Caring for your possessions is not being materialistic. And a true hookah lover cares for his hookah like it is a part of his body. If you need your smoke on a daily basis and your hookah is being used to its full life and beyond, then it is wise to invest in a little something that ensures it is protected. The vase is rather weighted and if you ever trip, you can kiss it goodbye. Order the base mat today. It also keeps the hookah from tipping over.