Outdoor Chairs – Wicker vs Aluminium

If your outdoor seating area is looking decidedly shabby then perhaps it’s time you upgraded your seating to take advantage of the warm summer months and to entice passers by to come and take a seat so they can enjoy a drink of something long and cool while watching the world go by.

When you’re looking at outdoor furniture you may come to realise that wicker and aluminium are two of the most popular choices. In this post we’ll take a look at both options to help you decide which is best for you.

Wicker Outdoor Seating

Contrary to what most people think, wicker is the name of the process used to mould the furniture and not the material itself.

Wicker furniture can be made with materials such as rattan and nylon resin. Traditional wicker furniture – that is made with natural materials – has a tendency to unravel and crack in the hot weather which is why it’s best to choose wicker furniture made from synthetic materials that are more durable. The wicker around the chair creates a comfortable seat and being synthetic there are plenty of colours to choose from.

While you might think that synthetic wicker might fade in the sun, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that the materials are UV treated, water resistant, and virtually maintenance free – making them a hassle-free outdoor seating solution.

Aluminium Outdoor Seating

Aluminium chairs are stylish, smart, and modern in their appearance with a finish that is resistant to water and ideal for outdoor use.

As well as being resistant to weather damage and rust, aluminium café furniture is easy to clean, handle, and store.

Aluminium is a sturdy material that is also light weight and, therefore, easy to move around to meet your business needs. Aluminium chairs are also resilient to extreme weather such as we can experience in Brisbane and whether your taste is modernist or urban, aluminium furniture could be just right for you.

So, which one is for you?

To be perfectly honest, both wicker and aluminium are excellent choices for café seating and are extremely resilient to outdoor use. However, wicker tends to be more comfortable and is available in a variety of colours while aluminium probably has better all-weather properties. Both materials are easy to maintain, stylish, and lightweight.

At Café Chairs Sydney we stock an extensive range of outdoor seating in a wide variety of style, colours, and materials. Offered at affordable prices, why not browse our online store, download our furniture catalogue for future reference, or visit our showroom for a closer look?




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