Today the focus is on “Outdoor Living Spaces” with many families turning their backyards into “resorts.” . Manufacturers have provided us with a huge array of products and styles ranging from
traditional to contemporary. What do you want to put on your patio?  Here are some options:
CAST ALUMINUM OUTDOOR FURNITURE:

Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

This product is very popular now – some of the chair designs are very intricate – the frames are heavy, thus good in windy areas. The color selection is limited, and most of pieces are more comfortable only with cushions. The collections are quite extensive so that you can coordinate dining, deep seating, bar stools and more. We don’t advise using this furniture on the beachfront if you cannot wash it down weekly. Cast Aluminum is somewhat brittle – it does not bend, but it does break; therefore shipping cast is more demanding than most other materials


EXTRUDED ALUMINUM OUTDOOR FURNITURE:

Lighter weight aluminum which is hollow and can be extruded in different shapes such as round, oval and squared. This process gives us a greater variety in designs from contemporary to traditional, with some of the more traditional pieces having a combination of cast aluminum for the arms and back decoration. Most of the high end extruded aluminum is made domestically and these factories offer a large color palette and quick delivery. High quality powder coated extruded aluminum is fine for beachfront but requires consistent maintenance to remove the salt residue.
WOVEN OUTDOOR FURNITURE:

Woven Outdoor Furniture

Woven Outdoor Furniture

This furniture is made from either colored resin or vinyl woven over an extruded aluminum or steel frame which has been powder coated..The style is determined by the shape of the frame and can look like traditional wicker or sleek contemporary furniture. Wicker seating with cushions has a great comfort level and can be combined with cast or extruded aluminum for dining although there are very attractive wicker dining sets on the market. WOOD OUTDOOR FURNITURE:

Wood Outdoor Furniture

Wood Outdoor Furniture

Wood such as teak and other dense oily wood gives you weighty frames that are suitable for windy areas and also beachfront. The frames are definitely more comfortable with cushions. Regular maintenance is required to keep the frames in their original condition..If left alone teak will age to silver grey – eventually!