Many people tends to believe that Rattan furniture and Wicker furniture is the same – rattan or wicker is just used interchangeably to refer to the same type of furniture. Even the salesperson who sell furniture get confused sometimes! Though both are widely known as outdoor furniture pieces, they do have some distinct differences. Continue reading below to find out more!
As its name suggests, these furniture are made with rattan. Rattan is among the strongest wood, and can grow up to a hundred feet. It has a strong core unlike bamboo, giving it its durability. Rattan furniture are prone to fading under sunlight, so it is more suitable for indoor use.
Unlike Rattan furniture, Wicker is not a material, but a type of weaving technique. Material used can range from willow, rattan, straw, synthetic materials and more. Thus, whether a wicker furniture is durable or not depends on the material used. Do pay attention to its material especially if you’re purchasing chairs as you want to make sure the seat is durable for daily usage.
Wicker furniture are less prone to fading under the sunlight so they are suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
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