Durable All-Weather Patio Furniture Materials and Fabrics
May 13th, 2021
Patio furniture is inherently built to withstand the outdoors, but this doesn’t mean that every piece will react the same way to rain, snow, sun, or wind. If you’re in Phoenix or Nashville, Paddy O’ Furniture is designed and built to go the distance. While quality furniture is undoubtedly an investment, it’s one that will pay off over the many years you own it.
Real all-weather furniture is designed to keep your maintenance to a minimum. Instead of having to continually check the weather or preemptively cover everything once you’re done using it, you can simply set it up with the peace of mind that it can weather your outdoor environment. If you’re looking for the most durable materials and fabrics, use this guide to narrow down your selection and find your patio bliss.
Solution-Dyed Acrylic Fabric
Solution-dyed acrylic fabric refers to how the color pigments saturate the fabric. The deeper the dye goes, the more resistant it is to fading. When you choose patio furniture with cushions made from this kind of acrylic, you can trust it to sit in the sun day after day without losing its vibrance.
At Paddy O’, we are the home of the famous Bliss cushions, which are both soft and durable. They feature a Crypton barrier, which makes it possible for the fabric to repel liquids and resist bacteria, dust and stains. The Bliss Cushion comes in 14 vibrant colors and are plush enough to provide extra comfort on the most beautiful days of the year. We also have an option to choose Sunbrella fabrics for cushions on many of our chairs, sofas and loveseats.
Aluminum is both versatile and durable, making it one of the more popular options for patio furniture. It may be lighter than some types of patio furniture, but you can trust it not to blow away every time a gust rolls in. Aluminum is often easier to move around than other types of patio furniture, which can be a major benefit for anyone who likes to rearrange their yard every summer.
At Paddy O’ Furniture, we offer rust-free aluminum dining chairs, loveseats and swivel rockers, complete with outdoor cushion fabric that is both naturally resistant to the elements and comfortable enough to enjoy every day. Our rust-free Newport Collection has a design simplicity to complement any decor and, with a Bliss cushion, provides lumbar support for all-day relaxation.
All-Weather Wicker Resin
Wicker has been a beloved patio furniture material for centuries. However, the term “wicker” is so broad that it’s not always easy to tell what you are buying. This word can refer to furniture made from natural plant fibers, like bamboo or reed, or synthetic fibers, like wicker resin, which we use in constructing many of our products. Wicker resin can be very practical for all-weather conditions.
At Paddy O’ Furniture, our all-weather wicker resin resiliently lasts season after season. It can be a popular option for those who want to create a beach or contemporary vibe on their patio without having to worry about taking the furniture inside every time there’s an inclement forecast.
Much like aluminum, wicker is light enough to configure a new layout whenever the mood strikes. Our Ventana collection looks equally at home in contemporary and traditional settings. The transitional design elements and built-in cushioned seats are a popular choice for homeowners who love the look and feel of wicker.
Steel furniture has been a concern for some. Steel’s heavier weight can make it difficult to move around, and the integrity of its frames can be compromised by rust. Paddy O’s furniture, whether steel or aluminum, has an electrostatic powder-coating which was created for the harshest outdoor climates. It is easy to clean, easy to care for, and comes with a warranty to guarantee satisfaction for years to come.
With our finish, pigment and resin are combined and then sprayed evenly over the surface of the metal. This makes for furniture that is attractive to the eye and tough under pressure. We have a number of steel pieces that take advantage of the latest advances in furniture construction.
For instance, our Hannah table features an Ombre finish and adjustable levelers on the legs. It’s a slatted coffee table that can instantly elevate the elegance of your outdoor space.
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resin
HDPE is an environmentally friendly material that was made to ward off UV damage. In fact, this is what our wicker resin is made from. But it’s important for homeowners to know that HDPE is exceptionally versatile and can be used for any number of pieces.
Those who like bright colors tend to gravitate toward HDPE, particularly if they live in warmer climates like Phoenix. While so many colors will wither under the rays, you can count on HDPE to go the distance. For instance, you can get our Madison Outdoor Collection with Bliss cushions in colors like turquoise, brick and buttercup, and have peace of mind through our industry-leading warranties.
You can also get HDPE materials that are made to look like mahogany. For instance, our California Style Adirondack Chair features a contoured seat and waterfall front that has both the look and feel of real wood.
All-Weather Paddy O’ Furniture
When people think about durable materials for patio furniture, it’s easy for them to picture a bulky wrought-iron set with no cushions. But the truth is that your outdoor furniture can have versatility and durability if you invest in the right products. Quality materials and fabrics will create an inviting space for you, your family and your guests, and there is no need to replace them at the turn of a new season.
It’s all too easy to buy a few pieces, use them for a season, and then slowly neglect them over time. If you opt for quality all-weather products and perform the (usually minimal) upkeep required, you don’t have to watch your investments deteriorate.
If you’re looking for help finding the right barstool, loveseat, or sofa, we’re here to help you design your perfect outdoor space. Whether you have an enclosed space or you’re entirely open to the elements, we sell products that can handle the worst that Mother Nature serves up so you can enjoy your outdoor bliss on the good days.