Estimated Cost of Artificial Grass for Home Decor
Artificial grass for balcony is the new rage among apartment dwellers. The green grass gives a real lush look to the space often making up for the lack of a garden. I get a ton of queries from people moving into new homes asking for quotes for laying artificial grass or if I can refer any vendors who would do the same.
A while ago, I had featured Organic Gardens. I asked the following questions on your behalf about the pre-requisites for laying artificial grass, how much it will cost so you can budget accordingly. Hfiza answers them for you:
Pre-requisite of flooring for Artificial Grass
We normally do a site assessment and consultation meeting at the site with the customers as an initial step. We take point by point estimations and photographs of the garden to chip away on the design.
- The floor space needs to be waterproofed, which is typically done by the builder. Standard waterproofing is adequate. This is done to avoid leakage and waterproofing issues that may occur later.
- The balcony needs to be sloped well so that any water that falls on the floor, from rains or watering flows out into the drainage point. Any stagnant water or pools of water will cause issues later. In situations where the slope is not done well or water is pooling and retiling is not an option we add drain cells between the grass and the floor. Drain cells are a plastic interlocking cells which act as a barrier between the floor and the grass above facilitating drainage of water which falls on the grass mat.
- Water which falls on the floor from rains or cleaning must drain out of the space immediately without hindrance to avoid stagnant pooling of water.
- Dust can be easily swept off the grass with a soft broom, we recommend installing grass mats only once this dust is less or maintenance will be more for this feature.