When we consider buying a new set for our terrace or garden, we find a massive offer in the market. A myriad of models, types and prices make us dizzy and doubt how to decide correctly.
In this post, our specialist in outdoor spaces Alberto Medina shows us how we should compare the different types of garden furniture and their accessories. He also shares the key points that need to fix to make a successful purchase.
1. Is quality just synonymous with paying more?
When planning the purchase of our outdoor furniture set, we often commit the mistake of thinking that all the sets we can find in the market are "more or less" of the same quality and that after a few seasons they will deteriorate and all the same and we will have to change them again.
This thinking can lead us to the temptation to decide on those sets with lower prices since we have a priori expectations of a very short-term lasting and investment.
If we think like this, the reality is that we will have to change these sets in a short time precisely because they are not made with suitable and weather-resistant materials, so... and hence its low cost.
Therefore, let no one is deceived. There are no fat pigs who weigh little or furniture of exceptional quality at low prices. In general, materials that resist external inclemencies are much better treated, much more stable, and must be correctly manufactured.
Thin tube thicknesses and gushing welds are cheap and quick to make, but their durability is very limited. Materials of superior thicknesses and well executed are a little more expensive to make, but the difference in the result is exponentially better.
2. What are the aspects to identify the quality of outdoor furniture?
Whether you prefer a classic or modern style, aluminium structures are the most suitable for the outside. Aluminium is lightweight and will prevent parts from rusting.
From here, look at the fibres that cover the furniture. At TODOJARDIN we manufacture and certified all our models are made with the best synthetic fibres. The materials are specially resistant to sun and water, weaved by hand and treated to have the necessary flexibility to prevent them from drying out and splitting. In this way, they keep their original appearance and tension for many years, with the only maintenance of the usual cleaning with fresh water.
Attention must also be paid to other details, although not so obvious, just as important.
I mean the cushions and paintings. It’s not worth anything here either.
Prolonged exposure to sunlight can deteriorate finishing and fabrics quickly if they are not specific for outdoor use. Specific outdoor fabrics such as dralon and porofin -washable in the washing machine- or porotex -which can be cleaned directly with water without the need to draw-, guarantee also durability to the armchairs and sofas in the outdoor environment. Likewise, polyester powder paints will maintain their original appearance after years in the sunlight with minor deterioration.
3. And if I rent my house, what furniture does it make up for outdoor areas?
Even if there is a good chance that some tenants do not have the desired care, a quality piece of furniture will always be more durable and resistant and, in case of breakage, it is cheaper to replace the damaged part only (with cheap furniture there is no option), instead of buying a new whole item or even whole set, however cheap it may be. The availability of spare parts that are easy to assemble, or be able to buy separate pieces a posteriori are the details that should be extremely important to those who are thinking about renting their house.
Outdoor spaces Specialist
23/8/2021 02:30:06 pm
Really good tips, I take note about them and as I'm planning to buy new sofa, dining table and sunbeds I'll pay a visit to Todojardin.
23/8/2021 03:42:54 pm
We will be glad to help you in your chice. If you are looking for a durable outdoor sofa, you will find different wickers and materials. All of them resistent to se sun and water.
23/8/2021 03:01:45 pm
Thank you TODOJARDIN Estepona for sharing all your knowledge about good garden furniture.
23/8/2021 03:11:29 pm
Good quality is the key, We have to think it´s an investment in wellness.
23/8/2021 06:16:39 pm
I can't believe that many of the things that it's in the post happened to me in my previous purchases, thanks to Todojardin for all the wise information, it's always wellcome when real specialist inform you.
24/8/2021 10:46:21 am
That happens when we don´t have all the information. We sometimes may think we are getting a good deal just to realize in few months that you get what you pay for...
24/8/2021 03:12:17 pm
Dear Alberto, your post is wonderful. We bougth some sunloungers and sofa outdoor from your shop and we are very happy. We love NS furniture, it so fantastic. We trust the quality of your outdoor furniture. See you soon!!
24/8/2021 03:49:24 pm
Thank you Amy,
25/8/2021 11:07:53 am
Good post!. It's always good to know that all not the materials are suitable for a sunlounger, a hammock or a garden sofa.
26/8/2021 01:59:00 pm
Wow, I found this post very informative and I will definetely think about it next time I have to buy my new outdoor furniture for my new place. Thank you for all the tips to do the best purchase! See you soon!
26/8/2021 03:18:48 pm
Thank you Lucy,
26/8/2021 02:04:02 pm
Beautiful garden collection, we visited the showroom in Estepona and we were really surprised by the quality and the selection.
26/8/2021 04:09:24 pm
Thank you Jules,
26/8/2021 02:24:56 pm
I'm sure I'll pass by your shop to check what you have. Good work mate!
26/8/2021 04:12:22 pm
It will be a pleasure to show you all the options...all of them durable furniture.
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