Rattan's availability, flexibility and particular resistance make it a popular choice for outdoor furniture. It is a naturally renewable resource, which makes it a more sustainable option compared to synthetic materials for similar uses. Caneplex Design banana rattan umbrellas are available in two versions, banana rattan and banana twisted, both in two diameter sizes, 200 and 280 cm.
Caneplex Design natural materials are a product of selective cultivation and specific harvest time, which have been physically dried, heat-treated and disinfected before and after insertion, and their colour is completely natural, resulting in hue variation. For each one of them, the quality control is carried out by local partners while being subjected to phytopathological inspection before and during import.
Rattan is resistant to termites, moisture and simple to keep. Its primary quality is the capacity to resist the elements, which makes it well suited for outdoor use. As with other natural materials, it is advisable to use a wood preservative (fungicide) and water-soluble (preferably) wood varnish, colourless or in close tint, initially and at regular intervals of 2-3 years. That way the material is protected from fungus, the colour does not fade straight away, it is infused and preserved beyond the anticipated time.