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How to ensure you’re buying quality furniture?

By Jamie Richardson | March 5, 2020

When you go to a furniture store or you’re shopping online for furniture of any type, it is important that you ensure that the product you’re buying is durable, well-made and original.

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Furniture is an expensive product type and cannot be easily shipped and returned in case you are not satisfied, so why not satisfy yourself before making the purchase to avoid any inconvenience on your own part and to buy the best thing available in the market in your budget range. If you are looking to buy luxury outdoor furniture, you should keep a few things in mind while making the purchase: the body material, fabric material, build quality and weight are the most important among some others.

  • Body Material: It is your choice whether you want wooden furniture or modern style metal and plastic; it depends on what suits you and your preference. Once you know what you want, you should look for the best wood or metal material for your furniture. For outdoor furniture, Acacia wood is a good choice. It is a thick, strong hardwood with high oil content. This wood is resistant to the elements: water, wind and sun, and keeps protected naturally from rotting and insects. Being a rough and tough wood type, it is excellent for outdoor projects. For metal furniture, high-quality stainless steel is preferred, as regular steel rusts and corrodes very easily when exposed to outside elements such as water and air. Aluminum is also a very popular material for lightweight metal furniture, it is not bothered by the elements as well as provides a very sleek and elegant look.
  • Fabric Material: It is obvious you will not use the typical leather for covering your outdoor seats. (unless you plan to keep the furniture under a shade) You need a fabric that is waterproof and also resistant to heat and it should be heavy-duty to endure prolonged usage. Marine Vinyl is a modern solution to the fabric woes of outdoor furniture. It does not get decolored even after several washes and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Being able to cope well under extreme weather conditions, it is by far the most comfortable, durable and good-looking fabric material for furniture.
  • Build Quality: Even if you manage to get hold of the very best material quality out there, it is of no use until it is professionally and skillfully cut and crafted to make a piece of furniture. In luxury furniture more emphasis is placed on the build quality and design rather than the material because at the end of the day, it is the build quality that will provide durability and comfort.
  • Weight: Weight is looked at differently for different types of furniture. For instance, a wooden lounge chair is meant to be heavy and strong to support a lot of weight, on the other hand, an aluminum rocking chair is meant to be light enough to be easily movable from place to place.

Quality always speaks for itself, and you will be able to feel the quality as soon as you lay eyes on a piece of furniture.

Jamie is a 5-year freelance writer who enjoys real estate. He is currently a Realty Biz News Contributor.
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