Welcome to MatsGrids Blog, an area of the website dedicated to the improvement of knowledge understanding and information about the products we sell and how they can be used.
Our Blog contains a broad spectrum of information all of which aims to help our customers in their quest to improve they way they think about our products.
All pages are written to assist our customers with new ideas about they ways in which our customers can use ground reinforcement, grass protection and rubber grass items.
Garden climbing frames and playgrounds are becoming an almost natural feature in gardens. However, when creating your play areas safety has to be the number one priority, this is where our Rubber Grass Mats become an essential when creating your own. With the 23mm mats having been tested by Rapra to 'BS EN 1177:1998' for 3.3 meters critical fall height you can be assured should anyone have a trip or a fall the mats will more than help lessen the impact. This was just one of the reasons why Carl and Ben used our rubber grass mats when building their own play areas for their children. Read on to see how they used our mats and what they thought of them!
X-Grid® can be used in a number of different ways. From being used for car parks, pathways to even campsites and equestrian zones. Receiving great feedback on our own manufactured product is a great feeling both knowing what we have created works but also makes the users happy. A couple got in touch with us as they were looking to pave their garden and were looking at other alternatives to concrete or loose gravel. This is when we pointed them towards X-Grid®. Read on to find out what product David and Sharon decided on and how the project ended!
With such a versatile product like our very own X-Grid® there are endless possibilities. Just when we think we have discovered everything our grid can be used for a customer will prove us very wrong. A great example that a past customer introduced us to a few years ago, Resin Bound paving, which like our X-Grid® prides its self on being a permeable solution. So with the two paired up, water has no chance of being able to sit on the surface! In this case study Mark got in touch with us when wanting to re-lay a customers driveway and needed X-Grid to lay under the resin bound. Read on to see how the project turned out.
27/06/2017 - 1 comment
With summer now in full swing, there is no better time to get your garden in order. Since the British heat never seems to last more than a month or two you should get moving with any projects you have in mind. This is what our customer in this blog did, having decided there was something needed in his garden, he acted quickly ordering Plastic Lawn Edging from us and installing it not long after receiving them. Read on to see how Brad decided to use our plastic lawn edging in his garden and his thoughts on the product and the project overall.
With some products there are never ending possibilities. Take our X-Grid® for example; it can be used for driveways, paths, access routes, large car parks and even under hot tubs and garden buildings. Yet some customers who buy our panels still find new ways to use our product that might have not even crossed our mind. This is why being a manufacturer and supplier is so rewarding, innovative customers constantly using your products in new and exciting ways! Rubber Grass Mats are another great example of this and we have created this blog to show off our customers amazing uses of our products.
When making changes in your garden there are a number of things that need to be taken into consideration. Firstly, if things are to removed or replaced such as a shed or a garage, then where will the old one be disposed of and what will be put in its place. Without the correct replacement your garden can be left looking a little lacklustre and in need of some livening up, this was the issue Trevor was having in this blog post. With his old garage being removed and a concrete base being left, he needed a new feature in his garden to take its place. Read on to see what Trevor decided.
With summer fast approaching we all have a long list of garden jobs which need to be completed before our relaxing and barbequing can begin. These jobs can vary from painting the shed, cutting the grass and hedges to sorting out your flower bed. You too can create the perfect outdoor relax zone with little effort and the correct products. This was the situation Jeanette found herself in just a few weeks ago. With warmer weather slowly creeping up on us, Jeanette got in touch with us to find out which product we would recommend for her to solve the issue she was facing.
25/05/2017 - 1 comment
We’ve all played Crazy Golf, a fast paced, fun round of putting a golf ball past a number of strange objects. However we never think of the ground around the course and how the constant tread from customers can wear away even the toughest of flooring. Gus had found that his grass was starting to show signs of wear around the crazy golf course so decided he would put a path around that would allow grass to grow but support the customers. Read on to see what he decided to use!
Structure and planning is incredibly important when starting any landscaping or DIY project, this is something that Sue in our case study found, she and her husband had a set plan for their garden project and as you will see in the blog it turned out fantastically well! Read on to see what sort of plan they came up with and how it helped them transform their garden whilst making the most of our products!
We've all at one point as a child fallen from a swing or a climbing frame and escaped with nothing but the slightest graze. Now imagine the people in charge of erecting those play areas hadn't even taken into account health and safety, no softer ground or mats for you to fall on. We would have all undoubtedly come off much worse, which is why we test and supply our products. To ensure that little falls stay little and never become anything more than a small pain that is quickly forgotten about. A company got in touch with us regarding an upcoming project where mats were needed under an adventure area, read on to see what product they decided on and how it performed.
