Make Rattan Furniture Your Choice

As one of the most popular choices for outdoor and conservatory furniture, rattan is definitely a material to consider when making furniture purchases for these areas.

What is Rattan?

Rattan is one of the oldest known natural materials used in furniture making. It is a solid wooden vine found in the tropical jungles of Southeast Asia. The Chinese believe that Rattan furniture actually impacts favorably in the flow of energy in our lives. Hence, choosing this furniture whether rattan or cane furniture in your home or office promises to boost your energy levels, productivity and wellbeing!

Guide to Buying

At the outset, determine where in particular you will want your furniture located and pieces needed because Rattan furniture is available in many styles.

Search online to determine availability of a Rattan dealer within reach. It is important to try out the items physically before purchasing so that you can establish comfort. Seeing the items physically will also enable you to determine the right color that will blend with your home décor. Be extra keen in assessing the finishing and sealing. The natural colors of the wood should reflect a slight sheen when the finishing is well done but where you spot darkness and chips, this is indicative of a poorly done job.

Caring for Rattan Furniture

Regular cleaning can easily be done using a soft cloth. Use some mild detergent to help clear away food or liquid stains. Pay particular attention to grooves and crevices using a small brush. Occasionally, you can vacuum the furniture then use a garden hose to gently water spray and leave to dry. Varnishing can be done once or twice a year, depending on how much shine is lost. It is best to do this after washing thoroughly with water. Avoid leaving your Rattan furniture outside if you want it to last longer and retain its tropical natural beauty. Although it is durable by nature, extremities in sunlight & humidity will accelerate wear & tear effect.

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