Moss is a natural product that grew in nature and was hand-picked. However, during the process of stabilization, its growth has been stopped, and therefore, it is no longer alive. Therefore, our moss walls do not need a drop of water, daylight, or other necessities of living plants.
From moss, it is thus possible to create various wall designs or use moss to decorate otherwise harsh spaces where classic living walls would not have a chance to survive.
No special pre-preparation of your wall is required to install a BEMOSS® moss wall. We install our walls on all types of surfaces such as concrete, wood, or plasterboard walls. The weight of the moss wall is approximately 1214kg per m2 of a wall and, therefore even plasterboard walls can easily support our walls.
You don’t have to run a water supply to our walls or buy extra lights for them to survive, as you do with living walls.
Moss has its natural scent. In the first days or weeks (depending on the size of the wall area) you will be able to smell our moss wall indoors. This effect is quite normal since an element that has not been there before is inserted into the interior. People are divided into only two groups, those who like the smell of moss and those who do not.🙂
But one thing is for sure this natural scent will fade after a while, and you won’t smell it anymore.
The lifespan of moss walls or paintings is several years. It depends on the type of moss you choose. Each moss has a different length of time, during which it will make your interior more pleasant.
Firstly, let’s explain what durability means when it comes to moss. By longevity, we mean the time during which it maintains its color stability. Classically, just like any other thing in your interior, our moss walls or paintings lose their color under UV light. So if we place a moss wall in direct sunlight, its lifespan will be shorter than another wall we would position out of any direct light.
So moss naturally loses its color over the years. But it does not mean that after, for example, eight years, a green wall will become white. But it does mean that it will be a few shades lighter.
reindeer moss 810 years, flatmoss 46 years, bolmoss 58 years, Siberian 58 years, plants 35 years.
Moss walls are also treated with insecticide against insects that may be present in the moss during the stabilization process. We also use a repellent component that repels insects even during the existence of the created wall or painting.
In order for these insect-repelling compounds to work, the humidity in the environment where the wall is located should be between 40 and 70%. In such a range, the insect-repelling compounds will function, and your wall will not become an attraction for pests.
NO! Here we write a resounding NO, as you can find similar info on how to spray water on your painting here and there on the internet and with not so well informed self-experts on making moss paintings..
That is, unfortunately, a gross misconception, and we are very sorry that such ‘producers’ exist.
Why is this such a problem? Moss is treated with minerals, salts, insect repellents, and of course, paint during the stabilization process. All of these ingredients stick to the surface of the moss, so if you start watering or spraying water on your moss walls, you will slowly begin to wash away these active ingredients as well as the paint. ( and we don’t want that ) You are shortening the life of your wall more and more, and you can ruin it irreversibly very quickly this way.
Therefore, no water!
A common question is whether the moss becomes a dust trap and whether dust falls on the moss wall.
Of course, a moss wall or painting is a material product, so dust settles on it. But what is very interesting is that this dust settles on moss walls in significantly smaller quantities than on other things in the house. This is due to the fact that the moss wall is constantly working with humidity. As the humidity rises and falls during the day or days, it creates swirls that prevent the dust from settling with ease. So you would only start to see the dust on the moss wall, for example, after about 1824 months.
We recommend a simple dust prevention method to our clients. At least once every three months, using, for example, a hairdryer and a cold blow dryer, blow the moss wall or painting to get rid of microparticles that are not yet visible.
To create a quotation, we need three elemental data, namely:
– measurement of the wall you wish to implement
– address for delivery and installation of the moss wall
– photo of the current wall on which we will place our moss wall
After sending this elemental data, we can provide you with a non-binding quotation where you will see the price range of all BEMOSS® moss walls.