Synthetic grass

Synthetic grass in Vicenza and Verona

Synthetic grass is becoming one of the most popular products for outdoor spaces: gardens, terraces, summer patios in bars and restaurants, company rooftops... there are a great many destinations that are perfect for this product. 

In our outdoor paving projects we use it in combination with other natural or artificial products to pave the garden of houses and villas.

The advantages of synthetic lawns are easy to say: easy to lay, easy to maintain, good walking sensation, perfect aesthetics! 

If you have decided to create an outdoor space using synthetic grass, we have some advice and ideas for you.

 

Synthetic grass garden in Valdagno (Vicenza)

Synthetic grass flooring in the garden of a house in Valdagno, where we also built a beautiful swimming pool:

swimming pool and garden in a house in Valdagno

Laying of synthetic grass on the ground

Let's start with the more technical aspects: if you are thinking of laying your own artificial grass in your garden, divide your work into 8 steps. They are all quite simple, but they must be carried out correctly in order to have a fabulous and long-lasting artificial grass garden.
Before proceeding, bear in mind that the pvc artificial turf is characterised by a certain amount of expansion during the hottest hours of the day. For this reason, if you plan to lay it during the summer period, you should do so in the very early hours of the morning and not during the hottest hours of the day. If you lay it at the hottest time, when it shrinks you will see the gap between the sheets.
We will assume, here, that the laying is carried out in a garden, therefore on earth. But artificial grass can also be laid on a hard surface, such as a concrete casting or an existing floor.

Laying of synthetic grass on a 5-a-side football pitch in Vicenza

Synthetic grass laying sequence

  • 1. The preparation of the laying bed, which is done by spreading and smoothing a layer of gravel with a roller. It is important that the bed is level and well compacted. 
  • 2. Laying of a root inhibitor sheet or non-woven fabric to prevent the growth of weeds.
  • 3. Spread a 5 cm layer of fine crushed stone or crushed stone mixed with sand to perfectly level the ground.
  • 4. The synthetic grass is spread by unrolling it and putting the different grass carpets next to each other so that the pile always has the same direction (if you notice, the blades of grass are always pressed in one direction). 
  • 5. Use scissors or a sharp knife to cut off the part of the turf that protrudes from the area to be paved. 
  • 6.Turn over the outer strip of turf, which must be glued onto a joint strip. The same applies to the connection between two turfgrasses: here too, the edges are turned up and an underlying strip is laid in the middle onto which the turfgrasses are glued. The strip must be fixed to the gravel with nails. 
  • 7. Spread the green adhesive that we will supply together with the turf on the band and then glue the turf making sure that there are no spaces between one sheet and the adjacent one. The gaps should be as small as possible so that no cracks are visible.
  • 8. Once the turf has been laid, sand is applied and distributed as evenly as possible.

Synthetic grass in Vicenza, on the roof of an industrial building

We laid this artificial turf on the roof of an industrial building in Arzignano. This beautiful rooftop will be a recreational space for employees:

laying synthetic grass on rooftop

How much does synthetic grass cost?

The cost of synthetic grass varies depending on the quality of the product you buy. Generally, the price varies between 20 and 30 euros per square metre for a medium to medium-high quality material. The quality is related to the number of tufts per square metre, their length and their variety. Clearly, the more tufts per square metre, the better the appearance.

To this cost must be added the cost of laying the turf. The cost of laying the turf also varies according to the different situations: fixing on the ground / sticking to an existing floor, etc. 
In general, the cost varies between 15 and 25 euros per square metre.

 

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