Most Durable Outdoor Furniture Materials That You Can Choose

Most Durable Outdoor Furniture Materials That You Can Choose

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When you set up your outdoor garden, the thought is that it is going to look so gracious till long. However, soon, the weather elements start playing truant. Rain, wind, and direct sun spoil the game, and pretty soon, your outdoor furniture has lost all its shine. 

This does not stop some homeowners from placing furniture in the garden. The wise thing they do is to choose furniture material that can withstand all these problems.

Here we will tell you the most durable outdoor furniture materials that you can choose from.


A subset of wood Teak remains a durable material choice for furniture. Teak not only has the ability to withstand harsh weather, but it also exudes a warm appearance to it. Since Teak has high oil and natural resin content, it can even stay safe from insect attacks. 

These oils also protect the teak from dry rot, and thus, even after a few years, teak furniture looks the same. You can visit and get some brilliant outdoor furniture products from there. 

Synthetic resin and plastics

Synthetic resin has low maintenance, lightweight, and durable all-weather properties making it an excellent choice for outdoor furniture. The traditional synthetic resin furniture is made in a wicker style to get the classic outdoor look. 

Some common materials used to make synthetic resin furniture are nylon, polyethylene, and PVC. Some of the molded pieces, in this case, can allow color-changing LEDs granting an aura to your evenings.


Earlier wrought iron was a popular choice for furniture. But in the outdoors, wrought iron is prone to rust. Therefore the most common metals for outdoor furniture are aluminum and steel. Aluminum is quite versatile and lightweight. 

In outdoor furniture made of Aluminium makes for a great option. However, you cannot use them if you are located at a place where winds blow very strongly. 


Steel is expensive but very strong. Because of its weight, you cannot move steel around quickly. For outdoors, Galvanized steel and stainless steel are the best choices. However, you must remember that steel corrodes when it is exposed to chlorine. 

So if you are using it next to a swimming pool, do get an extra powder coat finish to the sofa.

Fabric furniture

Upholstered furniture is your high-ranking material when it comes to choosing comfort. It gives a lounging experience similar to the one you have at your home. 

Outdoor fabrics need to be water-resistant. Some common examples of the same are acrylic, vinyl, and polyester. However, the material filled inside the cushions needs to be selected carefully. 

Quick-dry foam and other materials improve water evaporation and reduce the chances of mold and mildew.

You have decided on your outdoor setup. Now is the time to pick the best outdoor furniture material for your home. Choose from the above ideas to not get stuck with something that looks worn out in a few months.

In areas where the weather is likely to be very unpredictable, it is wise to think twice before setting up furniture outside.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).