Terracotta vs. Fiberglass

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Planters and Pots

When you are choosing pots and planters, there are two important details that they must adhere to: Will they look nice and Will they take care of the plants? How can we answer the question of Terracotta vs Fiberglass?

terracotta vs fiberglassAppearance – Both of these planters have unique appearances, and for many people’s small gardens at homes, the terra cotta pots and planters are frequent fliers due to their rustic appeal.

Plant Health – Both of these planters offer great support and breathing room for plants to grow and root.

Temperature Control – Terra Cotta Planters are prone to cracking in cold weather and retain excess heat which can damage the plant root.

So what’s the difference between Terracotta and Fiberglass?

Customizable – The biggest difference between terracotta planters and fiberglass planters is customizability. The Fiberglass has much more room for customizability regarding colors, and it is being adopted much more into modern interior design. The Terracotta has to be changed at a molecular level to alter the color while fiberglass planters can be repainted.

Weight – Fiberglass planters are also much lighter than terracotta planters which makes it much easier to move them around. Terracotta often has a very weighty feel to them too.

Durability – Durability is a bit of a tossup between these two. While cheap terracotta can break very easily and is incomparable. Quality Terracotta can chip if improperly taken care of due to heat or mishandling of. Contrarily, fiberglass planters will not break easily, but can scrape if not handled properly. So while the terracotta has a higher chance of breaking overall, the fiberglass only risks minimal superficial scuffing at best.

Jay Sotts

With Jay Scotts, we insist on the highest quality planters and pots for your business. We work with fiberglass because we believe it is the best material on the market. We also believe in proper coating procedures and using high-end paint with our products to create a nuanced appearance. If you would like to learn more about our planters or products, please call us today!


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