With high quality synthetic rattan, it is perfectly safe to keep your furniture outdoors all year round. Rattan is a material that cannot be left outdoors for long periods of time. Wicker is actually a weaving technique, and some wicker furniture can be stored outdoors. Unfortunately, natural rattan will quickly deteriorate when exposed to the elements.
Rattan can be used outdoors for special occasions, but should be stored indoors. HDPE synthetic wicker is the material of choice because it is UV-resistant and can withstand both high and low temperatures. It can be left outdoors and completely exposed for long periods of time. Furniture made of natural rattan or real wicker cannot be left outdoors for an extended period of time.
Natural rattans are designed to be used indoors. Synthetic wicker is an ideal choice for outdoor sectionals, dining sets and outdoor loungers. They are able to withstand temperature changes and can be used as permanent outdoor furniture. When people say “outdoor wicker furniture, they most often mean synthetic resin wicker rather than rattan.
Let excess water drain from your furniture and allow it to air dry completely before storing it in your shed, garage, basement or possibly in your spare room. We can say that the Chinese and European colonial powers helped to promote the emergence of cane chairs, canes and rattan. The European colonies tried to make furniture that they knew or had at home using rattan or cane weaving. Therefore, it is self-explanatory that rattan wicker means organic and natural wicker, and there is no place for artificial products.
If the cushions are left out in the rain, as soon as it stops, shake or wipe off excess water and let it air a little. The outer part of the rattan color is removed from the rattan shell and then woven to make the natural cane or other fabrics. Although the synthetic wicker used outdoors is weatherproof, it will need a little maintenance then and now to stay in top shape. If you are interested in learning more about how Mondoro can help you create, develop and manufacture excellent home decor and furnishing products, please don't hesitate to contact me, Anita.
With quality rattan furniture, its aluminum frame won't rust like some powder-coated metal frame furniture tend to do. Many leave it outdoors all year round, uncovered, taking advantage of their patio and furniture when mosquitoes and other annoying pests are gone for the season. Wicker furniture comes with a beautiful weave pattern that is sometimes included with other intricate designs to enhance its appearance. Synthetic resin wicker is best suited for outdoor use, while natural wicker is only intended for indoor use or temporary outdoor use.
Cover it in excess of hot or cold temperature, and your outdoor furniture will last a long time. Throughout history, cane furniture was found in outdoor environments in many parts of the world; during that time there was no genuinely weatherproof furniture. Cast iron and metal frames should be avoided at all costs if you want your wicker to be used outdoors.