Traditional decking is a thing of the past; far gone are the days of only wood decking as your choice of material, getting splinters, and having to paint your deck year after year to keep it looking new. Options for decking material have come a long way as well; from flagstone to porcelain to concrete, you have endless opportunities to customize your deck. If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor space even further, artificial turf is a rising trend we believe is here to stay! There are numerous benefits to installing artificial turf on your deck, we’re going to highlight a few in the article below and if you’re on the fence about installing artificial turf, hopefully these ideas and tips will help you decide.
The most notable use of artificial turf comes if you have a dog, or take care of a dog on a regular basis. Everyone loves a green, luscious lawn, dogs included! After being used over and over again though, the lawn can start to become discolored, die off and can get dug up if your pup has a knack for digging. If you don’t have the time to take care of a lawn, if you don’t have any lawn space at all or if you’re tired of filling holes in your yard, artificial turf is your answer. Adding in turf on top of your deck is a great option for pets, they can freely use the restroom and play on the turf just like they would on a regular lawn. Artificial lawn often contains an anti-bacterial element to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria, and it’s easy to clean! Matter of fact, the only maintenance an artificial lawn requires is the occasional rinsing to prevent dust and odor build-up, and you’re good to go!
Turf is also ideal for use on patios when it comes to odd shaped areas, since it is easy to cut and shape into tight places, it’s the perfect solution to any ‘problem areas’ or specific project ideas that might not be achievable with grass. Take a home putting green for example, if you or someone in your household is a golf fan, having a putting green right on the deck outside is as convenient as you can get! Maybe you’re tired of your feet getting burnt as you walk around your pool; adding in turf completely solves that issue! Since turf is so customizable, you can shape it just about any way you can think of, rounded edges, intricate diamond patterns and long slim strips are just a few to mention.
In conclusion, creating the custom deck you envisioned is easier than ever with StoneDeks and artificial turf; we mentioned just a few of the many ways in which turf can be used on your outdoor deck, but what are your thoughts? Have you used artificial lawn in your home another way? Will you embrace this trend?