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Artificial Grass Installation Hardware

Select the best hardware for your artificial grass installation. Use specialty nails and staples along the perimeter, enabling you to pull seam edges closer together, reducing visibility in the seams and creating a smoother turf landscape. Choosing the right hardware helps to secure turf in place and prevent seams from shifting in the future.

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Answer - Discussions
2020-10-16T20:15:06+00:00

The answer is yes! But you need to make sure of the following;

1. The two pieces of turf you are piecing together are from the same dyelot.

2. When you are putting the two pieces together, you need to make sure the fibers on both pieces are facing the same directions.

To learn more about artificial grass installation and seaming techniques, please visit the following links: 

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g

Please do not hesitate to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] if you have any other questions, or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote, thank you.

 
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2020-08-31T20:17:06+00:00

Artificial grass seaming tape is a very durable fabric and always need to work with glues. Most installers will use nails to secure the seaming tape onto the sub base then apply glues on the seaming tape surface. You can find some detailed installation/seaming tips/techniques from this YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g

Please feel free to contact us by phone (877 796 8873), or email ([email protected]) or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote if you have any further questions.

 
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2020-08-14T01:15:10+00:00

It depends on the size of your area and application. If you are installing the artificial grass in a room, you can do the installation the same way as carpet: no need to use glue or nails, simply floating the turf and tuck the edges, or use pin nails as needed (not the long nails people used for outdoor installations), and you can always put paddings underneath the turf for extra cushioning. If you are installing the artificial grass as an indoor sport field or similar with at a large scale, I will recommend you to use turf glue for the best results. We offer free consultations on artificial grass products and installations, please call or email us at [email protected] for any further questions. 

 
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2020-08-14T01:05:21+00:00

If you are installing the artificial grass permanently on your patio, the best way to go is gluing it down. The drawback is that glues will leave residues and marks on your patio concrete when you remove the turf. If you are not looking for a permanent installation, I will recommend you to use heavy duty double sided carpet tape: the tape might work out ok if you have a small area, but again, I am not sure about how long these tapes will last. Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone or email: [email protected], or simply fill out this online form to get connected with one of our experts: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

 
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

 
2020-07-06T22:49:54+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

 
2020-06-17T19:07:05+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

 
2020-05-17T22:31:43+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

 
2020-04-24T19:33:53+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

 
2020-03-29T19:40:50+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

  1 Comment
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

  4 Comments
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

  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
2020-01-25T22:46:29+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
2020-01-22T18:20:35+00:00

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: 

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

  5 Comments
2020-01-17T04:26:28+00:00

We haven't experienced any issues with slugs going on artificial grass. Overall, the artificial grass doesn't provide any living conditions for pest or slugs. Artificial turf is made of Polyethylene and Polypropylene, or plastic. Such products provide no living environment for slugs to live with. Even though artificial grass surfaces always have infills in them, the infills are either sands or mineral particles which don't provide living conditions for slugs either. So I don't think slugs will live on artificial grass surfaces.

  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
2020-01-15T01:52:37+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
2020-01-14T20:37:27+00:00

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: 

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

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

https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

  2 Comments
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