Chances are, you’ve heard the term “resin wicker” before when looking at patio furniture, but what does that mean exactly? The term wicker refers to interlocking, woven fibers made of flexible, pliable materials such as bamboo, reeds, grasses, and plastic. Often in indoor/outdoor patio furniture, wicker is coated in a layer of resin which protects it from the elements. Let’s look at the great benefits that come with owning this type of furniture.
Resin protects the fibers of your furniture from damage caused by rain, high winds, hot sunlight, dirt, mold, mildew, and so on. Quality resin wicker furniture is very durable and can withstand the elements well, so there is no need to rush outside and bring in the patio chairs if it starts to pour (although you may want to remove any fabric seat cushions). The furniture can even withstand snow if need be, although it’s usually best to store your pieces away for harsh winters to prolong their lifespan.
Unlike their wooden or metal counterparts, resin wicker patio furniture is lightweight and can be moved around by one or two people. This makes the furniture super easy to arrange, rearrange, and store away when not in use.
Easy to Clean
The resin coating on sealed wicker patio furniture is very easy to keep clean, making it especially appealing for families (and parties). Simply wipe the furniture down with a damp and/or soapy cloth and you’re good to go!
No Flaking or Peeling
A big downside to painted wood or metal furniture is paint that peels and flakes off over time. Not only can this look unsightly, but loose paint chips are dangerous to children, pets and wildlife. Additionally, flaked paint - especially on metal - is often quite sharp and can cause injury. Resin will stay put and last for many years to come.
Wicker furniture has been around for centuries, and there’s a reason it never went out of style! The look of woven wicker easily blends in with nature and offers a friendly, welcoming aesthetic. Since this type of patio furniture tends to come in neutral colors, it’ll look great just about anywhere. Want an affordable upgrade? Get it in a snap with colorful seat cushions.