Rattan garden sets are among the most popular types of garden furniture for many years due to their timeless elegance, high level of comfort and ease of maintenance. In the recent years, however, home owners were also given the ability to choose synthetic rattan furniture which at a first glance looks almost identical to the natural rattan sets. This has caused some confusion among home owners many of which wonder which one to choose. If you are having the same dilemma, you can make your decision easier by taking into account the following factors:

Comfort: There is no difference between natural and synthetic rattan when it comes to comfort. Instead, the level of comfort your rattan garden furniture will provide you with depends on the design and quality of weaving as well as some other factors such as the size of the furniture because even the cosiest piece of furniture will feel uncomfortable if it is too large for instance. Also, the key pieces of furniture such as rattan garden chairs are typically used with chair cushions which increase both the comfort and the overall aesthetic appeal of the furniture.

Durability: Natural rattan furniture is exceptionally strong and durable, of course, if it is protected from the outdoor elements and if it is made according to the highest quality workmanship standards. Quality synthetic rattan is extremely durable as well but there is one major difference. In contrary to natural rattan furniture, our all-weather rattan collection can be left outdoors all year round without the need to worry about the harsh outdoor conditions affecting its beauty or durability.

Ease of maintenance Both natural and synthetic rattan are very easy to care for because both require only routine cleaning to keep them looking beautiful. However, synthetic rattan is slightly more convenient because it does not need to be lacquered or stored indoors to protect it from the effects of the weather. Synthetic rattan is also stain-proof although red wine for instance can leave a stain if not cleaned up promptly, especially if the set is brightly coloured.

Material: The distinction between them is that the material of natural rattan is only can be found in certain area that is Indonesia, whereas synthetic rattan can be available in many countries cause it’s made by machine.This make that natural rattan furniture is more special than synthetic rattan furniture cause only certain area that can make it. There are many varieties of natural rattan material. Ie, Banana leaf, water hyacinth, seagrass, abaca etc.

Elegance: It is difficult to distinguish between natural and synthetic stems at a first glance. Both look elegant and aesthetically appealing, and are easily combined with both traditional and contemporary garden style. Many people, however, consider the natural version more elegant and classy than the synthetic one. All natural materials have a unique aesthetic appeal but it is important to be aware that many cannot withstand the harsh outdoor conditions and natural rattan is no exception. It is prone to mould and rot if exposed to moisture, while direct sunlight expose causes colour fading.

Price: Talking about the price, synthetic rattan funiture is may higher than natural rattan furniture.Synthetic rattan furniture may have many advantages. However; Natural rattan furniture is more unique than synthetic rattan furniture. That’s back to the taste of every person.

Which type of rattan garden furniture to choose is of course completely up to your personal preferences. But considering that the natural version cannot withstand the harsh outdoor conditions without some sort of protection, you are recommended to consider choosing a quality synthetic rattan. It is particularly a good choice if you would simply like to enjoy the beauty and comfort of your garden furniture without the need to worry about the effects of the outdoor elements on its aesthetic appeal, comfort and durability.

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