Having an outdoor dining set is amazing to help you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the garden while entreating with your family and guests. Outdoor dining is something that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to furnishing the outside area of your house. This patio furnishing is available in different shapes, makes and sizes. These patio sets consist of table and chairs, which provide seats from four up to twelve persons.
Their material can be wood, aluminum, wicker and plastic or acrylic. Their durability to withstand different weather condition depends on the material they are made from. The contemporary designs meet the consumer requirements for more stylish balcony dining sets which have a similar theme to the design of a modern house. Now manufacturers are using aluminum and plastic or acrylic in making patio furniture which is used in many outdoor dining sets.
The manufacturers are tending to use these materials because they are light-weight and can be resilient to the hard outdoor environment. The way you will maintain them will reflect on their durability. For example, you can clean the wicker or acrylic dining sets by wiping them softly with a wet cloth soaked in mild soap. The material of your outdoor dining furniture is something that should be chosen carefully. And of course, wood outdoor dining furniture is the most beautiful one.
Any type of wood whether it is teak, cedar or oak is good in creating a warm atmosphere in any patio or deck. But wood is vulnerable to the damaging effects of cruel environment, so you have to apply some tips to keep its good look. If you are in the market to buy a dining set, choose the one that is made from teak or eucalyptus. They are more expensive but these tropical woods have a high resistance to insects, rot, and decay. You can choose cedar, pine, or redwood woods as they are less expensive but they will require high maintenance.
Whatever they type of wood you will go for, your outdoor furniture should be cleaned ever year. Any mildew, sap, pollen or other materials which have accumulated on the wood should be removed. There are some simple steps to take for protecting your wood outdoor furniture:
1. In winter place waterproof covers to your wood dining set.
2. If any spills get over the wood, wipe it immediately.
3. Don’t place hot items directly on the wood.