Which material to choose for weather-resistant garden furniture?

8 July 2019

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Le mobilier de jardin en résine tressée

Travel cover by LAFUMA Mobilier

Garden lounge furniture in woven resin, visually very close to rattan, is a growing trend in garden decor. This material is easy to clean, usually designed over a steel frame and has a chic wicker look. It is resistant to bad weather, as is tropical hardwood or solid teak which is reputed to be rot-resistant. On the other hand, furniture such as sofas, chairs and armchairs made from blended resin are quite fragile as any breakages cannot be mended. Although resin outdoor furniture isbulky and difficult to move, it is better to store it in a garden shelter or under a protective cover during the winter. Also, on the comfort side, it is advisable to add a pad or cushions to make the seat as comfortable as possible.

 

Aluminium garden furniture

Aluminium has the advantage of beingpractical, light and naturally resistant to corrosion.An aluminium garden set is not damaged by moisture or the sun’s rays. Usually, the aluminium frame is covered with fabric, canvas or cushion pads to make the armchairs, deckchairs and loungers more comfortable.

At LAFUMA Mobilier, this metal is used in the composition of part of the products designed for camping such as folding tables and chairs. Thepowder coated paints used are resistant to damage from UV rays and bad weather.

 

Le mobilier de jardin en acier inoxydable

When manufacturing garden lounge furniture, steel is a fist choice material. This alloy of iron and carbon is very strong, waterproof, and resistant to both UV rays and impacts. Steel is adurable material, and, as opposed to wrought iron, it has an anti-rust treatment.

 

Relaxation chair by LAFUMA Mobilier

LAFUMA Mobilier uses two types of steel for frames forrelax chairs and parts forpatio and poolside furniture. «HLE&raquo steel; - high tensile -guarantees high strength whilst also preserving flexibilityand comfort. These mechanical characteristics allow for the creation of original designs with an excellent quality to price ratio. Galvanised HLE steel brings an additional protection against steel corrosion onsun loungersand table and chair sets as an example.

 

Textilene garden furniture

Very often seen used in exterior furniture, textilene is a synthetic material composed of a mixture of polyester and PVC. For a product that is long-lasting, it is better to choose a high quality material, which will be resistant to bad weather and prolonged exposure to the sun. As an alternative to imported fabrics, LAFUMA Mobilier offers arange of innovative fabrics which are manufactured in France.

 

LAFUMA Mobilier Transabed with an Oeko-Tex certified Batyline fabric

Fordeckchairs, sun loungersordesigner armchairs, the fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified;,guaranteed to be free from substances that are toxicfor the body and the environment. They are guaranteed to have excellent resistance to UV rays, do not lose their shape, dry quickly, resist ripping and abrasion, and avoid mildew due to their anti-fungal treatment. In addition, LAFUMA Mobilier offers a wide range ofreplacement fabrics in various colours.