So you may have recently heard about the latest technology in the garden furniture industry called composite materials. This has become very popular over the last 5 years, and so here at BotaniWipe we decided the look into it in a bit of detail.
What is composite garden furniture?
Composite by definition means composed of several different things, and composite furniture is simply various types of plastics, compressed to form a solid material.
This materials benefits include:
- Looks like a natural material
- all weather
- no need to teak oil
- can be left outside in all seasons
- no cover required
- heavy duty
It is often found in a range of benches, chairs, coffee sets and other dining sets.
Winawood is a unique brand of composite furniture by Innovators International, first originating in the UK in 2014.
Now this brand of all weather garden furniture is very interesting, because it actually looks and feels like a natural material (wood) which makes it unique when compared to the other solutions available such as rattan, aluminium, or others.
This is due to the compression process, which creates a grain effect within the material, small gaps that create the illusion of natural waves such as wood has.
This brand also comes with a 2 year warranty on weather defects, often not something you will find with other furniture, apart from when you spend upwards of £3,000 on a set, which is outside of most people’s price range.
In comparison a Winawood bench can start at around £270, often including delivery, which isn’t too bad when you compare it with the costs of owning a wooden bench (significant over its lifetime).
We’ve found various types of Winawood, available to purchase online from retailers such as Garden Furniture UK, who stock a range of weatherproof and recycled furniture sets with UK home delivery included.