Which are the Best Garden Furniture Materials
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Garden Furniture Materials Guide

Introducing Garden Furniture

When it comes to garden furniture, there are so many options to choose from. You may think that your decision is centred around the style of the garden furniture, but this is not always the case. In this article, we will provide you with information and ideas on what else you need to consider when buying luxury garden furniture. The material you choose and how it is made can make a big difference to how your outdoor furniture will fare in the UK weather. Another important topic is how often you will use your garden furniture, some materials are longer lasting than others and are highly durable whilst some furniture materials need regular maintenance.
Here we’ve broken down the most popular materials of garden furniture and tried to provide you with helpful tips which should help with your decision process when it comes to purchasing garden furniture from bistro tables to lounge & dining sets.

Rattan Garden Furniture

Rattan Garden Furniture

Rattan garden furniture is one of the more popular choices, and for good reason. Made from a natural material, rattan garden furniture is both durable and lightweight, it also looks great in any outdoor space and it can be left outside all year round without any adverse effects on the colour or shape. Rattan garden furniture is extremely comfy and is normally paired with thick, plump cushions that are ideal for lounging and relaxing.

Aluminium Garden Furniture

Aluminium Garden Furniture

Aluminium garden furniture is contemporary, and stylish and will stand out in your garden. It is a lightweight, durable and easy-to-clean material that can be left outside all year round. Aluminium furniture is powder coated to ensure it will not rust, it is UV-resistant and completely waterproof. This type of furniture is normally painted in either a black, grey or white colour making it more suited to modern and contemporary gardens.

LG Outdoor Monza 8 Seat Set with Highback Chairs & Parasol
£1,799.00 Was £1,999.00
LG Outdoor Monza Lounge Dining Set with Fire Pit Table
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Wooden Garden Furniture

Wooden Garden Furniture

Wooden garden furniture is on trend at the moment, not only because it has a classic-contemporary appeal but it’s also a durable material, easy to maintain and comes in a variety of different types. The most popular varieties are made from oak, teak, ash and other similar hardwoods with better quality furniture being FSC Certified and sourced from renewable forests. Just like other materials, wood is durable, long-lasting and UV-resistant so the colour of the wood will not fade over time.

Kettler Cora 8 Seater Round Dining Set
£1,785.00 Was £2,099.00
Kettler Fiji Lounge Set
£2,699.00
Pacific Lifestyle Osaka Corner Set
£2,125.00 Was £2,499.99
Kettler Cora 4 Seater Bar Set
£1,099.00 Was £1,299.00

Plastic Garden Furniture

Plastic Garden Furniture

Plastic garden furniture is an affordable choice for garden furniture and looks great both indoors and outdoors. Plastic or Polyethylene is highly durable, lightweight and maintenance-free. It is also a very mouldable material so the design and shape of plastic furniture are eye-catching and stylish. Tramontina is a premium manufacturer of plastic garden furniture that offers dining and lounge sets with a ‘Love Island Look’.

Tramontina Jet 3 Piece Lounge Set, Concrete
£575.00 Was £875.00
Tramontina Oca 3 Piece Lounge Set, Concrete/Sage Green
£459.00 Was £699.99
Keter Lima & Akola 6 Seat Dining Set
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Tramontina Octo Sun Lounger, Concrete
£545.00 Was £749.99

Garden Furniture is a Must-Have for Spring & Summer

Garden furniture is a must-have for those warmer months. However, with the right furniture, you can make the most out of your garden and use it all year round – even when the weather isn’t so great! It’s also a great way to entertain guests too. Bring your family and friends together and sit on your comfy and stylish garden furniture. If you want to add some personality to your outdoor space then a gas fire pit table is the perfect option. Not only does a fire pit look great, but it will also keep you and your guests warm to allow you to keep your party going well into the night.
If you are looking for garden furniture to use all year round, rattan and aluminium materials are the ideal choices. Both of these high-quality materials are durable, and long-lasting and require little if not zero maintenance thanks to their weatherproof and UV-resistant qualities. This type of garden furniture can be left outside all year round however we would recommend covering it when not in use to keep them looking brand new.

What Types of Garden Furniture are Available?

There are unlimited options available to decorate and enhance your outdoor space. The most common piece of garden furniture is a sofa set consisting of either a 2-3 seater sofa with matching armchairs or a corner sofa combined with a dining or lounge table. This type of garden furniture is ideal for most outdoor spaces and is available in a variety of sizes to fit any size garden. If you are looking for something extra, a gas fire pit table will bring some life to the party by providing warmth, light and an eye-catching centrepiece.
If you have a small space or live in an urban area and wish to elevate your balcony or terrace, a bistro set is a perfect solution. A bistro set consists of two comfy lounges or armchairs with a small bistro table designed to rest your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Bistro sets are available in rattan, aluminium and plastic materials.
We also offer a great range of sofas, chairs and loungers if you are looking for a single item for your garden. These come in a variety of materials and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Dining and lounge chairs are designed to be paired with a table or fire pit, Egg chairs are popular garden chairs that allow 1-2 people to cosy up inside the cocoon while being suspended from the frame to give you the sense that you are floating. Sun loungers and day beds allow you to soak up the sun just like you are away on holiday.

Which Garden Furniture Brands Should I Consider?

You don’t have to break the bank to get good quality garden furniture. We offer affordable and quality garden sets from brands like Tramontina, Europa Leisure and Garden Trading all of which are high-quality and designed to last.
Rattan and aluminium are great options if you don't mind spending a little more money and are happy for the furniture to be left outside all year round. The best brands to search for when selecting this type of garden furniture are Kettler, LG Outdoor & Norfolk Leisure. These brands offer slightly better quality products using higher-grade frames and thicker rattan weaves to ensure they will stand the test of time. They also offer the longest guarantee for your peace of mind.

But What Garden Furniture is Best For Me?

When considering your garden furniture, it's important to think about what you want from it. Are you wanting a corner set for lounging purposes, are you wanting a dining set where you can eat or are you wanting a couple of chairs and a bistro table for a small area like a balcony or terrace?
From the tips above, you should be able to identify the material you need for your garden furniture and its purpose. Follow the links in this blog to direct you to the popular brands that we sell where you can hopefully find the garden furniture of your dreams.

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