Patio season is finally here, and its time to enjoy your beautiful outdoor space. Creating your dream outdoor oasis can be as simple as adding the perfect selection of furniture. The furniture you choose can transform your outdoor space into a wonderfully tranquil escape. Many furniture designers now offer durable solutions to endure the changing weather in Calgary. To choose your perfect outdoor furniture, begin by considering your personal tastes and needs.


Aluminum is one of the most popular choices due to the price and durability. Its light weight makes it easy to move, although the lightweight also makes it susceptible to high winds. Powder-coating is used to avoid rusting, and it is easy to clean with soap and water. 

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is popular due to its traditional look and wind-defying weight. However, one drawback of the weight is the potential difficulty to move. Wrought iron is now powder-coated, making it weather resistant and easy to maintain. It requires regular re-painting to combat rust and is a more expensive option.


Teak is one of the most luxurious and expensive materials for outdoor furniture. It is naturally resistant to weather, warping, and rotting and will develop a beautiful silver shade if left unoiled. Teak cannot be painted due to the presence of naturally occurring oils, and it does require oiling to maintain its original colour.


Fibreglass is only beginning to be incorporated into outdoor spaces. Fibreglass is made from fine glass fibres, making it as strong and durable as concrete. Similar to teak, it is resistant to warping, rusting, and corroding. Fibreglass is very heavy and is best meant for a permanent outdoor feature.

Recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

HDPE is the most environmentally friendly option, as it is constructed from recyclable plastics. This material is easily cleaned, does not need maintenance and will resist the weather year-round. HDPE may lack sophistication and comfort that other materials could offer.

Your outdoor space should inspire you, and choosing beautiful furniture will help to complete your vision. Which patio furniture material is perfect for you?

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