Silk has long been considered one of the best materials known to man, with a natural brilliance and a cool note inherent in few other materials. Over the centuries, the demand for silk has been excessive, especially in the garment industry, where dresses and shirts made of pure silk are so popular. So it is not surprising that silk plants are also very popular.
Once an extravagant example of craftsmanship extolled at national fairs across the country, these factories were the businesses in which hotels happily invested to give guests a sense of luxury as they walked through their doors. Today they are an important aspect of corporate landscaping in terms of large and small flowers.
Indeed, the market for artificial plants has grown significantly over the past few decades, and from time to time there are many different materials. In recent years, however, silk has once again become the preferred material for improving the internal landscape of the office or reception. But designers like to emphasize that it’s not just that silk is beautiful.
The quality of silk plants is particularly high. In the past, silk was stained, then sliced in the form of a leaf or petal, and then superimposed on a frame, usually made of wire. However, this simple process has been replaced by high-tech precision machines capable of producing factory parts with ideal sizes. Moreover, the coloring has become so precise that it is possible to solve any aspect of shading.
As a result, these plants have a real depth both visually and physically, which makes them very difficult to distinguish from real flowers. In fact, the silk materials used are designed to mimic the texture of a real petal, bud or leaf.
So even a touch that was once an obvious idea to identify an artificial plant is no longer a reliable way to tell the difference.
There was a time when the petals of silk flowers and leaves of plants over time grew, and the plant itself looked dim and old. But the processes used in the production of these plants have been improved, so this is no longer a problem, and the plants retain their impressive appearance much longer.
Artificial plants naturally last much longer than the real ones. They require little maintenance, never die, so they do not need frequent replacement, as well as food or water. Silk has always had the same properties, but since silk is now less prone to isty, the durability of artificial silk plants is even higher than before.
No risk of fire
As an artificial plant material, silk may have been able to regain its place on top of the table in the eyes of interior designers due to its quality and durability, but others prefer it for a number of reasons. Since fire safety and safety regulations are very important for all buildings, this is an acceptable material from which silk flowers, trees and plants have passed a series of tests.
Silk is fire resistant and has been tested by NFPA 701 and ASTM E84, so interior designers know that it will not damage the status of the fire safety office. Other materials, such as plastic and nylon, can emit toxic fumes when ignited, making it not only dangerous to fire, but also a health hazard.
The fact that silk plants are now considered a safe option, as well as an exact replica with exceptional quality and beauty, makes it impossible to ignore them. So it’s no surprise that interior designers and landscape designers love to use them as an alternative to real plants, and workplace guards are also happy to accept them.
When it comes to office workers, it goes without saying that the fact that these plants make the homescape at work much more enjoyable is the most important. The degree of creativity, reliability and durability that silk offers makes it a favorite in corporate landscape design among experienced landscape designers and their clients.