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.
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.
Durability. First and foremost, patio furniture should be durable. Since most patios are roofless, furniture for patios should be designed in such a way that it is resistant to outdoor environmental conditions such as rain and heat. Moreover, it is not very economical to buy patio furniture that will not last long.
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