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Why Does Rattan Outdoor Furniture Cost More than Rattan Indoor Furniture?

January 20, 2022 3 min read

Spending time indoors may give you the opportunity to watch TV or play on the computer, but being outdoors is a different story. No matter how much you like being indoors, you will always be drawn to invest your energy, your time, outdoors. It's hard not to be drawn to the outdoors as a great place to relax, de-stress and enjoy the weather. If you have an outdoor terrace and garden, you can easily enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin and the scent of flowers. But your outdoor life will be maximized if you have a comfortable piece of outdoor furniture. At the same time it doesn't just allow you to sit outside and relax with your friends and family, it also adds extra appeal to the look of your home. This has led to an increasing interest and demand for outdoor furniture.

For centuries, rattan has been a popular and highly valued material for indoor and outdoor furniture because of its durability and beauty. The indoor furniture made from it is vintage and elegant. At the same time, with the continuous improvement of rattan furniture manufacturing technology, it has gradually become a classic style suitable for modern market. This is why many people use it as the perfect piece of furniture to decorate their homes. Of course, it is also extremely marketable in outdoor furniture. However, many people tend to compare the prices they pay for indoor furniture and find them to be somewhat out of line. Confused by this, there is a simple and logical explanation below, so let's now take a moment to explore it in more detail.

Rattan Outdoor Furniture Set

Purposes
When you are questioning why you pay more for rattan outdoor furniture versus indoor furniture, one factor that cannot be overlooked is their purpose. While you may use rattan indoor furniture more frequently, the uses for this type of garden furniture are very different. Unlike indoor furniture, the rattan used to make outdoor furniture needs to be able to withstand the harsh conditions. Outdoor furniture is exposed to extreme temperatures and extreme weather conditions for long periods of time, such as sunlight, rain, dust, strong winds and many other conditions that are not friendly to any furniture. This can easily lead to rattan style furniture easily losing its durability. It is therefore essential that outdoor furniture is manufactured in such a way that it can survive these harsh environments, thus increasing their durability.

Materials
The materials you choose for your garden furniture will affect the cost of the item. Quality materials will inevitably affect the cost of your garden furniture, but they are incredibly durable. Rattan indoor and outdoor furniture are both made from rattan, but indoor furniture is not as good quality for rattan as outdoor furniture. The type of material usually used for outdoor furniture is PE synthetic rattan as it is more attractive and durable than the original rattan obtained from palm strands that cannot withstand the British weather. However, indoor rattan furniture does not need to bear the factors such as direct sunlight, high humidity and rain, and is not overly demanding in terms of material. Some synthetic rattan sets may be made from PVC, which has a shorter lifespan than HDPE and will usually decompose within 1-2 years. The frames of outdoor rattan garden furniture are also generally powder coated to prevent rust and corrosion.

Cushions
Cushions for rattan outdoor furniture sets tend to be more expensive than indoor cushions due to the need for weather resistance. Outdoor cushions will generally be made from a waterproof fabric. They are waterproof, fade resistant, stain resistant and weather resistant. Furniture cushions are an additional cost as they must allow for drainage to avoid the build-up of mold and withstand sunlight. Indoor cushions will not have this property exactly.

Your garden is an extension of your home and should be given the same care and consideration. This includes ensuring that you buy garden furniture that is fit for purpose and will continue to look its best for years to come. Not only that, but the outdoors is good for both physical and mental health; having a space you can really enjoy will encourage the whole family to spend more time outdoors. Therefore, quality outdoor rattan garden furniture is an investment for more. The cost of garden furniture is directly proportional to its longevity. In order for your type of outdoor furniture to last longer, think more about the material and seat cushions.



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