Thursday, 10 May 2012
Instead of metal garden furniture you may wish to purchase a rattan patio set.
Also known as resin weave or woven wicker, rattan outdoor furniture is basically extruded polypropylene fibre, woven onto a metal frame. Polypropylene was first used in the1980s in the garden furniture industry to manufacture stacking resin chairs and garden tables.
Virgin Aluminium – Outside edge only uses virgin aluminium frames to ensure the strongest welding. The extruded polypropylene is woven to the powder coated aluminium frame, unlike some manufacturers who use a less expensive steel frame which is prone to rusting.
Grade A Polypropylene – we use only grade A polypropylene weave to ensure over 15 years of outside use. Tested to +40°c and -40°c, our polypropylene is frost proof and will not rot.
Finished Feet – all the legs on our rattan garden furniture have a finishing aluminium cap which eliminates unravelling and minimizes wear.
Glass Table Tops – except the 90cm Ø table, all resin weave garden tables have 8mm glass tops. The British Standard thickness for a tempered glass top above 100cmØ is 8mm. This is a safety measure, but also has aesthetic appeal – making the rattan garden table look far more substantial.
Table Frames – underneath the tempered glass, our rattan garden table tops have tight aluminium banding, this is important to keep the resin weave in place as the polypropylene expands and contracts as the weather varies. This extra support stops any weave sagging.
Security Fixing – each item of wicker furniture has a security ring attached to the aluminium frame so that the furniture can be tethered to the floor – great for pubs and hotels, or if you have to leave your furniture in an exposed spot.
Nylon Feet - to stop chipping and marking.
Packaging - all of our rattan garden furniture is mail order packaged to eliminate carrier damage.
We hope this helps!
Outside EdgeRattan Garden Furniture