Iron patio furniture used to be very popular because of its durability. Many traditional furniture pieces are made from iron and they last for decades with little or no maintenance. Very little needs to be done to the furniture. Only minimal dusting and cleaning is required. However, iron furniture is giving way to other materials due to cost issues and a faster pace of life.
Rattan (originated from a Malay word - Rotan) is technically a tree, although it grows like a vine along the ground. They are usually found in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. The rattan vines are cut and peeled, then steamed to make them pliable, and then they are used as rattan weaving materials. Rattan furniture can be made of stripes of Rattan that are woven together when the wood is wet. It can also be strips of Bamboo or other materials woven around straight rattan slats. Rattan easily accepts paints and stains like many other kinds of wood, so it is available in many colors and it can be worked into many styles.
On the other hand, another alternative for natural rattan furniture is the synthetic rattan furniture. Since this furniture is made of plastic, it is more resistant to outdoor environmental conditions. Synthetic rattan furniture is also more popularly known as artificial rattan furniture. While these furniture pieces offer the same natural elegance that rattan furniture offers, these also offer greater durability, more color options, and even lower cost. In addition, with synthetic rattan furniture, you don't actually have to regularly retouch it to maintain its shine and luster, as most plastics are processed to have long lasting luster and shine. Moreover, contrary to most plastic products, the fibers used in artificial rattan furniture are non toxic, recyclable, and environmentally friendly.
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