Don’t purchase outdoor furniture until you read through these five tips.

Purchasing the right outdoor furniture is a big deal. Along with making sure you don’t waste your money, you want to make sure that you’re getting a product that will last you a long time and that you’re completely satisfied with.

1. Performance Fabrics

The first, and perhaps most important factor to consider when shopping for outdoor furniture is the type of fabric you’ll have on your cushions. You want to make sure your fabrics are vibrant, and that they stay that way for a long time. If you buy standard discount store furniture, it will come with non-performance fabrics which means you’ll be re-purchasing your furniture (or at least the cushions) in a short period of time.

Performance fabrics, like Sunbrella, Revolution, and Crypton fabrics are fade-resistant, are easy to clean, and look beautiful.

When shopping for furniture, be sure to ask your sales representative if the furniture you’re considering has worry-free, performance fabrics.

2. Rust Free Frames

One of the biggest causes of furniture deterioration is the breakdown of the underlying structure due to rust.

When shopping for outdoor furniture, look for brands—such as Beachcraft—that use powder coated or rust-resistant aluminum frames.

Make sure you’re getting the best value for your furniture through a long lifespan with frames that are high-quality and rust-free.

3. Fast-Drying Cushions

There’s nothing worse than wanting to go outside and use your furniture after a nice cooling rain only to find that the cushions are still wet. Make sure the furniture you’re considering is constructed using reticulated foam, which speeds the drying process.

With quick-drying cushions, you can be sure your outdoor furniture is ready to use, on your time table, even at a moment’s notice.

4. Fabric Selection Options

After you consider the construction materials of your outdoor furniture, it’s time to consider your style.

If your furniture dealer doesn’t have a variety of furniture styles with thousands of fabric color combinations, you might want to consider looking further.

5. Ease of Cleaning

No matter how great of a product you select, you will eventually need to do some cleaning on your outdoor furniture. The question is, how easy will it be to clean? Make sure your furniture is stain-resistant and can be cleaned with water (for simple cleaning) or is bleach-friendly (for deeper stains).

Check out the video below, from Sunbrella, showing the ease-of-cleaning of their performance fabrics.

Kasbys offers brilliant outdoor furniture that meets all of these requirements. Stop by to see our wide selection of beautifully-designed outdoor furniture or design your own with our DIY (design it yourself) program. All of our outdoor furniture features performance fabrics (over 1000 fabric combinations to choose from…the largest selection of Sunbrella in the area). Our Beachcraft furniture features rust-free frames, fast drying cushions, and ease of cleaning.

We’re confident you’ll be in love with your Kasbys’s outdoor furniture for years to come.