When you purchase a home, it’s nice to be able to decorate your back porch or patio with furniture that can sit outdoors, so you can enjoy your outdoor living space. Reading the paper outside or drinking some iced tea on a hot day, or hot chocolate on a cold day, is great outside in the sun.
When you put regular wicker furniture outside in the sun and rain, you can only expect it to last about 2 years, until it starts looking shabby. Real wicker splinters after it ages, even if you repaint it. If you move it to an enclosed patio it will last longer if it’s not in direct sunlight, however, only by another year. The elements affect wicker to a great degree. Wicker starts to break down and deteriorate after one year, and then loses its beauty rapidly after that.
An alternative to regular wicker is Resin Wicker. It looks like wicker, but it is made of synthetic polyethylene, which can hold up for years even exposed to the elements of rain, snow or direct sunlight. Resin Wicker is unyielding to the elements of water and harmful UV rays. Resin wicker won’t split or crack like simple wicker, so you can enjoy your furniture set for many years with no touch-ups to the color or surface material repairs.
As far as the construction of resin wicker furniture pieces, the frames are heavier construction and weigh more than a cheap wicker chair. They are also more comfortable to sit in, since they offer more support. The furniture at Tortuga is on a powder-coated aluminum frame that is strong and sturdy, and built to last. Tortuga Outdoor furniture collections are elegant and stylish pieces made to beautify your home, using the resin wicker materials.
These modern furniture pieces are classically designed. They are designed to be unique, tasteful and luxurious. In consideration of how long this furniture will last, the price is affordable. You won’t have to replace it like wicker since each piece is manufactured to be high-quality, long lasting furniture. It will retain its beauty year after year.
These outdoor furniture collections are also easy to clean. You can clean this furniture with a non- abrasive cleaner and a soft scrub brush. Regular wicker is not this durable and will fray or splinter if you scrub it. The color is not just on top, but throughout the material, so you won’t scrub it off. Resin wicker outlasts simple wicker in age, appearance and strength.
The outdoor furniture pieces include wicker chairs, wicker bar sets, rocking chairs, sofas, loveseats and other wicker furniture for the patio or garden. If you need outdoor furniture of any kind, be sure to look at resin wicker materials before you buy.