Garden and patio should not just be the area that attracts visitors and increases the face value of your property, but it should be your most favorite corner, something that you feel closed to and good about.  And what better way to do this than to add a good looking furniture to your open space.  Rattan outdoor furniture is one of the best options for spaces like patios and gardens.  Why, you ask? Well, there are a number of benefits of this kind of furniture, some of which have been mentioned below:

Cost effective– Rattan outdoor furniture is comparatively cheaper than wood furniture.  All weather rattan looks great and adds a bit of class and style to your outdoor setting.

Rough and tough - This kind of furniture is as durable as wood and can withstand some rough treatment.  The weather in the UK can hand out some rough treatment on Its own!

Choose your colour – Zebrano rattan comes in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as colours.  We have a traditional colour scheme with light browns and beiges and then a more contemporary look with greys and blacks.

Light and mobile –This kind of furniture is so light in weight that you can easily move it from one place to another.  It is very much portable and can be adjusted indoors as well as outdoors.

Can be easily maintained – Like other furniture, it doesn’t require oil treatments and other types of preservatives and can go without minimal maintenance.

All it requires is cleaning with a damp cloth.  Take note here that it shouldn’t be bleached as this may cause discolouring.

Doesn’t absorb moisture – Rattan fiber absorbs moisture, but synthetic rattan furniture doesn’t.  Synthetic rattan furniture looks the same as rattan furniture and the add-on quality here is that it is also cheaper, long lasting and offers high value for money.
Make sure you get the right sort of rattan furniture.

rattan lazy suzy

If you were purchasing natural rattan garden furniture, then you would need to purchase a special cover to put over the furniture in order to protect it from rain and UV rays.  However, the synthetic rattan garden furniture is specially formulated to withstand the effects of rain and UV rays.  Even though it is not natural, the aesthetics are nearly the same while being more resistant to bad weather conditions.  This means you don’t have to do anything to weatherproof your rattan garden furniture because it is already formulated and manufactured to be weatherproof.

Of course, you need to be sure to purchase your synthetic rattan garden furniture from a reputable dealer that only sells high-quality furniture.  There are some furniture dealers that sell poorly designed rattan furniture that us often flat packed and does not last as long.

Should I protect my furniture in bad weather?

Even though you are not required to take extra measures to weatherproof your rattan garden furniture, it never hurts to take some extra precautions to keep your rattan furniture as strong and protected as possible.  After all, rattan garden furniture is still susceptible to getting a little dirty and is constantly going to be exposed to either UV rays or rain.  A lot of people tend to feel better by adding one more layer of protection to their already weatherproof furniture.  For this reason, you could purchase a polyester cover that is coated in PVC.  This is a popular choice to put over any garden furniture.

Zebrano Chelsea Corner Sofa

There are covers available for rattan sofas, cube sets, dining tables, seats, and loungers.  These covers come in a variety of sizes and they will assist in the preservation of your furniture.  If you regularly use your outdoor rattan garden furniture, then you don’t need to use these covers.  They are more suitable for those who are not going to be using their patio sets for a while.  For example, if you are going on vacation for a few weeks or months, then covering your outdoor rattan set is a good idea.  Also, during the cold snowy months of the winter, you should cover your furniture then too because you’re probably not going to want to sit outside in the snow.

In normal weather conditions like when it's rainy, sunny, cloudy, snowy, or mildly windy, you can leave your rattan garden furniture outside all day and night and not have to worry about bringing it indoors.  If the time comes when you must prepare for a huge storm, the rattan garden furniture is lightweight enough for you to carry it inside without straining yourself.  So, you really have nothing to worry about when it comes to weather and rattan garden furniture.  It will survive just fine in virtually all types of weather conditions.

rattan dining set

Can my rattan furniture get wet?

There is a lot of confusion about rattan garden furniture and whether it can get wet.  The truth is that anything can get wet when rain or other water falls onto it.  However, not all objects and fabric absorb water the same way.  Some fabric will get soaked from water while others will not.  Instead, the water will drip off the fabric and fall to the ground.  If you are using natural rattan garden furniture, then it can get wet and soaked.  That’s why we do not recommend natural rattan for outdoor use.  The wicker can get moldy and deteriorate.

As for synthetic rattan garden furniture, it can still get wet but not soaked.  Therefore, you don’t have to worry about bacteria, mold, or mildew when synthetic rattan gets wet.  The worst-case scenario will be right after it rains on the furniture and you still have some water sitting on the surface of the rattan weaves.  But this water won’t stay there for very long because it won’t be able to absorb into the material.  The only place that the water will be able to go is on the ground.  It will just drip off the weaves and fall to the ground below the furniture.  For this reason, the rattan garden furniture will be dry within a matter of minutes.

If you are worried about the frame of the furniture’s structure, then you can relax.  Zebrano synthetic rattan garden furniture has an aluminum frame which is also impervious to wetness.  As you may know, rust does not form on aluminum which makes it the perfect material to have on the interior of any rattan furniture set.  This aluminum is also lightweight and very durable, allowing you to easily move the furniture while it remains strong.  So, be sure that the rattan garden furniture you purchase has an aluminum frame in it.  Then you won’t have to worry about the wetness factor of leaving your furniture outside.

Remember that not all synthetic rattan furniture is constructed the same.  If you purchase your rattan furniture set from a dealer that sells cheaper versions that are lower quality, these sets may contain more plastic in it than aluminum.  If there is too much low-quality plastic in your rattan furniture sets, then it will be susceptible to both water damage and even UV damage from the sun.  That is why it is important to only purchase the highest quality synthetic rattan available on the market.  When you shop at Zebrano, you will find our products contain only the highest quality materials.

What about water collecting on the table tops?

Now there are a few types of rattan garden furniture sets where wetness would have to be taken into consideration.  For example, many of the rattan sets that contain dining tables will include tempered glass for the top of the table.  Tempered glass may be stronger than normal glass, but water will still sit on the top of the surface if it rains outside.  This only means that you’ll need to take a minute or two and wipe off the rainwater from the surface of the glass if you want to use it.  Otherwise, the water will eventually evaporate on its own.

While these were just a few benefits of rattan outdoor furniture, there is much more to it and this is the reason why this type of furniture has gained immense popularity over traditional wooden and metal outdoor furniture.  The rattan fiber is braided to form different designs and hence you have the option of choosing from a wide variety available.  Why don’t you get one for your home?  Decide for the design that appeals to you the most and order them today!  Check out our products at www.rattanfurnitureuk.co.uk 

 

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