However you look at it, your patio table is always going to be a centerpiece for your outdoor event. It does not matter if you are having a party, throwing a great barbecue or just have an intimate get-together. Regardless of what your wishes are, you can always find a great option to suit your needs. You can always coat and stain the patio table to match the accent colors of your patio.
However, there is no denying that some materials are going to last longer than others will and some treatment options that are going to extend the life of your furniture. We are going to go through a few factors that you should look into before making your choice.
Can The Material Handle Water Damage?
Most of the wickers, metals, and hardwoods that you get in quality furniture are sealed – which means that water is going to bead off the surface and not have a chance to penetrate the material. However, your patio furniture is going to need to do more than just resist water, just imagine the moisture in the air and the rain that comes down. It needs to ward off the damage that comes with this moisture, including rust, mold, and mildew.
If you are going to opt for metal, you need it to be rust proof for example. Corrosion is going to make the furniture too weak to support someone, ruins the joints, and eats away at the bottom surfaces. Given that the designs or hatchings in metal rub against one another, it can eventually break through any rust protection in place. Look for mold and mildew resistance in wicker and wood furniture. Rot means that your furniture is not only unappealing, but might even mean that it is unreliable or dangerous to use.
Cap The Legs
If you want to preserve any treated material, you want to make sure that it is not constantly in friction with the ground. The best way to ensure this is to introduce a physical barrier between the ground and the furniture. In order to ward off moisture damage, you should look for sets that have either metal, rubber or plastic foot caps.
While metal is always going to be an exceedingly durable patio furniture material, the right tools, finish, and treatment is going to ensure that you can use just about anything as long as you opt for a quality manufacturer. We will be happy to show you our selection and take your specific wishes into consideration when making a recommendation.