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. In fact, the water will stay in the fabric and cause bacteria, mold, and mildew to form. This means anyone who uses the furniture will get sick from it.
Does rain soak into Rattan Garden Furniture?
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.
What about the frame of my Rattan Set?
If you are worried about the frame of the furniture’s structure, then you can relax. The 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.
Not all Rattan Garden Furniture are made the same.
Remember that not all synthetic rattan garden 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 garden furniture available on the market. When you shop at Zebrano, you will only find rattan garden furniture which contains high-quality plastic along with 100% weatherproof rattan weaves and a strong aluminum frame.
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 which 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.
Rattan will not stay wet for long.
In conclusion, the synthetic rattan garden furniture will not remain wet for very long. You will have no worries about the fabric getting damp or having bacteria form on the furniture from the water. Instead, you can have complete peace of mind while leaving your furniture outside in the middle of a rainstorm. This is a feeling that you won’t get with most other types of furniture.
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