Professional Grade Capillary Matting
A professional quality capillary matting manufactured from man made fibres. It shows true capillary action and can lift water up to 10cm. It is very durable and with reasonable care should last up to 8 years.
Maintenance: If the cover or the matting become soiled, they may be washed using warm water and mild detergent.
Cutting: Both the matting and cover may be cut with scissors.
Matting and Cover - Size: 2.4 x 0.53 metre (approx. 8ft x 21inches)
Alternatively you can buy by the running metre. The width of the per metre is 0.53m.
The cover isn't included when ordering by the metre or the roll.
Our Capillary Matting is 3mm thick.
Greenhouse watering:In the greenhouse the surace of the bench should be covered with a sheet of polythene before the matting is laid out. The bench should be reasonably level. Any slope must not have a fall of more than 5cm. The matting should be covered with the permeable cover which will prevent root penetration, reduces evaporation and keeps the matting clean. A water reservoir may be installed at a slightly lower level than the bench, no more than 7.5cm below the level of the matting. A small strip of the matting about 7.5 cm wide may be used as a wick to feed the matting.
Holiday watering: For holiday watering of houseplants set up a piece of matting on, for example the draining board fed via a matting wick from a reservoir in sink. The soil in the pots and the matting should be thoroughly wetted for the capillary action to take effect.