On top of budget, finding out the correct kind of turf, and clarify the details of installation, there are actually still other issues that prospective artificial grass users need to worry about.
The most common ones will be the green algae or mould that is growing on top of the floor in which the synthetic turf is to be laid on. This is more likely for wooden decking and slab-laid patios whereby dark green stains are results of possible moist or prolong usage. It can be rather slippery when one walks over it especially after rain or snow. This is perhaps why some owners will like it to be covered up by new layers, to ensure safety for walkers and children who are likely to play on them.
The other type of problem prospective artificial grass users may face will be the weathering and subsidence happening on existing ground. These are usually formed due to prolong mismanagement. As a result, dirt and dust tend to accumulate in between the gaps or lines, making the surface look uneven and untidy. Last but not least, damage or staining from accidents or misuse can also be quite a headache for users because they need to deal with them before proceeding onto the lawn itself. Incurring additional cost, time, and effort in the course.
However, to many people’s surprise, artificial turf is rather universal in the sense that it is suitable for all kinds of flooring, even though pre-installation work may need to be completed before overlay. Things are especially simple if the ground is to be concrete floor, some basic sanding will complete the job. In the case of decking, patio tiles, or slabs, there is a need to ensure that no large gaps or holes are found in between, so that sagging will not occur.
Moreover, the existing wooden planks or tiles will need to be thoroughly clean and free of debris to prevent them from affecting the unevenness or the long-lastingness of the lawn. It is recommended to have the less ideal decks or slabs to be removed but one can also choose to use diminishing strips or polish to ensure that they will not create possible tripping hazards or unsafe for usage.
Do pay attention to the drainage while having the synthetic lawn. Leaving drainage gaps once every half a foot around the perimeter if one is considering of gluing the turf onto the ground. Otherwise one can choose to leave a slight gradient to the area if they are thinking of mere laying over. All these will prevent a certain level of water logging and also ensure that previous problems occurring to the floors will not take place again.