5 Common Questions About Patio Furniture

5 Common Questions About Patio Furniture

5th Jan 2023

When it comes to outdoor furniture there is a lot to choose from. With so many different types, materials, and styles available on the market today, it's no wonder that people have questions about which piece will fit their life. From durability standards, comfort, the right aesthetics and more, it can be hard to find the piece that best fits your life. Be it on the patio, balcony, garden, or other outdoor spaces homeowners and renters use outdoor furniture to make the most of their time outdoors. So, to make your time entertaining guests, relaxing in the sun, or simply enjoying the fresh air a little bit easier let us make it simple by highlighting five of the most common questions about patio furniture:

What is the most durable outdoor patio furniture? 

When it comes to durability, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The type of patio furniture you choose should be based on several factors including its durability, resistance to the weather, level of comfort, and personal style. For example, if you live in an area that often experiences inclement weather conditions, such as high winds or heavy rain, you'll need to choose furniture that is guaranteed to hold up no matter if it’s the perfect sunny day or a bad storm. That’s why at Tortuga Outdoor we pride ourselves with only offering furniture that both looks great and will withstand nearly any weather condition. 

From resisting water, UV, mildew, cracks, splits, rust and more we have specifically designed each piece to be as durable as possible without sacrificing comfort or style. Whether you go with our specialty wicker furniture or our trendy aluminum collection you can be confidant knowing that no matter what piece you pick it will stay looking brand new even after years of use. Wicker furniture is a popular choice for outdoor furniture because it is light and very durable. The all-weather wicker furniture can withstand sun, rain, and wind without fading or cracking. 

They can be exposed to UV rays for years without experiencing any degradation. Due to the hybrid composition and new manufacturing processes, wicker patio furniture come in different unique styles, designs, and colors. They are easy to clean and maintain, which is an excellent reason to use them in outdoor furniture. Most wicker patio furniture is constructed over aluminum or powder-coated steel frames, making them sturdy, durable, and rust-resistant.

At Tortuga Outdoor, we have uniquely designed wicker furniture that will turn your outdoor space into a homely and inviting area. All our wicker furniture is made with high-quality materials and construction methods, so you can be confident that your furniture will last for years. For instance, the Tortuga Outdoor Rio Vista 7pc Fire Table Sofa Set is made of a powder-coated steel frame and all-weather resin wicker that's eco-friendly and resistant to some of the harshest weather conditions. The set includes a loveseat, two wicker ottomans, two wicker club chairs, and a side coffee table. It also features a 50,000 BTU fire table that provides warmth and ambiance to any outdoor space.

What is the first thing you should consider when selecting patio furniture?

Your outdoor space should be an extension of your beautiful indoor space. It should represent your style, elegance, and character. Therefore, much thought and consideration should go into selecting patio furniture. Here are a few factors to keep in mind when choosing furniture for your patio: 

The Size of Your Outdoor Space: You need to measure the area where you plan to put the furniture to know what size and how many pieces will fit comfortably. It's also important to leave enough space around the furniture so people can move around easily. Comfort: Patio furniture should be comfortable enough to enjoy for long periods of time. Consider the materials the furniture is made of, and make sure the cushions are soft and plush. You may also want to look for furniture with built-in features like ottomans with footrests. 

Maintenance: Some patio furniture requires more maintenance than others. If you don't want to spend a lot of time cleaning and caring for your furniture, look for pieces made of materials that are easy to clean and maintain. Resin wicker, for instance, is easy to care for and maintain making it a popular choice for patio furniture. Others such as powder-coated aluminum, powder-coated steel, and teak wood furniture are also great low-maintenance options.

Your Style: There are endless style options for patio furniture. You can choose from traditional, contemporary, or chic and modern styles. Consider the overall style of your home and outdoor space when selecting patio furniture. For a cohesive look, choose pieces that complement the existing style. The Climate: The climate in your area will play a big role in what type of patio furniture you should buy. If you live in an area with harsh weather conditions, you'll want to choose furniture that's made of materials that can withstand the elements. If you live in a more temperate climate, you have more options for choosing materials and styles.

How long does patio furniture last?

One of the most common questions our Tortuga Outdoor experts get asked about patio furniture is how long it will last. This depends on a few factors including the type of furniture, the material it's made of, how well it's cared for, and the climate conditions in your area.

With proper care and maintenance patio furniture will last for many years. Since we only use premium materials such as grade “A” teak wood, powder coated aluminum, and hearty all-weather wicker you won’t have to worry about your furniture degrading over time like furniture made from cheaper materials. Not only that, but all our pillows and cushions are made with high-quality fabrics that are fade, mildew, and water-resistant. 

While we can stand behind the quality of our products, it's important to note that the lifespan will also depend on how you use and care for your furniture. We usually recommend that you cover or store your furniture when not in use to help prolong its life. Cleaning them with salty water or strong chemicals can also damage the furniture, so it's important to be gentle when cleaning and using the proper cleaners designed for outdoor furniture.

How much should you spend on outdoor furniture? 

At Tortuga Outdoor we offer beautiful pieces for everyone regardless of your budget. From smaller additions like and extra club chair or side table to round out your already perfect set, or entire seating sets to create the ultimate outdoor oasis, you are guaranteed to find a piece that’s right for you. 

For example, the Melbourne Deep Seating 10pc Outdoor Wicker Sectional and Dining Set is one of our most popular and luxurious options that's perfect for hosting large gatherings. It comes with two corner chairs, three armless center chairs (which can combine to make a magnificent sofa), a middle glass top table, a glass top dining table, one corner table, and two footstools that complement the set. It easily transforms once empty spaces into stylish, functional areas that you’ll want to spend all your time in. This set is available in Pecan and Driftwood and is highly customizable. You can mix and match the pieces to create different looks and configurations. Not only that, the large selection of Sunbrella fabrics and finishes allows you to create a look that's unique to your style.

For anyone who wants to update their space in a more targeted way, the Lakeview 4pc Conversation Set is a great option that comes with two deep seating chairs, a loveseat, and a coffee table. It's perfect for small outdoor spaces and can be easily rearranged to fit your needs. Plus, the more modern style perfectly complements existing furniture and goes a long way in giving you that coveted contemporary feel.

What is the warranty on patio furniture? 

Different companies offer different warranty periods for their furniture. At Tortuga Outdoor, we offer a limited warranty on all our products. 

This means that if any of our products show defects in craftsmanship or materials within the warranty period, we will repair or replace the item at no cost to you. We also have a 1-year limited warranty on our Sunbrella cushions. This covers any manufacturing defects in the fabric, such as fading, staining, or mildewing. Seam separation, fabric slippage, flaws, and dye variations are only warranted at the delivery time. Our satisfaction guarantee allows you to return any item within 30 days of receipt if you're not happy with it. 

We will give a no-hassle refund of the purchase price or offer a replacement, whichever you prefer. However, we reserve the right to give a partial refund for incomplete returns. It's important to note that our warranties do not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, accidents, misuse, neglect, or anything else that's not a result of a manufacturing defect.

Change the look and ambiance of your outdoor space today! 

If you want to create an inviting and relaxing outdoor space, then investing in high-quality patio furniture is a must. From cozy single pieces like a wicker rocking chair, to spacious seating sets like the Sea Pines Seating Set that’s perfect for large family get-togethers, the right outdoor furniture can redefine your outdoor living. While it may be confusing at first, with a bit of research you'll be able to find the perfect pieces that fit both your needs and budget. Do you have any questions about patio furniture that we didn't cover? Check out our FAQ section or contact us today, and one of our Tortuga Outdoor experts will be happy to help!