Wicker and aluminum are two of the most popular materials used for patio furniture. These materials offer a lot of advantages especially due to their durability and weather resistance. But how do you decide between the two? We are here to help make that decision a little bit easier.
Resin wicker works well in all types of outdoor spaces, as it is not only beautiful but also weather resistant. The fibers are woven by hand around fully welded, rustproof powder-coated aluminum frames, resulting in lightweight and corrosion-resistant furniture that is specifically designed for outdoor use.
The resin fibers are highly resistant to mildew, fading, staining, tearing, and cracking. High-quality resin wicker is designed to be UV-resistant and non-fading, however, we still recommend covering the patio furniture whenever it is not used for a period of time. Resin wicker is considered to be extremely durable because it can hold up in inclement weather.
Resin wicker is extremely low maintenance, which is why it is so popular for outdoor patio furniture. It is very easy to clean as all you need is mild soap and water. It can also be beneficial to use a dry, clean cloth to dust your wicker furniture on a weekly basis. This will reduce the build up of any debris and will help maintain its shine. We always suggest purchasing a cover to go with your patio furniture to help prolong its lifespan.
Cast aluminum is handcrafted metal furniture made from rustproof aluminum with precision welds and reinforced stress points. The finishing touches are applied by hand which includes fine grinding to ensure smooth joints and an application of a weather-resistant and UV-resistant coating.
Although cast aluminum is incredibly sturdy, it is also light enough to be easily moved and lifted on your own, which is beneficial if you like to rearrange your furniture. Not only is it durable, it also does not rust which is helpful in areas or cities with high humidity during the summer months.
Cast aluminum patio furniture that is powder-coated is virtually maintenance-free. We suggest that you wash your furniture periodically with a mild liquid soap such as car wash soap. Scuff marks on the frame can be removed with a very light abrasive such as steel wool. We recommend that you protect your furniture and lengthen its life with our patio furniture covers when not in use.
If you are looking for either wicker or aluminum patio furniture, shop CABANACOAST® today!