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What Are The Best Materials For Outdoor Furniture?

Selecting outdoor furniture isn’t just about style though. The primary difference with the indoor furniture is that outdoor furniture has to endure exposure to the weather outside, it needs to durable. There are many designs and materials to choose from, you may take the following examples as references.

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Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is actually iron with carbon mixed in it to add strength and resistance to rust. It is durable and nice looking. Even though it’s more expensive than other materials, it can withstand almost anything from high winds to downpours and to heatwaves. Also, if you like something that is modern and clean looking, stainless steel is a great material to pick.


Teak is the best wood for outdoor furniture undoubtedly. It’s a hardwood so its surface is very strong. It can withstand wind, water, and UV rays, and is also beautiful to look at. You’ll want to store it away properly during the winter months and make sure it doesn’t get too soaked because wood can absorb moisture leading to rot, mildew, and mould.

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Wrought Iron

The term “wrought” actually means that it was “worked by hand”. This differs from “cast” iron which is made using moulds. Wrought Iron is a good pick for outdoor furniture if you desire uniqueness and handcrafted designs. One thing to consider, however, is that wrought iron is much heavier than aluminium.


Because plastic outdoor furniture is cheap, it is a great choice for people shopping on a budget. It’s also lightweight, which is perfect for people who want something they can easily move around. Plastic is waterproof, but if you select plastic that’s any colour other than white, it can fade from the sun over the years.


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