Rooftop Turf

When creating a patio or gathering area at a business, office building, apartment complex, or home, installing rooftop turf from Greatmats provides an eye-catching solution that will last a long time and look great at any time of the year.

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Artificial Turf Roof Products and Accessories

When creating a patio or gathering area at a business, office building, apartment complex, or home, installing rooftop turf from Greatmats provides an eye-catching solution that will last a long time and look great at any time of the year.


We also offer draining tiles made for open roof installations. Placing these draining tiles underneath the artificial turf will allow rainwater to drain easily, giving people a safe and comfortable place to sit and gather.

Size and Shape Options


Our rooftop turf is available in a roll format, which allows installers to quickly cover a significant amount of space in a short amount of time.


These rolls of synthetic grass typically will measure 15 feet in width. Customers then can order a custom cut length to create the desired amount of square footage, or they can order a full roll that has 100 linear feet for 1,500 square feet of coverage.

Because of the size of these rolls, it can be difficult for installers to move the rolls into place on the rooftop deck without heavy machinery or multiple people available to carry the rolls. A roll often will weigh anywhere from 0.25 pounds to almost 1 pound per square foot of coverage.

For our square rooftop deck draining tiles, expect to receive about 7 square feet of coverage per tile with dimensions of 2.66 by 2.66 feet.

Material Options


These rolls of rooftop turf often will make use of polyethylene and nylon materials that the manufacturer designs to look like individual blades of grass.


Selecting the desired pile heights in the blades will depend on the planned application. Some people will want a low pile height of 1/2 inches or 3/4 inches. Others may want a taller pile height measuring around 1-1/2 inches or 1-3/4 inches for a more cushioned feel.

The backing on the rolls of turf often will consist of woven polypropylene to secure the blades. Some manufacturers add a SilverBack polyurethane coating that tightly locks the blades in place, preventing unraveling.

To achieve extra cushioning, some rolls will include a foam segment attached to the backing layer. This thin foam, which usually measures about 5 mm (or 1/5 inches) in thickness, doesn’t add bulkiness to the turf but makes it more comfortable to walk across.

Pattern and Texture Options


One of the most popular aspects of our rooftop turf is the wide range of colors that are available. Although various shades of green are the most common colors to install, creating an appearance of actual grass, some installers prefer a different color. Available colors include:
  • Green
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Clay
  • Indy blue
  • Maroon
  • Navy blue
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Tan
  • White
  • Yellow

In areas where the rooftop turf will receive extensive sunlight and will become hot, some people may want to install a lighter-colored style of turf. The light colors will be less likely to excessively heat up and cause discomfort.

Common Use Options


When seeking to create a gathering space on a raised patio or deck, our rolls of turf are the perfect solution. They will provide a more comfortable space than worn wood decking planks or concrete, while also looking great.


Artificial turf is the ideal selection in a recreation space, as it does not require significant maintenance to keep it looking like new.

This turf works on a rooftop patio or balcony at an office building, creating an outdoor gathering area for employees. Hotels and apartment buildings can use the turf to create areas for visitors and residents to relax. Some homeowners may like the look of the artificial grass over an existing raised deck or patio as well.

Installation Options


To adhere the rolls of turf to your patio or deck area, the manufacturer typically recommends using a glue-down process. If you must lay two or more rolls adjacent to each other to cover the entire space, you can use seam tape to ensure the edges of the rolls do not curl.


If installing our interlocking drainage tiles underneath the roll of turf, these tiles use an interlocking edge design to connect to each other. You do not need to glue the tiles together or to glue them to the subfloor.

Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements


This is a durable type of rooftop turf, and installers can lengthen the lifespan of the roll by maintaining and cleaning it on a regular basis.


To clean the artificial grass, you can run a vacuum cleaner over the top to remove soils. When you have our draining tiles installed underneath the roll of turf, you may be able to simply rinse the tiles with a garden hose and spray nozzle to clean them.

Avoid allowing people to use gum around the turf to reduce the possibility of significant problems with cleanup. Additionally, avoid allowing people to introduce heated items or open flames around the turf.

If snow falls on the turf, you do not have to remove it (although you can). Snow should not harm the turf.