to the floor or glue it down will work just fine. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-07-18T02:26:02+00:00

Well, you never use nails on the surface of artificial putting greens! I only recommend you to use sand infills on the artificial putting greens to provide extra weight holding the turf down and help with increasing of ball speed, but not to use any nails. You do need nails to secure the artificial putting green’s edges onto the anchor boards at the installation. To learn more techniques and tricks on how to install artificial putting greens, please check out this YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g

Please always feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form for any other questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-07-17T20:23:24+00:00

It all depends on the size of your artificial grass installation area. If you have a rather small area (300 sf or less), you don’t necessarily need infills if you can make sure to secure the edges of the turf at your installation. The purpose of using infills ok artificial grass are: helping the turf blades standing up better and also providing extra weight to hold the artificial grass down to minimize expansions and contractions. Small areas normally requires just one piece of turf and chances of failing edges and seams are much less if any, and you can always choose a dense and thick engineered blades product from our lineups so not need to worry about to help fibers standing up as such products will Glauber great resilience and standing up nicely on their own. However, for bigger installations, I will always recommend to use certain type of infills. Please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form should you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-07-16T21:14:06+00:00

It all depends on the type, size and scope of the artificial grass sport field projects. But in any case, I don’t think the installation can be done within a day. Sport field applications can be for residential, communities, schools or professional sport facilities, even within the same category, sizes and requirements can vary from project to project. Please call or email us with your project details so we can provide better help, or simply fill out this online form and we will be in touch shortly: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-07-08T21:20:21+00:00

Roof top installations of artificial grass can be complicated. I will strongly suggest you to contact us by phone, email or this online form (https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote ) with the answers to the following questions so that our experts can help you further on your project: 

-Is the roof pitched for drainage and are there exposed drain grates?

-What is on the roof now? rubber membrane? stone tile? Need to know if you can glue to roof top or now. Glue could chemically damage the roof if products don't jive. 

- Drain tile might needed so there is a gap for water to exit and air to flow.

- Access to roof: need a crane?

 
2020-07-06T22:49:54+00:00

I personally always like to use nails for artificial grass installations. The staples will work ok on the seaming part of the installation from time to time to certain installers, but overall, nails will do the job just fine in a much more quick way. I have found it is easy to use nails and much quicker than staples: staples can be more difficult to be driven through the artificial grass backing and into the sub base, and the flat U shaped head can catch the turf blades and drew them down in which situation you will need to spend time to pull out the fibers caught by the stapes head which can be very time consuming and frustrating. Therefore, my personal advice is to use nails whenever you can for all your artificial grass installations, please do not hesitated to contact us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-07-01T20:42:57+00:00

This is a very good question, technically yes, we can custom make your product based on your specific requirements as we are the manufacturer who make the artificial grass products. However, timing and cost might be the main factors for people to shy away from customizing their own artificial grass: it can take months to go through design and manufacturing customizations with color matching, ingredients mixing and testing. Also such customization can cost a lot of more due to the efforts and time involved unless the volume of artificial grass you need justify: a meaningful quantity (threshold) for custom production is 100,000 sf minimum, then the cost will start make sense. We are happy to discuss further with you on your needs if you can provide us with more details about your project, you can contact us by phone, email or this online form at your convenience: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-30T21:18:32+00:00

The process of installing artificial grass for a playground is pretty much the same as regular artificial grass lawn expect that all of the public playground projects require cushioning pads under the grass. Many residential playground applications don’t have lawn pads under the grass as no special rules or regulations apply, however, all public playgrounds will require the lawn pads to achieve fall ratings for public safety. Let’s look at this in two parts:

1. For general artificial grass installations which will also apply to playground, please check out this link for details:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

2. To install the lawn pads under the artificial grass for a playground application, you won’t need any other special tools, but you will need to take consideration of the thickness of the pads while you are building your sub base. The following is a general reference:

1-1/4” pad can take a 5’ fall.

2-1/4” pad can take a 8’ fall.

If higher fall ratings needed, you will need to stack the pads together to achieve that. Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-29T22:00:33+00:00

Weed barrier is an optional item for artificial grass installations. In general, weeds wont grow through turf or at least won’t be much of an issue. Occasionally, you will see them coming through the edges and seldom to see them grow on the surface of the artificial grass. Some people won’t mind minimum weeds here or there along the turf as it make the entire artificial surface look more realistic, for people who has a problem with weed and prefer a almost perfect artificial grass surface, and have some extra budge, using weed barrier will definitely take care of the concern. The weed barrier goes in place after before you lay the turf, on top of the sub base, it is very hard to suggest if you should do it yourself or by an installer. If you are doing the entire installation yourself, the weed barrier will be a simple step extra. The weed barrier is a polypropylene fabric comes in as rolls which make it relatively easy to install, you will need a few nails to secure the weed barrier onto the sub base, won’t need much, just enough to prevent the fabric from moving or shifting. You can find more information on weed barrier from this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/weed-barrier

For further free consultations on our products or installation process, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form:https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-26T22:33:25+00:00

It is hard to miss all necessary accessories such as cups, flags and sometimes lights as they are normally part of your design. From the installation perspective, you would need to make sure to order infills which I recommend to use 2 lbs per square foot. Infills on artificial grass putting greens are very essential as it will hold the turf down to minimize expansions and contractions, eliminate wrinkles, and also help increase the speed and rolling consistency of the golf balls. Other than infills, you might also need edging materials such as bender board or Wonderedge along with nails to secure your putting greens’ edges. You can find the details of all these accessories on this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/catalog/supplies

For installation techniques or tricks, please visit this YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g

We offer free consultations on your product selections and installations, please always feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form for further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-24T23:32:03+00:00

Well, you don’t want to be exact when measuring your size of lawn when you are getting new artificial grass for the following reasons:

1. Our products come in as 15’ width and 75’ or 100’ length, even you have an exact dimension, you still have to order artificial grass materials at 15’ width.

2. Actual installations and your lawn configurations can be slightly different from your measurement, you will need to order extra to make sure having enough turf to cover your area.

So my suggestion is to have a rough measurement (width and length), then email us or fill out this online form, and we will help you on what size of the turf to order and also refer you to a local distributor/dealer to help you further, here is the link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-22T21:40:38+00:00

I assume that you are installing the artificial grass indoors. If it is the case, you can simply treat the turf as indoor carpet regardless installing it at ground level or upstairs. The turf is very similar to carpet when it comes to handle and move them even though they are typically heavier than regular carpet, it is flexible enough that you can bend them to move around the tight spaces. 

Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-20T20:07:59+00:00

Generally speaking, I can categorize artificial grass playgrounds as residential and public. Public playgrounds have strict requirements for fall ratings: from 5’ to 12’ or even higher which means people won’t get hurt if they fall from 5’ to 12’. In order to achieve such fall ratings while using artificial grass for public playgrounds, you will need to use lawn pads under the artificial grass to provide enough cushioning. Lawn pads come in as 3/4”, 1-1/4” and 2-1/4” in thickness. To achieve a 5’ fall rating, 1-1/4” thickness lawn pad is required. 2-1/4” thick lawn pad will provide a 8’ fall rating. In order to get higher fall ratings, multiple layers of lawn pads will be required. 

There are no specific requirements for residential playgrounds which in most cases s have multiple usages not only just for playgrounds but also as a regular lawn. In reality, not many people using lawn pads for residential playgrounds due to the cost concerns, cost of installing artificial grass playgrounds with lawn pads will be higher on both materials and installations. If budget permits, I personally recommend to use lawn pads for all playground artificial grass installations. As far as choice of artificial grasses to be used for playgrounds, depends on the frequencies of usage, people can use shorter grass for heavily used playgrounds and longer grass for less used playgrounds. We offer free consultations on all products and applications, please do not hesitated to contact us by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-19T18:43:29+00:00

To finish off the edges of your artificial grass installation, you have several options:

1. If your turf installation is next to pavers, concrete or driveway, you do not need any additional edging materials, you can simply have your turf joined right next to such pavers, concrete or driveway in most cases. You will need to take into consideration of the finished height of your artificial grass while building your sub base to make sure it connects properly.

