Consisting of long, dark brown fibres, this natural rope offers excellent durability and is very flexible. Thanks to its great resistance to repeated salt water exposure, Manila rope is great for use outdoors as balustrade on decking, borders, fencing, and also in marine environments for lines and fishing nets.
The rope is named after the capital city of the Philippines, Manila - as the rope is made from the stems of a plant called Abaca, which is grown primarily in the country.
Please note that Manila rope shrinks a little when it becomes wet, which needs to be taken into account when covering exact distances - for example for sails, or as part of decking and barriers.
We've written up a few frequently asked questions that are asked in store for a little extra guidance.
Yes - as with all natural ropes, manila garden decking rope will shrink when wet, then lengthen when it dries.
Manila rope will typically shrink by around 10% when wet. When they're dry, they will return to their original length.
Manila Rope has great resistance to repeated salt water exposure, which is why it's frequently used in marine environments.
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