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Compare their look and performance
Wood is timeless. It’s strong and resilient, has warmth and a natural give to its fibers. With time and proper care, wood outdoor furniture develops a lovely patina.
Hand-woven resin wicker can stand up to rain and wind, heat and cold. Plus, wicker furniture is constructed with e-coated steel framing for rust resistance.
Human ingenuity at its best
Faux wood replicates the color and grain of wood (and often costs less). Polystyrene material is maintenance free, a great plus for patio furniture.
Polywood is made from post-consumer plastic bottle waste. It doesn’t crack, chip or peel, resists fading and comes with a 20-year residential warranty. Polywood furniture is substantial, similar to hardwood in weight.
Meet the superstars in durability
Aluminum forms a protective oxide layer when it’s outdoors, so it doesn’t need special coatings. Extremely durable, aluminum furniture offers a great value.
Steel furniture is e-coated and powder-coated for rust resistance, so you don’t have to worry about wear, tear and nasty weather.
Discover the ease of all-weather fabrics
Sunbrella designer-quality fabrics are a key feature of Smith & Hawken outdoor furniture and accessories. Beautiful and engineered for long-lasting performance, the fabrics are made of solution-dyed fibers and are resistant to stains and fading.
Scotchgard-protected fabrics are essential to Threshold outdoor furniture and accessories. The fabrics are water resistant, so water beads and runs off rather than soaking in. What’s more, you can simply wipe off spills.