2. You can use bender board and stakes to finish off the edges, here is the link to the details of bender board and stakes: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/benderboard

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/benderboard-stakes

3. You can use an edging product specifically designed for artificial grass: Wonderedge, for details, please visit this link:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/the-wonder-edge

We offer free consultations on products and installations, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-18T00:13:17+00:00

When you are installing artificial grass to replace your existing lawn or for a new landscape application, you will need quite a few materials for a complete installation. 

A. Materials for sub base: 

1. Drain rock or equivalent

2. Decomposed granite or equivalent 

B. Materials needed for turf installation:

1. Seaming tape

2. seaming glue

3. Nails

4. Infills

5. Edging materials such as bender or wonderedge

C. Optional materials:

1. Weed barrier

2. Gopher wires

Besides above materials, you will also need certain tools or equipment (for larger projects) to get the job done.

We offer free consultations on products and installations, please feel free to reach us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-17T19:07:05+00:00

You can use either of our nails for your pet turf or any other artificial grass installations. In another word, there is really no specific requirements for nails for different type of artificial grass installations. We carry two different type of nails to be used for artificial grass installations: Brite Common (regular steel) or Galvanized. You can find the details regarding both nails on this page: https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

We are here to help, please call, email or fill out this online form if you have any other questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-16T20:34:44+00:00

Seaming tape is for piecing two pieces of artificial grass together. Normally the seaming tape is made of very durable poly materials and can last for a long time if not longer than artificial grass. It normally comes in with the width of 12”, from time to time, people can special order the 6” width versions as well. In order to join two pieces of artificial turf together. You first will need to lay the seaming tape down and making sure it is right centered at the turf joint, then you will apply the turf glue on to the tape, finally to press the two pieces of turf onto the tape with glues on it. 

You might have already looked at our website for the seaming tape information, here it is again: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-tape

You might also find this YouTube channel helpful for how to seam artificial grass: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g

Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-15T21:25:22+00:00

There are several reasons for using infills on artificial grass installations, couple of them are for general purposes, some of them are for specific purposes. 

General purpose of using infills on artificial grass:

1. To add extra weight to the turf to minimize the expansions and contractions due to the temperature changes: for many areas that have big temperature differences during day or from season to season, without extra weight on turf, the expansions and contractions can create issues such as turf seams and edges separations or wrinkles on the surface.

2. To help the turf fibers standing up better. With infills on turf, the artificial grass blades will stand up better and more resilient to matted down.

Specific purposes of using infills on artificial grass (you don’t have to use two different types of infills, the following infills will serve the two general purposes above as well along with their special functions);

1. To neutralize the pet urine odor: Zeofill

2. To help keep your artificial grass cool during hot days (TCool)

3. To prevent germ/bacteria from growing: wonderfill (antimicrobial coated green colored sands)

4. To simply feel better psychologically and make entire product more uniformed: Green colored sand

Hopefully the above points make sense to you, and please let us know if you have any further questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-13T02:47:33+00:00

Generally speaking, you can install artificial grass in areas where real grasses are. Artificial grass is considered the replacements for real grass, occasionally creative designers and architects have been using artificial turf for indoor applications such as entertainment areas and wall decorations. There is really not much of concerns or precautions as long as artificial grass is used for replacements of real grass, it is perfectly safe for human and animals and very environmentally friendly. You will love the results!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-06-03T04:07:13+00:00
You can recycle the turf, but it can be a bit tricky: you need to find a recycling company who is able to separate the gras blades from the backing. Some plastic recycling companies will have the capacity to do such recycle work. 90% of our artificial grass can be recycled, please let us know if you need is to recommend you some local plastic recyclers in your area by filling out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
 
2020-05-31T21:54:07+00:00

Hi, Nessa, if you can provide us with the width and length of your area to be covered with artificial grass, we can draft a diagram for you along with instructions on what size of the turf and how to order, thank you.

 
2020-05-17T22:31:43+00:00

In my opinion, both sizes nails will work just fine. However, I do see in reality most people will go with 6” nails as the price differences between the 4” and 6” are marginal and theoretically the longer nails will provide better holdings. There are also two different types of nails you can choose from: regular steel  and galvanized. The main difference regular steel and galvanized nails is that steel nails will rust and galvanized nails won’t. Most people will ask the question: is rust of nails a good thing for artificial grass installations? The answer is probably not. I have found that when the steel nails getting rusted a bit, it holds the turf in place remarkably strong, and if installed with regular length grass, such rusting never even noticeable. For most installers, they might prefer to galvanized, not necessarily because it won’t rust, more important to them is that galvanized nails are sharper and easier to drive into the artificial grass and sub base which makes installation process more efficient and faster. You can find more detailed information regarding different nails at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

please feel free to contact us for any other questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-05-16T02:45:25+00:00

You should be able to reinstall the artificial grass by moving it from one location to another. Artificial grass is just like carpet:

1. Make sure the area you move to is smaller than the from area so your original piece is big enough to cover the new area.

2. You need to know how the initial installation was done so you know what to remove such as nails or infills: when you are removing the turf you don’t damage it.

3. You need to follow the installation guide when reinstalling the turf: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

4. Here is a very useful link for all installation related short videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g

if you need further help, you can always reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-05-04T20:32:27+00:00

There is a saying in the artificial grass industry: “If you can walk it, we can turf it!” In another word, if the slope of the area is walkable, you should be able to install artificial grass on it. However, I will always suggest to have professional installers to perform the installation rather than trying to do it for yourself. Installation of artificial grass on a slope can be tricky and require experiences especially for sub base preparing which you not only need to make the surface smooth but also have to make sure the contours will work with laying the grass. There also might be sophisticated cuts required when you laying the turf given the fact of some irregular slopes. One thing you need to be aware that if the slope is mild with more usage/traffic or you are in an area with often rains, the infills on such artificial grass might lose away easily so from time to time, you might need to add more infills 

We offer free consultations on all artificial grass related questions and concerns, please feel free to contact us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-04-30T19:50:49+00:00

We always recommend to use infills for all artificial grass installations for two main reasons:

1. To help turf to stand up better

2. To give more weight on the turf surface so to minimize expansions and contractions when temperature changes.

You might have seen some advertisings of none infill turf on the market from some artificial grass companies, but it can be false. Most of our artificial grass products are with engineered blades which mean they all have excellent resilience and requires no infills to help the fiber standing up, but the law of physics on expansions and contractions will work its way on turf when temperature changes. When such expectations and contractions happen, you will likely be seeing the separations of seams or edges, even wrinkles can develop. To minimize or avoid such problems, especially in areas that have big temperature differences during a day, infills are always recommended. 

Even though there are many different types of infills are available and pricing all differently, the good news is that the most basic silica sands infills are relatively cheap and only be considered as a very small fraction of the overall artificial grass project. To find out more about our infill product offering, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-infills

We provide free consultations on artificial grass and installations, if you need to find out about how and where to get our infill products, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-04-24T19:33:53+00:00

The seaming tape for artificial grass is used to join two or multiple pieces together. We do not manufacture our own turf seaming tape, we are distributor of other manufacturer’s seaming tape product along with glues under GST’s private label. The seaming tape comes in two different width, 6” or 12” and viable length to fit different sized applications. The seaming tape is normally made of PP which is extremely strong and durable. When used with recommended glues, you can be sure that your seams will be secured and last for a long time. Please visit the following link for more details on the glues and tapes:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-seaming

If you have any questions regarding have to use the tape, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

You can always reach us via phone, email or this online form for any further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-04-08T20:32:25+00:00

Absolutely. Artificial grass will be a much better option for playgrounds. Playgrounds get used a lot and I will suggest you to discuss with us when selecting your product, my recommendation is always to go with artificial grass that is lower pile and more durable. More importantly, artificial grass surface needs to have meet certain fall ratings or in the industry's term: GMax. In order to achieve to certain fall ratings, you need to install padding underneath the grass: The pads come in different thicknesses, each thickness offers its own fall rating capacities. For an example, if you want to have a fall rating of 5' which means falling onto the surface from 5' won't get people hurt, the thickness of the pads needs to be 1-1/4", the higher the fall, the thicker of the pads needed. 

