Although at No Worries Pool Service we love create beautiful custom swimming pools, another element to your backyard that is just as important is what you choose for patio furniture to help bring out the best in your backyard.
There are many options for backyard furniture but we are going to discuss the difference between plastic patio furniture and wicker. It is important to choose quality, lasting furniture that can withstand outdoor elements. We will compare wicker and plastic below.
Plastic is the least expensive option when it comes to patio furniture. Some benefits of plastic furniture are: can be made from recycled materials, it is portable, washes easily, and chairs can be stacked for storage. There may not be very many options when it comes to looking the best and being able to last as long as other materials, although they do make weather resistant plastic patio furniture. It is important that if you purchase plastic patio furniture that you store it inside to keep it from pitting and fading, although higher end pieces tend to last longer without showing wear. Plastic furniture can be easily washed with soapy water and a scrubbing brush making it easy to maintain and care for.
Wicker can be natural or synthetic – giving an outdoor area a cozy, rustic look. Wicker is a woven wood that is durable, but lightweight. Wicker furniture can be made from cane, rattan, bamboo, and a number of other materials. When it comes to outdoor furniture, wicker is usually made from synthetics in order to increase durability and weather resistance. Although wicker can be bulky and costly, the use of synthetics has lowered the costs. When using wicker furniture outdoors, you can hose it off and it is meant to last outdoors. There are some benefits with choosing wicker, such as having a 20-year guarantee (depending on where you purchase).
We have given you two different, affordable, and easily maintained options for your backyard patio furniture. It is up to you to make the decision on what you are looking for.