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How To Tell the Difference Between Quality and Inferior Quality Garden Furniture

In showrooms and online photo galleries, all pieces of garden furniture look beautiful. But only a few retain their beauty after being exposed to the outdoor elements and even a fewer are able to withstand the test of time and wear and tear. In order to enjoy the beauty and comfort of your garden furniture for years to come, you are therefore recommended to focus exclusively on the highest quality outdoor furniture. It may be slightly pricier but it is less expensive in the long run than the cheap alternatives. But how can you tell that you are really getting high quality garden furniture? Please pay attention to the factors below;


Quality of material. The material from which your garden furniture is made plays the key role in its ability to withstand the exposure to the outdoor elements, beauty and durability. Theoretically, every garden furniture is suitable for outdoor use but in reality, many need periodic protective treatments or even physical protection from outdoor elements in the form of indoor storage or garden furniture cover during bad weather. 


Quality of workmanship. As mentioned earlier, your garden furniture must also be able to resist wear and tear if you want it to last and your investment to pay off. In addition to paying attention to quality of material, it is therefore of utmost importance to pay attention to quality of workmanship as well. Take a closer look at the furniture and pay attention to imperfections. If it is made according to the highest quality workmanship standards, you shouldn’t find any. However, just because you don’t see any imperfections that doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t any. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell whether tenon and mortise joints fit perfectly or if they are held together by a cheap glue. In order to avoid wasting your money on garden furniture that will need a replacement within a season or two due to structural failure, it is a good idea to buy from a reputable brand and pay attention to our next clue.


Guarantee. High quality garden furniture always comes with a generous guarantee. But don’t rely just on the length of the guarantee. A one or two year guarantee isn’t a good sign as it means the manufacturer doesn’t have much confidence in quality of their furniture. Extremely long guarantees, on the other hand, typically include a whole booklet of ifs and buts, imposing conditions that are virtually impossible to meet.


Price. Quality never comes cheap, so be prepared to pay a fair price. High quality garden furniture doesn’t have to cost you a fortune but extremely low prices are never a good sign, not even on a sale. On the other hand, high price doesn’t necessarily guarantee the quality. You are therefore recommended not to rely on the price alone when buying new garden furniture but pay attention to the factors above, if you want to get the best quality product for your money.