Top 6 Best Patio Furniture Materials

April 7th, 2016 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

As people design their patios and think about the perfect patio furniture to purchase, they often ask which materials create the longest lasting, beautiful furniture.With outdoor furniture, it’s important to consider how well the furniture will hold up in the weather conditions. Based on that, here are the top 6 materials we recommend:

Aluminum

Aluminum is one of the best options for outdoor furniture. It’s lightweight, so it can easily be stored or moved around the patio. Aluminum is also rust and moisture resistant, so you won’t need to worry about how it will be affected by rain or snow. The aluminum furniture requires little maintenance to keep it in great condition, but we recommend adding a layer of wax or mineral oil on it to protect it from possible scratches.

Plastic

Plastic is a popular option, because it is affordable and comes in a wide range of colors and designs. Most plastic furniture is lightweight and can even be stacked, making storage easier. Plastic also requires little maintenance. It is moisture resistant, so it won’t lead to issues with mold and mildew.

Steel

Steel is a great choice, because it’s durable and sturdy. It won’t scratch or dent easily. Similar to aluminum, it would be wise to apply a protective finish. In the case of steel, the finish will prevent rust from forming.

Wicker

Wicker isn’t a material. Rather, it refers to the style of weaving plant material or a resin material to create a wicker look. Resin wicker is one of the best options, because it’s more durable than the plant material. Either way, wicker requires minimal maintenance. It won’t fade in the sun, and it will be resistant to whatever weather conditions come its way.  

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is similar to steel in that it is sturdy and durable. It’s moisture resistant, but it requires more care than steel in order to keep it in great condition.

Wood

When choosing wood, it’s important to select the right type in order to prevent it from rotting and warping due to the weather conditions. One of the top choices for wood furniture used outdoors is teak, which has a higher tolerance for moisture so it won’t warp or rot as quickly. It’s still important to treat the wood on a regular basis. 

To find suitable patio furniture in Torrance, CA, we tell clients to consider their personal preferences and the level of maintenance that they’re willing to put in to care for their furniture. Select the one that will work out best for you!

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