Again, playground applications can be complicated and please feel free to reach out to us for any further expert opinion and suggestions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
2020-03-29T19:40:50+00:00

This is a really good question. Like carpets which has been around for a long time, of which installation methods haven’t been changed much at all. And I am not sure new methods of artificial grass will have revolutionary changes any time soon. We need to know why the current installation methods make sense for artificial grass:

1. Drainage of water or dog urines is a primary concern for artificial turf installs, which will require a good sub base to be built.

2. A perfectly smooth surface is critical for artificial grass to be laid on to ensure proper looking of your artificial grass, this is a part of sub base building as well.

3. Glues and nails are needed for secure the artificial grass in place and seams.

4. Infills are also required to minimize the expansion and contractions of your artificial grass due to the temperature changes.

Unless we can find ways to resolve reasonings above, I am afraid that the current installation ways will be here to stay for a while. However, being an pioneer of the industry, we have been introducing some easier installation alternatives such as using drain boards but nothing major or revolutionary so far.

We have distributors and dealers nationwide, if you have any other specific questions and concerns, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

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2020-03-24T22:49:02+00:00

The usage of nails and glues are different for artificial grass installations, you will need both to get the proper job done, not necessarily one is better than the other. In general, you will need to nails to secure the perimeters of your artificial turf, and also to be used along with seaming tape and glue to secure the joints of two pieces together. The turf glues are mainly used to bond the artificial grass seams together. 

The seaming job can be a bit tricky and does require skills and experiences for a perfect result. 

I personally always want to recommend professional installers to perform artificial grass installation work especially when it requires more than one piece and have some complications such as slopes, off shapes and etc. 

We offer free consultations and recommendations regarding installations, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or fill out the online form: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

You also can find more detailed information regarding installations from this link: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

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2020-03-23T01:46:03+00:00

Seaming is one of the most important tasks for artificial grass installations which requires skills and experiences. Seam starts to separate is a sign of installation wasn’t done right. My suggestion is to reach out to your installer and have them fix it. For professionals such fix won’t be a difficult job, make sure you ask them to have their best seaming installer on your repair.

However, if you did the installation yourself and you need to fix it, you need to make sure follow the seaming instructions:

1. Use seaming tape

2. Use seaming glue

3. Use carpet stretcher 

4. Use nails

You can find all of these materials on this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/catalog/supplies

If you need further help, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or fill out this online form to talk to an expert: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

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2020-03-16T18:41:15+00:00

Depending on the sizes of your artificial grass leftovers from your original installation, I will recommend you to keep them in a storage for future potential uses: Artificial grass is very similar to your carpet, after installation, there will be some excessive materials left, and most of homeowners will just keep them in their storage, they might never need to use them again, or to use them to patch or repair damages. If you ever damaged your artificial grass for whatever reason, you can always use the leftover materials to patch or repair the damaged area(s) without struggling to find a matched piece for the problem. 

Also, some people to cut the excessive pieces for door mat or dog run, or for patio applications. Again, it all depends on how big of the pieces your have leftover with, and even you make these leftover pieces into uses as I mentioned here, you still want to keep some for your future, just in case. 

We offer free consultations, please feel free to reach us by phone, email or fill out this online form if you have any further questions:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

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2020-03-14T20:20:43+00:00

We carry the best artificial grass seaming tape available on the market. Our seaming tape is made by Mapai, a very reputable and high quality product manufacturer for seaming tape and glues. The seaming tape has to be extremely durable and take on glues well and stable during temperature changes. We offer different width of the seaming tape and offering them at different length. I personally always recommend using the 12” width tape along with our glues for your artificial grass seaming applications you get the best result. To find our more details about our artificial grass seaming tape, please visit this link:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-tape

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2020-03-11T17:57:24+00:00

We offer different type of infills including some sands for artificial grass installations, to address your question properly, we need to focus on the functionalities of the infills/sands. There are two basic functions of infills/sands for all artificial grass installations: to provide extra weight on turf to minimizing the expansions and contractions; to help artificial grass standing up. There are also other functions that infills/sands can achieve such as to minimize the dog urine smells, to avoid bacterias and to blend in better with coated colors. It will all depend on your intentions and usages of artificial grass to determine the best value of infills/sands:

1. If budget is your main concern, I will recommend the most inexpensive sands which can take are of the most basic functions for your artificial grass functions.

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/kiln-dry-silica-sand

2. If color is your main concern, I will recommend the green color coated sands so they will provide all the basic functions of a sand infill yet blend in very well with your turf.

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/green-sand

3. If you worry the most about your dog urine smells, Zeolite infills will be your top choice as it will help neutralize the smell.

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/zeofill-organic-infill

4. If you want to minimize the bacterias on your artificial turf, the top choice will be our antimicrobial coated sand, it is coated with green colored antimicrobial agent to provide the most hygienic results. 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/wonder-fill

5. If you want to minimize the heat on artificial grass, TCool infills will be my top recommendation: it is a sand product coated with cooling agent to dramatically reduce the heat on turf.

https://www.globalsynturf.com/tcool-infill

We offer free consultations, so please feel free to reach us via phone, email or the online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  4 Comments
2020-03-10T17:02:40+00:00

Seaming two pieces together can be considered the most important and difficult part of artificial grass installations. I always recommend people to use professional installers to get the best results of seaming work. In general, here is some guidelines to follow:

1. Making sure that the fibers of two pieces of turf facing the same direction. All artificial grass are considered as "directional" as when we roll them up and pack them, the fibers will be pressed down and facing toward one direction. When you are getting different pieces of the artificial grass, and piecing them together, you need to be aware of such directional situations and make sure to have the pieces facing the same direction before seaming them.

2. You will need to do a good cut on both pieces to leave perfect space along the stitch lines so when you piece them together, the distance between the two pieces are the same as your turf's stitch gauge (the distance between two stitch line). Make sure to have your cut straight on both pieces.

3. You will need seaming tape, nails and glues to get the two pieces of turf together. Please visit these links for all the necessary seaming materials:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/installation-nails

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-glue

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-tape

4. Considered your sub base is done perfectly and ready for the installation, you will first lay the seaming tape so the seam will be right in the middle of the seaming tape. Then, using nails to secure the seaming tape onto your sub base, nailing to be about 6" apart.

5. Once seaming tape is secured, you should double check the seaming of the two pieces of the turf looks perfect to you while they are still loose, once satisfied, you can flip open the two pieces and apply glues on your seaming tape, be extra carefully as you do not want to have glues over spill to your turf.

6. Slowly flip down the two pieces onto the glued seaming tape, make minor adjustments to make sure the seam looks perfect to you, wait for the glue to cure.

7. Use nails on both pieces along the seam line to provide extra strength: nailing schedule to be every 4"-6".

8. Brush and provide infill

Again, the seaming part of artificial grass installation can be challenging, please do not hesitate to reach us via phone, email or this online form to get expert help:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  3 Comments
2020-03-08T15:11:47+00:00

You can install artificial grass on any sized areas without a problem. Artificial grass is like carpet which can be cut, shaped to whatever sizes to your desire, regardless your area is small or large. Artificial grass is very customizable when it comes to installations, I have seen so many creative designs with artificial turf which you can find t our online gallery: https://www.globalsynturf.com/gallery

You can always reach us via phone, email or filling out the online form to connect with an expert if you have any further questions:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  5 Comments
2020-03-07T18:27:41+00:00

Such a great idea to use artificial grass on a wall as a back drop. It depends on what kind of wall you are planing to install the artificial onto: if your wall is regular Sheetrock interior wall, you can regular anchors and staples to tight the grass onto the wall; if you are installing artificial grass on a brick or concrete exterior wall, you will need to use much stronger concrete anchors to get the job done. Since the turf will be hanged vertically, you will need to choose the turf with lighter weight and with only green thatch only. 

