When it comes to buying outdoor furniture for your garden, patio, or yard, it wouldn’t be wise to assume that the pricier ones are the better options. Though it is true that price is often one of the most reliable indicator of quality, there are several other factors that must be taken into consideration. What you need is quality outdoor furniture at a reasonable price. Here are some other things that you should look at when buying furniture for your outdoor spaces.
Finish. The finish of an outdoor furniture does not only help to improve the appeal of the furniture, but also serves as an added protection against the elements. Wood furniture should have been sanded finely and painted or coated consistently. The same is true for metal furniture as well.
Well-fitted Joints. Joints are one of the weakest parts of any furniture, so you’ll want to make sure that they are fitted properly. Welded spots in wrought iron furniture should have no cracks or breaks. Wooden furniture shouldn’t wobble too much along the joints, although some flexibility may be allowed (especially is the furniture aims for some ‘springy’ feel and effect).
Accessories. Many outdoor furniture come with their own accessories. In the case of chairs for instance, they usually come with their own foams and cushions in order to enhance comfort and even appeal. These cushions have various features (i.e. little vents are fitted into cushions which allows for quicker drying after a misty night dawn) but aside from those, you should look at the quality of craftsmanship that went into them. The edges of the cushion cover should be firmly stitched and show no signs of coming undone.
Warranties. As much as possible, only buy outdoor furniture that has a solid warranty. A warranty is good sign of a quality furniture, since this basically means that the manufacturer or distributor is so confident in the quality of their product that they’re willing to back it up with a guarantee.
Buy Only from Reputable Outdoor Furniture Supplier like Colonial Castings
Perhaps this is the best way to ensure that you are actually paying for high quality outdoor furniture. There are many manufacturers out there who make use of substandard materials in the making of their outdoor furniture. By choosing to buy your furniture only from reputable manufacturers, retailers and distributors you greatly increase your chances of ending up with excellent furniture for your garden or patio.
For more information about our range of products, feel free to get in touch with us through our telephone line at (02) 9604 8222. You can also visit our showroom Mondays to Saturdays or talk with any of the distributors mentioned in our contact page. We have a wide range of products available – from aluminum balustrades to wrought iron furniture and more.