3 Points to Ponder...

3 Points to Ponder...

You've just bought a new house or maybe its time to update your existing outdoor furniture......…


So you're in the market for a new outdoor sofa setting and have decided you want wicker. What should you look for?

These days, most wicker is synthetic - plastic, which means it won't rot, won't break and is easy to clean. How long will it last?

The key is how much UV has been added to the wicker and how much direct sun the set is exposed to. Expect a minimum 3 year warranty for a quality set and a 5-10 year life.

Ask if the frame is Steel or Aluminium. Some retailers use steel as it is cheaper. However in our maritime influenced climate, STEEL WILL RUST. So look for powder coated aluminium frames which are strong, lightweight and more importantly, rust resistant.

What about the cushions - are they waterproof? What happens when it rains? if they aren't under cover, they will get wet! Very few fabrics are waterproof unless they have been specially treated with Scotchguard or a similar fabric protector. Most cushions are considered water resistant so will withstand a light shower.

As for cushions fading, we'll cover that another time.

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OFO imports directly using the highest quality Sunbrella fabrics and Viro wicker – guaranteed to perform and endure Queenslands coastal and climatic conditions.

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