By Keith George
Patio furniture refers to furniture for the purpose of
utilization in patios. Patio furniture is sometimes referred
as garden furniture. A wide variety of patio furniture of
different material, shape, size and color is available in the
market today. However two factors differentiate between
ordinary furniture and patio furniture namely durability and
Plastic or corrosion treated metal furniture should be used
open patios. Plastic and corrosion treated metal are resistant
to inclement weather conditions like sunshine, snow, rain etc.
Plastic has advantage cost wise also. Most plastic chairs are
Rattan or wicker furniture is mainly used in covered patios.
They are durable and resistant to inclement weather. When the
wicker furniture starts to fade a fresh coat of paint will
it look new.
Wooden patio furniture is more durable than wicker and should
be used for covered patios. Tubular metal patio furniture is
also popular but costs more. However they are durable and the
chairs are usually cushioned. The tables are provided an
umbrella in the centre for providing shade. Tables with glass
tops are also quite popular.
Steel or wrought iron patio furniture is the most common and
the most expensive. However they give a Victorian look to the
garden and are the most durable. They need to be painted
regularly to prevent rusting of the furniture.
Hammocks are a must in patio furniture. They are available in
wide variety of color and material. There are two types, rope
hammocks and cloth hammocks. Rope hammocks can hold up to 200
kilograms. They need to be purchased with a strong wood stand.
As patio furniture tends to be in the open and seen by many
people, it is better to invest in pricey furniture. Patio
furniture is available in matching sets. It is better to buy a
set at once rather than buying individually for aesthetics and
as buying individually may be costlier than buying a set.
When buying patio furniture, it is prudent to do enquiry at
multiple places as the prices vary widely for similar kinds of
furniture. The internet is a good place for enquiry and
purchase. Ensure that the furniture shown on the web page is
the one being sold before you pay through your credit card.
Maintenance of patio furniture is required as in any other
furniture. Occasional painting and wood treatment go a long
in increasing the life of the furniture and keeping them
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