How to Take Care of Your Outdoor Furniture

How to Take Care of Your Outdoor Furniture

Learn all about how to care for outdoor furniture, from weatherproof to style.

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, warmer days and more sunlight are something to look forward to. And when you have a deck or patio, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to furniture like outdoor sofas or outdoor tables. It can be challenging to find outdoor furniture that’s stylish, durable, and within your budget.

While you can’t control the weather, you can get the perfect outdoor furniture that can weather any weather. Keep reading for everything you need to know about outdoor furniture and how to make it last a lifetime, from how to care for your new pieces to what kind of weather they can withstand.

Which is better, wicker or metal patio furniture?

There are pros and cons to all different materials of furniture, from wicker or metal to plastic or wood. Wicker is best for indoor use since it tends to deteriorate with excessive moisture and sunlight, so we suggest metal furniture.

Sturdy and durable, metal furniture will last for a long time. And when made from lightweight materials, such as our Pablo outdoor table, rearranging furniture is easy to do.

Can you leave outdoor furniture outside?

Although we mostly use our backyard furniture through the spring and summer months, it stays outside all year round. We would all expect outdoor furniture to be fine when left outside all year round, but the truth is many materials used for outdoor furniture are not fully durable throughout rainy, windy or even snowy weather.

Aluminium furniture requires very little maintenance and stays cool in the sun making it ideal for summer use. To keep your furniture looking as pristine as the day you got it, use an outdoor cover, like the waterproof covers included with our outdoor furniture.

What patio furniture will not rust?

While spring and summer typically mean sunnier days, you should also be prepared for the occasional rainstorm. Fortunately aluminum furniture is corrosion resistant, meaning Zinus' Savannah armchair, loveseat and sofa won’t rust. And just in case, use the included outdoor covers to keep your furniture extra dry in the event of a spring shower.

Should you leave patio cushions outside?

Unless you want to sit on hard wood or metal furniture, you’ll want to look for furniture with comfortable cushions. But outdoor furniture obviously experiences a much different environment than your living room sofa. So are patio cushions safe to leave outside?

If they’re waterproof, then yes. A highly durable cushion doesn’t necessarily mean it will be completely impervious to sun, wind and rain. Our outdoor collections are built to be protected from the elements, thanks to the rust-proof aluminum, weather-resistant finished hardwood and weather-proof cushion covers that repel dirt and moisture. We’ve also included a waterproof cover with tie-down push clips and air vents to help prevent moisture buildup for extra protection.

Do outdoor sofas and chairs have memory foam?

While plush memory foam can often be found in your most comfortable mattress and stylish sofa, it’s still not always common to be in outdoor seating. But when you’re spending hours outside, you definitely want some additional comfort and cushioning. And as you might expect from the company that makes some of the Internet’s favorite memory foam mattresses, you can now bring the comfort of your living room sofa right to your backyard with our Pablo loveseat, Savannah sofa, and the rest of our outdoor seating.

So get ready to spend more time relaxing in your backyard knowing you have your perfect patio furniture ready for anything!