Published at Wednesday, November 01st 2017. by Calandre in Outdoor.
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.
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.
It is perfectly normal for cracks to appear in teak wood outdoor backyard patio furniture. Teak wood breathes and reacts to variations in the moisture content of the air. The cracking tends to appear on the end grain sections and usually happens early in the life of the outdoor furniture. Cracks come and go depending on seasonal variations but rarely do they affect the strength, performance or life expectancy of the teak wood outdoor backyard patio furniture. Drink stains are common on teak outdoor furniture and they will weather out naturally or can be cleaned down with soapy water and a hard brush. Other damage or stains can be removed quite simply using ordinary sandpaper. The grade depends on the degree of damage. Serious damage, you should start with course and move up to fine sandpaper. Light damage, fine grade sand paper is all you will need. Stains usually disappear with a light sanding.
Cheap furniture feel differently from high quality furniture. What matters the most for guests in your hotel, restaurant or other hospitality services, is the comfort the furniture offers them while having lunch on your dining set, relaxing on your sunbed or tanning on your daybed. If the outdoor living set, for example, didnt provide them the experience expected, it will discourage them from coming back and enjoying a satisfying experience in your hotel. However, if the feeling projected by the outdoor furniture is the most important aspect, this doesnt lower the importance of the looks. A faded color, rusty or decayed piece of furniture deprives the visitors from living the expected experience of relaxation and comfort. Therefore, bad feelings and looks create a negative image of your business, discouraging visitors from coming back.
This is also the type of furniture that can be left outside all year round. The combination of steel and rattan furniture is also popular because they are long lasting but they need regular maintenance. Although they can easily be washed with soap and water, it causes the paintwork to get damaged, chipped and nicked and will cause rust to set in if not repaired at once. They are more expensive than plastic but if they are properly maintained they last very long. Rattan and wood outdoor furniture is among the most popular choices for outdoor furnishings worldwide because of its natural looks and versatility that are perfect for most homes, resorts and spas. Solid wood exudes warmth and a very homey feel. Teak and mahogany are the most used hardwoods for outdoor furnishings because they are very durable and last up to twenty five years with proper maintenance.
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.