Measuring square metre areas for artificial grass

Measuring square metre areas for artificial grass

This guide will help you determine the amount of artificial grass you need to complete your project and how to measure your space.

Please note: We don’t offer a fitting service, but as more and more people now order their artificial grass online, it is quite easy to find a local fitter in your area. For example, search Yell, NICF or Rated People. If you are reasonably competent at DIY, then you may consider fitting yourself, using the numerous online guides for reference.

Our artificial grass is available in a wide range of roll widths; 2 metres, 3 metres, 4 metres and 5 metres x any length you require.

To order the right amount for your project, simply choose the roll width that best suits the area you need to cover. If the area you need to cover is greater than 5 metres in any direction (or you order a product with a smaller roll width), then you will need to join pieces together. This is quite easy to do and a seamless joint is quite simple to achieve using our artificial grass fitting accessories.

To calculate the size you need, measure the total length and width of the area, taking into account any irregular shapes. Multiply the two figures to calculate the number square metres.

If you need to order two pieces and make a joint, the pile direction of each piece will need to be consistent. (The pile direction runs along the length of the roll and you would normally orientate the pile direction to face the house or building). If you are unsure, please contact us and we will ensure that your order is supplied with the correct pile direction for each piece you require.

In the example below, a garden area that is 3.8m x 3.5m would need one piece of grass measuring 4m (roll width) x 3.9m in length. i.e. a total of 15.6m2.

Underlay, shock pad and accessories

Don’t forget to factor in any underlay, jointing tapes, pins and glues that you may require, all of which can be factored in, using the calculation method above. See artificial grass accessories.

Diagram of an example garden size for measuring