What kind of furniture to choose for the garden?

Furniture

Garden furniture is made from wood, willow, metals, and plastics, combined with a number of different materials.

Wooden furniture

It is produced from domestic wood – pine and spruce, but also of oak, hornbeam, beech, poplar, alder or black locust (incorrectly called ‘acacia’). More expensive furniture made from more durable exotic wood, would be eucalyptus or teak. Teak is almost as hard as oak, and contains a lot of oily substances and silicic acid, and therefore does not absorb water, it is resistant to chemical compounds (e.g., detergents), and insects. Wooden furniture should be stored in a dry place and once every few years repainted or varnished. Wooden furniture of exotic species does not require these treatments and can be left outside for the winter.

Wicker furniture and rattan

They are combined often with glass, wood or metal. Rattan furniture is best to set the roof or other shady place, because the influence of the sun, they quickly wear out (though not affected by water or frost). In the winter, wicker furniture can be easily moved into the house, but they should not be placed close to sources of heat, because otherwise the cover will eventually become brittle.

Metal furniture

Metals are among the most durable and resistant to destruction. In addition, this furniture is cold, therefore it is often covered with cosy cushions, and this also solves the problem of excessive heating in the sun. Metal garden furniture is weather resistant, but nevertheless, all the steel parts shall be protected against moisture – powder coated, oxidized, zinc plated, chrome plated or coated with plastic.

Man-made furniture

They can be very stable – Therefore check yourself whether the seat can withstand heavy load. Plastic furniture cannot be placed close to a heat source however, – and neither to the terraced fireplace or near a hot grill garden, because high heat can deform. Plastics can discolour with time and lose its lustre, are not susceptible to scratches; however hot dishes, electric heaters and candles (amongst others) may be put on the plastic surface.

Furniture from synthetic materials that imitate natural materials

They are mainly made of the hularo fibre or technoratan materials. They strongly resemble natural materials: wicker, rattan, stone. You can leave them outside for the winter and do not have to maintain anything: just wash them with water and detergents, nothing else!

wonderful rattan garden furniture

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Rattan and Wicker Furniture – not only in the garden

Furniture

Rattan and wicker furniture along with other weaved wood items, often guest on our terraces for years. However, it should be no surprise that the unique charm of the wicker furniture and accessories made of rattan, bamboo or cane make them extremely appealing, therefore we always tend to put them in our homes and apartments.

Furniture made from woven rattan or wicker has many advantages. The biggest advantages are low price, high resistance to damage and hundreds of arrangement possibilities. Wicker furniture will prove itself to be fully ecological as well (seen as both rattan and wicker are fully organically and easily renewable materials). A rattan furniture in a Mediterranean and Maritime style, will be presented as a great complement to the classic arrangement, or perhaps being a contrast to the modern style. In addition, you should bear in mind that the undeniably charming light can be scattered from the wicker lamp shade – a beautiful effect during the long autumn and winter evenings!

Natural rattan color fits perfectly with both the neutral meringue, or perhaps white and black – in the latter version looking extremely elegant. Regardless of the style, it is highly recommended to reach for the natural materials – which is why we present items made out of rattan and wicker, thus perfectly matching all interiors.

elegant rattan furniture

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