Buyers guide to rattan garden chairs. Rattan garden chairs bring comfort and elegance to your outdoor space and are the ultimate low maintenance garden furniture. When considering buying rattan chairs think about comfort which is firm lumbar support and good deep cushions. If possible pop into the store and try out a few designs, please bear in mind that the store does not have the space to show all the styles which are on the website, so if you are planning a trip to try a particular style call first to make sure it is on display. Consider the frame when buying your chair, budget chairs will have iron frames which eventually rust, come through the weave and subsequently can stain clothing. The more expensive options use stainless steel or aluminium which don’t rust and mar the appearance of the chair. Bear in mind that when it comes to buying garden furniture the cheapest options are not always the most cost effective, they are almost certain not to last nearly as long as the better quality options and will quickly look worn. The better quality furniture will have the weave dyed throughout so if it does become scratched you won’t notice whereas the weave on the budget furniture is just dyed on the surface meaning any scuffs and scratches will be very prominent.
Rattan weave garden furniture is virtually maintenance free, just needing a brush down and wipe with warm water in spring. When buying your furniture check that the cushion covers can be removed and laundered in the washing machine. The garden furniture sold by Hayes Garden World all have removeable cushion covers and stain proof fabric.
Check the dimensions of the chair against the access into your back garden and the eventual seating area to make sure it will actually fit through the house or the side entrance. If you could be adding a garden table, sofa and more chairs to the rattan chair in the near future make sure there are no plans to discontinue the design. Make sure the garden furniture is fully weatherproof, all the furniture from Hayes can be left outside all year round without the need to be covered. However, if you want the garden furniture to look pristine for longer it is recommended that it be covered in winter.
Warranty is an important consideration when choosing garden furniture, here at Hayes we give the standard manufacturers guarantee often with an extended period from ourselves. This covers any defective materials or construction but not damage sustained as a result of adverse weather conditions. If high winds are forecast it is always advisable to secure the furniture or pop it into the garage.
If you need any help choosing your perfect piece call into store and talk to the Furniture team or call the Customer Services team on the number at the top of the website and they will be happy to answer your queries.