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A Guide for Choosing an Outdoor Dining Setting

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A Guide for Choosing an Outdoor Dining Setting

When it comes to creating the perfect outdoor dining experience, the table is the focal point. At Outdoor Furniture Co, we understand the importance of customization, allowing you to mix and match tables and chairs to suit your unique style and needs. In this guide, we’ll focus on the crucial aspect of material selection for outdoor dining tables.

Material Selection: Factors to Consider

Before diving into the various materials available, it’s essential to consider the environment, colour, texture, size, and style that will complement your outdoor space. At Outdoor Furniture Co, we offer a wide range of materials, each with its own benefits and characteristics.

  1. Natural Stone: Create a stunning outdoor dining area with tables featuring expertly hand-laid marble or Travertine tiles on a reinforced resin base. These solid table tops blend beautifully with synthetic wicker chairs or cast aluminium chairs, adding a touch of classic European elegance to your outdoor setting.
  2. Recycled Teak: Renowned for its durability, teak is repurposed from old building materials to fashion attractive outdoor furniture pieces. With a whitewash finish, teak tables exude a lovely vintage look. They require minimal maintenance and pair perfectly with wicker chairs in various colours.
  3. GRC (Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement): This composite material offers the appearance of cast concrete with only 25% of the weight. GRC tables are strong, weatherproof, and rustproof, thanks to a special coating that shields the pores. Easy to clean and resistant to mould, GRC tables are an excellent choice for the outdoors and complement well with cast aluminium chairs.
  4. Aluminium: We offer both cast aluminium and extruded aluminium table tops. Cast aluminium tables, created from a single unique mould, are ideal for all-weather environments. If you prefer a lighter option with the appearance of timber, extruded aluminium table tops provide the performance of aluminium combined with a timber-like aesthetic. These tables are easy to move around, offering flexibility in your outdoor space.
  5. Glass: For cost-effective options, tempered glass tables work well for large settings. Paired with Textaline sling chairs that match in frame colour and material, these contemporary designs are visually appealing. Stackable chairs are often chosen by those seeking easy storage when the setting is not in use.
  6. Synthetic Wicker: Known for its popularity in outdoor furniture, synthetic wicker also offers options for outdoor dining tables. Hand-woven wicker wrapped around a frame, combined with a tempered glass table top, creates a lightweight and low-maintenance choice. Match your table with chairs made from the same synthetic wicker material for a cohesive look.

Maintenance Tips

While all our outdoor dining tables are designed for outdoor environments, we recommend using a cover when not in use to minimize cleaning and maintenance.

At Outdoor Furniture Co, we believe in providing a wide selection of high-quality outdoor dining tables that cater to your unique preferences. Explore our range of materials, finishes, and designs to create the perfect outdoor dining setting that reflects your style and enhances your outdoor lifestyle.