Finest Synthetic Rattan Furniture

Posted on October 20, 2010

Many of wicker furniture made of various materials are available in furniture stores. Some of them use natural materials and other use synthetic materials, which synthetic rattan is one of it. Synthetic rattan furniture is in great demand abroad. Its varied enormous style and design will meet all the customers` needs and demands, in around the world. However, we must be careful of the harmful material that is used to make synthetic rattan furniture. On the other hand, synthetic rattan is preferred because it is neater than natural rattan.

Synthetic rattan is made by size in accordance to the size of furniture, thus no intersection between the wickers. This will not happen in natural rattan furniture, as natural rattan unable to adjust the size of particular furniture, thus it will look less neat. Otherwise, wicker furniture made of synthetic rattan has a light weight that easier to move and clean.  Simply wipe a damp cloth to remove dust on it. Another advantage is certainly not going to bring in termites.

Affordable price and attractive designs make people are tempted to bring them home.  Nevertheless, you should not buy it carelessly. You have to consider for few things before buy, unless you will bring low quality furniture.  There are two plastic materials are widely used for synthetic rattan, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Both are plastic materials, polyethylene differences safer than PVC. This material will release both toxic substances through smoke when burned.

Unfortunately, it is not that easy to differ which made from PVC or polyethylene. We should ask the seller or the furniture store to make sure. Or else, we are able to compare the price, Synthetic rattan furniture made of PVC are usually sold at lower prices, than those made of polyethylene. In addition to choosing materials, consider also the quality of furniture workmanship. Check at the bottom of the furniture, whether it is finished neatly or full of staplers. Since the good synthetic rattan should be tied one at a time, rather using a stapler.