With durable patio furniture materials, you can enjoy your outdoor furniture all year long. Outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular, with trends in garden furniture and patio designs supporting the outdoor lifestyle. Homeowners are redesigning their backyards from summer-specific areas to year-round entertaining spaces.
While some durable materials have been around for centuries, newer high-tech innovations provide modern environmentally friendly options. With the strength and durability to withstand the environmental conditions of rain, wind, snow, sleet and hail.
The following options will provide you with years, of backyard entertaining. Some are waterproof, UV-protected, and others are substantially weighted. There is a perfect set of outdoor furniture for every backyard.
Wrought iron furniture has always been a great option for outdoor patio furniture. It is a classic look that adds style to even the most casual settings.
.Extremely durable and weighty so it will withstand high winds.
.Modern pieces are powder-coated for weather resistant and easy maintenance.
.Provides a distinct look not matched by other outdoor furniture material.
.It’s heavy and may be cumbersome to move.
.A chip in the powder coating will invite rust and other environmental damage.
.Regular re-painting is required to keep it rust-proof.
Aluminum is a top pick for restaurants, bars, hotels, pools, and anywhere with high traffic, because aluminum furniture is inexpensive, easy to move and store, and is available in a wide variety of styles and shapes.
.Often powder-coated so it won’t rust and can be left outdoors.
.Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
.Easy to maintain and cleans easily with soap and water.
.Extremely popular because it’s affordable, durable and attractive.
.If the powder-coating is compromised, it will corrode.
.Can be thrown easily in high winds.
Is a hardwood, luxurious in look and feel, and is naturally weather resistant.
.Naturally resists warping, splintering, rotting and swelling.
. High content of silica makes it naturally resistant to fungus, mold and mildew.
. High resinous oil content preserves and protects the wood.
.It’s very expensive due to slow growth and scarcity of trees.
.It cannot be painted or stained.
.Requires regular oiling to maintain original color.
Is a composed of fine crystalline glass fibers, the same glass that is used in traditional glassware and windows.
.Very durable and extremely strong.
.Will not warp, rust, crack, corrode or shrink.
.It’s non-porous so it is waterproof and resists mold, mildew and dirt.
.Colors will not fade.
It’s extremely heavy and not meant to be moved frequently.
.Requires cleaning with protective wax.
.It is not easily changeable.
Recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Made from #2 recyclable plastics. In addition, most of this type of furniture contains 90% HDPE. The recycled post-consumer plastic waste is cleaned then compounded into rigid board stock material.
.Relatively maintenance-free and can be left outdoors in all weather conditions.
.Will not crack, splinter, warp or rot.
.No need to paint or stain.
.Cleans easily with warm soap and water.
The material is plastic and will lack the warmth and sophistication of natural materials.
.It’s not flexible and may not be comfortable for everyone.
.Cannot be painted or stained.
.Will not promote bacterial growth or mildew.
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