Why buy poly rattan outdoor furniture?

Posted by Paul Brewster on

With the summer fast approaching and the idea of late night BBQ's and entertaining family and friends firmly in our minds, we begin to dust off the old garden furniture and check to make sure it hasn't rusted or rotted.

Wouldn't you like to be assured of the quality of your garden furniture come rain or shine, year in, year out?

You might ask yourself why we have seen an influx of rattan effect outdoor furniture on sale in the UK in recent years?

Consumers are now asking themselves if they should purchase natural or poly rattan furniture for the garden or conservatory.

Rattan styled garden furniture is continuously growing in popularity and manufacturers wanted to achieve the distinctive timeless look and feel of natural rattan at a fraction of the cost.

The other big advantage of synthetic or poly rattan is that fact it is not susceptible to mould like the real thing, and it is very easy to clean with just warm water and washing up liquid.

Natural rattan does not withstand the outdoor elements particularly well and is vulnerable to the effects of moisture. Synthetic on the other-hand, is right at home inside and out.

At BB Furniture Store we are all about comfort and style. The level of comfort a garden set provides is just as important as how it looks. A beautiful but uncomfortable outdoor area is of no use to anybody. Both natural and synthetic rattan garden sets are typically paired with sofa style cushions and pillows, so when it comes to comfort, they’re hard to beat!

Poly rattan furniture still maintains the look and feel of natural rattan combined with that long lasting durability that has made it such a popular material in the construction of outdoor furniture. In fact, I'd even go as far as to say that poly rattan garden sets are more durable than natural rattan.

Wrapped around a strong aluminium frame, manufacturers are using plastics and resin to create the wicker-like weave. Just like the real thing, the plastic is extremely compliant and easy to shape. It is available in a wide range of colours, plus it still maintains all that strength we associate with natural rattan.

Poly rattan is built to last, whether it’s left on the patio or in your conservatory. Natural rattan, whilst unquestionably beautiful, can be easily damaged by UV light if left in direct sun.

Rural Small Sofa Set - Natural Rattan

Their design sophistication, and the innovative framing techniques that are used, makes rattan effect furniture highly desirable. Poly rattan garden sets look identical to those made from natural rattan. They’re woven in the same way, come in a variety of different designs, styles and shapes, and they give your garden the same stylish look.

With new designs coming out all the time, there are some fantastic promotions to be found and regular garden furniture sales can be found online and in stores. Plus, many of the modern poly rattan furniture ranges are still what most people would consider a ‘luxury’ item.

Visit our shop to view our full range of rattan garden furniture.