Fountain designers, for thousands of years, were limited by the available materials. Fountains made out of specialty materials allow designers to essentially create any design they can imagine. The light weight and flexibility of materials allows designers to make plastic tabletop fountains, resin tabletop fountains and fountains of other materials into complex designs that may be unsuitable for metal or stone.
They also allow for a significant reduction in weight. Resin tabletop fountains and acrylic tabletop fountains, for instance, can replicate very convincingly the look of stone at a fraction of the weight. Plastic tabletop fountains benefit from the fact that they can be shaped into very complex designs. Asymmetrical designs which feature bright colors and a very modern feel can oftentimes be found constructed out of these materials.
Resin tabletop fountains and fiberglass tabletop fountains also allow for this enormous flexibility. Acrylic tabletop fountains offer the same flexibility as the other materials with its own characteristics. Generally, the subtle differences in the design and coloration of the fountain will be the impetus between the designer's choices to work in one material over another.
Classic designs can also be rendered in specialty materials. Designs which feature several different levels, for instance, are much lighter and easier to move from place to place when they're made out of such materials. While hauling a slate fountain with several different elements across a room might be quite difficult, fiberglass tabletop fountains make this a much easier affair.
There are several different benefits to these materials aside from weight. Many of these fountains are available with free shipping as a benefit and the prices of other retailers will be matched if requested.