If you’re looking to leave your garden furniture outside all year round, you will need to ensure that your furniture is not only weatherproof but also rustproof. Many types of garden furniture can be waterproof and resistant to the elements; however, only certain types are rustproof.
Preventing rust is important because otherwise, overtime, it’ll leave a pool of orange rust water which can usually be found around the feet of chairs and legs of tables. And, whilst garden furniture can be replaced if it rusts, this orange pool will stain your decking or patio. Removing rust stains is virtually impossible and often requires replacing the whole area.
Depending on the material of your garden furniture, it can sometimes rust, which is why it’s important to make the right choice. Rusting was more common with older, more popular choices such as stainless steel and wrought iron, however, now there’s plenty of options which require little to no maintenance at all.
Synthetic rattan furniture is lightweight, easy to move and will withstand all weathers including rain, frost, and direct sunlight. To ensure you choose rattan garden furniture which is rustproof we advise always choosing furniture with aluminium frames.
Though 25% to 30% more expensive to manufacture than steel frames, aluminium frames will not rust and have much longer guarantees compared to steel furniture. Steel framed furniture will rust in around 1-2 years, and usually comes with a shorter, 1-year guarantee.
So, if you want your rattan furniture to last longer than one year without rusting it’s important to ensure you choose an aluminium frame, as aluminium framed rattan garden furniture could last between 5-10 years.
Removing rust stains is virtually impossible
and often requires replacing
the whole area.
Before cast aluminium became more popular, old-fashioned iron garden furniture was commonplace and usually chosen for its design and sense of tradition. Despite it being referred to as ‘indestructible,’ if the paintwork cracked, it would be liable to rust.
So, you’ll be pleased to hear that when compared to more old-fashioned garden furniture, cast aluminium does not corrode nor rust and is more lightweight. Cast aluminium furniture also evokes the timeless sense of tradition, with its intricately patterned designs and build quality.
It requires minimal maintenance and is easy to care for and can be cleaned with soapy water which will keep your furniture looking new for up to ten or so years!
When looking for garden furniture, people want outdoor furniture that is dependable, long-lasting, and most importantly, weatherproof. Aluminium furniture ticks those boxes, and because of this, the demand for aluminium furniture has grown.
Aluminium furniture doesn’t rust, nor corrode and our aluminium furniture is also finished with AkzoNobel powder-coating. This is an established and industry-leading technology which is recognised as the best in the world and fulfils the guarantee of the furniture being truly weatherproof and durable.
Based on the above suggestions, we’d recommend exploring our rattan and aluminium garden furniture collections, as these are the best choices for outdoor furniture, and you’ll get your value for money with their quality and long-term guarantees.