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Buying Guide: Outdoor Furniture

Need help making a purchase? Central has you covered with a library full of buying guides you can conveniently find on our website. Today’s buying guide will cover outdoor furniture.


Time to Renovate Your Dining Area?

If you need to replace your outdoor dining furniture, or just want a new look, Central offers a wide selection and can help you find the perfect solution.  View the different types of outdoor furniture options below, and chcek back to our website for upcoming outdoor furniture promotions.



Aluminum is great for outdoor use, and with proper care your furniture will look terrific for many seasons.

  • Easy to maintain
  • Will not rust
  • Versatile. Coordinates well with other aluminum products as well as wood, wrought iron and even granite.
  • Weather resistant. Made to endure most weather types.
  • Lightweight, yet sturdy

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Central’s teakwood furniture has an aluminum base or frame, so it offers the same great features as aluminum with the additional striking good looks of teakwood.

  • Withstands most weather types and requires little care and no preservatives or treatment of any kind to protect it from the elements
  • Extremely durable hardwood
  • Outdoors: Ages to a handsome silver gray in six to nine months or can maintain its brown color with teak oil
  • Indoors: If kept away from natural sunlight, in six to 12 months the wood will become a darker shade of brown or can maintain its color with teak oil

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Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is heavier than other types of outdoor furniture, which makes it great even for windy areas. Wrought iron furniture looks great, and most of the chair styles Central offers are stackable for convenient storage.

  • Simple maintenance: Wash occasionally with mild soapy water, then towel dry. Wipe furniture with a clean, dry cloth frequently. Use touch-up paint (available at any hardware store) if small areas of the finish come off.
  • All of Central’s wrought iron furniture features a powdercoat finish.

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Resin outdoor furniture is easy to keep clean with just water and a towel. Very lightweight which makes rearranging your patio easy, and most chairs are stackable for convenient storage. Resin is resistant to everything from weather like salty sea air to stains and chlorine.

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Melamine table tops are built to last. They look great on resin or aluminum table bases, and have many great features that ensure they’ll last for many seasons.

  • Weather resistant
  • Stain, scratch and burn resistant
  • Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns
  • Easy to clean: Use a multipurpose cleaner to care for your melamine. Frequently wipe your table tops with a clean, damp cloth, and for a real shine rub occasionally with a damp window leather. Avoid abrasive cleaning agents like acetone and varnish remover as these may leave streak marks.

Shop Melamine Furniture


More Outdoor Products

In addition to tables and seating, Central also offers a wide selection of other products great for your outdoor area, including:


For more information, view this Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide in full.  If you’re ready to shop, be sure to check out all of Central’s outdoor furniture.

Clean up on Spring Dining with Central!

Spring is almost upon us and with the warmer weather it’s time to start thinking about outdoor dining. Stumped on what you might need or just searching for ideas on what works best?  Whether you’re looking to begin seating outdoor or renovating the furniture in your current area, Central has tips and great deals on all the products you need to create the ideal outdoor setting for your guests!

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The first step in choosing the right furniture (indoor or outdoor) is to analyze the available space and what you want to convey to your customers.  To make the most of what’s available, one option would be to use bar height products like the line from Grosfillex.   These tables and stools allow for smaller parties and groups looking to enjoy a nice cocktail on the patio.


Bar Height Table Bases          
Melamine Table Tops           
Havana Bar Stool 

Another major detail in picking out outdoor furniture is the material it’s made from.   The best choice will be durable and visually pleasing and require little to no maintenance.  Central offers three options that fit perfectly into these categories: wrought iron, aluminum and teak.

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Wrought iron furniture is great because it lasts years with little maintenance and because it is constructed of such heavy duty material, it also stands up great to those spring days when the wind picks up a bit.  Create a classy look for a great price with Central’s Value series wrought iron furniture.

Value Series – Wrought Iron Outdoor Furniture
Side and Arm Chairs
Bar Stools


Aluminum offers a lighter, rust-proof construction.   This option even has a sleek enough look to be used as indoor or outdoor pieces.  Central makes aluminum furniture even more affordable with our Central Value series.

Value Series – Aluminum Indoor/Outdoor Furniture
Aluminum and Aluminum/Wicker Arm Chairs 

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Finally, there is teak, an extremely durable hardwood that requires little care and no preservatives or treatment of any kind to protect it from the elements.   The unique color changes of teak can also be a draw.  If weathered it can turn a silver gray, if used inside it will become a darker shade of brown and when teak oil is used the wood maintains the original tawny color.  Each color allows for its own unique look and adds to the charm of the item that requires little maintenance for years of service.  Central offers several different choices in teak tables and seating that allow for a layout that will fit any patio.

Florida Seating Teakwood
Bar Stools
Inlay Tables 
Standard & Bar Height Table Sets 

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Once you’ve picked out the perfect items created from just the right material for your space, the final step is to create a specific space for your outdoor dining area.   Although some open-air dining spaces have a boundary of some sort (possibly a sidewalk), it’s always more inviting to create a defined section to make it seem more inviting.  Central even has this covered with Grosfillex portable patio fencing !  The fencing is easy to assemble, weather resistant and can be filled with water or sand for extra stability.

With all of these great products to get you ready for the big spring/summer outdoor dining rush, Central has everything you need to make the season a success and keep your customers lining up to sit on your patio.  

Don’t hesitate to contact Central with any questions about any of the offers listed at 800-222-5107.  And if you’ve purchased any of these wonderful outdoor products from us, please share what you think below, through a product review on our site or on our Facebook or Twitter pages!