Outdoor Wicker Patio Furniture
Introduction to Outdoor Wicker Furniture
Wicker is used as a broad term to describe anything woven from natural fibers such as grasses or even wood. Since true wicker is woven from natural biodegradable materials like rattan, it’s never been a robust outdoor material. However, with the advancement of natural looking synthetics, that’s all changing. Almost all of the wicker outdoor furniture you will find on the market today is woven from synthetics like resin or vinyl, giving you the look of natural wicker with added strength and durability. We call it, all weather wicker.
The Making of Outdoor Wicker Furniture
The way synthetic outdoor wicker patio furniture is made contributes to its long lasting nature. Dyes are mixed right into the resin to ensure the color runs all the way through the materials. Then the synthetic materials are cut into very thin strips, and then woven into a variety of patterns. The synthetic woven wicker is then wrapped over a metal frame; most manufacturers use aluminum frames to prevent rust or corrosion. Lloyd Flanders also reinforces their vinyl wicker strands with nylon cord for strength and durability, and they add UV inhibitors to prevent excessive fading. Their SunLoom vinyl wicker gives the appearance of natural loomed wicker with unique hand-woven designs, but has the strength you need for outdoor use.
Benefits of Wicker Patio Furniture
Patio furniture sets constructed from wicker are extremely low maintenance. Because vinyl wicker products have been coated and sealed for outdoor use, they’re extremely water-resistant. This makes cleaning your resin wicker patio furniture set a breeze, and lets you take your wicker patio set poolside sans anxiety. Vinyl wicker is not just coated on the exterior; the color runs all the way through the furniture. If you would scratch the surface of your resin wicker outdoor furniture, the next layer would be the same color. Because the color runs through the entire product, scratches and scuffs become less noticeable, and your outdoor wicker chairs and tables will be more resistant to fading. PatioLiving’s outdoor wicker furniture comes in a wide selection of colors from white wicker outdoor furniture to black wicker outdoor furniture and everything in between. White resin wicker patio furniture instantly refreshes a space and gives your patio a bright and fresh look. If white wicker patio furniture is not for you there are many other colorful finish options to choose from for your wicker patio chairs.
Different Styles of Outdoor Wicker Furniture
Our wicker outdoor dining sets and lounge sets come in a variety of different outdoor styles. If you’re looking for an entire outdoor wicker dining set, we carry wicker patio dining sets that come with a wicker patio table and weather resistant outdoor wicker dining chairs to match. PatioLiving also carries wicker lounge sets. These sets come in a variety of sizes and styles from a 3 piece wicker patio set or a 4 piece wicker patio set all the way up to a 6 seat patio set and more. These sets typically are anchored around a wicker patio loveseat or a wicker patio sectional. For individual wicker style patio furniture pieces, PatioLiving carries wicker patio chairs, chaise lounges, dining chairs, outdoor wicker bar stools, counter stools, outdoor wicker loveseat styles, benches, outdoor wicker daybed styles, outdoor wicker couch styles, swings, outdoor wicker rocking chairs, and outdoor wicker ottoman styles. If you’re looking for wicker patio tables, PatioLiving carries wicker bar tables, counter tables, bistro tables, dining tables, chat tables, coffee tables, end tables, and console tables. For your patio accessory needs, PatioLiving also carries wicker bars, serving carts, outdoor screens, and storage racks.
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