Artificial Grass
Technical Overview

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Below is a technical overview for SytheTurf, an artificial, sand filled grass surface. Please Visit our Artificial Grass product page for more information



SyntheTurf artificial grass consists of a 28mm high polypropylene pile synthetic turf woven onto a perforated laytex backing. The pile is filled with dried sand to within 15mm of the top of the carpet.

Base Construction

To aid longevity and to provide drainage, as well as helping to prevent settlement, we recommend that a sub base is installed below the syntheturf carpet. The depth of the sub base will vary according to ground conditions concrete. In most cases, however, a 50mm depth of compacted sub base material (frequently MOT1), laid onto a geotextile membrane, is sufficient. This should be dressed with a 25mm layer of grit sand in order to provide a flat, level finished carpet surface.

We prefer to raise the finished surface level very slightly above the surrounding levels in order to improve drainage.

Edging  details will vary according to the site conditions and requirements. See the following technical drawings for our recommendations

Artificial grass laid into an existing natural grass area, with perimeter covered by natural grass

The perimeter  of the carpet can be buried underneath the surrounding turf. It is pinned into place, at 1.0m centres,  before the soil and grass are placed over the edge of the carpet


synthetic grass on natural grass

Artificial grass laid into an existing natural grass area, with perimeter fixed to a concrete kerb / brick edge

artificial grass concrete edging

Artificial grass laid into an existing natural grass area, with perimeter fixed to timber edge

fake grass laid with wooden edge

Synthetic turf laid onto existing tarmac

Synthetic turf can be laid directly onto an existing tarmac or concrete area assuming that a good perimeter fixing can be achieved (ie the tarmac is in good condition and is not fretting). A ‘chase’ is cut into the perimeter into which the carpet is tucked. The carpet is adhered into the  chase using an appropriate adhesive.

If the tarmac is liable to holding water during and after rainfall, it may be necessary to drill drainage holes through the tarmac to aid the removal of standing water.

Artificial grass laid onto existing tarmac


Our fake grass has also been tested to BS4790 for fire retardency and to DIN5400 for colour fastness.
A full technical specification is available on request.

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