As most of us are well aware of, rattan furniture has been a very popular choice for use outside for many years on patios and pool decks. The big issue here is that natural rattan must be taken care of and maintained on a regular basis. If it is not taken care of with proper cleaning and being oiled, stained or painted, the rattan will begin to mildew and rot. Synthetic Rattan Furniture Is Made to Last Today you will find a new type of rattan furniture that is made from a very special synthetic resin. This resin results in a rattan that can be woven just like natural rattan. The main difference is that the synthetic version is impervious to the weather and will stay looking like new without any form of maintenance other than to wash it off with a little soap and water from time to time so that it looks nice. We carry a large selection of fantastic synthetic furniture in our online catalog for you to choose from.