If you’re considering investing in outdoor furniture, you should have a look at poly furniture. It is strong, stylish and also a friend to the environment. It can also save you time and money. It is also known by other names such as poly lumber, poly wood or resin furniture.
One of the materials it is made of is plastic bottles that would have gone to the landfill. All the material used is cleaned thoroughly until all residue is removed, such as food, adhesives and paper. No trees are used, loads of plastic are used and it can be cleaned with just soap and water. Let’s take a look at more of these benefits.
The material is durable and pretty much resistant to whatever weather conditions it is subjected to. Summer or winter, the furniture can be left outside without suffering from adverse effects. The material is resistant to the sun, rain, snow, sleet, saltwater, mildew, chlorine and other conditions. You could never say that about wood or even metal. Wood will get damaged and there will be splinters. Metal can corrode or get rusty.
Even in summer, the outdoor furniture still looks nice and fresh as the sun won’t damage it in any way, so it always looks good. If your previous wood furniture had termites, rest assured, that’s not going to happen with this!
2. Low Maintenance
Eco-friendly poly furniture is very easy to look after and pretty low maintenance. You really don’t have to do anything to it, like sanding or staining or applying special coating. There is no need to re-paint anything, so unlike other outdoor furniture, poly furniture saves you some time. You do not have to apply any harsh chemicals to protect it. All it requires is a cleaning with good old soap and water!
3. Resistant To Corrosion
The material is resistant to corrosive substances, insects, fuel, oil and salt spray. It does not absorb anything at all, such as moisture, so it won’t crack, splinter or rot. If there is any fungus build-up, just give it a quick cleaning with a bleach solution of one-third bleach and two-thirds of water.
4. Rainbow Of Colours
Whatever colour you fancy, in keeping with your taste and personality, you can probably get it, since they come in many colours. Green, teak, mahogany, white, black, blue…you will definitely find something that’s suitable for you. They are also very stylish and made to look like wood furniture. They have a special UV protective agent, so the colour will not fade.
5. Reduces Landfill Waste
By using up plastic bottles that cannot be recycled and which will make its way to the landfill, poly furniture helps to play its part in protecting the environment. For example, the furniture is made using materials such as water bottles, milk jugs and liquid detergent bottles. Thousands of high density polyethylene plastic bottles that are petroleum-based are removed from the waste stream.
You can even power wash your furniture if you wish. The furniture is comfortable and the best part is, you can be sitting in your poly furniture on a warm day in summer with a nice cool drink, have your eyes closed, doing absolutely nothing and yet, you’d still be playing your part in helping the environment!