Learn why rattan furniture works well in your garden. PE rattan is stronger than traditional wicker rattan and requires less maintenance. PE rattan is one of the most popular materials for outdoor furniture.
The best material for garden furniture is PE rattan. Find out how to select the best rattan furniture for your garden.
The man-made polyethylene (PER) resin rattan is also known as resinwicker, polyrattan or synthetic resin. It is not a natural wicker material. Because the material doesn't degrade as quickly, it is an important benefit for garden furniture. PE rattan is similar to wicker in that it provides the same flexibility as wicker but with much greater durability. It is weather-resistant and can withstand the US climate. This will make your garden furniture last a long time.
Natural wicker requires more care and maintenance. When used outdoors, natural wicker is more susceptible to the elements. This can drastically decrease its lifespan. Wicker will rot if it's not properly maintained and kept dry. You will have to replace your garden furniture with wicker much faster than with PE rattan.
HOW TO IDENTIFY LOW QUALITY RATTAN GARDEN FOOD
Although rattan furniture is popular among households, it can be hard to choose the right set. These are the things to consider when choosing a set:
Is the rattan a continuous solid colour?
Cheap rattan will reveal the true colour underneath if it is accidentally scratched. This is often a unattractive color, such as orange. It's probably not what you want on your outdoor furniture. A good quality rattan has a consistent colour throughout its weave. It can be easily repaired with heat from a hairdryer.
What material is used for the feet?
The feet of garden furniture should be made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant and has a lot of other benefits. Rubber stoppers may be available in some sets, but you should not drag garden furniture across your patio. This could cause damage.
What does "KD” mean?
Sets of good quality will arrive fully assembled. If an item's description states "KD", meaning "knocked down", then it is likely that the furniture set has been flat-packed. You can still find quality budget furniture sets, but they won't be as durable and as pleasing to the eyes as fully assembled sets.
HOW TO CHOOSE HIGH QUALITY GARDEN FURNITURE
A set of rattan furniture should be fully assembled. Because you have only screws to hold it together, self-assembly frames can be weaker than fully assembled frames. Fully assembled frames are stronger and more durable. Look for the joins in images if the product description doesn't state it is flat packed.
Avoid buying thin cushions. They won't last and will make your furniture uncomfortable. All our cushion covers have zips that make it easy to clean.
Uneven weaving. Hand-woven furniture may have slight variations, but they are more aesthetic. The weave should not be twisted diagonally.
WHERE CAN RATTAN GARDEN FURNITURE BE BUYED?
Over the years, we have received many positive comments about our rattan furniture. It goes to show that the best materials make all the difference.