Published at Tuesday, October 31st 2017. by Babette in Outdoor.
Being a manager of a hotel, restaurant or resort in the Middle East, requires complete attention to the smallest details. One of the many things that should be taken care of to create an enticing and inviting feeling is the outdoor furniture in the gardens and terraces. A lot of people think that getting high quality outdoor furniture releases them from cleaning tasks. Well thats not entirely true, to preserve luxury outdoor furniture for a longer time, a minimum level of maintenance is needed. Here are some tips to follow that increase the life span of your garden furniture according to their frame material.
Synthetic rattan outdoor furniture should be cleaned regularly to last longer and the way to do it is simple. The best approach to wash synthetic rattan patio furniture is to spray the frame with a water hose after removing the cushions. If its very dirty, you can use a sponge, cold water and mild soap to rub the unclean spots. When applied, let it dry completely by keeping it under the sun and using a hair dryer or a fan to keep air circulating. Then wax it with a paste to keep it shiny. Even though rattan is a material used for garden furniture to resist all weathers, it is necessary to clean it to keep it rust free.
I have seen beautiful metal and / or aluminum furniture designs that are absolutely alluring. Some of the metal and aluminum furniture available today is designed with eloquent, luxurious style. Some people like to have glass table tops, while others prefer the entire design to be of metal or aluminum. You really can enhance your garden, pond, or patio ambiance with outdoor furniture and accessories - sometimes with only a few changes! There are several types of outdoor furniture to choose from, depending on your overall outdoor home décor, and of course, your personal style.
Rattan outdoor furniture have also become a favorite collection because of its very intricate weaving styles and designs and various intriguing shapes, sleek lines and sharp angles perfect for both informal or formal setting indoors or outdoors. The most sought after outdoor collections especially for hotels, resorts and conservatories is the L-shaped lounge furniture and the cubed variations that lend an aesthetic value to any place they are seen and used. They are most suited for big areas. Whether you are creating a classic or contemporary stylish outdoor setting you will never go wrong with these types of furniture. You can create just the right balance and cozy ambiance by mixing these classic and contemporary pieces with the rest of your existing furnishings. If you want portray your own unique and creative style rattan furniture will be your best option.
Teak wood has long been prized for its outdoor use, not just for its beauty, but because teak survives all that our seasons throw its way. Teak ages gracefully with very little maintenance. Teak wood outdoor furniture will last 50-75 years, untreated. Teak will not split, though it may check (the grain will split away at the ends), which is completely normal. It is very important when choosing teak outdoor furniture that you make sure that it is plantation grown. This is important because hardwood forests are being destroyed by poachers. Plantation wood is grown as a renewable crop, in an environmentally responsible way. Local production encourages stability and further helps to preserve the ecology of our planets forests.
There are a number of cheaper hardwoods used for outdoor furniture and all of them are inferior to teak. Jarrah is the is the most common of these woods and it does not have the same life expectancy as teak, let alone the same touch, feel or aesthetic quality. Teak outdoor patio furniture is not expensive when you relate the cost to its life expectancy. You must remember this when comparing prices. You are not comparing like with like when you compare teak outdoor furniture with any other wood furniture. It is strange anomaly that despite the fact it is built to endure decades outside in harsh weather. Generally price is dictated by the shape and weight of a piece of furniture. The more shape a piece has, the more wood is required to make it along taking more time to create. Also the heavier the sections of wood used more weight and thus more cost.