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Choosing the best outdoor furniture material is based on the factors of lifestyle, weather conditions, durability, price, and overall looks.

1. Aesthetic Looks

Trendy and stylish design furniture with high-quality material can make an appealing and relaxing outdoor space ambiance.

2. Comfort

For relaxing moments in the morning or unwinding after a long day where you can comfortably sit and lounge on. The right outdoor furniture material can make or break longing moments.

3. Convenience/Adaptability

An ideal choice for frequent arrangeable furniture, easy and light-weight to move. 

4. Durability

Best furniture investment should have long-life span use with low maintenance.

5. Price

While it is hard to look for cheap-price furniture that can last years, however, a lot of furniture dealers willing to offer affordable prices with high-quality materials.    

6. Weather Conditions

Some certain materials are durable and strong for weather elements while others are not. However, it depends on the local climate.  


Cast Aluminum – durable against weather elements

Acrylic Plastic – waterproof and moisture resistant


Marble – resistant against high winds

Aluminum – strong enough for winds


Cast Aluminum – endures long-standing sunlight and heat

Acrylic Plastic – sun-fade resistant


Types of Materials

1. Synthetic Resin

One of the best materials for outside furniture. Although, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) wickers are not cheap, but are made of high-grade durable materials, light-weight, and easy to clean.


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2. Fabric

Upholstered outdoor furniture, the most comfortable and relaxing choice. Water-resistant synthetic fibers like vinyl, polyester, and acrylic are weather-proof, resistant to sun fade, moisture, and other outdoor elemental damage.

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3. Cast Aluminum

The best outdoor material for chairs, lightweight and easy to move around. Though fragile-looking in appeal, it’s durably strong and heat resistant.


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4. Marble

Marble tabletop is one of the most popular materials. Flexibly beautiful with any décor, especially for dining tables or end tables. Classic-looking, time-tested lifespan, and an all-around-styled material.


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5. Acrylic Plastic

The most common material for outdoor furniture. Can withstand weather elements, more durable, and stronger than glass. Best choice for restaurants and other businesses having outdoor settings.

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Below, Suncoast Furniture’s material types with different factors checklist to consider for your outdoor furniture: 

Trusted Commercial and Residential Manufacturer of Outdoor Furniture

Suncoast’s furniture is made from the finest materials, latest manufacturing techniques, and skilled craftsmanship, and handcrafted in the U.S.A.

Since 1982, Suncoast’s Furniture has been providing high-quality outdoor furniture products and services for commercial businesses like hotels, restaurants, and resorts, and for residential outdoor spaces like patios, decks and gardens. We have a wide range of outdoor furniture to suit your needs, tastes, and lifestyle.