Custom Stain & Alternate Fabric Option / Colour Available. This product involves a hand-finished manufacturing process. Hence, stain + colour + finish may vary on product ordered. All Dimensions & Weight mentioned are approx. Min. Order Qty applies.
kindly read this note if your order is rattan furniture specified for outdoor use.
rattan is a material with extraordinary characteristics, but with limitations. rattan is a vine of the palm race, which grows in very humid or even swampy equatorial forests. with its siliceous skin like glass, this extremely solid and light vine is particularly resistant to humidity, just like tropical timber like teak.
but this resistance has its limitations. exposed to rain, rattan resists very well for a day. but if it rains continuously for hours, humidity will gradually penetrate rattan. dampness will slowly degrade material allowing it to lose its stain & resistance qualities.
this characteristic of rattan requires responsible use by a customer.
on the terraces of parisian cafes, the chairs last for years. but they dried prior to being stacked every night & secured under cover allowing them to stay dry when not is use.
generally, rattan can withstand rain for long hours without compromising its longevity, but products must be dried immediately & regularly. when not in use, it is imperative to place / store products under cover in a ventilated shelter to avoid progressive humidification.
conclusion: rattan specified for outdoor use will withstand continuous rain for a day; however, it must be manually dried immediately. all rattan products must be stored under cover = not exposed to weather when not in use.