Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide

Happy Spring, everybody! As the weather gets warmer, that means it’s time to start looking at outdoor furniture for your restaurant. There are so many different options, that we thought we’d share some of the benefits of these types of outdoor furniture.

Aluminumaluminum chair

Aluminum is great for outdoor use. It is lightweight, yet sturdy, and best of all, it will not rust! Aluminum furniture is versatile; it coordinates well with other aluminum products as well as wood, wrought iron and even granite. It is made to endure most weather types as well, so you have less to worry about if your restaurant is in a wet environment.


Teakwood furniture adds a classy look to your outdoor furniture. Typically, teakwood teakwood chairfurniture comes with an aluminum frame or base, so it offers the same great features as aluminum, but with the additional good looks of teakwood.

One of the benefits of teakwood is that it withstands most weather types and requires little care and no preservatives or treatment of any kind to protect it from the elements. Teakwood is extremely durable as well. If you keep your teakwood outdoors, it will age to a handsome silver gray in 6 to 9 months, or you can maintain its brown color with teak oil.

Steel and Wrought Iron

Looking for something with some “oomph?” Steel and wrought iron is heavier than wrought iron chairother types of outdoor furniture, which makes it great even for windy areas. Not only does steel and wrought iron look great, but Central carries several stackable models for easy storage.

To maintain your steel and wrought iron furniture, simply wash occasionally with mild soapy water, then towel dry. Wipe furniture with a clean, dry cloth frequently. If small areas of the finish come off, you can use touch-up paint to fix it up.

Resinresin chair

Resin outdoor furniture is lightweight and stackable for convenient storage. Resin furniture is easy to keep clean with just water and a towel. It is resistant to everything from weather, like salty sea air, to stains and chlorine.

Wickerwicker chair

Another popular style is synthetic wicker. Wicker provides a light, comfortable look to your outdoor space. It is lightweight, and requires minimal maintenance as well. The synthetic wicker mimics the look of woven natural fiber. You will see a lot of outdoor sofas that use wicker for the seat and back, and come with colorful cushions to accentuate the look.

Shop Central

Now that you’ve seen what types of outdoor furniture are available, click here to check out our website to find the outdoor furniture that best fits your business! Choose from chairs to tables to chaise lounges and more! If you need assistance, our helpful product consultants are standing by to help you with your purchase. Live chat or call 1-800-215-9293.

5 thoughts on “Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide

  1. Rachel Smith

    Thanks for sharing this. I would like to make a contribution to this list. Quite often, we have seen that the choice of furniture in a restaurant turns out to be a major factor that impacts sales as well. While a focus on aesthetics is important, smart choices, like investing in upholstered restaurant booths, will help in accommodating a relatively large group of people, and therefore must be considered.

  2. Ridley Fitzgerald

    You have some great tips for buying outdoor furniture. Steel and wrought iron sounds like it’d be best for our patio, since we have wind pretty much constantly. Nothing is worse than finding your chairs and tables blown across the yard!

  3. Hope Thoennes

    Agreed, Ridley! We hope this post helped you with your decisions! If you do need more help choosing, one of our knowledgeable product consultants would be happy to help you out. Give them a call at 800-215-9293!

  4. maira saddad

    Great tips! You are providing the best info to buy furniture online. I found these tips very helpful for me because I am planning to buy furniture online. Thanks for sharing.

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