Spend More Time Outdoors: Discover the Most Weather-Resistant Garden Furniture
When embarking on the investment of high-quality garden furniture, one must ponder over the longevity of their desired purchase. It begs the question, which garden furniture can withstand the arduous test of time when placed outside? Fortunately, we've compiled an array of valuable insights on the various types of garden furniture and their resilience when exposed to the harsh, unforgiving elements of nature.
Rattan Garden Furniture
Rattan garden furniture is an excellent option for those who want to keep their outdoor furniture outside all year round. The rattan furniture is made from a synthetic material that is resistant to UV rays and different weather conditions, meaning it can withstand harsh elements. Moreover, rattan garden furniture requires less cleaning in comparison to other materials.
It's essential to keep in mind that soft furnishings or cushions that come with your rattan furniture set may not be as weatherproof as the rattan itself. To ensure their longevity, it's best to store them away during the colder months. Additionally, checking the metal frame of your rattan furniture and treating it as necessary is crucial.
Although rattan is weatherproof, it's still recommended to cover it during the winter months to maintain its appearance and prolong its lifespan.
Aluminium Garden Furniture
Aluminium garden furniture is another great option for those who want to keep their outdoor furniture outside regardless of the weather. This type of furniture is made of rust-proof aluminum, which requires only a quick clean to maintain its appearance.
To minimize the amount of maintenance required, you may want to cover this furniture during the winter months. Doing so will protect it from bird droppings, insects, or dirt. Most of the metal garden furniture range is made from coated aluminum, which makes it an extremely good choice of furniture to leave outside.
Wooden Garden Furniture
High-quality wooden garden furniture that has been treated can be left outside, but most wooden furniture will need some ongoing maintenance to maintain its appearance. You can find more information about how to maintain wooden furniture in our blog "How to protect garden furniture."
Some wood may change colour with age. You can either allow the wood to age naturally, treat it with a stain, or even repaint it. Once again, it's advisable to keep this furniture covered when not in use.
Plastic garden furniture, although not always the most visually appealing, is an option that won't rust or rot, making it suitable for outdoor use. However, it's important to note that plastic furniture is typically lightweight and may need to be secured during strong winds. Additionally, when plastic garden furniture exposure to sunlight this may cause plastic to fade, so it's recommended to cover it when not in use.
Check out our full range of garden furniture to discover the right set for your outdoor space.