Weatherproof Rattan Furniture
One of the crucial elements of garden furniture is that it should be weatherproof, however, you will find that not all garden furniture on the market is fully weatherproof. Whilst rattan garden furniture is often referred to as the most weatherproof choice for garden furniture, some rattan is not suitable to leave outdoors and we are here to clarify the differences so that you can find truly weatherproof rattan.
Firstly, natural rattan is NOT fully weatherproof and therefore is rarely used in the UK. Whilst popular in sunnier countries, authentic rattan is not used in the UK as it rots when damp and with our typically damp climate it is not the best idea for outdoor furniture.
So, instead a synthetic rattan is used and this can be made from PE, PVC or PU. PVC and PU options are the cheaper option, however again they are not fully weatherproof and typically only last between 1-3 seasons before they need replacing. You can extend the life of the furniture by storing it indoors when not in use but lots of rattan garden furniture is too large to store. So, for full weather protection, you will want to opt for PE rattan.
PE synthetic rattan is fully weatherproof - it does not crack or go brittle when left out in the cold, it does not melt or elasticate when exposed to hot weather and, thanks to the aluminium framework it will not rust when exposed to damp climates. PVC and PU rattan typically use steel framework to make it cheaper and steel will rust when left out in damp conditions.
Weatherproof rattan garden furniture can, therefore, be left outdoors all year round without weather damage and will typically last between 5-10 years. You can further extend the life of this furniture with one of our weatherproof garden furniture covers which help to protect the furniture from extreme weathers but also from dirt.
We pride ourself on only using the best quality materials such as HDPE synthetic rattan and powder-coated aluminium frames to ensure that all of our rattan is fully weatherproof and can be left outside all year round without damage.
We have everything from rattan dining sets to sofa sets, corner sofas, casual dining sets, loungers and more. Plus, with many different colours and styles, there is weatherproof rattan furniture for every garden and every occasion. If you want to view our full range of rattan furniture then click here.