Buying new outdoor furniture can be confusing for a first timer. What do I need? What should I spend? What color scheme am I going for? What type of materials should I be looking at?
The answers are not always obvious but most of it will simply be a matter of personal preference. However, one of the most important aspects you will have to look at is the type of material your new furniture is made from.
If you’re buying for your patio, and you know your patio has no protective cover from rain or wind, you will have to think carefully about your choice. Options are plenty and you can never blame the industry for having a lack of imagination. We’ve certainly come a long way from the old days where wood and iron were the only ways to go.
Nowadays you can still go for the old classic look that teak wood brings. Teak is a hard wood that is resistant to the elements and is very good for outdoor furniture. Then there is wicker, which is a woven style from plant or plastic materials which is more an aesthetic choice rather than anything.
But one of the most popular types of purchases for outdoor use is cast aluminum patio furniture. Many people warn against metals that will rust, but you won’t have that problem with cast aluminum. It is a non-rusting material which is also lightweight so it’s easy to move. Perfect then for a patio that is continually changing or if you simply feel it’s time for a new arrangement.
Cast aluminium patio furniture is also durable, with most products powder coated and available in various colours. Powder paint particles stick to the metal pieces using electronic charges. The paint is then applied to the furniture making it strong enough to resist chipping, scratching or flaking.
This type of patio furniture is very popular today because buyers know they are getting quality and longevity for their money. The best thing is that there is such a big range that you can choose to go simple and effective or bold and elegant. The choice is yours! Buy them in patio sets or get creative and assemble your collection one piece at a time.
Anything from dining sets, tables and stools to patio chairs, ottomans and chaise lounges can be found made from cast aluminium. It’s the material for the modern home. Go wild. Go easy. The choice is yours.