What is the difference between Fibrecotta, Fibreclay and Fibrestone?
All three of the above are composite materials designed to satisfy demand for terracotta and stone pots in modern age through improving on the original materials in three key areas: strength, durability, weight. Fibrecotta is created by the careful of layering cellulose fiber and clay with fibreglass, which is then set, rather than fired. This method of production is significantly cheaper than terracotta. It also makes the planters lightweight and easy to move. Fibreclay, on the other hand, is produced through a complicated process that mixes leftover waste materials (fibre) with clay that makes the product especially environmentally friendly. Fibrestone on the other hand, has stone mixed into the final product, which produces an extremely durable, yet heavier planter. Unlike traditional terracotta planters, fibrecotta planters are resistant to frost and will not corrode with the acids and alkaline naturally present in the soil. They also still provide breathability, as they are porous, allowing your plants to gain access to the nutrients present in the soil. Want to compare Fibrecotta and Terracotta more thoroughly? Read Our Handy Guide.