Garden furniture was once thought to be primarily dominated by solid wood and wrought iron pieces. In recent years, however, rattan garden furniture has seen its popularity soar, with home-owners seeing it as not only an attractive option but one that requires little upkeep as well.
Rattan furniture for the garden is now one of the most popular options for home-owners looking at outdoor seats and tables to relax in and not have to worry about.
One of the most desirable features of rattan furniture is that is – unlike solid wood or metal – does not need to be treated every year or so. Whereas metal furniture may need a lick of paint or wooden tables and chairs a varnishing, rattan just needs to be rubbed down with warm soapy water once in a while in order to restore it to its former glory.
Rattan garden furniture is also good for those keeping the items in a shed or conservatory. Being lightweight, rattan is easy to transport, meaning that once it’s been put in place, home-owners are not reluctant to go through the rigmarole of moving it once more.
Provided it is made correctly, rattan furniture can also be incredibly strong as the weave can be made in such a way that chairs can be manufactured without needing an internal skeleton. Whilst many rattan chairs are indeed made around an internal supporting structure, this is just to make them even stronger, as the furniture could take a great deal of pressure as it is without the need for a skeleton.
Despite being strong, rattan furniture also has a lot of give in it, meaning that seats are comfortable without needing much passing – if any at all. Again, most furniture sets come with padding for added comfort, but they still work well without.
With all this in mind, as well as the cost implications when compared with metal or solid wood, it is easy to see just why rattan garden furniture has become so popular.