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AnnaC
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Posted: October 10, 2008 5:08 PM

Hi,

 

I just purchased a large, potted, indoor plant.  Is that something that I can put under it to protect it from any water reaching the subfloor?  The pPot is about two feet in diameter.

 

Thanks,

 

Anna
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Posted: October 11, 2008 2:13 AM

RE: protect hardwood from water damage
I never recommend placing potted plants directly on hardwood even if you put plastic, or some sort of water catcher underneath.  Instead you should use some sort of plant stand or trivet to raise it off the ground and let air circulate underneath to avoid condensation building up. I would use a saucer of some sort underneath to catch water from dripped as well as a short stand.

If you disregard that advice, use a plastic saucer sitting on a cloth so that it does not scratch your hardwood.
AnnaC
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Posted: November 17, 2008 11:29 PM

RE: protect hardwood from water damage
After reading that, I will go out and get a trivet. The last thing that I want to do is damage my hardwood floors.   Thanks for your time!!
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