Maintenance Free Poly Furniture Offers Many Benefitsby Millers Furniture on 2018-06-08 12:49:54
Summer’s almost here, and even though you may still have to tend to your daily responsibilities, something about this season just makes everything feel more laid back. The days are longer, which means it’s easier to steal a few minutes outside before or after work. What’s not to love about moving your family meals to your patio or deck, or telling stories around a backyard campfire with friends or family from the comfort of a few Adirondack chairs? Or how about reading books to your kids on a relaxing porch swing (or hiding from the family so you can enjoy your own quiet reading on the swing)?
With some good outdoor furniture, it’s easier to take a break and spend that much-needed time outside, enjoying the nice weather while it lasts. And with poly furniture, you can relax even more knowing that it’s not only attractive and stylish, but it will last a lifetime with very little maintenance. Here are some of the reasons poly furniture makes an outstanding choice for your outdoor living spaces:
- It stands up beautifully to the elements. Unlike outdoor furniture made from wood, metal, or the typical lightweight plastic, poly furniture can take whatever mother nature throws at it—year after year—without showing signs of wear. Torrential rain, blistering hot sun, pelting hail, or even a heavy blanket of snow are no match for poly furniture. Weight-wise, poly furniture is much more substantial than regular plastic furniture or even some lightweight metal, which means you won’t have to worry about stacking up your chairs to keep them from sailing across your yard on a windy day. Poly furniture is also great around pools, since it doesn’t absorb moisture like wood or rust like metal.
- Low maintenance. Not only can poly furniture stand up to the elements, it is a breeze to keep clean and requires very little maintenance. It doesn’t need to be painted, stained, or sealed like wood furniture does, and it doesn’t rust like metal. All you’ll need to do to keep it looking its best is occasionally wipe it down with a damp rag to remove any accumulated dirt or debris. Mild soap and water can be used for more extensive seasonal cleaning.
- Environmentally friendly. When you purchase poly furniture, not only are you improving your own outdoor living space, you’re contributing to a healthier environment by keeping plastic out of landfills. Poly furniture is made from 95% post-consumer plastic—specifically milk jugs—that are ground, washed, and then melted to produce purified plastic pellets, which are then formed into durable plastic lumber products. And since poly furniture will last a lifetime, it won’t pile up in landfills like shorter-lived options made from metal, wood, or typical plastic.
- A multitude of color options. From bold colors that make a statement in your outdoor space to soft, muted colors that blend in with the natural surroundings, it’s easy to meet your style preferences or complement your home’s exterior when it comes to poly furniture. Can’t decide on just one color? Two-tone options are also available, which can be the perfect way to add contrast or create a unique look.
- Resists fading. The colors you do choose for your poly furniture will stay vibrant and true to their original color for years to come. Wood furniture, on the other hand, needs to be repainted or refinished occasionally, and regular plastic furniture quickly fades in direct sunlight. Even metal furniture can begin to fade after a few years in the sun.
- Doesn’t rust, warp, crack, or splinter. Metal furniture rusts. Typical plastic furniture warps and cracks. Wood furniture warps if not properly cared for, and can cause painful splinters. But poly furniture? It just sits there and looks amazing…year after year!
If you’re looking to create a relaxing and inviting outdoor living space, poly furniture is a perfect, low-maintenance option. From dining tables and chairs to swings and gliders, we’ve got options available in many different colors, sizes, and styles.