Often, people rush outdoor patio furniture purchases because they want to enjoy warm weather as soon as possible. Rather than rushing, it’s beneficial to take time to invest in the perfect patio set for your location and lifestyle.

Different materials are going to offer a variety of benefits, but high-quality materials will enable you to enjoy your selection for many years to come.

Here are the qualities to look for in patio furniture:

Attractiveness

Don’t let a vibrant, fancy color take your attention away from the quality of a patio set. It might match your outdoor decor, but is it worth it if it doesn’t last?

Fabrics and synthetic materials possess a variety of attractive qualities. If you have a vision for specific color combinations, these two materials might offer many options to suit your needs. Furniture made of synthetic material can be woven in a wicker style for a classy look, but it does not fade as natural wicker rattan does when exposed to sunlight. Another example is high-grade poly lumber that provides the look of wood in vibrant colors with the benefit of low maintenance.

Comfortability

You don’t want to buy furniture because it looks good, just to realize that it’s uncomfortable to sit in.

Cushioned patio furniture ranks high in comfortability, but there are many other choices that are extremely comfortable and may offer lower maintenance in situations where the furniture is located in an unprotected area. However, cushioned patio furniture works extremely well if located in a partially protected area or on a screened-in porch. The weather resistance of most cushions and pillows depends on the type of fabric and filling it contains. Try to find a company that uses high-quality outdoor material on the outer cover as well as the inner core. High-quality material used in cushioned patio furniture will resist fading, hold shape longer, and allow water to flow more quickly through the core. Some core material can even resist saturation in light rainy conditions. Cushioned patio furniture can also be protected from the elements with patio furniture covers. Covers can also be used if you have a storage issue in the winter. They are made to attach securely to the furniture and come in various sizes to fit different pieces of furniture.

Resistance to the Elements

Remember to consider the weather conditions in your area when browsing patio sets. Ask about how different materials hold up against water, wind, and other harsh weather conditions.

Simple Care and Maintenance

Tubular aluminum, cast aluminum, vinyl wickers, steel, and poly-wood are low-maintenance options and will be most resistant to the outdoor elements. Just remember that all patio furniture, much like an automobile, will require some maintenance to keep it looking good and give you years of service.

Need More Patio Furniture Options? Special Order Your Patio Set.

Bassemier’s stocks numerous options when it comes to patio furniture. However, if we do not have exactly what you need, we will gladly show you many other options available through special ordering.

Many sets are included in our year-end clearance sale, so stay tuned for new items in 2020!

We carry high-quality brands like Patio Rennaisance, Tropitone, Telescope, Homecrest, Woodard, Berlin Gardens, O. W. Lee and many more beautiful, durable brands! Browse more options here.