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What Is The Difference Between Cane, Rattan & Wicker Furniture?

There is often confusion around these three materials and manufacturing processes because when you search for images of them, you find very similar results. In this article, we will help you to learn a bit more individually about each one.

What is Wicker?

A common misconception is that wicker is a material. In fact, wicker is actually a process used to create weaved furniture. Wicker furniture can be made from natural materials such as cane, rattan or reed or even synthetic materials, including vinyl and resin. Wicker furniture is made by weaving branches around wood or metal frames to create anything from tables to sofas.

What is Rattan?

Rattan is a plant which originated in Southeast Asia. This plant grows like a tree initially, but then it will bend back down, like a vine and grows along the ground instead. Although it may not sound like it, rattan is considered to be one of the strongest woods available. This makes it an ideal material for someone looking for long-lasting and sturdy furniture in the home.

What is Cane?

Cane is the inside of the rattan plant and it is produced by peeling off the outer layer of the vine. It is then wrapped around metal or wooden frames to create an appealing and sturdy structure. 

A great quality of cane is that it is less porous so it is able to repel spillages meaning it can be wiped down easily. Unlike rattan, cane doesn’t need to be treated or painted and it is actually a far stronger material.

Caring For Wicker Furniture

Wicker furniture can last for many years when taken care of properly. Due to the nature of the design, it is prone to dust and dirt collecting in the gaps. These are some tips on how to care for this kind of furniture properly:

Contact Us

Whether you are looking for cane or rattan furniture, Kingsway Cane will have something for you. To find out more about the furniture we sell, call a member of our team on 0116 2366 726 or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Is Rattan Furniture Eco-Friendly?

Nowadays rather than focusing on where the best deals are on furniture, people are now more concerned about whether the furniture they are buying was sustainably made and what the process that was taken to make it. This article should help you to gain a better understanding of the process the rattan plant goes through to produce furniture and why it is a great choice for those who are trying to be more environmentally conscious.

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How to Clean Cane and Rattan Furniture

Cane and rattan furniture can look challenging to clean which may put some people off purchasing it. However, when it is maintained regularly, just like anything else in the house, then it can actually be fairly easy to clean.

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Decorating Your Conservatory

Conservatories are the middle ground between your home and your garden, letting light in from the outdoors while still staying inside. This space is ideal for people who want to plant their own vegetables due to their warmth and light. Another popular option is turning your conservatory into a social space to wind down and relax but how do you decorate a space like this? 

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