Frequently Asked Questions


COMPOSITE MATERIALS / FIBERGLASS

Q: What is Composite Material?
A: A composite material is a reinforced material made from two or more substances that are unique in their composition to produce a superior compound with different characteristics than its components. Examples of these include polyester resin, epoxies, and fiberglass.

Q: What is a Mold?
A: All of our products are made from a handcrafted mold. This is similar to a mirror duplicate of each design. After each mold is crafted we hand lay each layer of fiberglass to create unique products in many different shapes and sizes.

Q: What are some advantages of fiberglass planters compared to concrete or ceramic planters?
A: Planters made from fiberglass can be 10 times lighter than concrete and terracotta planters. It usually takes only one or two people to move the majority of our planters. Additionally concrete planters have the potential to chip or break when dropped or mishandled. Fiberglass won’t break from minor mishandling and the finish may chip, but can easily be repaired with no damage occurring to the actual planter. For more benefits of Fiberglass please visit our Why Composite Materials page.


OUR PRODUCTS

Q: Where are your planters manufactured?
A: All of our products are proudly handmade just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Q: Why Vietnam?
A: We chose Vietnam because of our industry experience in Southeast Asia and since acceding to the WTO in 2007, Vietnam has undertaken a comprehensive program of regulatory reforms, particularly in manufacturing and exports. This allows us to utilize the country’s highly skilled workforce and modern regulatory regime harmonized with the highest international manufacturing and product quality standards of the WTO, EU and US. It’s also a great place to live.

Q: What finish do you use?
A: We use an industrial grade glossy, matte, or satin finish, similar to what is used on automobiles, on all of our products. Custom finishes are also available. For more information please contact info@taumanufacturing.com and visit our Finish Options page.

Q: Can you only use finishes shown on your website?
A: No, we are able to create a virtually limitless combination of colors and can create custom finishes for any product.

Q: Do you do custom sizes?
A: Yes, all of the products on our website are examples of products we have designed. We are able to modify any existing planter or work with you to design something unique to your business.

Q: Do you offer samples?
A: Color samples are available for purchase here.