Manufactured from flexible, highly durable rubber, rubber mats are designed for use both indoors and outside for a vast range of applications.
Each grass mat measures 1.5m² (100x150cm) and is secured to the ground with the use of an appropriate plastic peg.
When used for playgrounds and underneath play equipment the 23mm rubber mats can offer critical fall protection for a height of up to 3.3m.
These mats can be used for grass protection and help to prevent grass root and soil erosion in areas with high footfall and will allow grass blades to grow and flourish
1. Measure and mark out the site where the rubber grass mats will be installed, cut the grass short, remove all clippings and debris.
2. Level out uneven areas using a good quality sandy topsoil. Firm the surface and seed or turf the area.
3. On sites where the grass surface is prone to becoming wet and soft, the installation of an additional layer of lightweight plastic GrassMesh450 can be used to provide additional structural support to the rubber grass mats. GrassMesh450 should be secured with U-Pins around the perimeter at 50cm intervals.
4. Lay out the rubber grass mats on the proposed area and cut the mats to fit around any play equipment or obstacles as
5. Proceed around the area from one perimeter edge butting the rubber grass mats firmly against each other. Using cable ties at 150mm intervals, fasten all edges tightly together. Trim off the ends of the fixed cable ties ensuring that the cut end of the ties are not creating a hazard by being exposed above the surface of the rubber grass mats.
6. Whilst fixing the cable ties to the edges of the rubber grass mats, secure down using the plastic fixing pegs at intervals of 500mm.
OPTIONAL EDGE BLENDING WHERE A DISCREET GRASS TO RUBBER INTERFACE IS REQUIRED
7. Using a spade or half-moon edging tool, cut a slit into the ground along the perimeter edge of the rubber grass mats and
to a depth of approximately 75mm.
8. Roll back the edge of the rubber grass mats. Using a spade and starting approximately 150mm from the slit and working away from the rolled back mat, cut a wedged shaped slice of turf (retaining wedge where needed) leaving a wedge
shaped exposed soil channel. Continue this operation around the perimeter of the rubber grass mats where edge blending is required.
9. Roll the edge of the rubber grass mats back down into the exposed wedge shaped channel. Pin the edge to the ground through the small holes in the mat with plastic fixing pegs at intervals of 500mm.
10. Refill the exposed ramped edge to its original ground level with topsoil, then trim a layer of soil from the retained turf to give it an appropriate thickness (approx 50mm), then re-bed the turf over the filled rubber grass mats and firm it into
place to provide a discreet edge.
11. The grass will grow through and cover the apertures of the rubber grass mats within 4-6 weeks. Grass can be mown as normal.