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What's the Best Material for Outdoor Furniture

  • When evaluating outdoor Rattan Lounge Set you're probably going to look for many of the same characteristics that you value in indoor tables, chairs and sofas – durability, comfort and style (and of course price). The primary difference, however, is that patio furniture has to endure exposure to the weather outside. While there is virtually no 100% weatherproof patio furniture, there are big differences based on the materials used.

    Before you decide, it’s important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various material options. Determine how well each aligns with the requirements of your residential or commercial environment, as well as your personal preferences and priorities. Choosing the “best” material for outdoor patio furniture is dependent on matching your specific needs with the inherent qualities of each substance since each situation is unique.


    Of all the possible wood choices for outdoor furniture, teak is, by far, the most popular choice. And for good reason. Teak outdoor furniture has superior natural all-weather capabilities. It can withstand even the harshest environments, and has an unparalleled aesthetic with its beautiful, warm tone. Teak has high oil and natural resin content, making it more resistant to insect attacks and impermeable to water. The oils also protect the wood from dry rot, making teak a very strong and long-lasting outdoor furniture option.

    When new, teak wood furniture has a golden-honey brown color. If untreated, teak wood will naturally age into an elegant patina grey. (Such aging does not affect the strength of the wood, but may not be the look you’re going for.) To keep the original color from fading, a teak sealant will typically last a full year before you need to reapply.


    Natural in appearance, wood is a classic choice for an outdoor furniture material. While browsing on Wayfair, find the product's specific wood in the product description's specifications section.


    Aluminum is by far the most popular contemporary patio furniture material (even resin wicker is typically woven over an aluminum frame). It resists rust and moisture damage better than other metals and a powder coated finish will offer added protection against the elements. Aluminum is strong yet relatively lightweight, making it easy to rearrange and store. Tubular aluminum, made with cylindrical aluminum tubes, is the most lightweight option. Wrought and cast aluminum are heavy enough to withstand wind and weather conditions but still manageable to rearrange and store.

    Powder Coated Metal

    Powder coated metals use a dry paint to form a protective finish for outdoor use. With this technology, the paint does not run or drip, which allows for an attractive and durable coating in an excellent color selection. Our powder coated products are extremely resistant to corrosion, heat, impact, and abrasion, making them perfect for the outdoor space or homes with pets and children.


    Looking for a sophisticated, modern design for your outdoor space? Steel may be the perfect choice. It’s heavier than aluminum but lighter than iron. Like most metals, it can become hot in direct sunlight, so cushions are a must. Stainless steel is rustproof, so upkeep is minimal. Occasionally wash with mild soap and rinse with water.

    Insharefurniture Rattan Lounge Set will become the focal point of your garden or outdoor. It is ideal for al fresco dining or for simply relaxing and enjoying the weather. Click to learn more information