Seam separation (a common occurrence in synthetic turf) is unattractive and gets even worse as time passes. A seam rupture can require extra repairs if you wait too long to fix it.
The gaping seam will eventually degrade from its perimeter and spread across the remaining artificial grass. Degradation can be increased by climate change.
The edge of the seam break dries, shrinks, and the backing material begins to discolor when exposed to UV sunlight, high heat, or the thawing of winter snow.
By severing the seam fibers, the seam becomes exposed, giving the appearance of a seam break. Care must be taken not to sever any fibers when trimming the edges for a seam.
Incorrectly severing fibers at the seam allows additional infill to lay within the seam line, forcing removal of the damaged fibers and replacement with synthetic turf strips.
What is seams?
Seams are the primary cause of visible lines in artificial turf. A seam is the connection between two adjacent pieces of synthetic turf. This may appear to be a straightforward process. Take the two pieces, place them next to each other, slap them on the head twice, and you’re done. A flawless join.” Unfortunately, the situation is more complicated than that.
A good seam is undetectable and does not separate from the surrounding grass. Because of this, it’s important to understand the structure of the synthetic grass sod.
The turf’s braided backside is the first item to be aware of. It is crucial to maintain that gap in the joints since those weaves are spaced apart by about 38 inches. Because of this, when cutting the grass, you must ensure that one cut ends exactly at the edge of the cloth and the other edge of the grass.
To ensure that all of the grass is uniform and the union is invisible, the other section that will be attached to the other must begin with the same distance between one fabric and another, or maintain a measurement of 38 inch between one fabric and another as if it had not been cut.
Synthetic turf rolls have tabs that are not made of turf fibers at the beginning and end of the roll and should not be used to sew together other grass mats.
To ensure that the grass fibers of the new edge are not flattened but are fully erect before utilizing the artificial turf in the installation, these tabs must be clipped at both the beginning and the end of the roll.
To account for the 38 measurements between the two, it is advised to cut the roll very nearly to the fabric at the beginning and leave the empty space at the finish.
These cut tabs are not a waste or a material to be thrown away; rather, due to their strength and resistance, the mesh can be used as straps to tie any object.
Symptoms of seams
Seams are what give fake grass its lines. A seam is when two artificial grass pieces are attached to one another. This can seem like a simple process.
Simply take the two pieces, arrange them in a line, give them a few pats, and behold! a flawless seam But it’s more complicated than that, unfortunately.
In fact, it’s one of the hardest parts of putting artificial turf, and getting good at it requires a lot of effort.
There will be a noticeable line or lines in the grass if the two pieces of turf overlap or are even slightly too far apart.
If you don’t want to see any seams in your artificial turf, there are many things to keep in mind. You must examine how to best secure the seam while also paying attention to the turf’s gauge and grain direction.
How to fix seams in artificial grass?
Trim the rolls of artificial turf
Take Care When Cutting
Match the direction of the pile
Utilize the Correct Adhesive
Grass-brushing and infill installation
Can I just buy one huge piece of grass to cover the entire area?
The answer is, it depends. How much space do you have for installations? Does it have many curves and corners to fill, or is it a rectangle? Because artificial grass comes in large rolls, some cutting and seaming will almost probably be required unless your yard is exactly the form and size of a roll of turf.
Does artificial grass show seams?
Too much space between fiber rows will make the seam obvious and the filler material pushing through the synthetic fibers even more so. If the distance between the seam’s two halves is too great, the seam will be seen.
I think that’s it! Need seams out of your yard? You should take a little extra care when installing, and they won’t be there.
Of course, to reduce the chance of flaws like visible seams, we always advise having your artificial grass professionally placed.
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