Wicker garden furniture is popular all over the world, not just in Australia. Whether you call it rattan furniture or wicker furniture, this material has numerous advantages that you don't necessarily get with other types of seating. If you are looking to purchase outdoor furniture that will last, then choosing wicker makes a lot of sense. What are the benefits you can expect from it?
Easy to Move
To begin with, wicker is a relatively lightweight material. Therefore, outdoor wicker furniture is ideal for moving around outside. Perhaps you want to have it set out on your patio during the week but use it by your pool or sun deck at weekends? If so, there will be no problem picking it up and transporting it by hand for most people.
Table and chair sets made from wicker come in all shapes and sizes. One of the most popular designs, however, is a set that contains four or six chairs that can all be pushed under a central table. This means that when your wicker furniture is not in use, it will not take up a lot of space, leaving you room for other activities. This is a good thing to know if you have limited space in your garden.
Great in All Weathers
Rattan furniture is designed to be a strong performer whatever the weather throws at it. Although some people take theirs inside in the winter, you don't have to. Even better, the many drainage slots that the weave of wicker provides mean that rainwater will disappear quite quickly after a shower, allowing you to use your furniture soon after a downpour.
Resistant to UV Rays
Wicker is a material that will last even if it is exposed to strong sunlight all day. Nowadays, it is possible to treat wicker so that it is even more protected against UV rays, which is good if you have a north-facing garden that sees a lot of sunlight every day, of course.
Looks Good, Feels Comfortable
Unlike uPVC garden furniture and other materials, wicker has a classy look that offers a more luxurious experience when it is in use. However, it isn't just the timeless appeal of rattan furniture sets that make them so popular but the fact that wicker is so comfy to sit on. Because it has a little give in it, it can be sat on quite comfortably even without a cushion.