Patio Furniture

All-Weather Wicker Outdoor Furniture

In Pool Features by Platinum Pools

Outdoor furniture must be attractive and resistant to the elements in different seasons.  An all-weather wicker is a great choice and one of the best materials for patio furniture. Today most outdoor wicker furniture is made from polyethylene resin. 

Polyethylene resin wicker resists the effects of UV rays, water, and snow.  It makes a piece of great patio furniture that can be left outside during the winter.  Look for a dyed polyethylene resin wicker all the way through rather than painted, as this material is more durable and will retain its color in harsh climates. 

Here are some of the many ways in which all-weather wicker furniture sets outlast other options:

Moisture Resistance:

All-weather wicker does not absorb moisture, so your patio furniture won’t experience water damage when left out in the elements.  Because wicker doesn’t retain moisture, your furniture will resist mold and mildew, and any other decay types that tend to grow in moist conditions, saving your pieces from premature deterioration.  It means that if you knock over a drink onto your furniture, you won’t have to worry about any long-term damage from the spill.

Exposure to the Sun:

You will also need your patio furniture to withstand several hours in the sun daily.  All-weather wicker pieces resist the damaging effects of direct sunlight.  It will prolong the product’s life compared to other furniture choices.

Minimal Maintenance Equals Improved Durability:

One of the key reasons that wicker furniture is so durable is that it requires very little maintenance over its lifespan.  The best way to extend the use of the furniture is to wash your outdoor wicker with the garden hose once a month or so to remove dust and harmful pollination, especially during the early spring and fall seasons.  Cleaning the furniture periodically helps it look its best and make your guests happy.  It’s also a good idea to store your outdoor furniture during the winter months if you live in an area that has a severe winter season.  Cold weather will not harm outdoor wicker, but if it gets wet and ice forms, this could damage the wicker.  If you have extra room in the shed, it would be great to store it there.  If you need to leave your wicker outside, you can cover it with a tarp, helping prolong the product’s life and make it easier to clean when the long-awaited “spring season” finally returns.  

Our showroom in our Houston offices can give you an idea of how you want to decorate your backyard.  Our designers are also ready to custom design your pool adapting to your needs.  Call us at 281-870-1600 or visit our website for more information and a free quote.