You can always feel free to reach us via phone, email or the form to get connected with an expert:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  4 Comments
2020-02-28T00:40:50+00:00

Yes, artificial grass can be removed after installation. Depends on what kind of surfaces you are installing the artificial turf on, if it is a temporary installation, you won't need to build sub base, nor should you use any glues or infills. You can treat the turf as an area rug, which can be laid down and double sided tape them, and remove and pack them up after usage, and you can always resume them as well. Again, it will all depend on the sizes of your installation area. You can always feel free to reach us for more expert guidelines by phone or email.

  5 Comments
2020-02-23T17:42:28+00:00

Technically you can install artificial grass any time of the year as long as weather permits: no rain or snow. However, it will be ideal if you do your installations in a warm day, as artificial grass will be better telexed and more flexible to work with in a warm temperature. 

Artificial grass is made of plastic, warm temperatures will make the turf softer and easier for installations, especially for people with limited or no experiences. Experienced professionals have done installations under all different weathers, eve though it can be challenging but turf can still be installed properly.

I encourage you to take a look at the installation page on our website to get general ideas of installation by visiting this link: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

If you need further suggestions, simply fill out this online form and one of our experts will reach out to you: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  1 Comment
2020-02-22T23:41:31+00:00

Generally speaking, artificial grass is fairly easy to install. However, depend on the size of your area, I will always recommend to have a professional installer to do the installation for you so things won’t go wrong. If you let installation doesn’t involve any seaming and you are able to excavate and handle bulk materials such drain rock and decomposed granite, you might be able to give it a try. To find out the suggested artificial grass installation procedures, please visit this link:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

Or if you like us to help you to connect with an installer, please simply fill out this online form: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  2 Comments
2020-02-22T02:12:13+00:00

We cover the entire country! We have artificial grass distributors and dealers throughout the country including your town. To protect your privacy, please fill out this online form and we will connect you with one of our great distributors in your area:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  2 Comments
2020-02-19T19:38:11+00:00

We are the manufacturer of artificial grass and distribute our turf products through our distributors and dealers nationwide. Even though we do not offer installation service ourselves, we can definitely connect you with one of our distributors or dealers nearest you who can help with the installation services you required. The best way is for you to fill out this online form, and we will be in touch with the information you need:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  3 Comments
2020-02-18T21:28:27+00:00

Technically you can install artificial grass all year long when it is not snowing or raining, even though it can be easier when the weather is sunny and warm. Artificial turf is made of polyethylene and polypropylene, the nature of such products (plastic) is it will reacts to temperature changes. When it is warm, the artificial grass will be softer and more “relaxed” which can make it easier to handle and install. During the winter month or cold weather, artificial grass can be a bit more “stubborn” and rigid to work with, but by no means you can’t install artificial grass in cold weather as long as it is not snowing: the fact is that the installation will be a bit more difficult. Even warm or hot temperature works the favor for articulations grass, but a more comfortable weather is still preferred for your installation crews to work properly. Certain desert areas the temperature can reach way over 100 degrees F, no one should be working outdoors under those extreme hot conditions. 

In summary, you can get your artificial grass installed pretty much any time you wish as long as it is not raining or snowing, ideally, if you can plan well, mild warm days with sun shine shall work out the best.

  2 Comments
2020-02-14T21:23:28+00:00

It will depend on the size of the area that you want to install the artificial grass. I would not recommend you do the installations yourself if it requires seaming of the turf that covers rather big area. It will requires experiences for installations: you will need to excavate the soil/existing real grass, then build the sub base which will need to provide good drainage and a smooth compacted surface to lay the turf. When laying the grass, knee stretcher needs to be used along with nailing the edges and seaming the pieces together if your area is big that requires multiple pieces. 

Here is the link for installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  2 Comments
2020-02-12T16:17:31+00:00

It depends on if your installation to be permanent or temporary. 

If your installation is permanent for indoors, you can use nails to secure the perimeters of your artificial grass, then use turf glues. 

If your artificial grass over hardwood floor installation is permanent for outdoors, besides using nails along the edges and turf glues, you should also add infills on the turf surface.

if your turf installation over hardwood floor is temporary, I will suggest you to use heavy duty double sided carpet tapes or Velcro to hold the turf in place.

You can always reach us directly by phone or email if you have further questions regarding your application.

  4 Comments
2020-02-11T22:22:16+00:00

In my own opinion, yes, all artificial turf needs to have proper infills and an installation with infills will perform better and last longer than any non-infill artificial grass surfaces in general. The infilled artificial grass surfaces provide the following benefits:

1. Hold the turf in place with extra weight to minimize the expansions and contractions of the grass surface due to the temperature change. In a long run, infills will help to prevent the failure of edges or joint seams as the turf won't move as much as temperature changes.

2. For putting green artificial grass surfaces, infills will help to increase the ball speed, the rule of thumb is the more of the infill, the faster the ball travels (stimpmeter).

3. Infilled grass will also help artificial grass to stand up better.

You might see some marketing promotions out of there saying some of the artificial grass requires no infills, do not fall to it. Such products will not be able to provide the benefits of above for you.

  3 Comments
2020-02-09T17:09:12+00:00

Infills are always important for artificial grass installations as it will not only help turf fibers standing up but also minimize the expansions and contractions of the grass to prevent wrinkles, seam and edge failures. To your specific question, in my opinion, sand is not the best infill, but the most expensive option. Most of people choose sand infills as it does the job without breaking the budget, there is nothing wrong with sand being an infill product, all other options such as green color and antimicrobial coated products will give you extra upgrades and also cost more.  

It will be perfectly fine for you to use sand as infills as it will get the job done. However, if your budget allows, you can go with upgraded version of infills such as green sand, antimicrobial coated sand, zeolite or TCool. Here is the link to all our infill products:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-infills

  1 Comment
2020-02-07T21:24:35+00:00

Yes, you can lay artificial grass on decking. If you are doing this because your decking is getting old, I would suggest you to make sure that your decking is structural sound. Once covered with artificial turf, you won't see the decking surface and you need to be cautious about it if your decking is getting old. Other than that, all you need is either the turf glue or nails to install the turf over decking. If you are dealing with a large decking area, I will recommend you to have professional installers to help out. Here are the links for our turf glue and nails, and please feel free to reach to us if you have any other questions:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-glue

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-32oz

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/installation-nails

  3 Comments
2020-02-06T17:45:40+00:00

We have a great answer to a same question of yours in the previous post, please look into this link for details and always feel free to reach out to us should you have any further questions or concerns:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/how-long-does-artificial-grass-installation-take

  1 Comment
2020-02-05T23:08:39+00:00

There are two ways to explain your questions on the meanings of "settle":

1. Before installing the artificial grass, you will need to have the turf open up and exposing to the sun for it to acclimate. Depending on the weather/temperature, if it is above 60 degree or above and sunny, it will take about 30-60 minutes for the turf to be fully acclimated, you might need a bit longer if temperature is low.

2. Another way of understand your meaning of "settle" is after the turf is completely installed. There will not be any time needed for the artificial grass to settle, once installation completed, you can consider that your artificial grass is settled.

  1 Comment
2020-02-03T18:10:59+00:00

It depends on the size of your installation. If you only need a small piece installed with a width not exceeding 15', you might be able to do it yourself. But artificial grass is more like carpet, installation of turf does require some experiences and skills. For large installations that need turf to be seamed, you will need to consider to have professional installers. Here is the link for installation instructions:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

You can always feel free to reach us if you need to find a local installer for your project by filling out this online form, and we will be more than happy to assist:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  5 Comments
2020-02-03T17:20:02+00:00

Yes, we as the manufacturer of artificial grass strongly recommend using infills on artificial grass. Such infills can be sand, zeolite or etc.. You might have seem some marketing from different artificial turf companies promoting so-called non-infill turf products, don't fall into this false claims. There are two main reasons to have infills on artificial grass:

1. To help the turf stand up better

2. To hold the turf in place and minimize expansions and contractions when temperature changes.

All of our artificial grass products can be called "infill free" if only for the reason of "standing up" better. As the pioneer of the industry with all engineered blades, our products have excellent resilience and need minimum help from infills to help standing up. However, you definitely will need extra weight to hold the turf down better and reduce the movement of expansions and contractions: this is law of physics, the turf will expand and contract during temperature changes, and in areas with big temperature differentials, such movements can pull off the edges or split the seams. With the infills on artificial grass, you will dramatically reduce the chances of such issues.

