Knowing Your Rattan Weaves

RRattan is a very broad term, used to describe a lot of garden furniture so it can be difficult to know what exactly you are buying. Here, we have revealed how to tell your different rattan materials apart and choose the best option for your garden and budget.

The Classic Range

Our “Classic” collection is made of a rattan material known as flat weave. This flat weave is available in two colours, brown weave with beige cushions and grey weave with grey cushions. This is our most popular choice of rattan furniture as it is a cost-friendly option and fits within most people’s budgets but is also a very durable option.

Made from PE resin weave and powder coated aluminium frames, this option is very weather resistant but also lightweight and easy to move around. The weave itself is 7mm flat weave and the majority of tables are topped with 5mm tempered safety glass.

This collection comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

Classic Range

The Heritage Range

Our “Heritage” range is a timeless collection made from a mix of half round rattan weave and full rod rattan weave. This collection is available in three different colours, willow weave with beige cushions, white wash weave with grey cushions and slate grey weave with grey cushions.

This is a more expensive option, but it is also a longer-lasting, more durable option. Also made from PE resin weave and powder coated aluminium frames, this furniture is slightly heavier but still light enough to move around should you need to.

The main body of the furniture is made from 7mm half round weave and is then finished with 7mm full rod detailing. The majority of tables are topped with 8mm tempered safety glass and the dining tables are finished with a sheet of polyboard underneath to prevent sagging which can sometimes occur in the flat weave range when exposed to long periods of sunshine.

This collection comes with a 7-year limited warranty.

Heritage Range

The Oyster Range

Our “Oyster” range is our smallest rattan collection and is ideal for traditional garden spaces. Oyster refers to the colour rather than the material as the colour is that of an Oyster shell and comes with oatmeal coloured cushions.

This weave is also pe resin with powder coated aluminium frames but is a 15mm wide weave finished with 7mm full rod detailing. All tables are topped with 8mm tempered safety glass.

This collection comes with a 7-year limited warranty.

Oyster Range

 

All of our collections are made from synthetic PE resin weave which is the highest quality rattan weave available in the UK. Real rattan or wicker is not available in the UK due to its tendency to rot in damp climates which would be no good for our temperamental British weather. This is slightly more costly than other cheaper versions of synthetic rattan such as PU or PVC, however it is much more durable and longer lasting.

We also use powder coated aluminium frames which do not rust, compared to other materials such as steel which is often used in cheaper versions.

You can see and test all of our rattan materials for yourself in one of our showrooms which are located throughout the UK.