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What is Resin Wicker and is it Durable? Patio Furniture Experts Explain

Loire Valley sofa | Paddy O Furniture

One of the most popular style trends for outdoor furniture today is wicker. You’ll see it everywhere when you are shopping for patio furniture. If you are in the market to purchase a new rocker, bench or any other type of furniture, it is a good idea to know what to expect in terms of quality and overall functionality. Resin wicker is one of the most common options for those who want high-quality and long-lasting materials. At Paddy O’ Furniture, we offer a wide range of resin wicker options for you to choose from.

Loire Valley Woven Resin Wicker Collection from Paddy O Furniture
Loire Valley Collection

What Is Resin Wicker?

Natural wicker is beautiful and can be one of the most exciting pieces to buy. Yet, it simply does not last as long and can break down quicker than other patio furniture materials. That’s why resin wicker, which is a type of synthetic wicker, could be a better option for those looking for a material that won’t fall apart after the first monsoon season. Resin wicker is the most common type of wicker used for patio furniture because it has the highest level of durability possible, especially against the elements.

Resin wicker is made from extracted resins that come from plant material, as well as synthetic fibers. The materials are then hardened permanently. There are various types of these wickers available, including PVC, nylon, high-density polyethylene and polyethylene (PE). Which one you choose depends on your budget as well as what is available in the piece of furniture you want.

One of the most common and best products to use is one of the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) options. These are nonporous, which means they are excellent when it comes to fighting off the elements. They are also dyed all the way through the material. This helps ensure that they maintain their color and overall look for years to come.

UV-protected fabrics minimize fading, which is a common problem when exposed to sunshine over an extended period of time. At Paddy O’, our HDPE wicker also has much more tensile strength, meaning that it is resistant to pulling apart, making it far more durable than other materials on the market.

Madison chaise lounges from Paddy O Furniture
Madison Collection Chaise Lounges

Why Choose Resin Wicker Over Other Types of Patio Furniture Material?

It’s important to know that wicker is not a specific type of material, but rather the weaving process used to take the material and bind it together. That means that wicker can be made up of a wide range of materials. That includes the natural and synthetic options mentioned earlier as well as others.

Let’s go over the differences between natural and resin wicker to determine which one may be the better option for your needs. Here are a few ways these products differ from each other.

  • A common concern with natural wicker is that it becomes brittle over time as it dries out. This can lead to cracks. However, this does not happen with resin wickers. Resin wicker doesn’t unravel and remains durable much longer as a result.
  • You can use natural and synthetic wicker outdoors or indoors. It’s a good idea to choose wicker carefully if you plan to use it outdoors (remember, not all products are waterproof).
  • Pests are another concern for natural wicker (or any other type of natural material product). When left outdoors, this can typically lead to problems and an early breakdown of the product (reducing the value it brings to you).
  • Synthetic wicker offers a few key benefits. It’s easy to wash and maintain. It is not likely to scratch, fade or stain. More so, it is not going to break. The UV inhibitors in it also help it to maintain its color long-term. At Paddy O’, we use 300% more UV protectant than most manufacturers.

Resin wicker is not the only durable patio furniture material out there, though. Besides wood and metal products, there are numerous furniture materials that can last multiple seasons. Even recycled plastic is an option to be considered, just take a look at our newest Patriot Collection.

In most cases, however, wicker tends to outshine other products for people looking for durable chairs, a sofa, or an ottoman that is going to stand the test of time. When you want to buy a comfortable, long-lasting product that’s also stylish, resin wicker is the best choice.

Find a Patio Furniture Collection Right for You

Choose the patio furniture that suits your needs with Paddy O’s handwoven wicker options. We offer plenty of furniture pieces that you are sure to love, especially if you’re looking for a 3 piece wicker patio set or brown wicker patio furniture.

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Ventana Woven Collection

Ventana Woven

Imagine having the Ventana Woven chaise lounge on your deck, allowing you to relax and even snooze away the long day. One reason this product stands out is that it is handmade and highly durable with its powder-coated aluminum frame. It will not rust and will be your favorite place to relax year over year.

inverness collection
Inverness Collection

Inverness Club Swivel Rocker 

Featuring a seamless transitional style, the Inverness collection blends classic and traditional design elements to bring indoor comfort to the outdoors. The all-weather wicker resin frame ensures that your outdoor furniture will remain in good condition for years to come. 

This rocker (and our other Inverness pieces) is handmade, features a coastal weave and is composed of high-density polyethylene material. It’s perfect for a small outdoor area and is woven over a durable aluminum frame coated with a powder that won’t rust.

Inverness Sofa

Another line of products you may like is our Inverness wicker pieces. Specifically, check out the Inverness Loveseat. This loveseat also has a high back design that offers great comfort and seats two people with ease. In addition, the cushions are offered in 14 different color options.

This highly durable seat is a good choice when you have a small area where you wish to add some comfortable seating. It has a coastal weave to it and is also handmade. There are many matching components for those who want more flexibility.

Wicker Patio Furniture | Paddy O Furniture

Edge Hill Collection

Edge Hill

For those who want something with a bit more charm and function, check out the Edge Hill line of wicker furniture. One of the best pieces is the Edge Hill Club Recliner. This collection is truly an artisan-designed, impressive product. It is made from highly durable, all-weather HDPE, which means it’s also very sturdy and durable. You will love the driftwood finish on this piece, too. We also find adding any of the Bliss cushions we offer is going to turn this into the chair everyone wants to sit in on your deck or patio space.

Of course, each of these collections offers a number of different pieces to enjoy. That includes options in dining chairs, ottomans, sofas and much more. You can create an entire patio of entertainment space using some of these select items. Check out the rocker and bench options we offer, perfect for smaller spaces, or go with furniture that’s designed to create a stunning relaxation space where you will love to spend your evenings and afternoons.

Shop at Paddy O’ Furniture for Maximum Durability

At Paddy O’ Furniture, you won’t find cookie-cutter furniture. You’ll only see our custom designs in our showrooms and on our website. Our experts design and develop our furniture themselves! What’s more, we offer the highest quality for great value and back it with an outstanding warranty — one of the best in the industry. Whether you visit us online or in one of our showrooms, you can expect to receive the same high-quality service from dedicated and knowledgeable professionals.

Are you looking for the perfect resin wicker furniture? We are here to help you select the furniture that adds to your home aesthetic, making your patio, backyard, deck or pool the place to be for your family and friends. Schedule your free design consultation today!

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