About PE Rattan
1. The wicker beauty in furnitures ... truly a nature spirit
Rattan furniture is an all natural product made from Rattan, a cane/bamboo like plant that is related to the palms and usually found in abundance in the tropics. The tall slender rattan plant maintains a very uniform diameter along its length making it ideal for use. Regrowth from rattan harvesting is very fast, much quicker than hardwood forests. Rattan is light but extremely strong making it an ideal material for making furniture, weight for weight it is one of the strongest natural timbers available.
2.Things to know about rattan and wicker
Rattan is a vine that grows in the tropical forests of the Far East. Growing hundreds of feet in length, it is one of nature’s strongest materials. It will not splinter or break and is ideal for making furniture. Once molded, solid rattan retains its contours permanently.Peel, is the outer skin of the rattan pole and traditionally is used to wrap joints. Wicker refers to products that are made from reed, cane, rush, willow or other natural materials. When wet, these materials are pliable enough to be woven.
Like any natural product, rattan furniture has slight variations in colour and texture, this is natural and part of the beauty of rattan.
3.Disadvantages of natural rattan furnitures
Natural rattan furnitures can’t be exposed to harsh ultraviolet sunlight for prolonged periods of time, as this can affect the colour. Water hyacinth, for example, as it is a natural untreated handmade product it will absorb moisture and dry out in direct relation to climate conditions. To avoid any deterioration it is only suitable for use in a dry and well ventilated environment.
Briefly speaking, although protective surface finishing may help but basically a natural rattan furniture will not survive well in an outdoor setting.
4.The solution for an outdoor needs
Specifically if you need rattan and wicker furnitures for use in an outdoor setting, the solution is wicker outdoor furnitures made of polyethylene-based fiber, the synthetic rattan. Use of this polyethylene-based fiber to furnitures combines the elegance of classic wicker crafts and the endurance of synthetic fiber, resulting to long-lasting all weather wicker furnitures.
Wicker, although a classic, works well for the furniture buyer who wants a home reflecting the feel of casual elegance. Synthetic wicker furniture not only offers comfort, versatility and livability, but it also offers superb endurance an outdoor furniture always requires.
Synthetic rattan furniture mixes well with upholstered pieces, providing texture and nature to the home environment, patio, sunroom, and to poolside too. Whether you operate a furniture business, have a family-managed furniture store, or own outdoor restaurants and cafes, our synthetic rattan furniture collection is worth to be considered