How to Choose Plastic Rattan Garden Furniture

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Choosing outdoor lounge furniture is pretty much the same process as choosing indoor furniture, except for one rather large consideration: the weather. You have to balance the looks of your outdoor Plastic Rattan Set with the amount of time and effort it will take you to keep it lasting and looking good as long as possible—not to mention a seemingly endless amount of options to choose from.

Should you go with teak or aluminum? Dining or lounging? Ultra-contemporary or casual transitional? And is it really okay if outdoor upholstery gets wet?

The following guide will provide you with the answers you need to choose the outdoor furniture that best complements your style, outdoor space and desired level of maintenance.

Measure your available outdoor space

The type of furniture you can get depends on the amount of free outdoor space you have available. For example, a small 2 seater bistro set such as our Ella set (shown above) might be the best option for the smaller patio, while our stylish rattan cube set (shown below) is a better fit on a bigger patio.

Consider what pieces of furniture you need

It is also important that any outdoor furniture you purchase is based on the needs of your family and how you use your outdoor space. For example, if you want to relax with a book, then comfort is paramount, so look at a day bed or an outdoor sofa set such as our Fluer (see below).

Think about storage

Most retailers in the UK will claim their garden furniture is ‘all-weather’; and while we know that our cast aluminium pieces are designed and constructed to stand up to all mother nature can throw at them, they still need to be protected in harsh weather.

So, before you buy a piece of outdoor furniture, see if you have enough storage space for the winter months. If you don’t, go for smaller pieces that you can accommodate indoors or factor in the purchase of a suitable cover into your budget.

Consider the different materials

When shopping for outdoor furniture, the most important decision you have to make is regarding which material is best for you

Timber garden furniture

The look and feel of natural timber furniture is very appealing. However, the sun and rain will make wood fade and split/warp. It required frequent maintenance to keep it weather-proof. Go for timber furniture that’s constructed from dense, moisture-resistant hardwoods, such as teak. And make sure that each piece is fastened together and not glued, preferably with brass or stainless steel fittings.

Plastic garden furniture

Plastic is lightweight, reasonably sturdy, easy to clean, recyclable and generally inexpensive (although there’s many high-end designer pieces on the market too). It won’t rust, need painting or rot in the wet. However, it will degrade over time. If you want a colourful outdoor setting, then plastic is the thing, but do check that the plastic polymer has UV-stabilizing pigments, because these will ensure that those bright colours won’t fade too quickly.

Rattan garden furniture

Synthetic rattan is leading the way in terms of technological advancement in the garden furniture industry. These all-weather rattans are woven from extruded synthetic strands that can be dyed many a different colour. Woven around light, rustproof aluminium frames, it is has all the benefits of plastic furniture, but with a much more sophisticated look.

Metal garden furniture

Outdoor furniture made from metal is always an excellent choice. Aluminium is a contemporary material that suits both contemporary and classic designs. It is lightweight, doesn’t rust and is long-lasting. Just make sure the furniture has a UV-resistant powder-coated finish as this will prevent oxidation on the surface.

Cushions will give extra comfort

When choosing outdoor furniture, always make sure you check dimensions. This seems a little obvious, but it is important you check that seats are roomy enough and at a good height in terms of the table you’re pairing them to.

Whichever the option rattan is an excellent Rattan Lounge Set choice. You can click to learn more information before you buying Rattan Corner Sofa