Green Wall Specification Must Have - UV Protection & Testing

Make Sure Your Green Wall Specification Includes a Product that Meets Strict UV Testing Standards.

The photos included in this blog consist of before and after VistaFolia plant foliage samples that have endured rigerous testing and advanced, prolonged UV exposure. See the full green wall specification test here >>

If you want to liven up an interior or exterior space, a green wall can be a great option. In recent years, the artificial green wall has become a flourishing trend among urban environments. Also known as vertical gardens, these walls can bring a touch of nature to any environment whether big or small. Green walls made from artificial plants have little cost and maintenance benefits that make them incredibly attractive. However, it is important to ensure that the green wall you purchase lives up to expectations where aesthetics and excellence are concerned. While green walls can look similar amongst brands, not all green walls are made equal. In order to ensure your faux wall will withstand the test of time, make sure the specification sheet for your green wall calls out the UV, fade testing that has been conducted by a reputable third party testing company.. 


Look for a UV Certification

When purchasing a green wall and studying the green wall specifications,  you'll want to make sure your product is UV certified. This will ensure your green wall lasts for a long time without sun damage or fading. VistaFolia by VistaGreen products are tested in full sunlight and are warrantied to last up to 5 years. If you are purchasing a green wall from another source and you're unable to obtain a UV certification, it may be necessary to look into how that specific company tests its product against UV lighting. Several companies only UV test their products over the course of 3 months, rather than for 4-5 years+.

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Make Sure Your Green Wall Has Been Tested for Fire Resistance

It is also imperative that your faux green wall specification includes a tet for fire resistance. The area in which your green wall is hung, as well as how your green wall is put together, both play an important role in the safety of your product. Fire retardants and the use of materials like cement are a great addition to green walls, as they provide more fire retardant qualities. Vistafolia’s products hold a Bs1d0 fire rating, which is the highest available on the market. Be sure to look closely at the testing done by the company you are purchasing your green wall from, as some companies rely on fabric tests that don’t represent the overall product performance. 


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Warranties Signify Quality

A green wall is an investment, which is why you'll want to make sure yours comes with a warranty. If no warranty is offered, you may want to reconsider the quality of the product. Businesses that are confident in their products will be able to offer a reasonable warranty as a means to ensure the protection and quality offered to the consumer. Vistafolia’s 5-year warranty is currently unmatched on the market and will ensure your green wall withstands the test of time. 

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