Houseplants are a great addition to any home. They help enrich your space and improve air quality. However, potted plants can cause water damage to floors and rugs. That’s why you need the right plant saucers to help catch extra water and stop it from destroying your floors.
How do Potted Plants Damage Floors and Rugs?
How could potted plants do so much damage? Really, it mostly comes down to soil and water. Spilled soil on your floors can cause stains and scratches, so it’s important to sweep up extra soil as soon as possible. Water, however, can be a bigger problem than you might realize.
You likely know that all plants need drainage to stay healthy. Without drainage, water can’t flush out extra minerals in the soil. Also, without drainage stagnant water sits at the bottom of the planter, which can lead to root rot. That’s why most planters come with drainage holes.
This also means that water drains out of the holes in your planters. Without plant saucers, this can cause irreparable damage to your floors and rugs.
Excess water sitting underneath a planter can cause:
- Wood warping
- Mineral deposits
Even if you remember to move the planter and wipe up the excess water, in many cases this isn’t enough to stop the damage. Frequent water exposure can do a number on wood flooring. Also, water can find its way deep into carpet and rugs, causing water damage even if the spot feels dry to the touch. Therefore, if you’re going to keep planters on rugs, carpets, or other flooring, you need solutions for preventing water from reaching your floors.
How Plastic Plant Saucers Come to the Rescue
Plastic planter saucers are a great way to protect your floors from water damage due to potted houseplants. Plant saucers can help you avoid expensive flooring repairs and even replacements from water drainage.
Saucers are an ideal solution, as they’re inexpensive, long-lasting, and effective at preventing floor damage from planters, but it’s vital to choose the right kind. For instance, many planters will come with a saucer, but if it’s made of clay, cement, ceramic, or any other type of porous material, they might not be as effective as plastic saucers. This is because porous materials can take in water and “sweat” it out later, no matter how much you water or what temperature it is. This moisture can also harm your floors. By contrast, plastic saucers don’t sweat and help act as a watertight barrier between the bottom of the planter and your floors.
Cutting-Edge Plastic Products from Curtis Wagner Plastics
At Curtis Wagner Plastics, we manufacture high quality, innovative plastic products for your needs. Whether you need planter saucers made of heavy gauge vinyl or pet place mats to stop food and water spills, we have solutions for you. Our team has engineered countless products to help you protect your home. In addition to our wide array of protective home products, we also offer a range of specialty florist items like clear corsage boxes to help preserve the beauty of floral arrangements. Browse our catalog of first-rate plastic products and give us a call today at (713) 937-3784 to place an order!