When you purchase potted plants, it can be easy to get caught up in taking care of them and forget to protect your flooring. However, there are many ways that plants can damage your floors. Cork plant mats offer protection for your floors from water damage and scratches from your plants and pots. Additionally, many plant owners prefer cork plant mats because of their many advantages.
Benefits of Cork
While cork may look absorbent, it is naturally waterproof, making it a perfect material for plant mats. Because it repels water, it also means it resists mold. Many of the common plant mat materials, such as fabric and clay, absorb water. This may make them more prone to mold and mildew, which can affect your floors, your plants, and your indoor air quality. Mold and mildew need water to grow and survive. Therefore, cork plant mats don’t provide the right environment for them to grow.
In addition, cork plant mats are a sustainable option for many plant owners. Cork is a durable material that can last a long time, which means you will need to replace them less often. This means you’ll be throwing fewer cork mats out over time. Additionally, cork mats are fully recyclable, making them an environmentally-friendly option for your home and your plants.
Cork Plant Mats Protect Your Flooring
Water and debris from your plants can easily damage the flooring in your home. When you water your plants, they need drainage to prevent overwatering and root rot. Without plant mats and plant saucers, this water can seep into your floors and cause water stains, rot, mold, and mildew. Also, your plant pots may “sweat” when it is particularly warm or humid in your home. Cork plant mats help protect your floors against this as well.
In addition, there are a few ways that your plants can lead to scratches on your wood flooring. First, if soil falls out of the pfot, this can scuff up your flooring. However, plant mats can help catch any soil that falls out and prevent accidental scratches on your floors. Plant mats also make it easy for you to slide your plants across your floor when needed. The bottoms of many plant pots are made of materials that may scrape your floor, but cork mats provide a barrier between the bottom of your pots and your floor. For example, if you need to clean the floor under your plants, you can easily slide them out of the way and back into place. Therefore, plant mats and saucers can help protect your home in many ways.
At Curtis Wagner Plastics, we manufacture advanced plastic and cork products for your home. In addition to plant mats and saucers, we also provide clear basket liners, pet food covers, and other items that help you protect your home. Our team proudly fabricates all our products in the United States to ensure the highest quality products for our customers. Call us today at (713) 937-3784 to learn more or to place an order. We are here to serve you!