Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Calantha in Outdoor.
A very important thing to consider when shopping for an outdoor furniture is the climate where you live. Ensure you have enough space where you could keep your furniture during the winter. Extreme weather conditions can affect the life span of your outdoor furniture. That is why, your choice should also depend if you are going to place your furniture in an open space or a covered patio. Taking care of your furniture goes far beyond simple dusting and cleaning especially for the ones made of wood since this material reacts to environmental changes, such as moisture, temperature, light, frequent usage, food or drinks spills, etc.
If you prefer to maintain the original color of the teak wood, you can use a timber treatment and sealer, or teak oil, in the beginning and end of the season. Teak wood that has already weathered can be rejuvenated with a special teak cleaner and protector. Before applying teak oil or preservative, wash the piece to remove loose soil and dust, and allow it to dry thoroughly before applying and treatment and sealer or oil. Teak is a natural product, it can be left out in the open all year round through the rain, hail or shine. The character of your Teak wood outdoor backyard patio furniture will alter, but its strength will remain. An occasional scrub down following the directions above will not only preserve the look of your teak wood outdoor furniture but it will also discourage any moss growth.
Outdoor furniture manufacturers have started to fabricate their items using metal frames that are rust resistant. If your metal furniture doesnt have this characteristic, you could protect it by using paste wax that keeps rust away. In general, metal garden furniture must be cleaned with soap and water, and then dried completely to keep humidity away. People worry a lot when a dirty spot on a cushion appears in high quality furniture. However, a sponge, mild soap and water are sufficient to wash it, unless the cushions are not mildew resistant. In that case, you can solve the mildew problem with 1 cup of bleach, 2 cups of detergent and 1 gallon of water. After applying this mixture on the cushion for 30 minutes, rinse with clean water and let it dry completely.
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.
If your choice is wicker furniture for your outdoors, then Rattan vine is the usual material used in making some exotic wicker chairs and tables. The general features for outdoor wicker furniture includes - lightweight, comfortable, tight uniform weave with no splinters, distinctive look and use of some synthetic material like resin. If your choice is metallic furniture, then aluminum is your best friend for outdoor comforts. Good aluminum furniture will give out a unique look and is also extremely light weight being made of hollow aluminum tubes. Aluminum furniture come either in wrought aluminum or cast aluminum, and both are equally good. The general features for outdoor aluminum furniture includes - durability, rust-free, lightweight, weather-resistant, formal and easy to maintain.
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.