  5 Comments
2020-02-02T01:25:58+00:00

You absolutely can. Actually there are many installations involved with a tree and cutting around it to be done. I would like you to think the artificial grass as carpet, you can pretty much cut it any way you wish, all you need is a carpet cutter, of course experiences and skills required as well. Not sure if you would like to tackle this kind of cutting work yourself which I don’t necessarily recommend. The reality is that there always tree’s roots issues to be addressed while you are preparing for the sub base, in a lot of cases, you will need to cut off some of the roots as they might sticking out of the ground too much and prevent you from making a nice smooth and compacted surface to lay artificial turf. Also, you will need to kind of know how to stop the tree from growing more roots that can ruin the sub base in the future.: experienced landscapers normally will have enough knowledge about that and can cut out both the roots that sticking out along with those potential problemed parts of the tree to minimize future issues.

You can always visit this link to find out that there are many pictures of artificial grass installations with tree cutouts:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/gallery

  4 Comments
2020-01-31T23:21:25+00:00

There is no specific infills to be used just for concrete areas, in another word, all infills can be used for concrete area the exactly the same as they would for regular artificial grass lawns. There is no differences or concerns for using any type of infills for artificial grass on concrete surfaces. I am not sure if you would like to add any cushioning feel with the artificial lawn installation, if so, you can always consider to use either shock pad or lawn pad under the artificial turf which will give you the cushioning,.

To find out about details on the infills and pads, please check out the following link:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-infills

https://www.globalsynturf.com/playgrounds-safety

  5 Comments
2020-01-29T20:04:27+00:00

We would always want to recommend you to use professional installers for your type of projects involving special shaped cuts which can be tricky and require experiences and skills. You can please fill out this online form with your address so we can help you finding the nearby installers:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

I would like to give you a general guideline on how to cut turf here, and you can always refer to the link at the bottom of this paragraph for more details:

1. Always measure twice before cutting

2. The cutting itself should have to be done in two steps.

First you need to do a "rough cut": Laying out the turf completely cover the area, and do a rough cut by leaving at least 3-6" of edges along the shape of your lawn, so the turf is "over" your lawn area by about 3-6" all around the edges.

Second, your final cut: you need to place your "oversized" and already "rough cut" turf in place covering the entire lawn, double check along the edges, then start your finish cut slowly and carefully: It will be a good idea to drive some nails on the turf into the base just to temporarily hold the turf in place when you are cutting.

Again, cutting into shapes needs experiences and skills, we strongly recommend you to have professional installers to help with projects like this.

Here is the link to our installation instructions:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  5 Comments
2020-01-28T21:37:38+00:00

Well, we won't recommend to install your turf on a sandy surface. The sands are just too loose to serve as a base for artificial grass. The turf installation requires solid yet smooth surfaces, sands won't provide that. If you install artificial turf over sand, and with some usage and traffic on it, the sand underneath will start moving which will cause noticeable lumps and dents on the grass surface: This is not only give the artificial grass a terrible looking, but also can cause concerns of tripping hazard. 

Therefore, I wouldn't recommend installing artificial grass over the sand. If you can, you can remove the sand and then build up the base properly by following instructions on this link:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  3 Comments
2020-01-26T22:28:58+00:00

It is difficult for us to answer your question without know the details of your plan, and we don’t want to make assumptions before providing any suggestions. Please fill out this form online or give us a call to speak with an expert so we can help you better, thanks:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  2 Comments
2020-01-25T22:46:29+00:00

Normally you will need to use either 40D or 60D bright common or galvanized nails ranging from 5-7” in nail length for artificial turf installations outside as a real lawn replacement. However, in your case that you are trying to cover a chair with artificial grass, I won’t recommend theses types of nails. Instead I will suggest you to use either glues or heavy duty double sided carpet tapes or even regular staples. The regular type of nails for typical articulate grass installations would be too thick and too long for your particular project: to cover a chair with glues, all you will need is a 32 oz tube, here is the link for it:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-32oz

  3 Comments
2020-01-23T21:43:15+00:00

If you are having the artificial grass on the cement porch temporarily, and your area is rather small, you can use heavy duty double sided carpet tape to adhere the turf edges. By doing so, you can easily remove the turf once done with it. 

If you are installing the artificial turf on the cement porch permanently, you should use turf glues to adhere the grass. Depending on the size of your project, you can get glues in different packages. You might just need a tube of 32 oz., and a big glue discharging gun. If your area is a big and need more glues, you can go with our 1 gallon or even 5 gallon (which I don't think you will need as there will be a lot of glues in a 5 gallon bucket). When you are using gallon bucket glues, you will need to have a trowel of 1/4" teeth. Here are the links to our glues if you need more information regarding them:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-32oz

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-glue

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-5-gallons

  1 Comment
2020-01-23T21:50:24+00:00

You should never have the muddy problem any more if you install artificial grass properly. One of the key benefits of having artificial grass is that it is clean and not become messy or muddy, you can get on the artificial grass immediately after rain as there won't be muddy or messy as soil or real grass will get. 

You want to be sure your installation gets done correctly, to have your based properly prepared with about 2" of drain rocks and 1-2" of decomposed granite or equal compacted to provide a solid and smooth surface to lay the artificial grass, stretch the turf properly, and secure all the edges and infill it.

You will be very happy as you will never need to worry about the muddy mess any more.

  3 Comments
2020-01-22T01:24:34+00:00

The answer is yes. All the sand infill products we carry are kiln dried. Actually most of the sand products selling in a bag packaging form are kiln dried. Most of the sand processing facilities have the capability of doing the kiln dry which is rather a simple process than the term of "Kiln Dried". The meaning of Kiln Dry is dried without moisture, if not be kiln dried and bagged and moistures trapped, sands will clumped up and present a big problem. All we offer are bagged sands products and they are all kiln dried. 

  3 Comments
2020-01-20T18:53:27+00:00

Global Syn-Turf is the leading artificial grass manufacturer, we make all the turf products and sell them through our distributors and dealers nationwide. However, we do not offer installation services. We are operating with the largest installer network around the country and will always be able to connect you with the proper distributors/dealers for your turf purchase and installations. The best starting point is to fill out this online form with your address, and we will be able to make our recommendations for your applications immediately, you can always call us or email us with detailed information as well. Here is the link: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  2 Comments
2020-01-20T16:25:53+00:00

Well, you can cut the artificial grass with regular scissors, but keep in mind that you will need a sharp and strong pair of scissors. You basically will need to cut through two layers of the PP cloth along with a layer of PU glue, so a bit heavy duty and sharp pair of scissors will work just fine. I am not sure about those "regular" office type of scissors though. 

  5 Comments
2020-01-20T00:00:21+00:00

It depends on what kind of surface you are planing to install the artificial grass. Regardless the surface, if you are putting more than two pieces of turf together, you will always need the glues for seams. You definitely have to build a good sub base and smooth compacted if your turf will go on soil ground. You will need to glue down the turf if you are permanently installing it on a solid surface such as concrete. Our artificial grass glues come in three different type of packages: 32 oz tube, 1 gallon bucket and 5 gallon bucket. If your installation area is small and all you need is tube, you will need a large glue discharge gun; if you go with the bucket glues, a 1/4” trowel will be needed to apply the glues. Here are the links to our artificial grass glues:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-32oz

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-glue

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-5-gallons

  2 Comments
2020-01-19T20:12:03+00:00

We had great answers for this question before, please check it out on this link: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/can-i-lay-artificial-grass-on-soil

 
2020-01-19T01:24:12+00:00

The best way to find good artificial grass installers in your area is to fill out this online form, and we will get back to you asap with recommendations. On this form, you will need to make sure putting your address so we can give you move accurate installers' information. Of course you can always email us or call us with your address. Here is the link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  2 Comments
2020-01-18T21:19:52+00:00

You can use couple of different products to finish up the edging on your artificial grass lawn installation. If you use wonder edge which is specifically designed for artificial turf edging, you will not need anything else. To find out more information on wonder edge, you can visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/the-wonder-edge

Or there is a traditional way of finishing up the edges by using bender board and stakes. Bender board product is widely used in landscape word to finish up all different type of landscape edges. They normally come in as either thinner version or thicker version, and they all can be bended to form shapes along the edges. You will need the stakes as crew base to secure the bender boards. For more information on bender board product and bender board stakes, please visit the following tow links:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/benderboard

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/benderboard-stakes

  2 Comments
2020-01-17T18:36:08+00:00

It is always a good idea to use shock pad under the grass, for kids or not for kids. The shock pad is about 1/4" thick and comes in a roll of 5'x200', they are relatively easy to install, and to be joined with duck tapes. One of the tricks of installing a shock pad is to always leave 6 inches of gaps along the perimeters to allow it to expand and contract during temperature changes. 

