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Looking after your Seagrass furniture

December 15, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Seagrass are plants that live in the continental shelf of sea coasts all over the world. These dried plants can make very attractive furniture. The large majority of the seagrass furniture is made from the perennial ocean reeds that are exported mostly from China.

Seagrass furniture is made by weaving the plants, that are still green, either by hand or by machine. Once the plants become dry, the furniture loses its green colour and the reeds eventually become rigid, thus making the furniture firm and ready to be used.

Initially, the seagrass furniture was manufactured only for the sole purpose of indoor use. However, over the years it has gained popularity as outdoor furniture for patios and decks.

The main reason behind the popularity of the seagrass, as the furniture making material, is because of the reed’s tough, shiny and smooth exterior. This makes this material really resistant to stains and thus quite easy to maintain.


rass furniture is available in a wide variety of furnishings like beds, chairs, tables, sofas, etc. although the maintenance of this furniture is quite easy, however, improper care and use can reduce its life and durability.

There are a number of ways in which the seagrass furniture can be maintained. They are as follows:

They cannot withstand prolonged spells of heavy moisture or rain, as they tend to rot. Therefore, they must be kept dry during the rainy seasons or dried well if they get wet.

The furniture can be cleaned with a soft cloth on a daily basis. It can also be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner.

Avoid standing, kneeling or jumping on the furniture.

Prolonged exposure to sunlight should be avoided as it may result in the colour of the seagrass to be faded away. A varnish coating will make its colour last for a longer time.

Any liquid spills must be immediately removed or blotted out to prevent staining.

Always keep the furniture in a well-ventilated area.

The seagrass furniture can be painted with a self-sealing or a spray paint. However, it must be dried well.

Written by Wicker Paradise. A provider of high quality wicker furniture. You can even find seagrass furniture to match the rest of your home.

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