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Tips on Choosing Your Patio Furniture

Outdoor Patio Furniture & Outdoor Dining Sets

'For me there is nothing more exhilarating in the summer than dining alfresco. The open air always gives me the feeling of being on vacation. I love that feeling.'

So how do you choose the right outdoor dining set? What are the most important features that you should look for?

There are a few questions you should ask yourself

Now that your head count and space is accounted for, what should you look for in an outdoor dining set or patio furniture.

First and foremost, make sure it is weather-resistant or all weather furniture.

Recommendations for the best quality patio furniture for your outdoor living space is either Cast Aluminum, Polyethylene Wicker (PE Wicker), or Wicker Rattan.

Rattan is a natural leaf, usually bamboo, wrapped tightly around a steel frame. Wicker describes the weave. Rattan is a durable, strong, natural fiber and is best kept dry and under roof in the extreme climates.

The Polyethylene Wicker furniture is tightly woven with rust resistant steel frames. The poly won’t fade, is durable, strong, and maintenance free. (There may be some assembly required, so read close if that is an issue for you.)

The Cast Aluminum is rust resistant, sturdy, and maintenance free.

The cushions are polyester foam with durable all-weather fabric that repels water and moisture, but over time the weather can take it’s toll on the best of outdoor fabrics. It is commonly recommended that you cover or bring the cushions out of weather to prolong their beauty. has done the leg work for you and found a variety of affordable styles, colors, comfort levels, and choices, and all with FREE SHIPPING. Click on over there and check them out. You are sure to find the perfect patio pieces for your pleasure.

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