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Choosing The Best Patio Furniture

The best furniture is a subjective thing. While many people will prefer a small table and chairs along with additional loungers, another family’s preference may be for a larger table with benches or room for 6 chairs around the outside.What’s more, some may prefer the natural colour of wood while others will prefer to paint it. Typically, what makes the best patio furniture is choosing the items that are best suited to your requirements and offer you the experience you want to enjoy while in your garden.


Consider the material that patio furniture is made from. Plastic sets are the cheapest and while they do come in array of colours, all of those colours look the same dull grey once they have been left out in the sun for too long. What’s more, the plastic is easily warped and disfigured leaving you with inoperable patio chairs.


Metal is also a popular choice. It looks good and when you choose a decent metal patio furniture set it should last you a few years. However, it can prove expensive and it will need regular treating and maintenance to ensure that it doesn’t corrode or rot away. It will almost certainly benefit from being taken indoors once the rainy months start and you will find that the chairs are uncomfortably cold first thing in the morning.


Teak patio furniture is widely considered to be one of the best options available. It has the beauty and natural good looks of wood and, because it retains oil even when the tree is chopped down, it means that the teak used in the manufacture of the furniture is waterproof and weatherproof. It will discolour over time but from a beautiful honey colour to a stunning silver tinted natural wooden finish.


Choosing the best patio furniture may be a subjective thing but teak is the material of choice in most peoples’ eyes. It will last for years, or even generations, and there are teak benches that are still standing and going strong after 100 years or more. It looks great and doesn’t retain either heat or cold so is comfortable to sit on at any time of day or night.


Visit HumberImports.com to view our extensive catalogue of teak patio furniture and our top quality range of outdoor furniture. We can help you create the perfect outdoor experience in your own garden.