Outdoor furniture not only comes in a range of styles and colours but it also comes in a variety of materials. It’s the sort of thing you can’t change cheaply, so when you choose your furniture materials, you want to make sure they are the right ones for you.
Good wooden outdoor furniture never goes out of style. Its natural appearance blends well with a garden setting and its strength makes it well suited for the Australian climate. Wood doesn't tend to get as hot as other materials, meaning you're more likely to feel cool and comfortable around a wooden outdoor setting. Wood does need regular maintenance to keep it looking its best, as any finish placed on it will wear over time leaving it more exposed to the elements.
Wicker has become a popular choice of material for outdoor furniture over the years. It gives an outdoor space a natural look but it’s also stylish and elegant. Because wicker is a woven tightly, it forms a strong but light material. This makes it easy to move around and reposition if need be. Given that wicker is made from a natural material, it does need maintenance and cover from the sun in order to keep it looking its best for longer.
Aluminium is a common synthetic frame for outdoor furniture. Its properties mean it doesn’t rust and it’s also durable without the need for much maintenance. Another thing about aluminium is that it’s strong but malleable enough to be shaped into lots of styles, giving you far more options in design then something made of wood or wicker.
Stainless steel can look fantastic in a modern outdoor space. It’s very strong and durable but it’s also heavy. If you’re considering stainless steel, you want to ensure you don’t plan to move the furniture around frequently. Most stainless steel products have a protective coating to shield them from rust, but they will still need to be looked after and protected or covered when not in use.
Textilene is a popular synthetic material used in Australia’s outdoor furniture market. It’s a mesh fabric that is woven with strong polyester yarns. These yarns are coated with PVC. It is very strong and durable yet also light. One of the best things about Textilene is that it reduces the absorption of UV rays from the sun, meaning it looks great for longer.
To get the best outdoor furniture or accessories, contact the team at Heat & Grill. With a wide range of barbeques, smokers, grills, furniture and more we can discuss your needs and ensure you get the perfect materials to make your outdoor space amazing. Contact us today.