Saturday, August 3, 2013

Matching Your Garden Furniture with the Weather - Sponsored Post

If you have a garden or even just a patio that you want to furnish, then 
that’s fine. However, remember that besides your furniture being 
stylish, it also needs to be practical. Outdoor furniture is different 
from indoor furniture in several aspects, the most important of them all 
being the fact that it needs to endure the weather. You should always 
take your climate into account when you are buying new outdoor furniture 
because some pieces were simply not meant to be used in certain 
conditions. If you do not, you will soon discover that your furniture 
will not last long and that you will have wasted your money.

All patio and garden furniture has been designed in order to be used 
outside, so it will be weather-resistant up to a point. However, if you 
want your furniture to look just as good season after season, you will 
have to be careful when you buy it. Basically, there are four main types 
of material used to make garden furniture: plastic, wood, wicker and 
metal. Each one comes with its own set of advantages and drawbacks so it 
is just a matter of deciding which one would fit you best, taking into 
account your personal preferences and the weather.

Plastic furniture is a good choice for some because it is inexpensive 
and can withstand the weather for years. However, it does not look very 
stylish and it is always associated with the word “cheap” in a negative 
way. If practicality is the most important quality when it comes to 
garden furniture, then this can be the choice for you.

Wood is usually pretty resistant to the elements, but it basically 
depends what kind of wood you select. Hardwood will be tougher but, at 
the same time, it will be more expensive. The problem with wood 
furniture is that it requires a lot of care and maintenance. If you 
leave your wooden furniture exposed to the weather and not treat it 
regularly then it will start to rot and get sun damage.

Wicker is a good choice as it can resist the sun, but it is very light 
and this is not good if you live in a very windy area. There is also the 
choice between natural wicker fibers and synthetic ones. While most 
people will prefer the natural option, it is less resistant to the weather.

Lastly, we come to metal. Most garden furniture is made from wrought 
iron, although aluminum is also a popular choice. It is the most durable 
material available but, like wood, it requires maintenance. It also 
comes with a hefty price tag, but it will face the weather with no

You should always remember that any garden furniture that can be moved 
and protected from harsh weather elements should be moved: folded chairs 
can be packed up, pillows can be put in baskets and patio umbrella lights
can be turned off and closed.

If you are on the hunt for top quality furniture that will withstand the 
weather, you can visit where you will 
find a large variety of different styles and materials to suit all your 

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