The benefit of having the shock pad is providing the additional cushions, with it underneath the turf, the feeling when you walk on it is absolutely awesome! Everyone including your children will love it. I think the main reason for people not to go with shock pad on their installation is the extra costs, the materials cost are actually not that bad, but adding additional installation charge might make some of the homeowners shy away from it. Other than that, having a shock pad would be a great option to have for all artificial grass lawn applications.

  4 Comments
2020-01-17T18:24:44+00:00

You can install artificial grass almost anywhere, including muddy area. As you might know that some areas are not suitable for real grass to grow such as muddy areas or shaded areas, artificial turf will be your perfect solution! Regardless what areas you install the turf, you need to make sure to follow the installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

In most cases, if your installations are done properly, you will never have issues for years to come.

  3 Comments
2020-01-17T03:53:52+00:00

I have posted an answer regarding this question before, please go to this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/how-long-does-it-take-to-install-artificial-grass

My answer to the question was for a 800 sf. artificial grass installation: 

For your project particular, an experienced installer will take about 3-5 days, here is the procedure:

Remove the existing lawn will take about a day or less. Building the base should be another day, then laying the turf. Typically your project size will require 3-4 people crew, depending on how well the coordination of materials and no complications of electrical work (yard lights) and irrigation work (cap off and re-routing your existing irrigation system), highly experienced crew can easily complete such project really quickly. Always allow couple of extra days when trying to budget your time though, as reality is always not necessarily perfect when it comes to any landscaping projects, sometimes, the installation can take longer due to many cuts, seams, and edging work, regardless project like yours won't be more than a week.

  2 Comments
2020-01-16T05:37:42+00:00

At currently stage, we only manufacture the bigger pieces of artificial grass at 15’ wide and 100’ long, people buying our products at 15’ incrementally such as 15’ by 1’ and 15’ by 2’ and so on and so forth. Unfortunately we are not finishing up the edges of the artificial grass pieces.

  2 Comments
2020-01-16T00:16:44+00:00

Absolutely! If you have a small piece being placed in the middle of your patio, you would like to secure the edges by using double sided carpet tapes. 

  3 Comments
2020-01-15T23:57:16+00:00

Depends on the size (or diameters) of the crushed rock. Bigger sized crushed rack can be used as a drainage base and finer crushed rocks (less than 1/4” in diameter) can be used for compacted smooth bases for the artificial grass to be laid on. You do not have to use the exact materials we specified as certain areas don’t offer those base materials, anything similar to our recommendations will work just fine. More importantly is the purpose of using such materials: for drainage and solid smooth surface preparations.

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T23:52:12+00:00

You will not use sand as a base for artificial grass installations. Sand is not solid enough to serve a good purpose for artificial turf. We always recommend to use couple inches of drain rock and couple of inches of finer materials such as decomposed granite to quarter minus which to be compacted and solid to provide a smooth surface for artificial grass to be laid on. Here is the link to our installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T23:18:25+00:00

All artificial grass installation need sand or other type of infills. Tow main reasons to use infills on artificial grass: to help the fibers standing up, and to help holding down the turf with enough weight to prevent turf from expanding and contracting as temperature changes.

On average, we recommend to use 2 lbs of infills per sf on artificial grass.

  1 Comment
2020-01-15T23:15:37+00:00

Not directly because the gravels might be too big of articles as for the base of artificial grass. When it comes to artificial turf installation, the base is very critical, we need both drainage layers and finer smooth surfaces for turf to go on. If you are considering a permanent installation, please go to this page to get detailed instructions:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

If you are thinking about simple put artificial grass on gravels temporarily, as long as the gravels don't have sharp edges can cut into turf's backing, it will be ok, again only temporally, and please make sure your gravel surface to be as smooth as possible.

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T20:52:04+00:00

If you are referring to a permanent installation, you will need to secure your artificial grass down with nails along the perimeters, such nails can be found on our website, here is the link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

Then you will need infills to help holding the artificial grass down, and you can find all different type of infill materials from this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-infills

If you are doing a small piece install or a temporary install on dirt or soil, you can still use nails. If your installation to be temporary and on a solid surface, I will recommend to use double sided tape or velcro. To further discuss your application, please fill out this form and we will get connected with you asap, thanks: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  5 Comments
2020-01-15T18:28:41+00:00

Yes you can. I have personally seen such applications before. Believe it or not, there all a lot of arrival grass being used in horse training facilities, barns and stalls: people find artificial grass to be one of best solutions around these areas as it not only looks good but also provide a much cleaner surface to walk and work on. Depend on the sizes of the turf area, you always need to make sure to do proper installations, securely install turf will not only give your the best possible appearance but also prevent any hazardous issues. Please feel free to reach us on your applications and we can help to guide you through your questions and concerns.

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T19:08:02+00:00

There are some general guides on how to install artificial grass at what directions, but installers need to have the flexibilities based on every unique layouts or designs. All artificial grass come in rolls, so the fibers been pressed down and facing to one direction when you first roll it open. If you are installing the artificial lawn in your front yard, you always want the tips of fiber to face the street if possible. When you are installing the turf in your back years, you want to tips of turf to face the house. Again these are general practical guides, you might find some of the yards’ sizes or shapes prevented you from following such guideline, or you try to minimize the seams, in such situations, you need to use your best judgments and be flexible. You can always reach us directly by talking to one of the experts here and we are always available to help. The best way to reach us is to fill up this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  1 Comment
2020-01-15T17:20:12+00:00

Yes, you can. Depending on what type of staple gun you are using, you have to pay attention to the following:

1. You would like to use the narrower staples as they won't crush down the fibers as much

2. You need to make sure not to drive the staples into plywood too tight as the top cross section of staples will catch some fibers and press them down, if your staples are too tight into the plywood, you won't be able to flip the fibers out of the staple heads. 

3. You will need to have a pin to pinch out fibers pressed down by the staples otherwise, you might notice the denting areas where staples been used.

  1 Comment
2020-01-15T02:03:30+00:00

To replace a piece of turf, you need to be aware of the followings:

1. If you have multiple pieces of turf from your original installation, and only to replace one piece, you need to know that the new pieces of turf might not match up completely with the rest. Artificial grass is made by dye lots, exactly the same as carpets. Even though the product is the same, but different production runs will have different shade to it. By looking at the products themselves, you won't see any differences, but when you put together two pieces of the same product from different product batches, you will notice the dye lot variations. So it is always the best to use the product from the same dyelot for replacement. People normally keep some extras from the installation only to use them to make patches and replacements when needed at a future time. Even using the product from the same dye lot for replacement, you might have issues of variations if the original turf has been installed long time ago: pretty much like carpet, the originally installed piece has its wear and tear during the usage for a long time, now you put a brand new piece next to it, it won't look just right. 

