Tips to Protect Your Garden Furniture from Weather and Wind.

When considering to invest in garden furniture to complete your outdoor living space, be sure to choose wisely. Look for furniture that you find visually appealing and that inspires you to spend more time outside. Next, make sure that it’s built to stand the test of time so that you can thoroughly enjoy it for years to come. 

As garden furniture has to endure the harshest of elements such as year-round weather and wind, its quality is of utmost importance.

That’s why each furniture piece made by Royal Botania is incredibly durable, made of the highest quality materials. These materials ensure that our garden furniture stays protected against wind and weather for many years.

What are the strongest materials for a garden set?

Quality garden furniture is constructed from various components. For example, a lounge or a chair consists of a frame, the covering and the cushions. A table, on the other hand, consists of a frame and a table top.

Each component of a garden furniture piece has its favourite materials, ranging from teak to aluminium. Read on to discover the highest quality, resilient materials that will give you decades of enjoyment from your garden furniture.

The best frame materials for your outdoor furniture 

Choose the most resilient materials for the frame of your outdoor furniture. Some features we highly value for this purpose are: 

Made of stainless material

Can withstand both high and low temperatures 

Fully resistant to water, wind and salt  

When taking these features into account, you end up with three strong materials: stainless steel, coated aluminium and teak.

These materials may be slightly more expensive than other wood & metal types or plastic alternatives, but you can count on them for a longer period of time. In fact, at Royal Botania we regularly encounter customers who bought one of our garden sets (made of these materials) 25 years ago. They don’t return to us for a new set but simply to get different cushions so they can enjoy it for another 30 years! 

At Royal Botania we almost exclusively use stainless steel, coated aluminium or teak for the frames of our garden furniture.

In addition, Royal Botania is committed to circular wood construction. The teak wood we use in production is 100% legally harvested and traceable. To further minimize our impact, Royal Botania planted 250,000 teak trees in 2010. In this way, we give back more to the planet than we can ever use.

The finest materials for the covering of your outdoor furniture 

The perfect combination between comfort and resilience has to be Batyline. This woven fabric offers immeasurable comfort while effectively arming your furniture to protect against any type of weather. Batyline is a light, fast-drying and elastic fabric that’s impenetrable to moisture.    

While Batyline may indeed be a very comfortable material, for that ultimate lounge feeling you’ll want to opt for cushions where you can cozily sink into. Choose our special open-cell structure. With outdoor cushions designed using an open-cell structure, water runs easily through the fabric without adhering to it. And all this without sacrificing comfort!   

What measures do you take to protect garden furniture from inclement weather? 

Although our garden sets can superbly stand up to inclement weather, you can also opt to put your garden set inside, or under a covered patio during the winter months. As this reduces your set’s exposure to inclement weather and dirt, you’ll have less cleaning to do after a long winter. You can also make use of it indoors as well, since our modern garden sets are designed to provide luxurious comfort anywhere they’re placed. 

Don’t have the space to place your garden furniture inside? No worries! We have elegant, custom-made protective covers designed to keep your furniture in pristine condition during the winter months. 

The right maintenance products for your outdoor furniture 

While strong materials do not diminish in strength and quality, weather conditions can affect their color. For example, a white garden set won’t look as bright after a brisk winter. Especially if left in a damp space.

Fortunately, there are plenty of maintenance products that will quickly and easily return your set to its top condition.

One such product is the Teak Maintenance set from Royal Botania. It counters rain and UV radiation damage which gives teak furniture that silver sheen. It protects your teak garden furniture against such aging and restores them to their original state.

Stainless steel can also show some signs of wear due to weather conditions. A dirty layer, or even some moss, may form. No need to fret…with the Stainless Steel Cleaner you can return your set to its prime state.    

Finally, while the Batyline covering may be perfectly resistant to all weather conditions, due to its woven structure, some dirt can make its way in over time. To get rid of it, simply use the Batyline Fibre Cleaner.

A garden set resistant to weather and wind: a worthy investment 

A quality garden set that’s armed against the forces of mother nature is certainly a larger investment. There’s no way to get around this. But in the long run, it can certainly save you money. Think about it…if you buy a cheaper garden set, it will quickly deteriorate due to weather conditions, forcing you to replace it many times over. While a durable set made of quality materials can provide you with decades of exclusive indulgence. 

At Royal Botania we offer an extensive warranty on all our products. Moreover, we control our own production so we can repair anything in case of damage. Even products which were purchased 25-30 years ago can be given a new life. We always keep in mind that the longer a product lasts, the smaller its ecological impact.

Come and discover which garden set you will enjoy for years to come.