Make Your Home Attractive and Relaxing with Rattan Furniture
Rattan is derived from a Malay word “rotan” which is a close relative of the palm tree, a type of vine that grows in forests of Southeast Asia, and also known as malacca or manila because majority of rattan products are exported from these countries. Rattan usually grows in the shape likened to a pole, with one to three inches diameter, possessing the ability to grow up to a hundred feet, and it is considered as a very durable material for making furniture. Rattan furniture include rattan dining sets, rattan sofa sets, rattan corner sofa sets, rattan garden tables, rattan sofas and daybeds, rattan dining chairs, rattan deep seat and lounge chairs, and rattan sun loungers.
Rattan has a stronger core and it is more durable and harder to break as compared to a bamboo pole. The solid core and the vertical grains of rattan are harvested, cut into small sections and steamed, giving different shapes, and the outside skin or the peel of a rattan pole is used in binding the furniture joints together. Rattan is often used in making wicker design furniture pieces wherein wicker is an ancient handcrafting technique used in making items like furniture out of natural materials, wherein these are wet for them to be easily woven. Since rattan is flexible and very lightweight, it is ideally used for weaving and in making garden furniture that can be moved around or store easily. Due to the increasing demand for the wicker furniture, polyrattan was made out of polyethylene (PE) which is a type of plastic, very durable and lightweight. Polyrattan requires little maintenance and you can keep in outdoors without fading unlike natural rattan. It is important to cautiously clean your rattan garden furniture, not soaking it too much in soapy water and be sure to let it dry before using. To ensure that you clean your rattan dining set or rattan sofa correctly, be sure to read the labels of outdoor cushions for your rattan furniture. Using a garden furniture cover is very important to be on the safe side so you can leave your furniture outside for longer periods most especially in bad weather conditions.
There are different designs and features for rattan furniture, and polyrattan also may really look natural that come in brown, grey, natural or black colors with flat-weave or round-weave options, and rougher or smoother surface. It is best to buy a rattan garden sofa with outdoor cushions also included, and a rattan table with a parsole hole. When it comes to durability and versatility, rattan furniture has a higher score as compared to other wicker furniture. Now, you can relax in your garden with your beautiful and relaxing outdoor rattan furniture.The Beginner’s Guide to Furniture