Aluminum Patio Furniture
The advantages of an aluminum patio set
There are many patio furniture and patio dining set options out there, but if you're looking for a flexible outdoor furniture option that will hold up to the elements, an aluminum patio set could be the smart choice.
Aluminum patio furniture – or cast aluminum patio furniture, as it should technically be called – has many advantages over other materials. Take a look at just a few:
- Lightweight. Cast aluminum outdoor furniture is much lighter than most wood and wrought iron patio furniture, which means it's great if you need to shuffle chairs during parties or decide you want to redesign your outdoor space. It's also much easier to move and store when winter comes.
- Easy to clean. A rag with dish soap or non-abrasive cleaner is all it takes to remove grime and scuffs from aluminum outdoor furniture. Follow it up with a rinse with a hose, and it will be like new.
- Stylish. Aluminum, like other metals such as iron, allows for intricate patterns and scroll work on the backs and arms of chairs, as well as on chair and table legs and bases. Patterns range from modern geometric to Victorian scroll-work and everything in between to suit any taste. Aluminum also blends well with other materials, such as wood or mosaic tiling.
- Durable. Aluminum patio sets are expensive, but they're also an investment. Because they're cast, they'll stand up well to the elements. They're also very stable and won't have the problems of chipping or cracking you'll find with other materials.
Go Beyond the Patio with Aluminum Outdoor Furniture
Aside from attractive outdoor patio sets, aluminum is great for other areas of your yard. Aluminum garden furniture, such as a backless or backed bench or love seat, is an attractive addition to any garden, and gives you a great place to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
You can also use aluminum for accent pieces in your garden, such as in a fountain or birdbaths. (And remember, should you want to revisit the patio, aluminum is great for patio accessories, too!)
Folding aluminum outdoor chairs are a great choice if you're hosting a patio party or plan to take your relaxing to the beach. Usually made with netted or nylon seats, these chairs are comfortable and durable, and available in a number of styles to suit your occasion.
Finally, it is important to keep in mind that wrought iron patio furniture is another excellent outdoor patio solution. If you are looking for something stronger and more durable, you should consider this type of furniture.