Which material to choose for weather-resistant garden furniture?

Comfort & Wellness

Metal, wood, synthetic etc. There are various garden furniture materials available; here are our suggestions for choosing weather-resistant garden furniture

Garden lounge furniture in woven resin

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 is bulky 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 being practical, 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. The powder coated paints used are resistant to damage from uv rays and bad weather.

Steel Garden furniture

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 a durable material, and, as opposed to wrought iron, it has an anti-rust treatment.

LAFUMA Mobilier uses two types of steel for frames for relax chairs and parts for patio and poolside furniture. "HLE" steel - high tensile -guarantees high strength whilst also preserving flexibility and 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 on sun loungers and 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 a range of innovative fabrics which are manufactured in france.

For deckchairs, sun loungers or designer armchairs, the fabrics are oeko-tex certified guaranteed to be free from substances that are toxic for 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 of replacement fabrics in various colours.