Your guide to outdoor furniture

The Al Fresco is an outdoor space seen commonly today it’s a space for dining, relaxation, and gatherings. “Al Fresco” is an Italian phrase that means “In the cool air” like the Italian phrase hanging out in your Al Fresco should be as relaxing as possible, it should also be pleasing to the eyes, and most importantly it should withstand the abuse of the weather.

When choosing furniture for our Al Fresco, we need to be very specific with our choice because there is a lot of factors that come in to play when placing furniture outside. Consider the weather, humidity, wind, corrosion and rotting.

There are plenty of materials that are suitable for outdoors to choose from such as steel, iron, aluminium, plastic, wicker, and wood, each of these materials has its own set of benefits, care tips and characteristics. We listed down the benefits and things to consider in choosing these materials.

Aluminium

Benefits:

Lightweight

Rust Resistant

Withstands: Rain, Sunlight and Extreme Temperatures

 

Resin Wicker

Benefits:

UV Resistant

Appealing

Withstands: Rain, Sunlight and Humidity

 

Wood

Benefits:

Appealing

Natural Weather Resistance

Durable

Withstands: Rain(If sealed), Sunlight, Humidity, Wind and Extreme Temperatures

 

Plastic

Benefits:

Eco-Friendly

Fade Resistant

Rot Resistant

Mildew Resistant

Minimal Maintenance

Withstands: Rain, Humidity, Wind and Extreme Temperatures

Again choosing the right one for you depends on the weather, location, temperature and humidity in your area, but surely all the materials listed here will last long against the elements.