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How to Choose the Best Waterproof Outdoor Furniture?

It can be a challenge to furnish a comfortable clean outdoor space to enjoy our outdoor living. Just do not let the pleasure of enjoying life on the patio be compromised by the need to remove the cushions from storage first. With the developments of production technology in fabrics and materials, nowadays there are so many beautiful options for waterproof outdoor furniture.

best materials for waterproof outdoor furniture

There are many choices of materials for outdoor furniture, but not all of them will stand the test of time. Seemingly cheap outdoor furniture is likely to be a complete waste of money (and a waste of materials and resources) when it falls apart in a short period of time or looks shabby. It’s also likely that cheap outdoor furniture isn’t really designed to be outdoors year-round.

Metal

Powder-coated aluminum is an excellent choice for waterproof outdoor furniture because it is durable, lightweight and easy to move. While it may be prone to rust around the joint, some manufacturers apply additional anti-corrosion coatings to prevent rust. Also check for UV-resistant paint finishes to help keep colors looking bright and saturated.

aluminum waterproof outdoor furniture

Wood

Wood will hold well when left outdoors but may need to be treated with a moisture-resistant stain to prevent water penetration that can cause swelling and splitting.

Such as teak, which is known for its outdoor functions. The great thing about teak outdoor furniture is that you don’t need to paint or oil it at all, as it produces its own natural oils that keep the wood in good condition. Untreated teak will be antique over time and shows a bronzer color that many people prefer. If you prefer the honey color that teak turns when wet, you will need to paint it regularly. Be aware, however, that painting slows down the production of the wood’s natural oils and leads to reliance on this manual painting.

wood material for waterproof outdoor furniture

PE wicker

Synthetic and natural wicker are often woven into the aluminium frames of sofas, armchairs, chaise longues and dining chairs. Natural rattan is a natural grass fiber but should not be left outside year-round as it is prone to mold and will eventually rot and decompose. Synthetic PE wicker looks like natural wicker, but is fade and water-resistant, making them a great choice for durable furniture that can be placed outside year-round. Due to quality differences, some PE wickers will last longer than others.

PE wicker for waterproof outdoor furniture

fabric

When left outside, the sun and rain can deteriorate the fabric. Thankfully, technological innovations have resulted in an abundance of fabrics now available that can withstand these elements.

Waterproof fabric is a new type of textile fabric, which is composed of polymer waterproof and breathable material (PTFE membrane) and fabric composite fabric. In addition to technical innovations in durability, the focus is on creating fabrics that have the look and feel of cotton, linen and other upholstery fabrics. Complete the look with a range of scatter cushions in gorgeous prints and patterns on an outdoor sofa or chair.

fabric cushion for waterproof outdoor furniture

Cushion

Any mats left outside in the rain will get wet! Unless they are made of plastic sheets (sitting on them on a hot day can make you sweat!) the water will seep into the fabric and foam. That’s why it’s important to find seat cushions made of the right material so they dry properly, resist mildew and are comfortable. 

Look for cushions made from reticulated foam, as it is a foam with antibacterial and antifungal properties. The term “reticular” refers to the cellular structure formed by the polyurethane during the manufacturing process. The result is a quick-drying foam that allows air and fluid movement through the material. When reticulated foam gets wet, its structure allows water to pass through it instead of being trapped. It’s important to allow the wet pad to drain properly and try to avoid water sitting in it for any length of time.

convenience of waterproof outdoor furniture

The convenience of being able to use your outdoor living space at all times is a real luxury. When you want to enjoy outdoor living on a sunny day, the last thing you want to do is drag furniture out of the pantry. Furthermore, high-quality waterproof outdoor furniture will pay off in the long run, while also being a better choice for protecting the environment.

JIAHE GROUP, a profeesional outdoor furniture manufacturer, has insisted in using the high-quality waterproof material for our outdoor furniture products. If you want to know more about how to produce these waterproof outdoor furniture, please feel free to contact us.

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