Choosing the best material for outdoor Garden Lounge Set is a matter of research and education. You have to know how materials compare in terms of price, durability, and of course looks. Outdoor furniture is made from different materials, each one having its own pros and cons.
Metal is typically the strongest and most durable material for outdoor garden furniture. Because of its strength, metallic frames can be thinner and shaped into more complex designs than other options, giving manufacturers greater style flexibility. Metal is also a great choice when used in combination with other materials that have their own functional and aesthetic benefits. Various production techniques can create metal chairs and tables that don’t require bolts, screws or other fasteners that make other types of furniture more susceptible to break down. However, metal has its drawbacks as well. It heats up in the sun, making it uncomfortable to touch. Certain metals are very heavy and hard to move, while all metals are vulnerable to rust and corrosion to some degree. But each type metal has its own unique set of characteristics.
Lightweight yet sturdy enough to stand up against high winds, aluminum is one of the best, most common outdoor furniture materials. Aluminum is highly durable and rust-resistant, so it's great for use around salt water, which can easily corrode and oxidize other metals. It comes at affordable prices and requires little maintenance. Aluminum outdoor furniture is often finished with a protective paint or powder coating, but it can also be covered with wicker or sling for a softer look and feel.
Steel is the strongest material, but it is also heavy and the more expensive of the metals. Due to its weight, steel furniture is not as easy to move around, but will be more stationary against the wind. Galvanized or stainless steel are the best options for outdoor furniture, as regular steel rusts and corrodes very easily when exposed to outside elements.
Galvanizing introduces a zinc coating to the sheets of steel to protect the metal from corrosion and help it withstand water exposure (as long as it is not salt water). Stainless steel, however, adds chromium to molten steel, which is resistant to rust and can be exposed to even salt water. This makes stainless steel perfect for marine environments. Do note that steel outdoor furniture, galvanized or stainless alike, will corrode with exposure to chlorine. So make sure any poolside steel furniture has a nice, strong powder coat finish to protect it further.