Resin vs. Ceramic Planters – Pros and Cons

Resin vs. Ceramic Planters – Pros and Cons

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While not everyone has the ability to create a full-fledged garden, anyone with a roof over their heads and a window can have potted plants – both indoors and outdoors. If you are one of us who shares a unique love affair with plants and are looking for the best planters to build your dream indoor or outdoor garden, you are in the right place. 

Choosing the right size and type of planters is the first step that you need to take when building an indoor or outdoor green space. Ceramic planters have been a popular choice amongst people for a long time but that is quickly changing with the introduction of modern alternatives like resin planters. While both can be a suitable choice for planters, let’s learn more about them so you can make the right choice for yourself. 

Ceramic Planters: Pros and Cons

These types of planters are made of clay and are used mainly in landscaping, indoor gardens, residential greening, and home furnishings. Depending on their manufacturing process, ceramic planters can be divided into two types: manually molded and mechanically molded. As they can be molded, it is possible to create artistic impressions or custom designs on these planters which makes them a fairly popular choice amongst people. 

While the damage rate of ceramic planters is lower than that of fiberglass, it is not as low as resin planters. They usually do not fade or deform easily, so you can expect them to last a few years. Another benefit of ceramic planter is that they do not retain water but a sealant can be applied to retain the water for indoor installations. Though when it comes to air permeability, they lack in performance by not retaining the heat in the soil.

As long as they don’t fall or are left outside in cold weather, ceramic planters can last fairly long. Glazed ceramic planters are the most expensive option among them, however they tend to break or chip rather easily. It is best to place them in a location where they can be out of reach of children or people walking by. 

Resin Planters: Pros and Cons

No matter if you are looking to decorate a commercial place, office building, or restaurant, resin planters can be a great choice. Although the initial cost is fairly high, they overflow with an abundance of botanical beauty which makes them a perfect fit for contemporary furnishings. They have become fairly popular in recent years regardless of their cost due to the wide spectrum benefits they provide. 

Resin planters are incredibly flexible and durable. They can withstand weather fluctuations between hot and cold without breaking or cracking. They are astonishingly durable, unlike other alternatives which can be easily chipped by a runaway lawnmower. If positioned in a public area, planters can be subjected to dirt and grime from many sources. Fortunately, stains can be scrubbed off of resin planters in an instant since they are non-porous in nature. 

When it comes to aesthetics, resin planters have unmatched qualities compared to other options like ceramic or wood. They can brilliantly mimic any material and can be molded into an endless array of shapes and designs while retaining their physical qualities. They are lightweight, durable, have high resistance to weather fluctuations, and easy to clean. Besides the high initial cost, resin planters are the winning choice in almost every regard. 

Choose TerraCast Planters

Founded in 1969, TerraCast is one of the leading manufacturers of resin products that includes planters, light pole bases, lamp posts, and more. We offer commercial grade planters that are made from environmentally friendly materials. Products made from our unique resin-blend are not only extremely durable, lightweight, and flexible, but also aesthetically viable for any green space that you have in mind. If you’d like to learn more about our products or the manufacturing process, contact our amazing team today!