When considering your next outdoor furniture purchase, give a thought to the benefits of recycled plastic furniture when compared with the traditional timber alternative. Even just considering the financial and environmental factors, recycled plastic is considerably superior to its timber or metal counterparts. 

Historically speaking, plastic is an extremely useful and versatile material; however, in recent years it has become associated with everyday litter and being bad for the environment. Over the last 30 years, plastic has grown to become an integral part of modern life, we now use more than 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. 

Here at Mobek, we sell products made from 100% recycled plastic – this produces an extremely hard wearing, versatile material which makes a brilliant alternative to timber furniture for many reasons. Here are some of the reasons to consider when choosing your next set of garden furniture.

 

Maintenance

  • Timber

It is essential that you give your timber products an annual stain/paint or varnish in order to preserve the wood.

 

  • Recycled Plastic

The durable nature of recycled plastic means that it doesn’t require maintenance. The product will retain its colour and it’s guaranteed to last with a lifetime residential warranty.

 

Waterproof

  • Timber

Timber is a naturally porous material and will absorb or release moisture dependent on the weather conditions. Over a period of time this can result in wood splitting, warping, cracking or even becoming distorted. 

 

  • Recycled Plastic

The non-porous makeup of recycled plastic means that water cannot penetrate the material which often is the cause for splitting, warping, twisting and distortion which can be seen in untreated timber. Recycled plastic furniture can be left outside all year round, without the risk of damage to the material.

 

Durability

  • Timber

On average, a timber bench will need to be replaced every 4-5 years.

 

  • Recycled Plastic

Our products are guaranteed for 10 years, but there’s no reason why recycled plastic products shouldn’t last significantly longer. 

 

Easy to Clean

  • Timber

Cleaning outdoor wooden furniture can be an arduous task and depending on the type of timber, it might even require the wood to be sanded down and treated with a sealant.

 

  • Recycled Plastic

Wiping the product down with some warm soapy water will remove any dust, dirt, grime or pollen that has accumulated; repeat as and when you feel it’s necessary.

 

To us the choice is simple; manufactured from 100% recycled plastic our extensive range of furniture offers you fantastic value for money. For more information, browse our website or give one of our team a call on 01492 515318