Why Fire Resistant Plants and Trees?
Inherently Fire Retardant (IFR) plants are crafted using strict and rigid guidelines that impregnate the retardant into the fabric prior to molding. This process ensures that the fire retardant solution will not wash off, dissipate, drip off or leave a messy film on your plants. In fact, the plants become more fire retardant with age. All fire retardant materials pass National Fire Prevention Association 701 test for non-flammability and California State Fire Marshall Flame Resistant Product Registration. Artificial Plants and Trees can provide you with an IFR certificate for flame retardant plants upon request.
Fire Resistant Artificial Plants
Increasingly local and state fire regulations require that all public buildings including schools, office buildings and hospitals install fire resistant artificial trees and produce a certificate of authority for those materials. On our IFR plants and trees, all of the foliage is infused with retardant chemicals. It is important to understand that while all of our foliage is treated our natural trunks are not treated (we make sure to call this out all affected products). Most fire marshals do not require the trunks to be treated (as it is in the same class as wood furniture), but we advise you to check your local building codes and fire regulations and make sure you can use a hybrid tree. If not, we have plenty of options with branches and trunks that are completely artificial and treated.
How does Fire Resistant material work?
Fire retardant artificial plant material works by extinguishing the flame when attempted lighting occurs. When you hold a lighter up to a fire retardant leaf, the leaf will smoke and turn black but it will not ignite, catch fire and spread to the remainder of the plant. In contrast, non-IFR artificial foliage once lit can catch fire and spread to the remainder of the tree, causing a larger fire hazard to the furniture and area around the plant.
How long is the warranty on IFR plants?
The fire retardant protection in our plants has a lifetime protection guarantee to not fail. We warranty normal wear and tear on our plants and trees for 1 year from the date of purchase for commercial installations. If you have any questions please call our customer service line at 888-532-0232 and we would be happy to help you design the space for your project.