What is the floor plate for?
The floor plate protects your surface from contamination, and, due to the smooth surface, makes the removal of the finished compost easier. If you place the composter on a firm surface such as on patios or concrete, a floor plate is certainly recommended. Optionally, if the composter is in the garden, you can set the SUPERCOMP on bricks or forgo firm ground. This, too, is not a problem. Note, however, that the composter must be placed horizontally (pave the area before assembly).