Rattan (from the Malay rotan) is the name for roughly 600 species of old world climbing palms belonging to subfamily Calamoideae. Rattan is also known as manila, or malacca, named after the ports of shipment Manila and Malacca City, and as manau (from the Malay rotan manau, the trade name for Calamus manan canes in Southeast Asia). The climbing habit is associated with the characteristics of its woody stem, soft and flexible comparing to true wood derived from a typical secondary growth.
Rattan furniture is to refer to those who give priority to with rattan furniture materials.However, due to temperature humidity, rattan
furniture is in the north easy cracking deformation, and, as a kind of natural material, rattan, though popular, but also faced with the
problem of scarce raw materials.Therefore, imitation rattan furniture business.Intelligent furniture manufacturers have started to use
material imitation rattan furniture, its visual effect is clear, have natural rattan incomparable light, strong and unique personality.
Such as furniture made of pewter bars, seaweed processing, as well as some plastic furniture, although very different on the material
and cane, but in the end, the furniture of skin texture, shape, and even features are very similar, in a sense, “rattan furniture” the
expansion of the family, also reflected the people to the simple and natural life yearning and pursuit.Rattan furniture, at the same time, the simulation for both the characteristics of other materials, such as “plastic rattan furniture” is more outstanding plastic
portable, strong corrosion resistance and other characteristics, and most of them are not only the price is much cheaper than that of
cane, also dispense with cane need maintenance problems.These imitation rattan furniture once appear, caused the attention, now, in
the large furniture exhibition imitation rattan furniture has been occupies a place, it not only meet the market demand of different
climate areas, also once again proved that the designers and manufacturers of furniture material to explore further.
we use solid aluminium frames to make our outdoor rattan garden furniture. Because of its non corrosive properties, aluminium is also used to make important components in the automotive industry as well as in spacecrafts and rockets. For long lasting all weather outdoor furniture, buy solid aluminium framed pieces. Self assembly sofas and chairs will weaken in time and become unstable, and you will also have unsightly joins.
Many importers use steel frames as this is cheaper to manufacture but shortens your furniture’s life expectancy and should be avoided at all times. Made on Aluminium frames, our rattan furniture is lightwight enough to enable you to move its position, but still strong enough to withstand all weathers.
You can do this by giving a good brush of your rattan garden furniture, cleaning it of all dirt and dust, then using a small brush working in between all of the gaps in the weave and on the surface with soap suds before a gentle wipe after. It is recommended to do this at least once a month.
Important: Always allow rattan furniture to dry completely.
With genuine rattan garden furniture, you don’t want to leave it outside to combat all weather conditions. It will lose the war. You can use covers when the furniture is not in use or simply bring it indoors or somewhere sheltered like the garden shed. You may think that this contradicts the earlier stated “durable” qualities of rattan but, though strong, rattan won’t look quite so glamorous after long periods of challenging weather. Rattan will survive most extreme conditions, but it may get a bit mouldy…
If you have been leaving your rattan garden furniture outdoors throughout the year and you’re starting to notice the effects of this (such as chipping, splitting or colour fading), you’ll be pleased to know that there are steps that you can take to help restore your rattan garden furniture.
- Remove the old paint or finish (you may need to use liquid paint stripper) from the furniture and clean the furniture thoroughly. Try not to drown the furniture in water, using the suds or foam from a bucket of soapy water rather than the water itself. Get all the residue and grime out from the cracks and crevices using a toothbrush and a warm damp cloth.
- When cleaning rattan, it is important to not use any kind of pressure washer or abrasive/scouring tool as this can scratch or cause damage to the rattan surface. You will want to use a pH-neutral soap (no bleach or all-purpose cleaners) and will require a cold rinse if you are cleaning using a luke warm solution.
- Find any areas of the rattan furniture that have become damaged (splits in the rattan, etc) due to becoming dry over the years, and brush linseed oil over the dry spots until fully absorbed to restore its moisture.
- Once the rattan furniture is repaired and cleaned from top to bottom, you can apply lacquer or paint the rattan according to your preferred style.