How Do I Choose the Best Resin Rocking Chairs?

Dan Cavallari

Resin rocking chairs are made from a plastic resin that can be molded into various shapes and designs. Choosing the best resin rocking chairs starts with determining your needs: a chair for use in the outdoors may be different than one used indoors, and some resin chairs are upholstered while most are not. Think about where you will place the chair and use it most often, and then decide how much you are willing to spend on the rocking chairs. Begin searching for chairs within your price range as well as your aesthetic preferences.

Woman posing
Woman posing

The look of the chair can vary significantly. Some resin rocking chairs are molded to mimic the look of wicker, while others are molded to be smooth. Some chairs will have cut-outs, while others will feature broad, flat panels for the seat back and seat. Choose which design suits you best, and think about the color of the chair as well. Resin can be tinted into any number of colors, so try to choose resin rocking chairs that fit in with the overall aesthetic of the room or space in which the chair will be placed. Some designs mimic classic rocking chair designs with the added benefit of being weatherproof. If you like the classic styles of rockers but do not want to deal with maintenance on a regular basis, choose resin rocking chairs designed in the image of classic rockers.

Whichever design you choose for your resin rocking chairs, make sure the chairs are stable and well-constructed. The resin should not be flimsy, and it should not move or buckle when you shift your weight in the chair. Be sure to sit in each chair you are considering to gauge its comfort as well as its stability. If the chair begins to bend or buckle under your weight, do not purchase it.

Resin rocking chairs are especially suited for outdoor use because they are resistant to water damage and they can easily be cleaned. If you are considering an outdoor chair, you have two options: a chair without cushions or a chair with cushions. If you choose a chair with cushions, make sure those cushions can be secured to the chair and removed easily for cleaning or storage. Synthetic materials are best, since they are easily cleaned and resistant to water damage such as mold and mildew, as well as sun damage such as fading or wearing.

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