Poly Rattan is the most common synthetic alternative to traditional rattan for Garden Furniture – it is basically a plastic alternative that has been designed to look the same but offer a more resistant and economical alternative. Most rattan furniture advertised in Europe is in fact Poly Rattan, as is all our furniture available on the Beverley Outdoor Furniture web store.
Benefits of Poly Rattan
Well firstly, polythene is chosen for synthetic rattan garden furniture because it is very resistant to wear and tear – making it ideal for the British weather! It is lighter and stronger so it can weaved into various shapes giving it much more variety in the garden. It is also extremely weather proof and with regular maintenance it can last for years outside – although we do recommend putting them under a cover for the winter months – and definitely storing cushions in a shed or garage to keep them in pristine condition.
Secondly, because it is plastic it does not attract bugs and wildlife to attack it – meaning it can be used in any type of garden without worry.
And finally, it is child proof! Because of the strong frame and the hand woven rattan effect, rattan garden furniture can withstand a lot of abuse, although we don’t recommend telling that to the kids!