Laminate Wood Furniture---Will it last?
We are looking to buy new furniture for our new home in STT. We are not wanting to break the bank... Will laminate wood furniture survive the elements?
Any suggestions for furniture stores that sell quality items other that wicker and rattan?
From my experience it depends on the quality of the laminate although how that's determined I don't know. I've had some pieces over the years that have fallen apart in just a whiff of humidity and some pieces which have literally been flooded (soaked) and have remained solidly intact to this day.
I wouldn't trust it to last.
I bought very nice rattan furniture from a factory in PR, right before Hurricane Hugo in 89. It survived that and Marilyn in 95 and is still in excellent condition.
Every now and then I stain it if necessary if a piece begins to look faded due to sunlight exposure.
Real wood or rattan serves us well in a tropical climate, as well as thru storms should furniture get soaked.