Heavy Duty Patio Furniture Materials

heavy duty patio furniture

When shopping for heavy duty patio furniture, there are various materials from which you can select; each type has their own advantages and disadvantages.

For a modern yet durable look, opt for synthetic resin wicker furniture. When purchasing HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) material only as PVC synthetics will unravel over time and crack over time.

Synthetic Resin

Synthetic resins are made through polymerization of simple oil-derived substances and have various uses across industries and applications. Their high strength and flexibility makes them suitable for various heavy duty uses while they’re environmentally-friendly with no toxic fumes or gasses being released into the environment. There are two categories of synthetic resins: thermoplastic and thermosetting – thermoplastic can be softened by applying heat while thermosetting resins harden into their shape once hardened.

Polyester, epoxy, phenolic and acrylic resins are some of the more widely-used synthetic resins. They have applications in construction, industrial materials and woodworking as well as painting, bonding and coating applications – providing an alternative source of renewable resources such as plant resins.

There are various kinds of synthetic resins, all classified according to how they respond when heated. They can be divided into thermoplastic and thermosetting resins depending on how they react when exposed to heat; thermoplastic resins are easily moldable once hardened while most thermosetting synthetic resins require curing at high temperatures and pressure in order to be truly strong, durable materials with long-term viability. The main thermosetting resins include polyethylene and PVC.

Artificial resins can be mixed with various decorative and functional materials to both increase their aesthetics and performance. One popular use for synthetic resin is in creating faux stone floors; commercial buildings tend to make use of this trend, though homeowners might consider installing faux stone flooring at home too. To achieve optimal results it is advised that professional floor layer be hired for installation of this product.

Woven rattan furniture is another versatile form of synthetic resin furniture, featuring traditional rattan made of pliable fibers which can be woven into baskets, chairs and other furnishings; however, with repeated exposure to sun and rain natural rattan will break down over time; resin wicker provides an extremely durable synthetic alternative that is water and sun proof with many colors available to meet any style preference.


Cedar wood material is an increasingly popular choice for outdoor patio furniture pieces, particularly lightweight outdoor pieces that withstand moderate climates. Native to North America and Canada, cedar can be found growing as trees that thrive under moderate weather conditions and are widely utilized for building lightweight furniture with moderate climate resistance. Cedar is naturally resistant to rot, moisture and insects when well cared for – lasting decades even with no special treatment if maintained well enough! It features light to reddish brown hues which can be stained or painted any color desired for custom outdoor furniture designs!

Acacia wood is another popular material choice for heavy duty patio furniture, coming from trees indigenous to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions. Acacia is a dense yet sturdy wood that resists rot, fungi, moisture and insects – perfect for designing outdoor sectionals, lounge chairs and sofas! However, be wary when exposed to extreme heat or humidity; be mindful when placing this furniture near fireplaces and other sources of excessive heat such as electric fireplaces.

Teak wood is an exquisite hardwood that’s harvested in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions in Asia. Distinguished by its warm honey brown hue and tight grain pattern, teak can make beautiful furniture pieces to complement sleek contemporary design. Teak’s exceptional durability will stand the test of time in any climate when treated correctly and properly maintained; naturally resistant to moisture damage from humidity, insects or rot; rubber/oil content helps repel water; can be sanded back down and restored back to its golden hue if it becomes weathered over time; rubber/oil content helps repel water away. Finally sanded down to restore it back its golden hue over time if its original golden hue becomes weathered over time.

If you need durable restaurant patio chairs, look no further than this black commercial grade outdoor restaurant chair. Constructed with a commercial grade black powder-coated metal frame and weather resistant faux teaks, this patio chair can withstand both harsh outdoor elements as well as daily wear-and-tear of use in busy establishments. Plus, its stackable design easily accommodates more patrons in outdoor seating areas.


Aluminum furniture adds a sophisticated, modern vibe to outdoor spaces, while remaining incredibly lightweight for easy repositioning and moving around. Plus, unlike steel furniture, it does not rust or disintegrate from exposure to elements and thus makes an excellent choice in most climates.

Aluminium does not withstand high winds as well as some other metal types, including iron and steel, making it vulnerable in environments with higher wind rates. If your business is located in such an environment, aluminum furniture could easily blow away or damage property if left exposed to high wind rates. Luckily, you can mitigate this issue by purchasing special hardware to secure aluminum patio chairs and tables securely or using heavy-duty fabric chair covers.

aluminum may not rust, but prolonged exposure to UV radiation can still damage its finish over time. To extend its longevity and protect its beauty from further fading, we advise investing in commercial-grade outdoor furniture featuring weather-resistant powder coating for maximum longevity.

Consider an outdoor cafe table designed with an aluminum frame and faux teak slats, featuring plastic floor glides to protect floors from scratching. Perfect for commercial use!

Cast aluminum creates an eye-catching aesthetic in outdoor spaces. Available in multiple finishes and styles to fit the color palette of any backyard space. These furniture pieces are slightly heavier than their aluminum counterparts, providing extra resilience against windy or changing weather conditions. Cast aluminum allows for more intricate frame designs, which is especially beneficial to customers looking for classic or contemporary furniture pieces. To maintain the look of cast aluminum furniture, we advise regular hosing down with water and mild soap solution. Scuff marks may require minor touch up. When your aluminum furniture begins showing signs of age or wear, Hauser’s Patio recommends having it repaired by replacing broken parts or performing spot welds for a fresh new appearance with powder coating services like spot welds.


Metal heavy duty patio furniture is a long-term choice for outdoor spaces when selected and maintained with care. Wrought iron and aluminum both provide durability that can stand up to frequent use; however, each material requires careful consideration when considering cost vs maintenance implications – one major factor being cost versus upkeep requirements of various metals used for their manufacture.

Wrought iron patio furniture offers classic appeal and is extremely resilient; however, over time when exposed to moisture it may rust and pit over time. As such, repainted anti-corrosion paint should be applied regularly on this furniture for optimal use in high moisture environments. Aluminum and steel patio furniture offer better durability with built-in corrosion resistance features, making them better choices.

Consider how the metal reacts to temperature changes when selecting metal materials for your furniture. Steel responds by becoming hot or cold to touch depending on its environment, while aluminum usually remains relatively cool to touch – this can impact how comfortable customers are sitting in chairs or tables.

Stainless steel makes an excellent material choice for heavy duty patio furniture due to its non-corrosive properties and ability to withstand high heat levels, making it suitable for restaurants, bars and lounges alike. Like other metallic materials, however, stainless steel requires regular wiping with mild cleaner or wax for optimal appearance.

stainless steel’s ease of welding also makes it a popular choice for commercial applications where custom furniture is required. Furthermore, its resistance to denting and scratching make it more resilient than aluminum or wrought iron; with proper care it will remain an eye-catching part of any outdoor aesthetic for many years to come!