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Why Use Artificial Grass For A Balcony, Deck Or Patio?

By Paige Cerulli Created: August, 2023 - Modified: February, 2024

A balcony, deck, or patio can be a great place to enjoy some time outside, but traditional flooring isn’t always the most welcoming surface. Cement floors can get hot and be rough underfoot. If you want to make the area a more welcoming and enjoyable space for you and your family to enjoy, then you might want to explore artificial grass for balcony, deck, and patio areas.

The Benefits of Artificial Grass for Balcony, Deck, and Patio Areas

Artificial grass is often an excellent product that can quickly transform your balcony, deck, or patio. While it offers many of the benefits of real grass, faux grass is much more versatile, meaning you can install it on a balcony, rooftop, and other areas.

Fake grass is comfortable underfoot, making your patio a more enjoyable space for your entire family, including kids and pets. Like carpet, it offers cushion in case a child should fall, and is comfortable enough for bare feet but durable enough to withstand shoe traffic, too.

narrow balcony with artificial grass floor rug

Balcony turf transforms the look of your outdoor space, too. Many synthetic products are highly realistic, bringing a touch of nature to your doorstep.

While synthetic turf products look like real grass, they don’t require the upkeep and maintenance of real turf. There’s no mowing or watering to worry about, and the turf looks attractive year-round.

Artificial grass can also help with drainage on your balcony. Depending on the product that you choose, the turf can quickly channel water away, allowing you to enjoy the space even after a heavy rain. It’s a safer alternative to traditional concrete patios and balconies, which can be slick and dangerous after a heavy rain.

large outdoor deck area with artificial grass

How to Choose the Best Artificial Grass for Balcony, Deck, or Patio Use

We carry several artificial grass products suitable for outdoor spaces at Greatmats. We’ve highlighted some of the best options to revitalize your balcony, deck, or patio.

GreenSpace Artificial Turf Mats

grass carpet mat artificial grass

Take joy in relaxing on the inviting feel of the GreenSpace Artificial Turf Mats, a comfortable, casual, and low-maintenance fake grass carpet.

The artificial grass rug has a vivid color and is a versatile grass turf rug that can be used anywhere. These fake grass rugs can be used indoors or outdoors and is available in additional sizes to fit your space.

Made from premium, eco-friendly synthetic fibers, the grass blades are specifically designed to resist matting and crushing, helping the artificial grass carpet sustain its initial beauty even in high-traffic areas.

Golf Practice Mat Residential Economical

golf mat artificial grass

The Golf Practice Mat measures 5x5 feet, so it’s perfectly sized to fit on many balconies without any cutting needed. The mat features a 5 mm foam pad backing to increase cushion and comfort.

While the mat offers excellent cushion, it’s also highly durable and can withstand plenty of use, making it a long-lasting investment in your balcony. It’s also 100% green and environmentally friendly, so you can feel good about choosing it for your home.

The mat can be dry laid for a simple and easy installation. It features a limited eight-year manufacturer warranty.

Perfect Putt Artificial Grass Turf Roll

putting green artificial turf

The Perfect Putt Artificial Grass Turf Roll ships in a 15-foot-wide roll of up to 100 feet. Since you can buy the turf in smaller lengths by the linear foot, you can save money and minimize product waste.

When used outdoors, the turf can be installed with a base material for drainage, or it can be glued to cement for a permanent installation. It features a natural reaction underfoot and performs consistently over time.

This turf is also a highly durable choice and is backed by a limited eight-year manufacturer warranty.

All Sport Artificial Grass Turf Roll

All Sport Artificial Grass Turf Roll

The All Sport Artificial Grass Turf Roll is 15 feet wide and is available for purchase by the linear foot. It features a natural reaction underfoot, and the short ¼-inch pile looks great on a balcony. This grass is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and will quickly cover even a larger balcony.

It’s virtually maintenance-free, too, so you can spend more time enjoying your balcony, deck, or patio. Backed by an eight-year limited warranty, this turf is a durable choice.

Grizzly Grass Carpet Tile

Grizzly Grass Carpet Tile

The Grizzly Grass Carpet Tile is an excellent alternative to artificial turf while giving you the same comfort and aesthetic. The tile naturally resists stains, soils, and fading, and offers the durability needed for outdoor use. Its fibers won’t fray, pull out, or unravel, so it's a long-lasting investment in your balcony.

This tile is made entirely of recycled materials, making it an environmentally friendly choice that you can feel good about. It’s waterproof and dries quickly, allowing you and your family to enjoy the balcony or deck soon after it rains.

Grizzly Grass Carpet Tiles on a large deck

The tile is available in green, gray, and brown colors, so you can select a single color for a uniform look or use multiple colors to create a pattern. The tiles measure 2x2 feet, so they’ll quickly cover your balcony. They feature an adhesive backing, making for a DIY-friendly peel and stick installation.

Choosing the Best Artificial Grass for Your Balcony, Deck, or Patio

Artificial grass can be an ideal addition to your balcony, deck, or patio, and you’ll have plenty of products to choose from at Greatmats. As you shop, you can contact the Greatmats customer service team throughout the process. We are happy to answer your questions, provide shipping quotes, and help you to choose the artificial turf product that’s right for your project.