A large number of options for patio furniture are currently available on the market. Almost every manufacturer offers a number of different styles and sizes that will suit your taste. One factor that some buyers forget, however, is whether their furniture will be able to withstand the elements when it is left outside.

You also need to take into consideration where your patio furniture will be located outside and what types of elements it will be subjected to.

Your outdoor furniture could experience damage from moisture if it will be primarily located in grass, especially during the early morning or late nights when the dew settles in. However, it's still a good idea to purchase a furniture set that does not require a lot of constant maintenance.

The ideal set for your patio would consist of furniture that could be left outside during any type of weather and not sustain any damage. This is far from impossible, and several options are available to fulfill this need.

Aluminum is a particularly good option for outdoor furniture, and it has long been used to make various types of furniture, including for patios, motor homes and others. It is simultaneously lightweight and durable. While aluminum can experience some discoloration over the course of time, it will not rust.

The special formula is due to the fact that when the metal is subjected to air, it forms a protective oxide exterior to protect against rust. Some aluminum patio furniture can be purchased with a powder coating. This gives the aluminum an extra shield against scratches.

Plastic outdoor furniture is another low maintenance option when considering a grass location. It is great in rain because it can be wiped clean, and if you take good care of it then it will not stain easily.

A worthwhile option, although definitely more expensive, is wrought iron patio furniture. It is considered to be one of the most low maintenance types of patio furniture available. Wrought iron can handle extreme weather conditions and needs to be cleaned only occasionally. You might see some rust, but this can be corrected with sandpaper and paint that is specifically formulated for wrought iron.

When it comes to a location in grass, the issue with moisture makes wood furniture not be the best of choices. If you really want wood, however, then teak furniture is the best type to get. Special oils produced by teak help protect its surface from damaging weather and stains. Always remember that wood will crack when it is exposed to cold temperatures, meaning you might want to put it into storage for the winter.


Source by Daryl Plaza