Moss Mat on geotextile

Presentation

The vegetal moss mats are composed of a non-woven geotextile felt sewn with a trellis on which moss has been grown. Several species compositions are available to adapt to different situations (sun, light, light shade, deep shade)

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Reception

Moss mats can only survive transport conditions for a few days. It is therefore important to install them quickly after delivery. If they must be stored temporarily, they must be unrolled and hydrated (storage > 48 hours, be careful not to hydrate them too much in order to maintain a reasonable weight of the mat (5kg/m²) and to facilitate the installation of the mat).

delivery

Precautions

  • Metals: Mosses are sensitive to certain metals, especially zinc and copper. Water drainage from metal facades or from galvanized or copper sheets must not come into contact with the moss mat. Where appropriate, the moss mat should be installed over a drainage layer.
  • PH >7: Mosses are sensitive to alkaline environments, especially freshly poured concrete. It should be checked that the pH of the environment is < 7. Concrete floors can be treated with a solution of acetic acid, for example, otherwise the moss mats should be insulated with a plastic film.
  • Water : Moss cannot survive more than a month completely submerged. If the surface to be covered has permanent puddles of water, the moss mats should be raised so that the moss is out of the water.

Installation

In gardens or along traffic lanes (species compatible with salt are available on request), they are glued to a draining geotextile which is fixed to the ground with nails.
On roofs, moss mats can be installed on bituminous or plastic films. On roof slopes <5°, the moss mats can be fixed mechanically by laying 16/32 mm rollers (approx. 8 l/m²). Inclination roofs of 5 - 10° require adhesive fixing. For higher slopes, please contact us for a composition of moss species that are suitable for slopes.
Caution: Mosses are sensitive to certain metals, particularly zinc and copper. Water drainage from metal facades or from galvanized or copper sheets must not come into contact with the moss mat. Where appropriate, the moss mat should be installed over a drainage layer.

Maintenance

The moss mats do not require any particular maintenance, it is necessary to ensure that the leaves of the trees do not decompose on them.
Seeds that could be brought from outside do not survive periods of drought.
When carpets benefit from natural watering, irrigation is strongly discouraged (non-calcareous water, no watering in hot weather).

shade & light

Technical characteristics

  • Saturated weight: 16 kg/m²
  • Dry weight: 2 kg/m²
  • Thickness: 15mm
  • Felt tensile strength: 4 KN/m
  • Fire resistance: Class E

See our technical sheet (in french)

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