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Types of wicker furniture

February 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Wicker Paradise

Wicker is a wise option for outdoor or indoor use as it is durable, lightweight and versatile. Wicker is a type of weave and uses both natural and synthetic materials. The type of wicker chosen will greatly depend on its purpose.

Organic wicker furniture – Organic wicker is strong and best for spaces indoors. Since weaving bamboo or rattan makes natural wicker, they can develop mold, become brittle or unravel if they are exposed to high temperatures or moisture. Therefore if you choose organic wicker for your living room or dining room, it is best to place it in an area that doesn’t receive strong sunlight, as this can cause fading. Look for furniture sets that include lounge style wicker chairs, coffee tables, and sofas to suit your space.

Synthetic wicker furniture – With many people living in smaller spaces, the market for outdoor furniture has grown. Homeware stores offer wicker sofas to coffee tables that fit well in an outdoor setting. There are many countries like Vietnam and Indonesia that specialize in outdoor wicker sets, which are known for their quality. Look for synthetic wicker that is weatherproof and water resistant to ensure that your wicker furniture will withstand the elements.


Most wicker furniture sets are expensive, but they are an investment as they will last you a lifetime and require little to no maintenance.

Wicker Paradise provides the finest wicker furniture sets for indoor and outdoor use.


5 Benefits of choosing resin wicker furniture

October 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Patio Outdoor Furniture Rattan 5pcs Sofa Set 157SS2xSingle Chair 100*90*88 1xLove Chair 160*90*88 1xCoffee Table 120*62*50 1xOttoman 88*56*50 "Material: aluminum tube frame, PE rattan, cushion,pillows"

Written by Wicker Paradise

Decks, patios, and porches have become more family friendly spaces since most families have smaller homes. Investing in resin wicker furniture is a smart choice for many reasons. Here are a few benefits of choosing resin wicker furniture for your outdoor space.

Weather resistant – Resin wicker is water and light resistant. Therefore, your outdoor wicker furniture will last a lot longer. Most resin wicker furniture UV resistant, so that your furniture will be protected from the harmful effects of the sun.

The weave – Since wicker is woven, your furniture will be stronger and sturdier than other outdoor options.

Cleaning – Resin wicker is very easy to keep clean and only requires a mild soap solution and a soft cloth. Remember to air-dry your wicker once you have given your furniture a good clean.

Repainting – resin wicker rarely needs to be repainted as the color will not fade. However, if you want to change the color of your furniture, in order to give your space a fresh new look, you can do this using water resistant furniture paint and a spray gun.

Comfort – Wicker furniture is very comfortable as it molds and bends into shape. To make your furniture even more comfortable add outdoor replacement cushions.

There are many stores that provide a wide variety of resin wicker furniture in modern to classic styles. To make sure you buy furniture that fits your space, measure your outdoor space before you shop.

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How to choose the best wicker furniture set

June 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

2Written by Wicker Paradise

If your relaxing indoors or out in the garden, wicker furniture sets look fabulous. But, choosing the best wicker furniture set in terms of design and durability can be difficult. There are designs that range from beautiful contemporary pieces to traditional pieces. Here are a few tips on how to choose the best wicker furniture set for you.

Consider the type of wicker – There are mainly two types of wicker. One is flat, while the other versions are rounded. If you choose the flat variety, your wicker set could be more susceptible to snapping and fading. The rounded versions are more durable and therefore the wiser choice.

Look at the cushions – Your cushions will give you the comfort necessary to sit in your furniture for longer periods of time. The thicker the filling of your cushion the more comfort you will enjoy. Thin cushions may be cheaper, but you will find that they are uncomfortable and tend to sag. Choose machine washable cushion covers with zips, to make cleaning a breeze.

Pay attention to furniture frames and weaves – To ensure your furniture lasts, choose one with corrosion-free aluminium instead of steel. Furniture made with steel frames maybe cheaper, but will tend to rust in moist environments.

Look into materials used – It is best to choose indoor rattan furniture, since rattan is stronger than other wicker furniture made out of bamboo, cane, willow or reed.


Wicker Paradise is a provider of the finest wicker furniture for sale and accessories such as replacement cushions.

Natural Latex: A Healthier Sleep

June 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: The Foam Factory, Inc.

Learn why natural latex is becoming most consumers’ number one choice for a healthy sleep.

healthy-sleepOne of the recent scientific breakthroughs in the world of sleep research is that the same chemicals that protect us from the danger of fire also present a risk to us as we sleep. More and more, people are opting to switch to a natural latex memory foam from Canada. These pads provide all the comfort and support you need, without the harmful chemicals.

