Patio is an outdoor space that is used for relax, recreation or dining. It may refer to a roofless inner courtyard or a paved area between a residence and a garden. Patio is like a park or garden as open space as a place to relax, while enjoying the sunshine.
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As a special room, the patio is also needed furniture to support the people’s activities there in. Patio furniture is very much the same with garden furniture. It has a very similar task. If we mention about patio furniture it can be meant by the garden furniture, while the garden furniture always can be used to be patio furniture. As exterior furniture, patio furniture is needed to be specially made since he has to withstand the sunlight, rain, and outdoor weather and climate.
The patio furniture usually has simple model and shape, and brings the atmosphere of relaxed and natural. The bench, lenjer, seat, or even chair and table are made in the special design to support the relaxing activities..
Patio furniture is outdoor furniture, then he needs a strong and durable material to withstand the outdoor weather. The hardwood that is suitable for outdoor uses should be used such as: oak, teak, merbau, bengkirai, munggur, etc. The other exterior synthetic materials can be used such as: synthetic wicker, aluminum, iron, or stainless steel.
Finishing for patio furniture.
As furniture for exterior uses the patio furniture need special finishing layer that be able to withstand the outdoor weather. The stain used must be deigned to the outdoor used; otherwise the color will fade soon. The coating used has to be special finishing materials for the exterior.
The transparent wood color is mostly used to bring the natural atmosphere. The finishing with oil finish, spar varnish or exterior PU or water based clear coating with light stain is good choice for this color. If the iron or aluminum metal or paint finish is used then the exterior paint (car paint) can be used finishing.
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Tips in choosing the patio furniture.
- Consider the size to the shape of the space available.
As a place to relax, the patio or garden needs relief room. The presence of furniture in the room should not too big or too full that can interfere the atmosphere of relaxing. Choose the furniture with the simple and practical model. The furniture that can be folded may be better choice, because it can be folded and stored when not in use so the spacious and roomy can be kept in the patio.
- Make sure the furniture is specially made for outdoor use
Patio furniture is used for outdoor, then that he must be specially made for outdoor uses. Make sure that the furniture is made using materials that are durable for outdoor uses. If the furniture is in the finished, then make sure that the exterior finishing material is used.
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