Resin Wicker Outdoor Furniture
by HDME Staff
If you enjoy the soft and elegant appearance of wicker on a deck or patio, you may wish to consider looking into resin wicker outdoor furniture. It is constructed to have the same look as natural wicker, but it is manufactured out of woven polyethylene.
This may sound like a strange chemical, but it is actually simply recycled plastic which is shaped into the wicker-like weave, which is then fitted to a solid aluminum frame, which may or may not be powder-coated.
These materials are not only attractive, but they are also resistant to wear, cold, wet, heat, and even snow. Its UV resistance sets it apart from many of the other kinds of patio furniture currently available, as it will not crack or fade even after use year-round under the brightest sun.
Since resin wicker outdoor furniture is made out of recycled materials and is highly durable, this makes it a very environmentally friendly option. Not only does it prevent plastic from heading into landfills, but it also takes much longer to wear out, staying out of dumps and landfills itself for a longer time than patio furniture made out of most other materials. This makes resin wicker outdoor furniture a pleasant option for the environmentally conscious individual.
If you are glad that the product is a green one but are concerned about the appearance, then you’ll still be happy with resin wicker outdoor furniture. There are many different colors, styles, designs, and pieces in this material. Therefore, just because you’re being environmentally friendly, it doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice the visual appeal of your patio.
To make sure that you’re buying the best possible product that will last and maintain its appearance for the longest amount of time, have a close look at the weave of the piece. The rule of thumb with resin wicker outdoor furniture is that the tighter the weave, the better the quality of the piece.
Since there is such a rapidly growing demand for patio furniture made out of this material, an increasing number of patio manufacturers are starting to offer their own lines. This creates more options for styles and looks while keeping the price down because it has generated competition among the brands. This means that now you can get stylish, environmentally friendly chairs, tables, loungers, sofas, loveseats, stools, and other pieces for very affordable prices.
It is especially friendly to the pocketbook when you compare resin wicker outdoor furniture to the cost of actual natural wicker furniture, which can run up a hefty bill for even the smallest and most basic café or bistro patio set. The resin wicker furniture allows you the same look using environmentally conscious synthetics, but without having to limit yourself due to budget, or break the bank in the process.
The Big Question for YOU!
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