If your driveway is looking aged or in need of some serious TLC, there are a number of options available to you. From relaying the concrete which is a very labour intensive or expensive job should you hire someone else to do it, to jetwashing brickwork every month or so just to keep it looking clean. These are two options but both require a large amount of effort. However, we have an alternative method which includes our X-Grid®, some ground preparation and bags of decorative gravel. Our method may not be as fast as jetwashing brick but does not require constant upkeep like brickwork and unlike, concrete our grid can be laid by practically anyone and allows for surface water to flow away naturally, helping reduce the risk of your drive flooding. Read on to see what Adam decided would be the best method to improve his driveway.
When it comes to gravel driveways, ease of access can become a problem for wheelchair users or pushchair users. In this case study Mike had a newly built house with a gravel driveway but the family moving in needed to be able to use a wheelchair on the surface. This is where we come in. With our X-Grid® used in conjunction with gravel, wheelchair access problems become a thing of the past. Made from 100% recycled plastic whilst also being incredibly strong, our grid is environmentally friendly, permeable and also cheaper and easier to lay than more traditional methods such as concrete or tarmac.
When it comes to creating anything in your garden there are a number of possible issues you must take into consideration before beginning your work. One of the biggest issues you do have to consider is drainage, for example; if you were to cover your entire garden in concrete there most likely isn't a natural drainage system in place which can lead to flooding or stagnant water that can damage other parts of the garden. This is where our X-Grid becomes a game changer, with a 90% open structure it allows for any water to drain away naturally ensure unless there are adverse weather conditions that no flooding can occur. Jonathan was looking to pave a garden when he found our X-Grid, read the rest of the blog to see what he decided on.
We are one of the UK's largest importer, wholesaler and distributer of 16mm Rubber Grass Mats and 23mm Rubber Grass Mats. However we still offer a personal service. Projects just like the one you're about to read from St Werburghs City Farm allotment really does make what we do even more rewarding. To see products we supply helping so many people able to partake in activities they would otherwise be left out of. From Rubber Mats to Grid driveways, we are always looking to help everyone. Read on to see exactly what we have done to support this fantastic charity and allow their clients to achieve everyday things we all take for granted.
21/03/2017 - 10 comments
We’ve all been there, sat in the car revving and revving trying to get our car out of the mud, but its no use, the wheels are digging themselves further and further in. Someone has to get out and push or you’ll be there for a while... What if I told you there is a simple solution to this far too common problem? Our Turf Mesh is fixed to the ground and gives you grip, after a few months it can become almost invisible too. The grass is able to grow through the gaps provided to keep a natural look. Michael encountered the same 'wheels stuck in the mud' problem most of us have, see how the Mesh has performed for him by reading on.
When it comes to laying gravel you know full well that sooner rather than later you will be back outside trying to brush or rake the loose gravel back where it should be. Annoying right? Well by using our X-Grid® you cut the amount of migration massively. You will find just a few loose stones have escaped rather than nearly the whole lot! Snowdon Railway chose to go with us, see what they think of the grid by reading on!
13/03/2017 - 1 comment
Our Rubber Grass Mats have a primary use of being placed around play areas or exisiting walk ways. They're used to soften any impact from tripping or falling, our 23mm grass mats have been tested and found to have a critical fall height of 3.3 meters. Making them perfect for higher climbing frames and play areas where they chances of falling are much higher. However in this case study our grass mats are used as a walkway to give students access to outdoor classrooms. Read on to see what the School and Brad from Hill Holt Wood thought of our product!
Whether you love or hate gardening, it's something we all have to do in our lives. It can be a daunting task laying a new path, de-weeding or edging the grass. However with the right tools and materials these jobs can be easier than ever. Take Dean as an example, his prject which you can read about below could have been very difficult had he not chosen the right items for the job. Continue through this blog post to see which of our products can make your garden chores even easier!
Is your driveway starting to look a little aged? Or maybe you're struggling with surface water which has nowhere to go? Whether it's poor drainage or just a cosmetic driveway face-lift, X-Grid could be the answer. With over 90% of the grid being open, filling it with attractive decorative gravels or grass are just a few ways you can personalise your drive to suit your needs and likes. X-Grid is also permeable so there is a much lower risk of your drive flooding or annoyingly holding surface water puddles! With our online ordering system and fast delivery options, rejuvenate your driveway today!
X-Grid is the perfect product for maintaining the natural drainage routes of your driveway. Its cellular structure means the grids can hold on to gravel while enabling water to flow easily back into the water table with minimal surface water build-up.
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