Resturant Dining Project
Home Blog

Introduction of the Four Major Materials in the Outdoor Furniture Industry

Introduction of the Four Major Materials in the Outdoor Furniture Industry

Jan 01, 2023

Whether you like it or not, summer is here.


And the premise of all garden parties, rooftop raves, and garden cookouts is to get your outdoor furniture ready.


But you may hesitate when you think of it, because when it comes to outdoor furniture, a lot of questions explode in your mind-what material to choose? How to maintain it? Will it rust? How long can it be used?


Don't worry, here are some of the favorite and most commonly used materials for outdoor furniture products, providing you with the most practical choices for your outdoor life.


Aluminum is by far the most popular material for outdoor furniture (most outdoor furniture is based on aluminum frames). What is the reason behind aluminum's allure?

It's simple, it's strong without being bulky, it's not expensive, and best of all - it doesn't rust. Therefore, aluminum furniture is very safe to use outdoors. If a layer of other colors are plated on its surface, the furniture can show various styles.

The aluminum chairs placed outdoors have a rustic industrial aesthetic reminiscent of old Parisian cafés.

Maintenance Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆

Just spray it with clean water or mild soapy water to wipe off the stain, be careful not to scrape off the paint and other covering surfaces to avoid oxidation.


Steel is lighter than wrought iron, but still heavier than aluminum. However, its firmness and stability, as well as its tolerance to extreme temperatures are incomparable. Powder coating keeps it from rusting.

It's a classic used as high-end furniture and bar seating, as well as vintage designs.

Maintenance Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆

Just wipe it off quickly with a damp cloth and let it dry.


Teak is a readily available wood and one of the most popular materials for wood patio furniture. Teak is weather-resistant, strong in structure and beautiful in grain.

Teak is self-sufficient in oil, which is unique compared to other woods. It's also a hard wood, so the top layer is hard to break or dent. Even if it is left to be ravaged by the weather, it can still be used for fifty years, and it will still retain a beautiful silvery white luster.

Maintenance Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

Scrub with mild soap and water with bleach and vinegar. Be sure to use a soft-bristled plastic brush, as wire brushes can damage the finish of the wood.


Wrought iron is revered for its chic look and strong resistance to wind. It is heavier than both aluminum and steel, and it is more vulnerable to harsh weather in its raw state. However, under modern craftsmanship, wrought iron furniture has been protected from moisture and rust under the protection of a special finish.

Maintenance Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

You can simply hose down your wrought iron furniture, scrub with a sponge and soapy water, vigorously rubbing away stains and debris in a circular motion, and finish by rinsing away the suds.

Need Help? leave a message

leave a message
If you are interested in our products and want to know more details,please leave a message here,we will reply you as soon as we can.