2. You need to follow the same procedure on replacing a piece of turf as you normally do with installations, here is the link on our suggestions on how to: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  3 Comments
2020-01-15T01:52:37+00:00

We only recommend to use nails along the edges of artificial lawns at the installation, so you don't need to calculate on how many nails to be used by the areas, rather you need to measure up the perimeters of your lawn and make sure to have nails every 4-6" going along the entire edges. For an example, if you have 300 ft of edges, you will need roughly 900 pieces of nails (300 ft x 12/4). The nails come in as 50 lb. boxes, and each box has about 500 pieces of nails in it. Here is the link for our nail products: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

  4 Comments
2020-01-15T01:35:36+00:00

We always recommend to use a Drop Spreader to apply infills onto the artificial grass. You can find such spreader from most of home improvement centers or hardware stores or landscape suppliers. It is the same spreader people use to spread the seeds. You can find a picture of such spreader at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T01:32:00+00:00

You can starting using the artificial grass lawns as soon as installation is done. The artificial grasses are designed to be used outdoors, you can work on them anytime you like to and you are not going to mess it up.

  4 Comments
2020-01-15T01:29:52+00:00

This is a great question. It is ok to install artificial grass at any time of the year as long as weather permits. However it is the best to lay turf during warm and sunny days. Here are the reasons:

1. In the warm and sunny day, you can open up the turf let it acclimate and relax. When sun hits the turf it will also make it softer and easier to handle and maneuver, the cutting will be also becoming easier. Once turf get relaxed completely, the chances of have ripples or wrinkles at the installation will be greatly reduced, and you can always expect a perfect installation in such conditions. 

2. After turf being installed, the fibers will be automatically standing up without much of extra efforts of power brooms or power washers.

3. During cold and cloudy time of the year, the installation of artificial grass will become more difficult even though it is still doable. Turf will become more rigid and less relaxed which takes extra strength to maneuver and cut. You will also spend extra time and efforts to stretch the turf sometimes might need the help from external heating sources to make rigid turf softer to work with. Once installed under such cold conditions, you will definitely need the power broom to brush up the fibers or use power washer if the temperature is not at the freezing point.

  3 Comments
2020-01-14T22:47:48+00:00

We do not recommend people to put rubber in artificial turf, and we have never carry rubber infills on our product lineup. For sport fields, people use rubber infills to achieve Gmax rating which have been a so-called "standard" for many years. But Global Syn-Turf never recommend to use rubbers as infills for our products and we suggestions to using paddings to achieve GMax requirements. So in short, we don't recommend to put rubber on our products.

  3 Comments
2020-01-14T17:15:37+00:00

We have the same posting with detailed answers regarding this particular question, please visit this link, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/how-do-you-join-artificial-grass

  2 Comments
2020-01-14T19:16:54+00:00

We recommend to use nails staples to anchor down the edges of artificial lawn at the installation. To have a proper installation done, you need to prepare nailing boards along the edges of the artificial lawn: some people use pressure treated lumbers and sticks to prepare the nailing bases along the perimeters of the lawn, others use concrete anchor bases to secure the nailing boards. Once you have nailing boards ready along the edges, you can start with one end by nailing the turf onto the boards and start your installation of turf. We recommend to use 5-7" of nails, both bright common and galvanized will work just fine, you can find the details information regarding nails here:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

For normal installations, we don't require putting nails throughout the turf but only along the edges. To our knowledge,  certain installers will put some nails throughout of the lawn except for the perimeters, such practices can be case by case and more of experiences related.

As far as putting green installations, regular nails can't be used, we will recommend to anchor in the edges onto secured edge boards by using finished nailers which will not show the nail heads yet still provide tight anchoring for the installation.

  3 Comments
2020-01-14T17:17:30+00:00

We have a same posting with detailed answers regarding this particular questions, please visit this link, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/can-i-lay-artificial-grass-on-soil

 
2020-01-14T18:58:08+00:00

You don't put any sand under artificial grass, as the sands are too loose, if you use sand in your sub base, you will lose the solid integrity. Instead, we recommend using sands on top of the turf as infills which will hold the turf down with extra weight and also help turf blades to stand up better. For your base under artificial grass, you will need to have 2-2-1/2" drain rock, on top of which you need to use 1-1/2" decomposed granite or equal, compacted at 90% so you will have a solid yet smooth base to work on. Again, we don't recommend to use any sand under artificial grass. For installation details, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  4 Comments
2020-01-14T01:31:28+00:00
Generally speaking, you never need to cut artificial grass. At the installation stage, installers will use carpet knife or scissors to trim of blades. Once turf is installed, you should never need to cut the grass any more. If you ever need to, all you need is a razor blade or a pair of scissors to cut, fairly simple. 
  6 Comments
2020-01-14T01:07:41+00:00

In short, you need seaming tape and glues to join two pieces of artificial turf together. The seaming application is very similar with how carpet seams to be joined which clearly needs experiences and skills. Typically there are two different types of turf joins: side by side and end to end. All our turf products come in at 15' width, to join two pieces together next to each other (add 15' next to another 15' wide piece) named side by side joins: you will see most of the seams are side by side seams in reality as most of our turf comes in at 100' long which is more than most of yard length configurations. The main requirement for the side by side joins from manufacturer standpoint is that when you bring two pieces together, you need to have the fibers on each piece to face the same directions. 

The other joint called end to end joins: such joins are not as often, we also call it "butt joint". For an example, your yard is more than 100' long, you will need to do a butt joint to connect two pieces of turf from end to end. Such joints can be more difficult to work on as you need to make sure that all stitch lines to be lining up properly otherwise the joining seam can be rather more visible. Again, the seaming work is probably one of the most difficult aspect of installing artificial grass lawns, you always want to get professionals to do it. For many installations companies, they will put their best and most experienced guys working on seams. 

  2 Comments
2020-01-12T19:36:28+00:00

Well, this is a very good question. We will recommend the ground or prepared base to be smooth and compacted, but not necessarily leveled. People install artificial grass on slope areas all the time, so ground doesn't have to be level for installations. Actually sloped areas can be a good thing for some installations as it will drain water side ways, in certain cases of slopes to be steep, you might not need much of sub base to be built for the drainage concerns as water will fallow the slope the runs away. However, regardless the level or slope grounds, you always need to have the ground or sub base to be smooth and properly compacted for artificial grass installations.

  2 Comments
2020-01-12T18:49:48+00:00

Yes, you can cut or trim your artificial grass by using either a carpet knife or scissors when needed. When we make artificial turf products, we use a technology called "variable height cut" to make the surface of the grass less even, by doing so, the finished products will look much more realistic and close to the real lawn in overall appearance. At installation, carpet knives and scissors are necessary tools for professional installers, from time to time, they will need to cut and trim off grass. I don't see any possibilities of doing cut or trim on grass at a large scale, rather than cutting or trimming a few fibers if needed.

  4 Comments
2020-01-10T17:03:09+00:00

The answer is yes. There are two main purposes for having a sub base for artificial grass:

1. To have a proper drainage system underneath the grass

2. To provide a solid (compacted) and smooth surface to lay grass

In the turf industry, there is a saying: Your turf is as good as its base gets. So building a good sub base for artificial turf is considered one of the most important steps. Laying turf on soil or unprepared bases can cause a lot of problems such as water not draining well, turf wrinkles, bumps and dents throughout the turf surfaces: such results make your lawn look terrible and people might blame artificial grass itself without understanding those are installation related issues. 

To learn how to prepare a good sub base for artificial grass, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

 
2020-01-09T17:33:49+00:00

The reasons for preparing the ground before laying artificial grass are to provide proper drainage and smooth solid (compacted) surface. In order to achieve that, the followings needs to be done as a summary:

1. Excavate the existing lawn or ground by about 3-4" 

2. Lay drain rock and compact

3. Lay decomposed granite or similar and compact

4. As options, you can add weed barriers or gopher wires or even zeolite materials (for neutralizing pet urine)

You can always find the detailed installation information at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  1 Comment
2020-01-09T17:03:49+00:00

There are two main technical reasons for putting sand in artificial grass:

1. To help the turf standing up better.

2. More importantly to hold the grass down with weight: Law of physics, the artificial grass carpet expands and contrasts at temperatures changes. Certain areas in the United States, the temperature difference between day and night can be dramatic, up to 30-40 degrees F. To prevent or minimize the artificial grass from moving, adding sands or other type of infills will help a great deal.

