Newport Beach Residence
Photograph by Art Gray
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3. Aluminium Cast aluminium is a smart outdoor furniture material option as it imparts a modern look to the outdoors. This is lightweight, durable, affordable, easy to maintain and does not rust easily, but may become hot when exposed to sunlight.Make sure to powder-coat the aluminium with a UV-resistant finish that will work as a protective coating.
This aluminium furniture was designed to bring a modern look to a seaside locale but is equally at home in other areas.AluminumWhen it comes to easy-care furniture, aluminium is at the top of the list. It’s tough enough to stand up to almost anything Mother Nature can throw at it and requires almost no maintenance. It’s also less expensive than many other options. Hollow or tubular aluminium furniture is lighter and less expensive than cast aluminium and generally offers more style options. Cast aluminium, which is sturdier and more expensive, is also usually more traditional in style.ProsInexpensive, lightweight, naturally rustproof and highly durable, especially when coated with a finish. Pieces are available in a wide range of styles and finishes. Cast aluminium is very durable. A good choice for seaside locations if wind isn’t a problem.Cons Hollow aluminium is not a good choice for windy areas. It can retain heat from the sun. You also may need to add cushions for comfort.