Please see below our step by step guide to installation. If you require clarification on the points below please contact our office, one of our team will happily assist you.
Idealgrass can be installed indoors or outdoors over any smooth, hard surface. All you need are the right tools and a little care. Remember the appearance of the finished job depends almost entirely on your preparation of the base.
Choose a dry day with moderate temperature conditions. The adhesive requires 8 hours to dry and will cure after 48 hours of dry weather. While preparing the base it is a good idea to have your Idealgrass rolled out in the sun somewhere clean and flat, this will ‘relax’ the grass fibres and make it more pliable and easier to handle.
First decide the most economical direction to lay your Idealgrass – across the area, or along the length. Position the pieces as they will be installed. Trim slightly oversize (about 100mm) from the backing side and roll out into position. If possible cut between the rows of stitching.
On joins, make sure the nap (pile direction) is running in the same direction so that the colour does not vary. To get a straight line for edges or joins, use a chalk line or white pen and straight edge. Check all measurements again before cutting. Place your trimmed pieces face up in their correct positions.
There are two methods of installation. (a) Total glue down, used on short pile products which have no infill and can be installed over concrete, timber etc. (b) Loose lay, which is used for longer pile products which have sand or rubber infill and can be installed over natural ground, crusher dust, pavers,concrete, asphalt etc.
Make sure surface is absolutely dry, clean and dust-free. Remove any protrusions that could make a bump under the finished surface. Fill any depressions or cracks. Seal any raw timber surfaces.
If laying Idealgrass over pavers, concrete or asphalt make sure surface is clean with no protrusions.
Edging Treatment – Idealgrass can be secured at the perimeter by pins, metal/timber edging, abutting up to existing pathways or by tucking the grass into the ground and backfilling.
If laying Idealgrass over natural ground, prepare area by removing all vegetation. Dig out soil 50mm – 100mm below level of finished job. Identify any drainage requirements. Establish levels and falls using a string line and level