Surfaces for Rooftop Spaces

For many buildings, the roof is a purely functional component that protects the building from the elements.  At XGrass, we see rooftops as an opportunity to transform space into a place where people can gather to socialize, enjoy a round of putt-putt golf or just relax in the "healing environment" associated with green spaces.

Bringing Beauty to the Top of the World

XGrass Rooftop Benefits

XGrass is soft, safe, comfortable and easy to maintain - making it perfect for rooftop courtyards or play areas.  Not only does it share the environmental benefits of all of our synthetic landscaping turf, but it has many other benefits specific to rooftop applications.

Benefits:

  • Great amenity for restaurants, hotels, hospitals and apartment buildings
  • Brings people together and enhances social cohesion
  • Increases the value of your building
  • Absorbs sound - providing a quieter environment inside and outside the building
Duraflo
DuraFlo Backing

The DuraFlo all-polyolefin backing system is 100% recyclable and up to 50% more permeable than perforated urethane backed products.

Tile
Tile Subsurface

Tile installed beneath your turf allows water to drain away quickly and completely.

 
Roof Top
Installation Cross Section

Over Tile

The key to any rooftop installation of synthetic turf typically lies in ensuring water can drain through the turf and be routed to gutters or drainage systems. Given this, we often recommend using one of our landscape turf products placed on a drain tile system.

When installed with a concrete border, the turf can be nailed or stapled into the pressure treated support boards and then covered with Envirofill infill to give the turf a more natural appearance and limit any movement or shifting of the turf.

Over Tile
Installation Cross Section

Over Tile Base with SBR Edge

The key to any rooftop installation of synthetic turf typically lies in ensuring water can drain through the turf and be routed to gutters or drainage systems. Given this, we often recommend using one of our landscape turf products placed on a drain tile system.

For applications in which nailer boards cannot be affixed to the roof, we will often finish the edges with an SBR insert and then cover the turf with Envirofill infill to give it a more natural appearance and limit any movement or shifting of the turf.

Artificial Grass for Rooftops

XGrass offers a wide selection of artificial grass products for use in rooftop flooring applications.  XGrass landscape turf products featuring a permeable backing like DuraFlo tend to perform best and all rooftop installations should be accompanied by drainage tile.

Recommended

Luxury 1st Cut

Face Weight: 65 oz
Recommended

Superlawn Elite

Face Weight: 70 oz
Recommended

Superlawn Xtreme

Face Weight: 80 oz

Bermuda Elite

Face Weight: 80 oz

Bermuda Pro

Face Weight: 60 oz

Bermuda Xtreme

Face Weight: 80 oz

Bermuda

Face Weight: 50 oz

Fescue Pro

Face Weight: 55 oz

Fescue Xtreme

Face Weight: 80 oz

St. Augustine Elite

Face Weight: 82 oz

St. Augustine Natural

Face Weight: 62 oz

Superlawn 7

Face Weight: 74 oz

Superlawn Pro

Face Weight: 62 oz

Superlawn Ultimate

Face Weight: 90 oz

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