Choosing the best material for commercial patio furniture is a matter of research and education. You have to know about how different materials compare with each other in terms of quality, price, durability, and of course looks. Like indoor furniture, outdoor furniture is available in different materials and each material has its own pros and cons. In order to decide which material would be the best to be used for making outdoor furniture for your restaurant, there are certain factors that demand your due consideration. Since furniture purchase for commercial use requires a significant investment, it’s best to make an informed choice that is relative to its price.
Things to Consider:
• Weather Conditions
Types of Materials for Outdoor Use
Mentioned below is a quick run-down on each material. Read through to get valuable and detailed knowledge on different types of materials and which material would be the most ideal for your use.
Synthetic Resin: Synthetic resin patio furniture is often confused with ”rattan” by many people, but there’s a considerable difference between the two. Woven in a wicker weave, synthetic resin patio furniture is stylish, low on maintenance, highly durable and lightweight. This material is considered to be one of the best materials for outdoor use because of its features. However, make sure that you choose HDPE wicker over cheap PVC wicker because the latter will become brittle and crack over time.
On the other hand, high density polyethylene is much better in terms of grade quality. You might have heard of bad experience of some people with synthetic resins which is probably due to low-quality PVC plastic used in the making of furniture.
Teak: No doubt, teak is the best wood for commercial or residential patio furniture. No wood comes close to teak in terms of strength, durability, all-weather capabilities and timeless appeal. Teak produces its own oil and it’s a hardwood which means its surface is very strong. No dents or dings on teak.
Teak ages gracefully i.e. more aged it gets more beautiful it becomes. It can last for more than 50 years. Teak patio furniture can lend classical touch to your commercial patio furniture space and make it a great place to dine out with friends and family members. Make sure that you also are ready to take care of teakwood in a proper manner because it requires intensive upkeep.
Cast aluminium is wonderful furniture to have outdoors because it is lightweight and durable. If your commercial space is located in an area with high wind gusts, you should avoid aluminium patio furniture, though there are ways to keep outdoor furniture from blowing away. Cast aluminium is a lot stronger than what it appears to be. It is considered as the best material for outdoor dining chairs because these have to move in and out during seating.
Make sure that you buy aluminium patio furniture from a reputable manufacturer as the quality can wary from seller to seller.
Wrought iron outdoor furniture is an ideal choice if you prefer to have uniquely designed, handcrafted furniture. It is heavier as compared to aluminium which means that moving it in and out during seating will take more effort than moving aluminium furniture.
Steel is actually the strongest material by far, but it is also the heaviest and more expensive. It does not make any sense for choosing steel materials for dining chairs or side tables because it is heavy. Steel can also rust if not properly coated. Although steel is strong, you do not need that much support unless 400 pound wrestlers are frequent diners at your restaurant!