Garden furniture is a must-have if you want to create an outdoor living space that is both comfortable and stylish. Whether you're looking to create an outdoor dining area or a cozy seating area, garden furniture can transform your backyard into an oasis. But with outdoor living comes the need for garden furniture maintenance. In this post, we'll share tips and tricks for preserving your investment and keeping your garden furniture looking good for years to come.
It's the materials that matter
At Quatropi, most of our luxury garden furniture is made from aluminium, which is low maintenance and easy to clean. To keep your garden furniture looking good as new, simply clean it with warm soapy water. This will remove any dirt or grime that has accumulated over time. If you want to give your furniture a deeper clean, you can use a metal garden furniture cleaner. These cleaners are designed to remove any stubborn stains or marks from your furniture without damaging the finish. Other common garden furniture materials like wood and plastic will need regular treating else it could become dull and faded or deteriorate.
Keep it clean with protective covers
Many of our garden products come with winter protection covers. These covers protect your furniture from the elements during the colder months. They will prevent your furniture from getting damaged or dirty from birds, trees, rain, snow, or wind. If you don't have winter protection covers, you can purchase them separately. It's a good idea to use these covers if you want to keep your furniture looking good for years to come. A lot of our furniture with upholstered parts such as hanging chairs and sofas come with protective covers. Garden sofa collections like the Alfie sofa range have fully-removeable cushions and weatherproof aluminium frames so a cover isn't necessary, but they can be purchased as an optional extra to keep the sofa clean. Some of our outdoor furniture, like Sunbrella sofas, do not come with a cover because they just don't need them - explained below.
Taking care of outdoor cushions
A lot of Quatropi outdoor furniture come with thick luxurious cushions so it's important to take extra care. While they will be fine in a light shower, you should store them away in heavy rain or when not in use. This will prevent them from getting wet and potentially developing mould or mildew. If your cushions do get wet, then don't worry, our upholstered furniture is quick drying, so it won't get damaged if it gets wet. This makes it ideal for British weather which can be very unpredictable. However, it's still important to take care of your furniture by keeping it clean and free of dirt and grime. Cushions on hanging chairs, outdoor sofas, and seat cushions are typically removable and can be washed on a low temperature.
Let's take a closer look at one of our favourite garden sofas, the Cannes Garden Sofa Set. This is a premium 6 seater outdoor sofa set which is built on an aluminium frame which is weatherproof and completely maintenance free. The upholstered wrap-over detailing looks amazing and can't be taken off, however, it is extremely fast-drying should it get wet. The luxury seat cushions are loose, and these can stored away when not in use. The coffee table that is included in the set has a marble-effect ceramic top which is very scratch and heat resistant. The set comes with free winter protection covers for extra protection in the winter months or prolonged periods of no use. Soapy water is all you need to keep this great value complete sofa set looking at its best for years to come.
Leaving full fabric sofas uncovered
If you're looking for garden sofas that are actually designed to be left uncovered all year round, Sunbrella marine fabrics are an excellent choice. These fabrics are quick drying, mould and mildew resistant, and bleach cleanable. This means that you can leave your furniture outside all year round without having to worry about it getting damaged. These fabrics are also quick drying, very durable and weatherproof, so they'll last for years to come.
Maintenance-free alfresco dining
On the matter of garden tables, we've all experienced weathered wooden outdoor tables that need treating every year and how they can detract from that luxury feeling. Quatropi's outdoor dining set tabletops are mostly modern marble-effect ceramic or aluminium, which makes them very durable, weatherproof, and maintenance free! To keep it looking as good as new for years to come, you can take extra care of your dining set by keeping it clean and free of dirt and grime with soapy water. It's also a good idea to cover your dining set with a protective cover when it's not in use.
All of the garden furniture at Quatropi is designed to be low maintenance. We use the most durable materials that have been specially selected for the British climate. You can trust that Quatropi's garden furniture is a good investment for your luxury outdoor oasis. Contact the team or use Live Chat if you have any questions about our garden furniture collections.