What is Rattan Garden Furniture
By searching tables or chairs for outdoor use, I wondered What is rattan garden furniture?
Actually, I’m a little confused about the use of the term Rattan in garden furniture production and trading.
Even more for me as English is not a mother’s tongue a term Wicker Furniture sounds a bit confusing.
No secret that many traders who display on labels or on ads that the material is Wicker or Rattan but very often it is not so correct.
What do I mean? In short.
Rattan is a close relative of the palm tree. It is a type of a vine that rapidly grows in the jungles of Southeast Asia and in Northern Australia.
Wicker is not a material it is but a method of weaving.
PE Rattan is a synthetic material and looks like natural rattan.
I believe that most of the furniture which is labeled as Rattan Garden Furniture, even in Amazon online store, is made of PE rattan material.
Wicker furniture all is made by hand weaved and is very durable. PE rattan and other synthetic wicker today is the bestseller as much of it is manufactured in South East Asia where traditional weaving expertise still alive.
Even more, synthetic wicker materials like PE rattan and others give the same appearance as natural rattan fibers but they have the longer lifetime for outside use.
Well, but our topic is about Rattan Garden Furniture. So, I slightly change a search term to Natural Rattan Garden Furniture.
When searching in my favorite Amazon.com not so many results are pop up. Actually, you can find a genuine rattan furniture piece by looking at higher price tag. As a rule, they are made in Indonesia and is top quality products. Some customer’s claims could be found only in the quality of cushions and pillows.
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Natural Rattan Garniture
Is a natural rattan garden furniture so popular? I guess that not as popular as PE rattan wicker garden furniture sets. I hardly found any customer review in Amazon.com, and it shows the low rate of purchases.
When we change back search keywords to Rattan Garden Furniture Sets the results are much more pleasant. Prices are more affordable and a variety of products are wider.
My conclusion about Rattan Garden Furniture is that if you want to feel the sense of steamy forests of Indonesia or Philippines and only natural material adherent then buy it. You will enjoy the feeling of 50-ies and 60-ies.
Today is fashionable to buy some furniture imported from the British colony in the 19th century and 20th century. Mainly it is small decorative side chairs and occasional tables to hold jewelry boxes or flower vase.
However, a natural rattan is vulnerable to heavy weather conditions, especially low temperatures, frost and rain. The great demand and popularity of rattan wicker garden furniture forced to look manufacturers for new material and they found that synthetic fibers or polyethylene became the best alternative.
PE rattan wicker garden furniture could be left outside whole year along, and only you need then when the snow has melted is rinse them and put cushions.
So, do not blame sellers when you found that your recently purchased rattan garden furniture set is made of PE rattan wicker material. PE rattan wicker chairs and sofas are durable, and prices are more friendly than natural rattan furniture. Only from the proper choice is depending on how long and how pleasant your garden furniture will serve you.
Just one five stars verified purchase customer review from Amazon.com
„This set is a great value for the price! I enjoy building things, so putting this together was no problem. (Though I should’ve paid better attention to the instructions and saved some time) It looks great and is still holding up well after regular use. My space is covered, but if it was open to the elements, I’d probably not leave the cushions out. All in all, a great set.“
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