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Patio Furniture Materials

When you go to buy furniture for your deck or patio, the variety of colors and materials can become a little overwhelming. You want to try to make the most informed decision suitable for your specific needs. Know your options. Currently, patio furniture is manufactured in a variety of different materials; those materials are generally broken down into three-sub categories: wood, metal and grass.

Wood

In fact, the most traditionally used furniture material available is wood. Wood patio furniture is mostly admired because its natural quality can easily compliment your home's outdoor living space. Made most commonly from oak, maple, pine and cherry trees, wood patio furniture is not as environmentally friendly as other materials. However, special organizations have stepped in to make sure regulations are followed to ensure unnecessary damage to the forest. Patio furniture made from wood can require you to take some extra steps for care and maintenance. Treating your wood patio furniture is essential. Using a stain, varnish or a patio furniture cover will help ensure the wood's longevity.

Patio furniture covers that are vented, yet water resistance protect wood perfectly. Wood can also be a tasty treat for some animals. Therefore, it's also important to make sure your patio furniture cover has a snug fit. This is easily accomplished with a buckle and strap system. All our patio furniture covers are equipped with a convenient buckle and strap system to keep them securely in place. Though wood may require more effort, if you're going for a certain look, nothing can take the place of wood. And with the use of patio furniture cover, the life of your wood can actually be extended.

Wicker

Wicker patio furniture is a commonly used grass material. Because wicker is light and durable, a coveted combination, it is utilized in a variety of different ways. Wicker patio furniture has a unique rural quality, with styles that inspire a more rustic theme. It can bring the look of the carefree country-side to your outdoor living space. Wicker is often environmentally friendly; so negative effects on the eco-system are minimal. Care for wicker patio furniture is somewhat simple; however, water and moisture could do some major damage to exposed wicker furniture. Waterproof patio furniture covers must be used on wicker. Patio furniture covers are crucial for wicker to maintain its look and feel. A patio furniture cover that is 100% waterproof and breathable, like our classic material, available in nutmeg is more than up for the task.

Metal

Patio furniture from metal is presented in cast iron, steel and aluminum forms. Metal patio furniture has many advantages; including durability and style. It's also relatively inexpensive and has a more contemporary look and feel. Cast iron patio furniture can be a heavier material; it isn't easy to rearrange it on your deck or patio. With cast iron patio furniture, you're even less likely to run out in the middle of a rain storm to try and store them away for protection. Though metal patio furniture made for outdoor use is usually treated to be rust-resistant, a patio furniture cover would be a smart investment to make this feature last longer.

Metal patio furniture can really heat up during the hot summer days and nights; a patio furniture cover with positive air flow system will allow your patio furniture to be cool and ventilated while protected. Also, metal patio furniture isn't the most comfortable material available. After purchasing metal patio furniture, your next purchase will most likely be chair cushions. Chair cushions will need to be stored to prevent mold, mildew, and odors. A chair cushion cover bag should be your next purchase. EmpirePatio offers cushion storage bags that perfectly coordinate with our patio furniture covers.

Patio furniture is a luxury, but covering your patio furniture is a necessity. Patio furniture covers are made as a protective barrier to defend your beautiful patio furniture from any damage. So whether it's wood, grass or metal, patio furniture covers are made tough and durable to handle all things that great outdoors can throw at it.