Rattan furniture is “extremely durable” according to Bridgman, which makes it “the best material that weve found for outdoor furniture”. Its expected to last a minimum of 10 years, but the furnitures durability is affected by how it is made.
What is the difference between rattan furniture and wicker furniture?
“The difference is that rattan is a material, whereas wicker is the style and method of weaving,” Zoe explains. “Wicker can be woven from rattan as well as many other natural or synthetic materials, which is where the confusion often lies.” Potato (or rattan) is the material, where mashed (or wicker) is the technique.
Can rattan furniture be washed?
For routine cleaning of wicker thats made of bamboo, rattan, or willow, brush off or vacuum as much of the surface dirt as you can. Then wash it with a soft brush and soapy water to which youve added one or two teaspoons of ammonia. Rinse well and let the piece dry outdoors in the sun.