Although plastic can resist weather, it may not always look nice. Wood and metal acquire a patina during the time, so they need careful treatment. What kind of garden furniture should you choose then?
Many people keep their weekend cottages or they do the gardening. However in order the garden was a nice place to relax and meet friends, it is necessary to pay attention to the garden furniture.
After all, every garden needs some outdoor furniture, so that you could sit under a blossoming apple tree and read a book or even better, under a tree on which sweet smelling apples ripen.
However, there are differences among garden furniture.
Plastic, Iron Or Wood
When getting your garden furniture, you always have to consider, how often you are going to rest in your garden. You have to ask yourself, how often visitors come to you or whether a member of your family is not overweight. It sounds ridiculous, but many cases of injuries have been registered after bursting of plastic chairs. Believe it or not, fracture of coccyx, or even a leg of a plastic chair stuck in your body is nothing pleasant. This does not mean that plastic garden furniture does not have a use. It is very popular, but not in families where people are rather big.
Advantages Of Plastic Furniture
The advantage of plastic furniture is definitely their purchase price. Another plus is that there are several colours and manufacturers on the market, so the range is nearly endless. In case of damage of a piece, you can replace it with the same type easily, quickly and affordably. When your plastic garden furniture gets wet, you just wipe it with cloth. On a plastic table, scratches are not as visible as on wood. Additionally, plastic tables usually have a hole in the middle to insert a parasol. Seniors appreciate the weight of a set of plastic furniture, which is half compared to wood furniture.
Metal Or Plastic?
The disadvantages of plastic furniture include a low pressure resistance. Or have you ever tried to swing on a plastic chair? Another disadvantage is that plastic furniture can often be knocked over by strong wind or taken away by heavy rains.
Iron garden furniture is really rare nowadays. It requires regular maintenance and the cost is quite high. It will not be taken away by wind, but rather by burglars. The downside is that it accepts the ambient temperature, and it is nothing pleasant to sit either on a cold chair in cold weather, or on hot iron in summer.
Wooden Furniture Is The Best
Wood furniture is clearly the most suitable for garden use. Its price is somewhere in the middle and depends on the type of the wood. The best quality garden furniture is made of teak wood. It became a leader in world rankings and it won favour of private sector as well as public facilities (hotels, boarding houses), because it can handle extreme load. Although prices of teak furniture are higher than those of other high quality outdoor furniture, the owner will save on their maintenance later; both pests and mould avoid the solid and hard wood. It is almost unreal to break a teak chair. The teak furniture is resistant to bright sun, rain and snow and its maintenance is easy.