Natural is Better

Most polyurethane foam sheets are formed of a natural rubber, but there are some that are made synthetically. Those synthetic pads might not be the best surfaces for sleeping if you’re asthmatic, or if you have breathing problems.

Natural latex is also anti-microbial, which means your bed will have an additional layer of defense against micro-organisms that can make you sick.  Natural latex is also resistant to dust mites, and won’t hold moisture so there is little danger of mold or mildew forming.

Latex foam from Canada is designed to conform to the body, so it supports the curve of the spine or the hips for an aligned back while you sleep. This will help you wake up less frequently with back pain. Latex also doesn’t deteriorate over time, so the added shelf life is a huge bonus for those looking to save money.

Final Thoughts

You can opt for a mattress topper or pillow made of natural latex and get many of the same benefits you might get if you swapped your mattress out entirely.  Those with allergies might also want to try natural latex, as it tends to stop the constant sneezing and sniffles that plague your sleep.

Quality Cushion Filling Material for the Perfect RV DIY Project

March 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Quality Cushion Filling Material for the Perfect RV DIY ProjectWritten by: The Foam Factory

RV’s are one of the most popular vehicles on the market. It allows you the opportunity to travel in comfort and enjoy the pleasure of sleeping in your own bed and cooking your own food.

A couple of the important factors for having maximum comfort are having your rv cushions and mattresses in good condition. Over time these items become lumpy or shapeless, which makes it important to find the right fillings for replacement.

While fiberfill is shown for cushion filling, in reality this material will not stand up to the rigid life of RV living. It does not provide the constant support that is shown in other products of this kind.

One of the most popular inserts for rv bedding is latex foam. This material can be cut to shape or size, which makes it easy to re-store your comfort items to their original condition. Another option is Marine Foam Polyurethane, which is available in a thickness of 1″ to 3″. This foam is available in sheets 48″ wide and 72″ long and can be cut to size.

Both latex and polyurethane fillers are available in soft, medium, firm and extra firm. This makes it possible to make a selection that will not only provide comfort but will provide excellent support, regardless of the user’s weight, and will provide the pinpointed support necessary.

Replacing an RV’s pillow or mattress filling will provide an elasticity that will adjust instantly to your body’s requirements. This can add to the joy of RV living.

Why Outdoor Foam Makes a Difference

February 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Why Outdoor Foam Makes a DifferencePatio furniture is exposed to the elements all year long, so the cushions and material have to be able to withstand everything from rain to harsh sun. Even animals resting on cushions can cause damage. The kind of foam used in production of these cushions offers better protection from the elements. If you want to give your old patio furniture a facelift, you might be surprised at the value you’ll get out of outdoor foam.

The Dryfast Difference

Dryfast should be the next outdoor foam replacement you go with, because the advantages are clear. Dryfast offers large, open-celled foam that gives the foam unparalleled air flow. Water passes through the foam quite quickly. As a result, your chairs will dry faster after storms. With good canvas material, your chairs can resist sun exposure as well.

Moisture also creates the perfect home for bacteria and mold to grow. Dryfast’s breathability helps keep the foam dry, but the anti-microbial properties of the foam’s treatment prevent mold and bacteria from growing. Outdoor furniture cushions with this treatment are safe to lie on all year long.

Final Thoughts

The costs of ordering a foam sheet online are significantly less than the costs of ordering an expensive brand-name cushion. The one caveat is equipment. If you already have some sewing skills, making a cover will be as simple as measuring and ordering the fabric. Custom-cut foam sheets can be shipped at the exact size and shape you need, so you won’t need cutting tools to complete the project.

Bio: The Foam Factory is a supplier and manufacturer of foam goods for the home, and industrial use, based out of Southeast Michigan.

How Doors Can Change Your Interior

October 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By ETO Doors

Like most homeowners, you’ve probably given serious consideration to renovating your home. That’s not to say your home isn’t already beautiful. It’s very common for people to simply have an itch to change up the look of their house from time to time. Chances are you know what we’re talking about.

ETODoor4However, if you’re like most people, you’re also not considering all your options when it comes to modifying the look of your home. This is understandable, of course. These days, you have more possibilities than ever before. Most people focus on their kitchen or bathrooms. They might paint the walls too.

But you should really be thinking about your doors. You read that right. Every home needs doors. So why not search through all the exterior and interior door styles currently available and look for one that perfectly matches the look you’re going for.

Whether you’re thinking about prehung interior French doors or something more modern, it has never been easier to get a custom choice that will set your home apart in a big way.

Furthermore, affordability is now a given. You can get the most regal look possible and not have to worry about what it will do to your budget. Of course, your friends and neighbors never have to know how much you spent.


