We help you choose the right materials when purchasing outdoor furniture. Different materials have different advantages, and it can be difficult to know what to choose for your outdoor furniture. Should it be maintenance-free or do you have the energy and inclination to devote some of your time to keeping wooden furniture beautiful? Should it be easy to move? Here are seven tips to help you select the "right" materials when purchasing outdoor furniture.
Aluminium furniture is virtually maintenance-free and is the perfect combination of light weight and high stability. Aluminium furniture is ideal for the harsh Nordic climate, where the weather can quickly switch between bright sunshine and cool summer showers.
Fully maintenance-free furniture that is easy to move around. Easily moulded plastic creates the incredible choices on offer in our product range, which includes everything from traditional camping sets to exclusive designer furniture.
Teak furniture can remain outdoors year in year out and is so strong that even slender parts can withstand heavy loads. Although the teak itself contains oil, it's still best to protect it. If you want it to turn grey, use wood protector, which impregnates and protects the wood. The protector is clear and allows the teak to turn grey naturally. If you would rather it keep its golden brown hue, use teak oil; read about care advice here. Brafab protects natural wild forests and only uses cultivated teak from plantations.
Our pine furniture is made from carefully selected pine specially treated to withstand wind and weather. This not only makes the wood beautiful to look at, but also perfect for outdoor furniture. Let elegant Nordic wood beautify your home and patio.
5. Synthetic rattan
Because we’re careful to produce it using durable material of the very highest quality, our synthetic rattan furniture is resistant to all weathers. Each piece of furniture bears testimony to sound craftsmanship where different types of wickerwork and strands of varying thickness are carefully woven by hand.
Making rattan furniture is pure handicraft. The long rattan canes are woven around a frame of heavier rattan to achieve a beautiful end result. Keep in mind that furniture in this beautiful natural material is most at home in places that are protected from rain and snow.
7. Hardwood, Acacia
Acacia is a hard, durable hardwood that is ideal for outdoor furniture. Although durable, the wood is sensitive to moisture and needs regular care if stays out in the open air.