How to Install Football Artificial Grass

Follow the guide to Install football artificial grass on a well-constructed base step by step.

1. Off-load football grass rolls and place them along the perimeter.

1.1 Before installation, we suggest to check the pile height, colour and stitch ratio of the football artificial grass
1.2 Delivery the football artificial grass rolls to the site by truck.

2. Sewing of the football grass panels :

2.1 The rolls of football artificial grass are rolled out across the width of the pitch, and are lined up with one roll overlapping the other by approximately 50mm.
2.2. One side of the roll is trimmed with a sharp carpet knife to ensure a straight seam, and the other side of the next roll is cut using a steel straightedge allowing a clean joint to be left. The rolls are then folded back and 300mm wide seaming tape is laid.
2.3 Two-part adhesive is mixed using an electric drill and paddle to ensure consistency of the material.
2.4 The adhesive will be applied to the seaming tape with a specialist glue spreading machine set at the desired spread rate to ensure the complete width of the seaming tape is covered and no excess material overspills onto the base.
2.5 This process is continued until the total area is covered and the pitch is all green.
*The description is about glued seam, not sewn. Ask one of our representatives for more details.

3. Install field markings and decorative markings:

3.1 If the field is to contain permanent lines, the respective areas will be sheared and the new colored turf material will be glued using hot melt.
3.2 The process begins by shearing (similar to shaving) the shape of the marking from the green field. Loose fibers are vacuumed out.
3.3 The adhesive will be applied to the seaming tape with a special glue spreading machine set at the desired spread rate, to ensure the complete width of the tape is covered and no excess material overspills on to the turf.
3.4 The new colored lines will be carefully unfolded onto the seaming tape and weighted down with a scaffold board until the adhesive has cured.

4. Installation of the artificial grass infill:

4.1 The sand and rubber infill is placed in layers over the pitch (between the turf fibers) using a mechanically-operated spreader controlling the desired fill rate.
4.2 In between layers the pitch is mechanically brushed and groomed to avoid trapping any fibers.
4.3 The brushing and filling continue until the recommended infill level is achieved.
4.4 On completion of the infill operation the depth of the infill is checked with a depth gauge over a 10m grid of the entire pitch.

5. Remove construction entrance/clean up/demobilize/test field.


Further reading:
Base Preparation for Football Grass
Football Artificial Grass Installation Tools
Artificial Grass Brush Machine