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How to lay artificial grass on a balcony

Artificial grass is an extremely versatile product.

It can be placed in all manner of places

From the flooring on rooftops to the covers on seating.

We are increasingly being asked by owners of flats and apartments to install artificial grass on their balconies. For people living in flats, the balcony is the one place to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine within a few feet of the home. Apart from adding some colourful pot plants to the balcony adding artificial grass flooring can brighten up what would otherwise be a potentially drab area.

In general, we find that installing artificial grass on balconies is a relatively straightforward task. Most balconies have suitable flooring made of concrete, are relatively flat and have good drainage – an ideal surface on which to lay your artificial turf. There are always exceptions to this. Here is what you should be checking on your balcony before having a new artificial grass covering.

1. Planing ahead the surface you are intending to install on

What surface are you intending to lay the grass on?

Such is the versatility of artificial grass it can be laid on concrete, paving, brick, wooden decking or just about any hard surface. If laying on wooden decking make sure there are sufficient gaps between the planks otherwise the wood will rot.

Is your surface flat?

Artificial grass shouldn’t be laid on an uneven surface, as pockets of air will form in the grass creating an uneven look. If your surface is uneven we recommend using a 6mm foam underlay. If you have a flat surface laying artificial grass directly, it shouldn’t be a problem.

What size is your balcony?

If you have a very large balcony we suggest placing an artificial grass shape (square or circle) on just part of the balcony. This prevents a ‘green overload’ and also gives you the chance to break up your balcony into different areas. You may for instance have a garden flower area and a BBQ eating area and a games area.

Does your flooring have good drainage?

If your drainage is poor pooling of water is likely when it rains which is bad for the artificial grass backing. The only remedy for this is to sort out the drainage before laying the grass.

2. Installing the artificial grass on a balcony

Installation of the artificial grass on the balcony is similar to the structure of the grass on the garden lawn. The main difference is that we don’t have to do any ground works, but installing the end product is generally the same. We use Joining Tape where possible when joining the grass as we want to put as little Glue onto the balcony as possible. To secure the grass in place, we will only use glue around the area’s perimeter, making sure to leave gaps in the beading for drainage. We also take special care to fasten the grass around entrances to prevent trip hazards. Too much glue underneath the grass will stop water-free draining under the product and make it very difficult to lift if required, when we fit it onto a timber surface we use Grass Glue around the perimeter.

3. How long will it take to install?

For the average-sized balcony, we can install the artificial grass within half a day. Depending on the time of year you will be looking at between 1 to 3 weeks to get a booking. If you have a small balcony it is fairly easy to lay the grass yourself and you can request delivery only.

4. Which type of grass do you recommend for balconies?

Like anywhere else it is dependent on the usage of the area. If you foresee your balcony having a lot of footfall we recommend grass with a shorter pile such as the Eden artificial grass. If however the balcony will only receive a limited amount of use and you want the most realistic product we offer then go for the Heath artificial grass.

5. How long will the artificial grass last on my balcony?

We have been installing artificial grass for 10 years. We still have installations that are looking great to this day that we did when we started out. We are really confident that with average usage, our fa grass will last for up to 15 years when installed on a balcony.

6. CONSIDERING artificial grass on my balcony?

There are a lot of variables when costing an installation on a balcony. To give you an idea of what you will be paying we will price the following scenario:

– 2nd-floor flat

– Easy access to the balcony

– Lift to take the artificial grass

– 10m² area of Eden artificial grass to be installed

– Good drainage

– Flat concrete surface on which to lay the artificial grass

Should take no more than half a day.

Hopefully, by following this guide you will have a better understanding of how we lay artificial grass on a balcony. I also have a more basic guide on installing artificial grass you may wish to look at.

If you would like to find out more about Perfect Grass Ltd before deciding take a look at a great little video

It has taken me many years of hard work to be able to provide the type of artificial grass installation service we now offer. Because of the enduring attention to detail and the dedication of my team, I am in the enviable position of receiving many requests from people all over the world looking for help with their artificial grass installations. Whilst this brings a huge smile to my face we are still only a relatively small family owned and run business with limited resources. We currently offer our services within Greater, South East London, Essex and surrounding areas. Whilst I am happy to answer general questions in the comments section below from anyone it may take less than 1 week for me to get back to you. Please ensure you have read other readers’ questions and my answers first as your question may have already been asked.

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