• 16 July, 2015
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In recent years, we see a growing trend of lifestyle changes in Singapore that takes interest in outdoor furniture due to the ever growing landscape in the eco-friendly houses and buildings. Combining with the aesthetics of the greenery landscape, home and building owners are appreciating the design of outdoor furnitures that goes well with the overall feel in their living spaces. With the abundance of condominiums sprouting up in almost every part of Singapore and  the majority of hotels redesigning their landscape to attract visitors, one common aspect that is prevalent is the use of outdoor furniture being incorporated into the overall landscape design. Hotel lounges, swimming pool and outdoor gardens are some of the places that you can see most outdoor furniture being incorporated. Home owners are also seeing the beauty of outdoor furniture and incorporating it into their house balconies and gardens.

Here in Singapore, we look at 5 common types of outdoor furniture that is commonly seen in our homes and buildings:

1. Teak Outdoor Furniture

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One of the strongest woods, Teak outdoor furnitures are quite commonly seen outdoors due to its durability and sustainability. It does not require much maintenance and it is strong enough to handle heavy weights. Eco-friendly pals will also love this as it is made of recyclable material and is able to be refurbished into something entirely different! Timeless!

Triconville’s Trent Series uses only premium grade plantation grown teak that have consistent grain structure which eliminates the splits, knots and cracks and comes in a natural smooth finish. Besides not requiring any special maintenance routine, the exposed surfaces of the outdoor furniture when left outside becomes a soft silvery grey in colour. Testing is also done for every material in Triconville’s series for UV resistance with an aging accelerator in compliance with ISO standard 4892-3 for 2000 hours and for temperature shocks (freezing and overheating) which makes it an ideal choice of Teak outdoor furniture in Singapore.

2. Wicker Outdoor Furniture

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Another popular outdoor furniture, Wicker outdoor furniture’s popular characteristics lies in the light weightiness of the outdoor furniture and the minimal maintenance required. It is also very affordable for the masses and it comes in many different shapes and sizes that suits many different design landscapes. You can also visit our previous blog post for more information on Wicker outdoor furniture.

Mondecasa’s Dream Series uses a combination of unique new technology and aging resistant techniques to create a recyclable high density polyethylene simulation material which provides an environmentally responsible popular fashion-life concept. It’s internal frame is made up of light-alloy material which makes it light and enhances its durability lifespan.

3. Rattan Outdoor Furniture

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Rattan outdoor furniture is usually the type that comes to mind when thinking of an outdoor furniture. It has been around since the beginning of the outdoor furniture industry in Singapore and it is relatively inexpensive. Daily maintenance will be a bit of a chore as they are not suitable for long term exposure of rain as the material is not water resistant. Sand and dust particles accumulated in Rattan takes quite a bit of an effort to remove them. You may also visit our previous blog post on Rattan material outdoor furniture.

Mondecasa’s Java Series uses the same light duty alloy material for its internal frame and its non-scratch, corrosion resistance and stability effectively reduces the corrosive and damaging effects of external and artificial influences.

4. Stainless Steel Mix Outdoor Furniture

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Stainless Steel Mix outdoor furniture fuses both metal and wood to gain the strength and durability of both aspects. A well structured stainless steel outdoor furniture that is relatively light and small enough for petite alfresco dining areas.

Triconville’s Signature Series uses #304 grade stainless steel in its products. Containing a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel to retain an austenitic structure at all temperatures, #304 grade metal is the most versatile and widely used of all stainless steels. The chemical composition, mechanical properties, weld ability and oxidation resistance provides one of the best all-round performance for a Stainless Steel Mix outdoor furniture.

5.   Cushion Fabric Outdoor Furniture

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Of all the common types of outdoor furniture that you find in Singapore, Cushion Fabric Outdoor Furniture is one that requires one of the most maintenance. As cushion fabric tend to grow fungi if left to fend with the elements over a long period of time, it is advisable to to periodically clean and maintain it even though they are suitable for the outdoors. The colour range is also quite extensive, hence the fabric is easily interchangeable to portray a different look without having the need to replace the entire outdoor furniture.

Triconville’s Grace Series uses 3MM Kubu Grey Viro® fiber which is designed to be insensitive to temperature differences ranging between -25 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees Celsius. As to most outdoor furniture characteristics, it is 100% recyclable and resistant to chlorine and salt water making it a strong, durable, recyclable and is a washable Cushion Fabric outdoor furniture.

With home and building owners looking at creating wonderful living spaces, Singapore is definitely seeing an uptrend on the outdoor furniture market and its growing importance in these areas. Knowing which are the common types of outdoor furniture in the market can allow home and building owners in Singapore to make a better decision when investing in outdoor furniture.