Many people, including salespersons who sell Outdoor Lounge Set furniture tend to believe that wicker furniture and rattan furniture are almost alike. As a result, the terms are often used interchangeably to address outdoor/indoor furniture commonly found in homes during summer months. The fact is that wicker and rattan furniture fall under the same category but there is a remarkable difference between the two.
Rattan, Rattan Effect, Wicker, Woven and Synthetic Rattan are the most common materials and techniques used for garden furniture and many of these are simply referred to as ‘rattan’ so it is important to know how they differ and what you are buying.
Rattan is a close relative of the palm tree. It is a type of vine that rapidly grows in the jungles of the South-East region. Rattan is one of the strongest woods available and possesses the ability to grow as high as a hundred feet. It’s flexible nature and easy availability has made it a popular choice for furniture for hundreds of years. However, genuine rattan is not often available in the UK as it tends to rot when exposed to damp conditions which does not suit the UK’s climate and does not allow the furniture to be left outside.
Wicker is a material made of plant stalks, branches or shoots formed by a kind of weaving into a rigid material, most often used for baskets or furniture. In fact, it is an ancient technique and is used to produce numerous items out of natural materials, such as willow, rush, cane, rattan core and more. Natural wicker is well known for its strength and durability, and for the high level of beauty and comfort that an expert craftsman can produce. The materials are produced when wet so they can be easily woven to create different designs and patterns in furniture pieces. For more information, have a look at our different wicker furniture styles at our wicker furniture factory.
Now that the difference between the two terms has been made clear you need to exercise caution when you buy Rattan Corner Sofa furniture. Here I recommend you visit the site https://www.insharefurniture.com/product/plastic-sofa-set/leisure-lounge-set.html , it is a professional outdoor rattan set manufacturer. Hopeful it can help you choosing the right rattan furniture for you home, garden and office.