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Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture

2021-09-17

The mercury is starting to dip and the humidity is easing in many parts of the country with autumn’s arrival. It’s the perfect time to relax outdoors on a chaise lounger and soak up the beauty of Mother Nature as the leaves change color and the days shorten.

Even though winter is still only a hop, skip, and jump away, it’s still not too late to invest in patio furniture in Southern California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and other temperate areas. You can even add a natural gas patio heater to your purchase to flick on if the weather becomes too chilly and effectively extend your outdoor enjoyment time in a cocoon of charming warmth.

Choosing the Right Patio Furniture

With the fall weather genuinely outstanding, it’s time to think about purchasing outdoor furniture. However, there are several things to take into consideration before you decide on patio furniture to meet your needs.

Quality vs. Affordability in Commercial Outdoor Furniture

It’s easy to shop based on dollar signs, especially during fall. Many garden stores, online retailers, and big-box stores liquidate their summer commercial outdoor furniture at cut-rate prices to make room for their Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas stock.

You can score some deals as the season ends but try not to focus solely on cost alone. You don’t want to sacrifice quality for affordability.

Outdoor furniture must hold its own against nature’s worst weather, and inferior materials exposed to sun, rain, or snow will fail in a season or two. You don’t want to throw money away on junk so pay special attention to quality instead of the price tag.

Commercial Patio Furniture Materials

When shopping for quality outdoor items such as a patio table and chairs, pool lounge chairs, an outdoor loveseat, patio sectional, or commercial grade hospitality furniture, you will want to think about the materials each item is made of to determine its potential lifespan. You’ll commonly find furnishings made from steel, aluminum, and resin weave wicker.

Woods commonly used for outdoor dining sets and outdoor chairs include Ipe, teak, or cedar. Teak has a tight grain that makes it exceptionally resistant to water damage. Many teak wood furnishings can last decades a lifetime or more with care. You’ll just need to apply oil a few times per year or when necessary to keep the wood in good condition and rehydrate the oils dried from the sun to bolster its water resistance. However, with hardwoods such as teak, you’ll pay dearly because the price tag for such items is usually steep.

Try to pick furniture that will stand up to inclement weather and the sun’s harsh UV rays, which can rapidly fade upholstery and cheap resin wicker sets. Metal outdoor furniture is another option for durability, but there is never any guarantee of longevity with metal if it’s lightweight or poor quality.

Our quality aluminium metal furniture boasts a high quality powder coated finish, so it naturally resists rust and corrosion caused by rain or ocean salt spray. We also use a specialized UV coating that prevents color fading.

You’ll want to ensure that the materials used to construct table legs, chair legs, and other vital components are heavy-duty, treated against rust, and designed to take everyday wear and tear. Wicker dominates as a favorite, durable choice for patio furniture. It looks fabulous and can endure all kinds of weather extremes.

Wicker Patio Furniture

When examining outdoor furniture material choices one steadfast selection stands out: wicker. Strong and durable are just two of the reasons why shoppers are drawn to wicker. Most people also like the appearance of the woven strands which feel closer to nature than other choices.

Palomar Collection


At Patio Heaven, we understand the shopper’s love of wicker patio furniture and we encourage you to check out our Palomar Collection which is not only luxurious but comfortable. Each piece in the collection features modern curves combined with traditional wicker. The arms are high wrapped and the loose pillow backs let you relax in true comfort. Choose from outdoor sofas, ottomans, loveseats, and club chairs in the collection.

Venice Collection

If you have a smaller patio area, then check out our Venice Collection which boasts sleek space-saving wicker furniture choices that have angular lines with casual pillow back cushions.

Choose from a variety of outdoor chairs, loveseats, sectionals, club chairs, and cube side tables in grey or brown wicker in the collection.

Moorea Collection


If you are shopping for poolside wicker furniture creations, then we encourage you to check out our Moorea Collection which is a combination of sophistication and simplicity. Each piece has a broader weave brushed wicker to create a truly striking appearance.

The Moorea line combines faux teak accents for wood lovers and corded edge details. The arms are all wrapped around with high backs on each of the loveseats, sofas, and sectionals to not only provide added comfort but also privacy as you relax poolside. This collection is an outstanding choice for homes or for anyone shopping for modern commercial outdoor furniture.

Exotic Collection

If you want to take a walk on the wild side, then you’ll want to take a moment to look at our multi-function Exotic Collection. Choose from commercial barstools, chairs, tables, and bars which can double as buffets or simple casual dining areas. The Exotic collection even has wonderfully unique hanging chairs or daybeds where you can while away the hours with a good book while you enjoy your favorite outdoor space. All our items have a wicker charm.

Choosing Fabrics and Style for Outdoor Furniture

When weighing the different types of fabric used to create outdoor furniture, you’ll want to fit in the architectural style of your home and your design taste. Remember, your outdoor space is an extension of your home’s living area. Some people have a dramatic difference in style and quality from indoors to outdoors.

You might want to spice things up outdoors with bright, bold colors or make the space more subdued with warm hues. Cloverleaf, floral patterns and wide stripes are very popular for toss pillows and umbrellas.  Ultimately, you’ll want to create an inviting entertainment space.

Fabrics have come a long way in the last 20 years with many manufacturers such as Sunbrella or Outdura providing colorfast, UV resistant, and fade resistant materials. They remain soft to the touch and do not become brittle or fragile. The increased resistance to moisture and sun fading help ensure longevity.

Our optional DryFast foam filling used in cushions, such as Virgin exterior grade foam, do not readily soak up water and they dry quickly so you don’t have to worry about mildew or mold growth Our cushions feature zippers so you can remove the covers for machine washing or replacement. Please refer to manufacturers recommendations on cleaning.

Making smart choices when buying an outdoor lounge chair, a round double chaise lounge or outdoor patio sectional helps guarantee longevity and enjoyment seasons after season.

Upholstery Choices at Patio Heaven

At Patio Heaven, the cushions and pillows featured on our patio furniture are handmade at our in-house studio located in Gardena, California. The fabric used is Sunbrella or Outdura which can stand up to heavy use and withstand regular cleaning well. Both companies’ upholstery are especially engineered to meet the challenges of varying environments. You can choose from over 200 styles.

Our cushions are designed not only for durability but also comfort. You can choose from hundreds of colors and designs to match your outdoor decor and create the aesthetic charm you seek. You can even select the density of foam inside your cushion for your desired level of firmness. Order replacementings is as easy as a phone call, contact our team when needed whether you bought furniture with us or not.

When shopping for wicker or aluminum patio furniture or other outdoor furnishings, Contact Patio Heaven to learn more about our many diverse collections that are built to inspire and enhance your outdoor space for years of enjoyment.

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Andrew C
Andrew C
18 days ago

We’re interested in custom cushions to match our business’s branding. This looks perfect!