Seaming artificial grass with glue and tape is the most labor-intensive seaming method. Make your installation resistant to wrinkling and sagging by selecting from a state of the art line of synthetic turf glue and tape supplies. As the leading artificial grass manufacturer in the United States, we strongly recommend gluing your seams in all commercial, putting greens and sports applications, or if the soil consists of a soft dirt-like loam, sand or silt.
Mar 29 12:40 PM
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.
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Mar 24 3:49 PM
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.
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Mar 22 6:46 PM
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
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Mar 14 1:20 PM
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:
Jan 31 9:19 PM
The short answer to your question: AstroTurf was artificial grass!
AstroTurf is more of ancient name, it is known because of astrodome. Astrodome was built in 1965, the first indoor multipurpose sport facility! Once the dome was built, real grass was installed, but died. The carpet industry made the artificial turf to replace the real grass inside the astrodome known as “AstroTurf”. It was when artificial grass was born and nobody would call the product “artificial grass”, but refer it as “AstroTurf”, the name become an alternative of the product itself ever since. However, during the past 55 years, artificial grass has gradually become an industry and more and more people start referring to the “artificial grass” or “synthetic turf” than using “AstroTurf”. This is more like personal computers: IBM used to be the alternative name for pc when the company invented it, but after years of industry growing, people now refer “pc” more than IBM or at all. Therefore, AstroTurf is more of the old name, not a trending or current alternative name for artificial grass. People in the sport world seems to be more familiar with AstroTurf because of astrodome, and today “older” generations might still refer artificial turf used at sport fields as AstroTurf, but that is not necessarily the case for landscape artificial grasses. The artificial grass industry has completed reinvented itself: today’s artificial grass simulates almost perfect as real grass. AstroTurf was more of plastic carpet with very short piles and not even any close to be called grass. But being the pioneer and well known, some people still use it as an substituting name for artificial turf especially in the sports field world.
Jan 22 10:20 AM
We do offer nails and glues through our distributors/dealers as we do for our artificial grass products. However, such items don't automatically come with artificial turf purchases, you will need to order them separately. The local distributors/dealers will advise you on what kind and quantities to get when you provide the size of your artificial grass. If you need further help on this, the best way is to fill out the online form and we will get the local distributors/dealers contact you immediately:
Jan 19 4:00 PM
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:
Jan 14 12:09 PM
We offer special glues just for artificial grass, such glues are available in different packages. If you have a small job, you can get a tube, using any generic tube dispensing gun to apply on the seaming tape. If you have more than 20 liner feet to glue, you can get a bucket of one gallon glue and using 1/4' trowel to apply the glue. Some bigger projects you will need to get 5 gallon glues. Here are the links to the artificial grass glue products for your reference:
Jan 14 12:37 PM
Installers use artificial grass seaming tape to put two pieces of turf together. To summarize the basic steps of using artificial grass seaming tape:
1. Bring two pieces of turf together, and cut to the stitches and lining them up before doing any seaming work: you need to make sure the turf looks correct by piecing them tougher without securing them or gluing them.
2. Once your cut is done, and two pieces of turf looks right jointing together, you flip both pieces or turf open so your sub base exposed.
3. Lay down the seaming tape along the joints of the two pieces onto the sub base, make sure you position your seaming tape right down the middle of the joint.
4. Use bright common or galvanized nails to nail the seaming tape onto the sub base, you need to space the nails every 4 -6".
5. Flip back the two pieces of turf after nailing the seaming tape onto the sub base, to make sure the seaming tape is positioned right down the middle of the joints, then flip open the two pieces of turf to have the seaming tape exposed.
6. Now you can apply glues onto the seaming tape, then close off the two pieces of turf to make sure they have good contacts with the glues.
7. We also recommend to use either nails or staples on the grass into the sub base after the seaming glue process finished, spaced at 4-6". This will ensure your seam will never fail.
Here are some very helpful links regarding this topic:
Dec 18, 2019 9:12 AM
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.
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