All-weather outdoor resin wicker furniture is made to withstand the weather and still retain its good looks. The furniture pieces are woven using traditional and intricate patterns, and include sofas and loveseats, chairs, assorted tables, rockers, gliders, chaise lounge chairs, ottomans and swings.
To color the furniture, dye is added to the synthetic material prior to starting the weaving process. Because the dye is part of the material, it eliminates the problem of flaking or peeling paint.The color is added in the production process and forms part of the fibre, thereby maintaining the desired visual appeal of the product it is used for. Resin wicker it is very elastic and sturdy, providing for great stability and seating comfort, those exact features that we like traditional wicker for. Furthermore, resin wicker requires much less maintenance. It is very easy to clean; it can simply be hosed down. Resin Wicker Maintenance and Care. It also does not require to be re-painted, as its colors barely fade over time. Due to these features, resin wicker has become extremely popular for outdoor products such as patio furniture.
Differences Between Natural Wicker and Resin Wicker:
Natural wicker furniture is made from materials such as rattan and bamboo, and may be coated with either clear lacquer to help protect the material and allow the natural color to show through or the furniture may be painted. The frame on natural wicker furniture is made from rattan. The elements tend to gradually break down the color and material making the wicker brittle. The fibres lose their elasticity and eventually break and the product ceases its use. Nowadays, most natural wicker products are used indoors, e.g. as furniture in a sun room or solarium.
Resin wicker is generally used over an aluminum frame to create light weight outdoor furniture. This type of furniture benefits from the advantages of resin wicker. Often described as all-weather resin wicker, it withstands the forces of the elements. Be it in very hot and humid climates or through cold winters, it has become the material of choice for swimming pool lounges, patio dining sets, outdoor sofas and terrace bistro type settings. Especially with the newer modern designs, resin wicker furniture is the new trend in the entertainment industry, i.e. patio parties, outdoor dining and lounging.
Outdoor wicker furniture that has been made using the highest grade of weaving and frame support materials, has the durability to last for many years if properly maintained. Resin wicker also has the added benifit of being a product that carries a warranty. Resin Wicker Warranty Information.
The furniture, though built to withstand inclement weather and direct sunlight, can also be used indoors to furnish a den, living room or sunroom.
Many pieces of outdoor wicker require cushions, which are available in many patterns and colors and use fabrics that are resistant to fading and stains. The cushions can be easily replaced or changed to reflect a new decorating theme.