Interlocking Grass Turf Tiles
Turf Squares & Artificial Grass Tiles
One of the most versatile types of flooring is artificial turf, as it can be installed indoors or outdoors. Because rolls of turf can be extremely heavy, turf tiles from Greatmats may be a better solution.
With tiles, installers can create the perfect coverage space without needing heavy machinery to move the rolls around. Additionally, when the activity comes to an end, installers can conveniently disassemble the tiles and return to the subfloor or bare ground.
Size and Shape Options
Turf tiles from Greatmats are available in both square and rectangular shapes. The square tiles simplify the process of ordering the correct number of tiles to cover a particular space. Rectangular tiles will make the installation go faster by covering more space per tile.
These square turf tiles commonly appear in a shape of 24 by 24 inches, giving them plenty of coverage space. Compared to a 12x12 inch tile, each larger tile can create the same coverage as four of the smaller tiles, saving time during installation.
Rectangular turf tiles are even larger and typically measure about 23 by 46 inches.
With artificial grass squares, customers will receive a top layer consisting of synthetic grass. After the final installation, the faux turf layer is the only visible layer.
The base layer on these tiles can consist of a few different materials, primarily rubber, which gives the tile some rigidity. The base layer also holds the fibers that make up the artificial grass in place without fraying.
The synthetic turf layer can consist of a few different materials. Polyethylene is a common material used to create the artificial turf layer. This works well for installations for an indoor gym floor for track and field, soccer, sprinting, or football workouts.
Another popular material involves using PET fibers that simulate grass. PET fibers behave more like carpeting than like natural grass, yielding plenty of durability. PET is especially good for outdoor installations on a deck or playground, rather than being used as athletic turf.
Pattern and Texture Options
Artificial turf tiles often have a low pile height of about 1/2 inch. They’re made to resemble a freshly mowed natural grass area.
The faux grass will resemble a low-pile carpet, meaning those walking or running on the surface of the tiles will receive just a bit of grip to avoid slipping while performing workouts.
Unlike rolls of artificial turf, which are often only available in green, these turf tiles have a few different color options. Customers can select from a few shades of green, as well as blue, black, gray, and brown.
Common Use Options
Customers have a few different options for using these turf tiles. They work especially well as gymnasium turf, where athletes are looking for a sure footing along with a bit of cushioning while doing their workouts.
In contrast to using hard cement or vinyl flooring as the subfloor, these artificial grass tiles often feature a rubber backing layer that creates cushioning for athletes and better protects their lower body joints.
The faux turf is ideal in workout areas where it is important to give athletes slip resistance and a high level of durability.
Some customers may choose to install these tiles outdoors on a deck, a patio, or a rooftop gathering area. The artificial grass will stand up to all kinds of weather.
When using these tiles in an area where moisture is a significant problem, Greatmats has open drainage tiles made specifically to go underneath artificial grass rolls and tiles. These perforated tiles consist of polypropylene plastic and have a durable base layer for artificial grass.
Installation of our tiles is an easy process for most people. Many of the models of these tiles make use of an interlocking, puzzle-style edge.
There is no need to apply glue or adhesive to the edges of these interlocking tiles to hold them in place. The jigsaw puzzle-style edge keeps the tiles connected, even when placed under the stress of workouts or significant foot traffic.
By not needing to glue any of these tiles to each other or the subfloor, installers can disassemble and remove the tiles at any time.
For our faux grass tiles that do not use puzzle edges, we offer a peel-and-stick design with a pre-applied adhesive that holds them in place against the subfloor. (These tiles do not use a rubber backing.)
If you're using our plastic drainage tiles underneath the artificial grass tiles, these 2.66-by-2.66-foot drainage tiles use an interlocking edge design to greatly simplify the layout.
Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements
Customers can clean these tiles in the same way they would clean carpeting. Run a vacuum cleaner over the top of the low-pile artificial grass to remove solids and dirt.
For an outdoor installation, customers can use a garden hose with a sprayer to rinse the tiles, allowing the excess water to drain away.