Advantages of using plastic furniture:
Plastic furniture is inexpensive when compared to wood or metal. Comfortable and stylish furniture can be made with plastic with a very low cost. If you have a very tight budget, then plastic is the best option.
It is light weighted. You can move around the furniture without any help to any convenient locations without much hassle.
Generally the plastic furniture is unbreakable. It does not break when it is dropped or handled roughly.
Plastic furniture has low or no maintenance cost. It is generally unbreakable and does not require regular maintenance like wooden furniture. On the other hand, traditional furniture made of wood may develop cracks due to extreme climatic conditions and may also require some maintenance like polishing, etc.
Plastic furniture is available in vibrant colours and can change the appearance and the mood of the room. Plastic can be easily moulded to any desired shape and carvings can be easily made to get variety of designs. Number of new and stylish designs is available in plastic today.
Usage of plastic reduces cutting of trees and thereby deforestation. This goes a long way in protecting our forests. Wooden furniture on the other hand involves wood to be cut for making furniture which leads to ecological problems.
Plastic furniture is water proof. Even when left unattended in rain, it does not get rusted or cracked.
It is harmless as generally these furniture do not have any sharp corners and very light in weight. So, it is very safe where children are around.
Disadvantages of Plastic furniture:
Plastic furniture lacks longevity. It has a tendency to break or fall apart very easily within a short span of time. However proper care is taken, it is subjected to some common damages. As a result you end up spending doubly on the same furniture. It is not sturdy and cannot predict how it can withstand heavy weight and pressure. Hence, it is unsafe.
It lacks elegance. Especially, when compared to wooden furniture, plastic furniture lacks boldness and elegance. Even today wooden furniture depicts standard and class.
Making plastic furniture is not eco friendly. Even if people say that you do not need to cut trees for making furniture in plastic, the other side of the coin is that plastic is not bio degradable. Hence, it has lot of environmental hazards.