Why Spending More On Outdoor Furniture Now Is Better In The Long Run

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Why Spending More On Outdoor Furniture Now Is Better In The Long Run

26 October 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Outdoor furniture is an essential accessory for every home in Australia because of how popular socialising outdoors is during spring and summer. There is nothing better than enjoying the warm and breezy afternoon days out on your back deck with your friends and family during this more relaxed period. To do that, you need the proper type of furniture that will support you while also being able to last more than a couple of years. Here are a few reasons why spending a bit more on outdoor furniture will get you a lot more value in the long run.

Better Fabric And Cushioning

If the outdoor furniture that you get has fabric involved in any way, then the cheap variations will have material that will not be as waterproof or dustproof as the more expensive variants. Cheaper outdoor furniture will have pillows that feel starchy and then start to show visible cracking after just a couple of months, if not sooner. There is just no substitute for quality when it comes to fabric used outdoors, and if you want something decent that will look good and remain comfortable, you need to be willing to spend a little bit more money.

Stronger Support

Cheaper outdoor furniture generally has quite a low weight limit, sometimes capped at just 100 kilograms or sometimes up to 110 kilograms. This is also when the chair is in its best possible condition when you first buy it, so after a few summers of wear and tear, these cheaper chairs can start to lose some of their structural stability. The last thing you want is to embarrass someone and have the chair break underneath them as this will make them and you feel quite awkward in front of the rest of the group. More expensive outdoor furniture has far better structural support that will be able to hold anyone who wants to sit on it.

Better Quality Finishing

Outdoor furniture survives so long in the tough conditions outside because it has been finished to a high level with a multitude of different chemicals and sealants. These keep the material, whether it be wood, metal or vinyl, safe from everything from termites to moisture. More expensive outdoor furniture lasts longer because not only are better materials used, but the finishing is of a higher level and therefore lasts longer. You also have a lot more polished edges and smooth surfaces with no scratchy wood or bumpy metal frames. 

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