Whether you want modern interior doors for your commercial site or something a bit more traditional, you’ll love the options available to you at ETO Doors. Don’t let your home lack for fashionable functionality!

Make Every Room Better with Wicker

June 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Wicker Paradise

Would you like to see your home in a brand new light? Do you dream of a home that is as beautiful as it is charming and comfortable? If so, you may have already searched high and low for options and chances are you found out that many of the best ones would cost you an arm and a leg.

wickerpardise5However, this means you probably didn’t think about using wicker furniture. It’s an extremely low cost, but effective way of outfitting your home with amazing furniture that will continue looking great, year after year.

If you haven’t looked into wicker for some time, you may be surprised by your options. There is sunroom furniture, office chairs and even beds. Modern wicker patio furniture is just as chic as its other counterparts. But again, you don’t have to spend nearly as much. Wicker is also renowned for its durability too, which means you’ll get to keep your investment for years to come.

You don’t need to have a home full of wicker either. Keep whatever you like and/or what’s working and then just purchase wicker sets or separate pieces for anything else. There are all kinds of ways to accessorize it too, so it takes on just the right look you’re after.


When you want wicker furniture indoor collections, the last thing you want to do is spend money on the type that breaks down. Instead, head to Wicker Paradise for premium furniture that looks and feels amazing.

Air Filters: A Quick Guide

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

air filterWritten by: Your Filter Connection

Everyday, dust mites feed off the 30,000-40,000 dead skin cells the body sheds every minute, but before they can, mites need dust to mature.  And one of the biggest methods for preventing dust from entering a home is a clean A/C or heater filters.  Even worse, old and worn-out devices can cause heavy loads of dust, lead to allergies and even asthma flare-ups. If you’re in the market for a new filter, here’s a quick guide for understanding the differences and usages for each one.


Fiberglass and Polyester


Considered the cheapest of the four, fiberglass and polyester capture large particles like lint and dust. However, because of their inability to capture smaller objects—like pollen or dander—people with sensitive noses can still experience discomfort. Still, because of their inexpensiveness and simplicity to dispose of, most people will choose these types of filters.


Washable and Reusable

Upping the purchasing cost, washable filters provide a convenient solution to protecting homes against large particles. Ideal for either furnaces or air filters, these products can be used for years, so long as they are cleaned regularly. For example, a replacement honeywell air filter can last a few months or a few years if the filter is washable. Disposable options also exist if the goal is immediate cost-savings.



Compared to the previous two, pleated filters are easily disposed of while capturing larger particles through its mesh lining. Typically, pleated filters work well with protecting a household against dust mites and lint, but against smaller objects, like virus carriers, smog and smoke, these filters prove futile.



Electrostatic filters offer protection against small and large particles, but compared to the others, requires constant changing to maintain its effectiveness. Still, an electrostatic furnace filter or an A/C unit will ward off pollen, smoke, smog, virus carriers and even mold. For individuals with intense allergies or asthma attacks should consider investing in electrostatic filters. The added quality ensures the best possible air quality with the fewest possible pollutants.


While each of the four provides its own advantages and disadvantages, they all help ward off some type of pollutant that can further aggravate asthma or allergies. Depending on your sensitivity to pollen or dust, you may not need an expensive filter. And to further prevent any flare-ups, ensure to clean your sheets, remove any carpeting and ensure carpets are vacuumed regularly.

Ideas to Improve Energy Efficiency in the Home

February 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Everyone has a temperature they feel most comfortable at, and most of us are willing to spend at least some of our hard earned dollars to try and achieve that. Air conditioning and heating are one of the greatest modern achievements, but energy has become increasingly expensive over time. It’s no longer cost-effective to run the HVAC all day long. A better alternative is to explore some options you have around the house to regulate the temperature and prevent hot or cold air loss. Here are just a few of the recent improvements consumers have access to, and how they affect your home.

Replace Doors and Windows

If you walk the house during the cold season, you’ll notice that some parts of the house are draftier than others. This is because of small gaps that appear over time, like gaps in the paint or worn down weather stripping, that leak hot or cold air from our space. Sealant can help, but replacing windows can be especially effective if the windows are older than ten years. New improvements have made windows even better at regulating temperature through heat loss.

Replace HVAC Filters

The filters of an HVAC unit are important to replace on a regular basis. They can help improve the air quality in your home, but they also protect the internals of your heating and air conditioning unit. These filters are easy to replace, inexpensive and they will improve the long-term sustainability of your AC unit.

Bio: ETO Doors has two showrooms located in Los Angeles and New York. ETO Doors reviews from real customers are available online, or you can browse the entire ETO Doors catalog.

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