Whether decorating your office building, retail space, home, or framing an entrance to your restaurant, outdoor planters are much more than an eye catching display – they are an essential part of modern design schemes and aesthetics. When carefully chosen, they can add as much character and style to home or office interiors, as any other piece of decor would.
When choosing outdoor planters, it is important to consider the material they are made from. Outdoor planters are constantly subjected to elements of nature, such as heat, wind, and rain. With so much to endure, no wonder people end up changing their outdoor planters more often than they’d like. Fortunately, resin, which can be confused with plastic sometimes, is a great choice for outdoor planters for many good reasons. Let’s take a look at some benefits of resin planters so you can make an informed choice in the future when buying one for yourself.
Lightweight and Durable
One of the best qualities of resin is its lightweight, versatile, and incredibly durable compared to other alternatives like fiberglass or metal. One can argue metal is stronger than resin in some aspects, but in the long-term, resin outperforms metal as resin planters are not vulnerable to rusting. Being lightweight, resin planters are much easier to move around when you want to rearrange your setup.
The environment is a growing concern in today’s world. Most people will choose a more environmentally beneficial product as long as it is of comparable price and quality. Our resin products can be made of up to 100 recycled materials and are themselves fully recyclable. At Terracast Products we say our black is green. Our black color is made of up to 100% post consumer recycled materials. Your old canoes, kayaks, trash cans, and other items can all get a second chance at life as a TerraCast® Planter or other resin based product. The Low Density Polyethylene is reground, re-stabilized, re-powdered and reincarnated into a new product like a planter or other product.
Even if you choose a color that is made from mainly virgin materials and not recycled materials, our products are extremely environmentally friendly. Their lightweight nature means a smaller carbon footprint when shipping and installing these products. The durability of resin is probably the greatest impact on the environment. Being that these products are virtually indestructible, they can last a lifetime with little to no maintenance. This significantly lowers the likelihood our products will end up in the local landfill.
Withstands All Weather Conditions
Unlike other materials used for making planters, resin can adjust to changing weather conditions quite well. Freeze and thaw cycles mainly affect porous material like clay or concrete, because the moisture gets in the pores and expands/contracts, causing them to crack. Since resin is not porous it will not be affected by this. LLDPE resin is flexible and it does not crack easily compared to other resins. If the soil inside the planter freezes and thaws, the LLDPE resin can flex and does not crack. On the other hand, planters made from metal or stone are vulnerable to developing cracks in freezing conditions.
Mimics Other Materials Brilliantly
Resin planters are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles. The compound is flexible enough that it can be molded to match any design or color you wish while retaining its lightweight and durability. Be it to decorate an office building, a private garden, or a public park, resin planters can be designed to match the aesthetics and texture of any material you like, such as marble, granite, stone, wood, or even brick.
Stains Scrub Off Easily
Dirt, graffiti, dogs lifting up their legs, or bird droppings – planters positioned in a public area have to battle with many natural and unnatural elements. Luckily for you, resin does not absorb stains as easily as some other materials do. In turn, this allows resin planters to last much longer than planters made from clay, stone, or fiberglass. Most stains can be easily removed with a rag and soap. Heavier stains can be removed by pressure washing.
Retains Color and Texture
Unlike other options like clay, stone, metal, or fiberglass, resin does not lose its color when exposed to direct sunlight. TerraCast’s resin planters have added UV inhibitors that collect the energy from the sun and convert it to heat, allowing the color of the resin to remain unchanged.
If you do not want to deal with constant maintenance and replacing your planters anytime soon, resin is the way to go. TerraCast has been on top of their game for 30 years, providing the very best in resin planters to residential, private, and commercial setups alike. Get in touch with us today to check out our vast collection of resin products all with a 100% guarantee.