Fleece-based systems utilize our non-organic moisture retention mats, which store water and allow for root growth. Often inspired by Patrick Blanc-style vertical gardens, DIY-ers as well as contractors use our high-quality products to create living works of art.
Green Roof Solutions offers all the critical components for fleece-based living wall systems, ranging from peel-and-stick waterproofing to custom-built water tanks.
Moisture Retention Mats: MRM14 / MRM30
MRM products are among our most popular products. Our non-organic (won’t decompose) moisture retention mats are the choice of DIY-ers and general contractors alike. Using 100% recycled material, our MRM is a zero-footprint product. It stores water and allows for root growth, acting as a growing medium in media-less installations. Living wall installations are growing in frequency around the world, and our MRM14 and MRM30 are the materials of choice for these installations. MRM use in living walls is inspired by Patrick Blanc-style vertical gardens. For order sizes, be sure to remember that most living wall designs call for a front and back sheet of MRM, so you might need double the material.
The highly retentive qualities of this fabric provide a slow, evaporative release of moisture for living wall plants. GRS MRM is a specially designed, needle punched fleece constructed of 100% recycled polyester and polypropylene fibers. GRS MRM comes in two weights: 18 oz. and 30 oz.
MRM14 is our 18-oz. fleece offering that provides a cost-effective method of installing a living wall. At 3/16″ thick, MRM14 retains 0.123 gallons of water per square foot and allows that water to be released back through the living wall system via evaporation.
MRM30 is our 30-oz. fleece that is often used in hydroponic living wall systems to provide additional water retention and rooting area. MRM30 is 3/8″ thick and holds 0.201 gallons of water per square foot. MRM30 holds roughly double the volume of water available to plants as MRM14.
Both the MRM14 and MRM30 come in the following sizes:
|453 sq. ft.||65" x 84'|
Custom sizes less than 453 sq. ft.: 65″ x custom length.
Orange Peel, a unique peel-and-stick PVC waterproofing membrane, works well as the waterproofing for the walls behind a living wall. This self-adhering waterproofing material is a 120 mil (3.0 mm) composite sheet. The sheet consists of a 60 mil high-quality PVC sheet waterproofing membrane along with a 60 mil closed cell foam backer. The foam backing is factory coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive protected by a plastic release liner that is removed during installation.
These sheets are perfect as lightweight, rigid backer sheets for living wall applications or for cold frames. Constructed of two sheets of clear polycarbonate with a corrugated middle layer, they provide excellent separation from an existing wall where a living wall is to be installed.
These sheets can also be used to create curved backings when held in place with a frame. These multi-wall sheets are lightweight and highly flexible, yet nearly unbreakable.
If polygal has been punctured (e.g. staples or screws go through all walls), the product is no longer water or moisture proof, but can be covered with the Orange Peel membrane for damp proofing.
This product is available in 4′ widths, cut to the desired length and priced per square foot.
Contact us for more information on all of our fleece-based living wall products.