The outdoor season is in full swing, and all the renovations and changes can be made right now – it’s the best time! One of main things outdoors is furniture, of course, and choosing it may be tricky as outdoor furniture should fulfill a lot of functions and meet your requirements. It should be functional, sometimes space-saving and very practical to withstand harsh weather conditions, sunshine, rain and other stuff. Metal is the most popular choice for outdoor furniture, and it’s a great idea due to the whole range of pros and just several cons. Let’s take a look at all of them.
Metal furniture is long-lasting: it does not wear and tear easily and need not be replaced too often. It will stand firm and look great for years to come. Metals can withstand climate changes better than any other material. Thus, they are the best when it comes to your garden or patios. If you are living in an apartment, a metal table and chairs or even a metal shelf can be a practical choice for your balcony. The sturdiness of metals also guards against theft. It is fireproof, and in case of sudden fire breakouts or accidents, your furniture will be unscathed, saving you money and lending relief. There is hardly any other kind of furniture as easy to maintain as metal furniture. All you need is to either wipe it off clean with a piece of cloth or wash using regular soap and water. Rust may be a problem, but that too can be prevented with a fresh coat of paint.
Modern metal furniture comes in different styles and designs that can be as good-looking as the wooden ones. You can also get combination furniture made from wood and metal, or you can opt for furniture painted in natural colors that may even look like wooden furniture. Thus, no matter what the theme of your décor is, you can get metal furniture that matches.
At a time when environmental pollution is posing a huge challenge to our health and life, metal furniture seems to be the right choice. It can be easily recycled and does not involve cutting of trees or using too many chemicals.
Metal furniture does not take much space and can easily fit even in small areas and it’s often folding.
Despite being durable and attractive, metal furniture is affordable. It is best for those who do not have a big budget to decorate their homes. Also, since it lasts long, the replacement cycle is also not frequent, which helps save your money.
The main disadvantage of metal furniture is weight. It can be quite heavy, and hence difficult to carry or move it around. If you love to change your furniture placement from time to time, having metal furniture can be a dissuading factor. But as we said above, it’s also an advantage at the same time.
If metal furniture is exposed to the sun, it can get quite hot making it impossible for you to use it. Similarly, during winters it can get quite cold to sit on as well. If you are planning to get a suntan on a hot summer afternoon lying on your metal bench in your backyard, don’t, as instead of getting a tan, you may get your skin burned.
Metal furniture can harm some flooring materials or leave scratches, and this is an important point to consider before buying it.
Bed bugs can be an issue in metal furniture as it is in wooden ones but compared to the latter, pest management is easier on metal beds and other furniture. Also, you can even clean the metal furniture with soap after some time to remove all the chemicals whereas with wooden furniture you may have to wait for some days for the chemicals to be worn off.