When making the decision of what kind of garden furniture to buy, one would be wise to consider selecting pieces made of rattan over options of other materials. There are several benefits of rattan garden furniture which may prove to be preferable over seating and accessories made from plastic, metal, or wood. When furniture is intended for outdoor use, it needs to be able to hold together even when facing the elements of the changing weather.
Rattan furniture is used more and more in gardens in the UK for several reasons. It can hold up well against even the most extreme weather conditions. It is lightweight, making it easy to move, which comes in handy when tending to the grass and garden areas surrounding it. Rattan furniture, when used with nice seating cushions, also can make for comfortable indoor furniture if its owner chooses to move into a pool house, for example, or can even make a lovely addition to a living room or den area. A few other benefits of rattan garden furniture include the fact that it is virtually maintenance-free, and that it can hold up even in salty ocean air outside homes located near beaches.
Rattan seating also has a natural beauty and appeal to it, feeling warmer and more inviting than certain other materials used in the production of outdoor furniture. When looking at some of the downsides to using garden furniture made from other materials, the benefits of rattan garden furniture becomes more apparent. Plastic garden furniture is not as sturdy or reliable as rattan furniture is, and it is certainly not as aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Plastic is not a great material to when it comes to being left in the sun on hot summer days, as it is prone to melting, which changes its quality over time. Metal furniture rusts in wet weather, and can be too heavy for a single person to move when they need to do so.
Wooden garden furniture requires a lot of upkeep, such as sanding and oiling, and can crack when the weather it is exposed to becomes too hot. It may also require some kind of DIY paint.
It is easy to see why rattan garden furniture is becoming so popular.