Aluminum

Aluminum is the most popular metal for outdoor furniture. Despite its light weight, it is strong, durable and can easily be worked into a variety of intricate shapes. Aluminum is relatively inexpensive, low maintenance and never rusts.

Synthetic or Natural Wicker

Natural wicker is made from a variety of organic sources such as rattan, sea grass, bamboo, and even willow. While strong and aesthetically pleasing, plant-based wicker is susceptible to damage from rainy weather, moisture and humidity.  Synthetic all-weather wicker is strong, light weight, fade resistant and easy to clean.

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is a very pure iron containing 99% iron alloy, eliminating the chance of impurities that can weaken the frames as with cast iron or steel.

Wood

Although Cedar, Cypress and Redwood are common woods for making outdoor furniture, it is widely acknowledged that the very best woods for outdoor use are grade A teak and Ipe wood.

Recycled Composite

Unlike other plastic materials, Recycled plastic composite furniture doesn’t peel, crack, chip or fade. It is eco-friendly, extraordinarily strong and resistant to moisture, mildew, insects and saltwater. It is usually very heavy, requires very little maintenance and offers limitless design options and colors.

Slings

Slings are basically a vinyl woven mesh fabric that can support you directly or support a cushion.  Some slings have a thin padding built in for extra comfort. 

Cushions

While quality outdoor cushions are comfortable and weather resistant, they do require more maintenance than the other seat options.  

Straps

Straps can be used on their own or to support a cushion.  Strap seating is basically individual vinyl strapping that is run across the frame.