There are products on the market called themselves infill-free which is more a marketing approach than a practical statement, most of our products won't need sand infill to stand up nicely and resiliently, but the grass itself won't be able to manage the expansions and contractions well regardless.

There are also other reasons for adding infills such as antimicrobial which prevent germs from growing, and zeolite which have to neutralize the pet urine smells. A direct upgrade of regular sand will be green color coated sand which will be less visible and blends in well with the artificial grass than regular brown color sands, other than that, the green sand works the same as regular brown color silica sand.

  1 Comment
2020-01-07T17:21:14+00:00

You can always find the detailed installation instructions on this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

To summarize an answer to your questions:

For drainage and surface preparation purposes: you need to have a couple of inches of drain rock, on top of the drain rock, you should have 1-1/2 inches of decomposed granite or equivalent which need to be compacted only for the purpose of providing a perfectly smooth surface to lay turf on.

As options, you can always add gopher wire, weed barrier, lawn pads or even zeolite underneath the turf, again, these items are meant specific purposes and at your choice of using them or not.

  2 Comments
2020-01-07T01:29:08+00:00

The answer is Yes and No. Here are my explanations:

1. Yes, our artificial grass can be laid directly on the soil, by doing so, you won't cause any harm to the turf product. However, you need to know why we don't recommend installing artificial grass directly on soil:

2. The reasons for us to recommend installing turf on a prepared base are mainly two: Turf won't look right if installed on an uneven and not compacted surface, you might have seen some very poor installations most of which are because of bad base preparations. In order to have a perfect turf installation, you need to have a perfect base to start with. The second reason for having a good base prepare is the drainage concern. In order for water to drain properly, a good base is required. Some types of soil can be very dense and sticky and won't drain well. The turf won't drain well if the bottom is solid, water will go through turf quickly and then has nowhere to go unless the area is properly sloped for drainage purposes. 

To summarize above, if your soil is perfectly smooth and even, not sticky, not too loose and your installation area has a certain slope for water to go, you can install turf on it directly. Otherwise, we always will recommend you prepare a good base for your artificial grass. Here is the link for how to install artificial grass properly: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  3 Comments
2019-12-30T20:43:13+00:00

For your project particular, an experienced installer will take about 3-5 days, here is the procedure:

Remove the existing lawn will take about a day or less. Building the base should be another day, then laying the turf. Typically your project size will require 3-4 people crew, depending on how well the coordination of materials and no complications of electrical work (yard lights) and irrigation work (cap off and re-routing your existing irrigation system), highly experienced crew can easily complete such project really quickly. Always allow couple of extra days when trying to budget your time though, as reality is always not necessarily perfect when it comes to any landscaping projects, sometimes, the installation can take longer due to many cuts, seams, and edging work, regardless project like yours won't be more than a week.

  4 Comments
2019-12-20T18:43:43+00:00

Global Syn-Turf has a distribution center in Denver and we have inventories there. During the wintertime, our inventories might be light, so it is always a good idea to check with our local distributors/dealers on the inventory and place your order with them. The best way to get connected with someone quickly is to fill out our online free quote form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

For turf products that we have in stock, you can will call the orders the same day if order placed before noon, or next day. If products have to be shipped, we will recommend you to check with our local dealers on their delivery schedule. We normally get shipments to our distributors/dealers within a day or two and most of our distributors/dealers provide local deliveries services to get turf to you. 

  10 Comments
2019-12-18T17:12:54+00:00

You might depending on the scale of your project: if your artificial turf coverage area is small which doesn't require any tricky layout design and no seams, you should be able to do it yourself, and all you need is the turf and turf glues: you will need to start from one end and gradually working toward the other end when it comes to applying glues, do NOT try to put the glue down for the entire area then laying down the turf. 

If your turf area is big and require complicated design and seams, I will suggest you to have installation professionals to do the job for you.

  10 Comments
2019-12-16T22:01:44+00:00

Yes, as long as you can walk it, you can turf it! If the slop gets steep, you will need to watch out for the infills as it tends to be washed away easily, so you might not to want to put much of infills for such installations: by doing the installations without infills, you will need to minimize the seams and try to secure the edges as tight as possible by nailing firmly on the edge boards. As far as drainage, water will simply dispensed sideways.

  13 Comments
2019-12-13T23:21:53+00:00

Lines on certain products can be more visible than others; such lines can be seen only from certain angles and non-visible from other angles. Replacement with the same turf will show the similar lines. Different products can look different, depending on the angles of the lights, and shading, same product can show no lines while be showing lines in another application: this is almost exactly like carpets, where you can see patterns/lines when you are paying attention.

Please understand that visual lines on turf products are normal: such lines are not considered as “defective”, therefore are not covered by our product warranty. 

  11 Comments
2019-12-11T19:53:32+00:00

You can always go to this link for installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs

It depends how handy you are when it comes to installing artificial grass. In your particular case, you don't need to worry about seaming pieces together which can be one of the most difficult part of an installation. Our products come in at 15' width, and for your application, you will need to get a piece of 15' x 20' as we don't cut the width down even though you can order at 1' incremental of length: for an example, you can order 15' by 1', 15' by 2' and so on... If you live in a area with a lot of rains, you have to make sure to build your base properly so the artificial grass will drain well when it rains. The turf will drain both directly through or side ways, for rainy areas, we always recommend to do the base by following above link. However, for dry areas, side way drain might be just enough. Regardless of rainy or not, you need to make sure have a perfectly compacted and flat base to install our artificial grass. Depends on your yard confirmation, you might need bender board to finish off your edges, here is the link to the bender board product: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-edging. You will also need nails and infills to finish up your installation, and you can find all of these needed products on our accessories page: https://www.globalsynturf.com/catalog/supplies

More importantly, we recommend you to fill out the "Get Free Quote" or "Find a Local Dealer" buttons on our website so we can connect you with one of artificial grass distributors in your area, from where you can purchase our products and getting more face to face help when it comes to your turf installation need.

  14 Comments
2019-06-12T08:27:29+00:00

You can find the two-part artificial grass installation videos in the "Installation" section on the website:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

Or watch videos on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW0eJyudxYc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMIl0-g_a4U

Here are our installation guides for installing turf of different types and for different applications:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

  8 Comments
2019-01-03T19:55:44+00:00
No, the product is not 100% permeable, the rate of flow is about 20-26 gallon per minute with drain holes on the turf.
  7 Comments
2018-12-27T21:37:16+00:00

Yes, absolutely and we would recommend putting a shock pad underneath.

  7 Comments
2018-10-24T17:56:22+00:00

To calculate the amount of infill for synthetic turf, divide the pile height of turf by two, multiply it by the square footage of your area and 0.0833333; you'll get the number of required cubic feet. Multiply this number by the infill weight per cubic feet, and you receive the infill weight in pounds. Silica sand, for example, weighs 80 lb/per cubic feet.

  11 Comments
2018-10-24T17:59:30+00:00
  1. Remove 3-4 inches of soil.
  2. Lay 2.5 inches of drain rock, moisten it and compact.
  3. Add 1.5 inches of decomposed granite.
  4. Roll out the turf in into position and cut the edges.
  5. Fasten ends and seams with 40D or 60D nails.
  6. Apply infill.
  7. Hand or power broom.

Please, refer to a detailed artificial grass installation guide.

  10 Comments
2018-10-24T18:05:45+00:00

The cheapest types of infill are silica sand and green sand. You can use eco-friendly Super-Fill sand coated with Arch Biocide known for its antimicrobial properties. Zeolite organic infill controls odors and is ideal for pet areas. TCool infill helps to keep the turf temperature down 50% on hot, sunny days; it also adds the benefit of the anti-microbial addictive, BacShield.

  9 Comments
2018-10-24T18:07:03+00:00

Cut the turf to fit your area. Clean the surface with soap and warm water to ensure the adhesion. Glue around the edges and seams. Lay out the grass. Stretch it. Trim off any excess turf. Compress glued areas. Allow 24 hours for adhesive to set.

  6 Comments
2018-10-24T18:10:22+00:00

No. The weed barrier is optional. Use it if weeds have strong roots at the time of installation.

  5 Comments
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