What is the best garden furniture

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What is the best garden furniture

More and more of us are now using our outside space much more even during the winter months.  Any time of year usually brings thoughts of upgrading your outside space.  Maybe you need to buy a new BBQ, new garden furniture or some glamorous festoon lights to brighten up your space.  So what is the best garden furniture?  Our guide will break each type down for you so you can make a decision on your garden furniture purchase with ease and help you if you are looking for the best year-round outdoor furniture available on the market.

Waiting until Summer to buy that longed for table and chairs, recliner or BBQ could be a costly move.  Prices are much higher during the Summer months because a lot of people look to buy during the warmer seasons.  Autumn and winter sales are usually low and that is when you can find some great bargains!  To get the best garden furniture deals you should look online or in shops from February to March and at the end of the season (end of July through to October).  If you are looking for the best garden furniture for grass, all of these options are the best garden furniture for grass as long as you move it around your garden every week.  All of these types of garden furniture are robust enough to withstand being left on the grass, but during winter months, it is best to slightly elevate teak or hardwood furniture off the grass so that when it rains, the wood does not get completely soaked.

If you have never had an outside space, how do you know what is the best furniture to buy?  This is where we come in.

Here is a rundown of what to expect with each type:

TeakTeak Garden Dining Furniture



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Teak wooden furniture looks absolutely fabulous year in year out when it is given a twice-yearly coat of teak oil.  If it isn’t looked after properly and left to the elements, over time it the furniture will turn a silvery grey.  If left for a few years without any oil treatments, it could still be salvageable with a good scrub down, but to keep it looking new, oil is best.  The pros of this kind of teak outdoor garden furniture is that it truly looks absolutely beautiful.  The cons are that it will need regular maintenance to keep it looking its best.  To keep it in pristine condition, you should wash it lightly with warm soapy water, leave it to dry and apply two coats of teak oil at least twice a year and keep it covered during the winter months with a decent hardwearing covering.  Our advice is that if you don’t have the time to look after it, don’t buy it.  Find our guide on how to store your garden furniture for the winter here.

Hardwood

Hardwood Garden Furniture Dining Set

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Hardwood is similar to teak wood (it will change colour if not looked after).  It can be washed down with soapy water, left to dry, give it two coats of hardwood oil at least twice a year and keep it covered during the winter months with a decent hardwearing covering. Advice again is if you don’t have time to look after it, don’t buy it.  Find our guide on how to store your garden furniture for the winter here.

Plastic

White Plastic Garden Furniture Set

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There is no denying it, plastic comes up clean after a good wipe over.  Granted some pieces can look quite “cheap” but it comes in a variety of colours these days and again, it is incredibly easy to clean and very robust.  This is a great example of all-weather garden furniture.  If you are a busy person, this could be right up your street.  This dining set is foldable so it can be stored easily in winter months in the shed, it can be used at Christmas as an extra table and/or chairs for guests or even take it camping.  Plastic garden furniture can be known as the best cheap outdoor furniture you can buy.  If you have limited storage space you should keep it covered during the winter months outside with a decent hardwearing covering.  Find our guide on how to store your garden furniture for the winter here.

Rattan

Rattan Garden Furniture

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Rattan is UV and weather resistant so it pretty much looks after itself which makes it the best year-round outdoor furniture available on the market.  The frame is usually made of aluminium so you would need to keep the exposed metal parts maintained by applying exterior metal paint at least once a year. If you find any rust, using steel wool, remove the rust then apply an exterior paint.  You can then apply wax to give it more protection from the elements.  Invest in a decent hardwearing covering during the winter months and bring the cushions inside your home.  If cushions are left under a cover outside in the winter elements or in the shed during the winter, you may find mold or damage from any rodents.  This is a great example of all-weather garden furniture and rattan furniture is known as the best outdoor sofa sets.  To get the best rattan furniture deals, try to buy as early as February to March and at the end of the Summer season.  Click here to view an array of sun loungers to complement your garden.  Find our guide on how to store your garden furniture for the winter here.

Metal

Metal Garden Furniture

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Metal furniture is incredibly robust.  It can be washed with warm soapy water or a pressure washer on a low setting.  Be careful though if it has a glass or fragile tabletop.  To prevent it rusting, you can use steel wool to remove any rust then apply an exterior metal paint. You can then apply wax to give it more protection from the elements.  Invest in a decent hardwearing covering during the winter months and bring any cushions inside your home.  This is a great example of all-weather garden furniture.  All-weather aluminium garden furniture can sometimes be referred to metal furniture.  Find our guide on how to store your garden furniture for the winter here.

Garden Furniture Covers

Garden Furniture Covers

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View a wide range here.  Made from 600D PVC-lined oxford fabric, this heavy-duty furniture cover is waterproof, UV-resistant, tear-resistant and fade-resistant, better protect your furniture from harsh environments such as strong sunshine, rain, snow, dust and more.  There are four click-close straps at the bottom which are specially designed to keep the cover secure on the furniture so that it will not be blown away by the wind.  Air Vents prevent wind lofting and mildew and are lined with mesh barriers.  It can be used as a handle for easy fitting and removal.  The outdoor furniture cover can be used to cover all kinds of outdoor furniture, chairs, benches, coffee table, rectangular furniture set etc.  Check your furniture dimensions for proper fit.  Easy to wash, just need hose the cover down with water and dry it up in the sun. This cover comes with an extra carrying bag for easy storage when not in use.

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