All-weather wicker is artificial woven product such as patio furniture and planters planned to stand against the harsh weather outside. Wickers made from natural fibers such as palm or rattan become wilt, warp, or even shatter if pressed while wet and crack during dry conditions so they should be kept indoors. Compared to natural wicker pieces placed outdoors, all weather wicker furniture is much sturdier in usual use.
About All-Weather Wicker
From model to model or brand to brand, all weather wicker furniture is synthetic materials and varies in term of the composition. Recyclable material to make all-weather wicker is polyethylene called PE rattan which is also highest quality. Polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride is material that is not eco-friendly with lower quality. You may ask the seller selling the wicker if you’re uncertain which type it is. They mark the high-quality options by itself.
Wicker made from natural fibers is less durable to constant sun contact and arid environment than all weather wicker furniture if left outdoor. Even though left outside for months at a time in unswerving daylight, artificial all-weather wicker does not become frail or shrivel up.
All kinds of weather are resisted by All-weather wicker, as the name mean. Water is not absorbed by the wicker as it drips off pass through fiber made of a plastic-like substance. Dried plant fiber is used to make natural rattan wicker which may warp as it absorbs moisture. It is easy to clean all weather wicker furniture due to its water resistance. You won’t break the material even with a burst from a backyard hose.
Mildew, Mold, and preservation
Since all weather wicker furniture does not take up humidity, it is resistant to fungus and mildew. Since liquid will not be absorbed by the synthetic wicker, all-weather wicker almost certainly will not be stained by a spill of wine or soda. Use a damp cloth to clean it up.