Patio and deck furniture is often not carefully thought out. The color and the placing are chosen, but the rest of the look is left to define itself. For many, this is a decent way to go about it but those that are serious about their deck or patio will put some more effort into the decoration.
Moreover, chairs made using wood are durable compared to other types of outdoor furniture. They are also easy to maintain and have a natural beauty that compliments the outdoor environment. This natural quality of wood allows it to be used with other materials such as plastic and wicker. The flexibility of wood is also an advantage as it can be bleached or painted depending on what you want to achieve. You can also decide to have customized outdoor chairs, which will enable you have a bigger say in how you want your outdoor area to be like.
Outdoor chair covers can come in a variety of materials with water proof being the most popular. They are used to cover chairs as a way of protecting them from the elements. They are used most predominantly in storage situations when the chairs are going to be not in use for a specific period of time.
There are even chairs that you can take to summer events such as baseball games, car racing, picnics, and family reunions or anyplace where outdoor seating is needed. Two main types of chairs for outdoor use include the type that can be folded in half to lay flat and that which collapses and are placed inside a bag fit for these purposes.
Cotton duck canvas is a fabric that dates back to the 13th century. Two yarns are tightly woven together to form the plain weave. The fabric is very durable and will stand up to excessive wear. Cotton is an inexpensive fabric that dyes easily. Although cotton duck canvas is naturally non porous, the fabric will retain water in the small pockets of space in the weave and grow heavier. Over time water may find its way into the stuffing of the cushion causing mold or mildew problems. It is recommended that a water proof treatment be done once a year. Due to the fact that this fabric is colored after the original manufacture process, do not use Bleach in the cleaning process. It is also recommended that cotton canvas is not used on outdoor pool furniture. The cotton canvas material is relatively cheap and comes in a wide assortment of colors and styles. It is very easy to add a personal touch, and paint your own cushions or even have a custom print made.
Outdoor chair cushions maybe found in hundreds of colors and patterns, and most of the materials above, offer cushions from smooth through rough textures and from matte to shiny finishes. Flowers, stripes or solid designs are very common. A new accessory can upscale any room, including your backyard living space. If enlarging an indoor room by extending it into the outdoor living space it is important to have a flow of color.
Obviously with a large garden the scope for outdoor chairs is bigger, and the heavier teak finishes are well suited for this type of setting. Wooden garden chairs are not likely to end up in your neighbor’s garden on very windy days. Should you choose the lighter materials such as plastic or aluminium these can easily be stored during the not so warm months and it makes them easier to move around in the garden should you find yourself in a sun trap. When purchasing outdoor chairs it’s a good idea to make sure that they are durable and weather resistant if you intend to leave them out the whole year round.
Wood are commonly chosen because it offers a distinct advantage and durability over some other types of furniture for outdoor use. Wood is extremely durable and it’s easy to maintain. Due to its all-natural beauty, wood can easily be combined with other materials such as wicker and metal. It’s all natural look is the character that makes it very versatile. You can do a lot with wood like bleach them, paint them, maintain their natural color or carve - the possibilities are endless.
The most popular models simply slip over the chairs and have elastic around the bottom of the cover that tightens around the bottom of the chair. These models are favored because they require little effort in covering the chair. There are some models that are a bit more complex.
The more complex models may have strap closures that have to be buckled or zipper closures that have to be zipped or unzipped. Some have corded closures. Of course the more secure the closure the less likely the elements will get in.
Polyvinyl Chloride better known as vinyl or PVC is basically a plastic material. Typically this is the least expensive fabric; however the ease of use and multi pattern options makes this also a very popular fabric for outdoor chair cushions. The plastics included in this fabric is very flexible and easy to mold and conform to various outdoor chair shapes. It is common for manufactures to add plastic for a slip cover effect. This product does not stand up to heat very well and can get hot to the touch. It also has the potential to fade. Studies are inconclusive, however there has been inquires as to the environmental health concerns with the manufacture of this material.