Which type of wicker furniture is best?
Maybe you’re been shopping for wicker furniture and realize that there are a lot of options to choose from.
As you begin researching more for your needs you might have noticed that it is not quite so black and white. In fact, there are different types of outdoor furniture. We can help you if you’re unsure which is best for your home.
Deciding between the pros and cons of each have to do as much with your personal preferences as it does your environment. We’ll try to explain the differences to help you make a more informed decision.
If you’re looking for wicker furniture sets you’ve already made a great decision by coming to our website. We offer plenty of unique and durable wicker furniture.
A common differentiating factor in wicker furniture is resin or natural wicker. We’ll break down what that means and attempt to help you decide which is best for your home.
So what is Resin Wicker?
Wicker is often mistaken as a kind of material, but in fact it is actually a pattern of weaving materials together. The word wicker is a derivative from a Scandinavian word “wika” which means ‘to bend.’
Gooddegg’s wicker furniture is made from a weather resistant polyethylene which has the look of a natural fiber, but with a lot less upkeep and more durability against the elements.
A lot of natural wicker is made from willow branches or cane, which do not hold up well in harsh weather. As it rains, snows, or sleets and then drys the natural fibers expand and contract and loosen up creating damage to the furniture. This results in either cracking and unravelling, becoming soggy, or just plain ugly to look at.
Resin furniture, on the other hand, withstands these elements. Since resin wicker does not absorb moisture the natural elements do not affect the integrity of the design. Also, resin wicker is much easier to clean, and last much longer than natural-fiber wicker. Resin wicker is the best option if you’re looking for an investment that will make your money run longer.
So what are the benefits?
Natural wicker is often lusted after because of its natural look and feel which admittedly can be beautiful. However, resin wicker has developed of the years to uphold the natural look and feel without the natural cons of aging and weather damage.
It holds up against time.
Resin wicker won’t age nearly as quickly. It is resistant against the sun. It doesn’t unravel under stormy conditions. It will save you money.
Put simply: it is a better long-term purchase.
What is resin wicker made up of though?
Gooddegg’s resin wicker is made of polyethylene which is really just a very technical term for a type of plastic. The most common form of plastic, actually.
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