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Outdoor Furniture

If you want outdoor cafe furniture or outdoor lounge furniture that really works for you, make sure you choose the right colours and use the right materials...and remember that it may have to be stored inside during the winter.

Why colours can matter

Sometimes practicality is more important than design - black furniture can get too hot,  white table tops can cause an almost unbearable glare..and can can attract dust, (particularly plastic seats).. Happily, usually you have plenty of choice; often we can provide furniture to your chosen RAL colour.

Why materials do matter

Plastic is popular, but dark colours can fade; light colours can stain.

Stainless steel is great – choose better quality steel, particularly beside the sea; or choose galvanised for a more industrial finish.

Cast iron bases are stable and long-lasting -  but most are pedestal bases, so you can't also have a central parasol hole.

Cast aluminium chairs are becoming more affordable and look great.

Stone tops are specified often for their weight, so they do not get blown away, but they are brittle and can scratch.

Hardwood is one of our favourite outdoor materials, as it ages beautifully. But all wood will need regular maintenance

Great waterproof fabrics are available and highly recommended.

Read our detailed guide to outdoor furniture

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