Feature   Advantage   Benefits 

Frames 

Metal

Aluminum 

  • Lightweight 

  • Corrosion/Rust Resistance 

  • Low maintenance 

Wrought Iron 

  • Durable 

  • Heavy 

  • Rusts Easily 

Stainless Steel 

  • Extremely Strong 

  • Rust Resistant(Can show surface oxidation if by the coast)

  • Very easy to clean

Wood

Teak 

  • Very Stong (Will not warp or become brittle) 

  • High natural oil content (Highly resistant to rot and decay)

  • Low maintenance 

  • Long Life Expectancy 

Eucalyptus 

  • Extremely Dense 

  • Resistant to moisture

  • Requires annual oiling/sealing product 

  • Susceptible to marine 

Cushions

Upholstery Fabric Types

Sunbrella Fabric

  • Designer fabric developed in the 1960s

  • High performance engineering 

  • Resistant to water and fading

  • Highly breathable fabric means easy maintenance and supreme feel and aesthetic

Cotton Canvas Fabric

  • Heavy duty fabric that is plain woven

  • Dyes easily which means cotton canvas is available in a variety of colors and prints

Olefin Fiber Fabric

  • Known as polypropylene, this synthetic fiber has plastic-qualities ideal for outdoor use

  • Exceptionallt durable against fading, mold, and mildew 

  • Ideal choice useed for cushion inserts

Type of Foam

Open Cell Foam

  • Best for areas exposed to moisture, open pores in reticulated foam allows maximum water and air flow for quick-drying properties

  • Easy to maintain and extremely comfortable

  • Dry Fast is a type of high-quality open cell foam formulated with an antimicrobial agent that prevents mold and mildew

Closed Cell Foam

  • High-density foam known as flotation foam

  • No water absorption, 3x firmer than polyurethane foam, buoyant

  • Used for flotation applications, ideal for commercial boat seating

Polyurethane Foam

  • Usually treated with biocide treatment for proectection against mildew

  • Most common type of foam used in cushions

  • Displays medium density ideal for seating 

Cushions

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