Powder Coated Metal undergoes a special coating process similar to the process used in the automobile industry to prevent corrosion under extreme weather conditions. We use full polyester for the most durable outdoor performance.
To care for powder coated metal, routinely wipe down with a mild soapy water or detergent. Do NOT use any abrasive materials to wipe down the metal. If placed in a coastal area, metal should be wiped down monthly.
To repair a scratch, use a color matched epoxy and paint over any exposed areas. If rust appears as a result from a scratch, coat the area with a rust protectant, and paint over once the protectant has dried.
Stainless steel is suitable for outdoor usage due to its resistance to extreme conditions. However, regular care is required to assure that stainless steel furniture lasts longer in good condition.
All stainless steel furniture requires regular maintenance to help reduce the buildup of dirt and other substances and to keep the surface clean. Furniture placed by the seaside should be cleaned weekly to avoid buildup of salt and other minerals.
Salt buildup can cause the stainless steel to dull, spot, or deteriorate. To clean, wash off all stains with dish washing liquid or a mild detergent and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Dry the furniture completely. Apply a stainless steel polish to protect and keep the furniture clean and resistant to fingerprint stains.
Perform routinely (once a month) for normal environments and once a week for furniture placed in coastal areas. In case of stains not easily removed with soap, apply stainless steel cleaner to a soft cloth or nylon sponge and scrub until the stain disappears. Wash the stainless steel surface with soap and water. Dry with a soft cloth.
Do NOT use acid-based, chloride-based or sodium hydroxide-based cleansers with stainless steel furniture. Do NOT use metal brushes with stainless steel furniture. Use only nylon material such as 3M Scotch-Brite pads.
Corten steel is used for its extreme weather resiliency. Corten’s copper & nickel properties allow the steel to “rust,” as the oxidation process forms a protective coating over the metal surface, blocking out the elements. This creates a patina effect, resulting in a reddish, orange color that blends well into natural, outdoor spaces.
Corten requires little to no maintenance, as the weathered steel protects from further corrosion. Rust-prevention & painting are not needed. The steel can be left untreated, but avoid water ponding on its surface for long periods of time.
Natural Outdoor Stone
Granite is a mined natural rock. Inherently strong just as nature intended, it is both an ecological and durable solution that will last a lifetime.
The stone can withstand extreme heat or cold conditions outdoors, and won’t fade from UV exposure.
It’s highly resistant to moisture, scratches and chips. Hot items can be placed directly on the surface without any damage. Coasters are recommended to avoid moisture rings.
Easily maintained, the stone can be cleaned with mild soap and a damp cloth. Do NOT use any acidic-based cleaners or bleach, as these chemicals will break down the material and scratch the surface.
Natural Outdoor Wood
Teak is regarded as one of the world’s most precious and durable woods. It effectively resists extreme environments and withstands weather better than any other wood. As with all natural woods, teak furniture will attain an elegant silvery-gray patina when exposed to weather. This change may occur in approximately 3 months to 1 year, depending on the amount of sunlight and rain exposure. During weathering, a slight “furriness” of the grain may appear on the tops of furniture arms and legs. It is normal for outdoor wood furniture to expand and contract in this way. It will not affect or minimize the durability/quality of the furniture.
Regular cleaning should be done by simply washing teak with water and a soft brush or sponge. Do NOT use a “power washer, as high-pressure washing, even with only water, can strip the natural oils from the teak and make it brittle. To preserve or bring back the original color of the teak, a teak oil or protectant can be applied. Our teak woods are sourced only from sustainably managed forests.
Plantation-grown hardwoods are grown and harvested using sustainable forestry practices to ensure long term health and survival of the tree species. Our plantation woods are sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) suppliers, a viable option that meets the needs of green or LEED building projects.
Cumaru is a sustainably forested hardwood with a tight, dense wood grain and naturally high oil content, making it a naturally weather-resistant material. A deep reddish brown color, Cumaru wood may have tonality variances, imbuing the wood with natural beauty.
Okoume and Yellow Pine as also wood species that have been selected for their durability and inherent natural resistance to weathering. Okoume grain in its natural state has a tone similar to the warm color of mahogany, however it accepts finish stains with ease, enabling it to be finished in lighter or darker shades. Yellow Pine refers to a group of very durable American woods that are recognized for their even grain, strength and durability in all-weather outdoor exposures.
Minimal maintenance is required to care for these hardwoods. To clean dirt and impurities, simply hose down with clean water. For tougher dirt and stains, use a mild soapy detergent and scrub with a sponge.
European Scotch Fir is impregnated with mineral salts in computer controlled autoclaves to create Protekt®, the resulting wood is extremely durable and can withstand sun, rain, snow, mold, insects and other extreme environments.
To clean, rinse down exposed wood with a power hose. For prolonged life, Protekt®wood can be treated with Tartaruga®Proimprex, a colorless, waterless primer. Approximately 1 quart per 39 feet of exposed surface should be applied.
Synthetic Outdoor Material
Sunsure®mesh consists of woven polyester yarns individually coated with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), featuring a 2-over-2 thread count weave, for an extremely durable outdoor-grade fabric. It is designed for commercial use and rated to withstand 300,000 double rubs.
For routine cleaning and maintenance, brush away any loose dirt and debris, and hose down. For mild dirt stains, scrub with soapy water using a soft bristled brush. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.
For tougher stains and discoloration, rinse area with water and spray with an all-purpose orange cleaner. Scrub with a soft bristled brush, and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Synthetic rattan is is made from high density polyethylene resins that are extruded into strands and woven by hand. The weave is resistant to mildew, water and extreme temperatures, and won’t stain, fade, crack or split like traditional natural rattan.
Handwoven Synthetic Rattan can be cleaned regularly using a mild detergent in lukewarm water with a wet sponge or a soft brush, rinse off with water and dry. Do not use abrasive materials such as sandpaper, steel wool or scraping tools to remove foreign objects on the surface.