How to choose your outdoor furniture in Montreal? Our 5 tricks

Posté par combustible
le 03 Feb 2021

Your budget is done, and you have taken the time to draw up a layout plan for your deck. You are ready to start shopping for outdoor furniture for the summer season. One question that remains unanswered is how to differentiate between the different types of garden furniture. How can you be sure that the outdoor furniture will last several summers on your terrace? We know how difficult it can be to find the elements that will make your living space unique. To avoid unpleasant surprises, we give you 4 elements to consider before ordering your garden table or outdoor chairs online.

4 important tips to consider when shopping for outdoor furniture

  1. The weight
  2. The surface
  3. The material in which the product is designed
  4. The warranty

The weight of your outdoor furniture

Are you the kind of person who likes to redesign your deck frequently? If you answered yes to this question, you must consider your outdoor furniture’s weight at the time of purchase. We recommend that you prefer lighter products, which will allow you to move your chairs, table, and parasols without any problem. It will be much more pleasant to store lighter garden furniture in your shed or garage at the end of the summer.

The surface

We do not choose the same table for a family of 6 people as for a young couple living in a condo. Take the time to take measurements of your terrace or balcony to compare them with the outdoor furniture you are interested in. By having a good knowledge of your surface area, you will avoid unpleasant surprises. There’s nothing worse than buying a beautiful table and then seeing that it barely fits on your terrace. For small balconies, we strongly recommend the Spritz table or the Anytime rectangular folding table. 

The material the garden furniture is made of. 

While plastic has the advantage of being inexpensive, it is not the most durable material. Big department stores such as Canadian Tire or Costco carry many garden products that are accessible but won’t necessarily last for several summers. We strongly advise you to opt for outdoor furniture made of resin, stainless steel, or aluminum. Make sure the chosen furniture blocks UV rays. Over time, the canvas of your parasol may lose its luster and color. Durable patio furniture is UV resistant and treated against mildew. To preserve your investment for a longer period, we strongly recommend that you purchase protective covers.

You don’t know how to store your garden furniture properly. We have written a complete guide here! 


Check the warranty before you buy

Avoid products without a warranty at all costs. We advise you to choose products with a warranty of at least 2 or even 5 years for a durable purchase. This way, you will be sure to enjoy your patio furniture for many years to come.

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