As a strong, corrosion resistant metal and the third most abundant element on the planet, it generally does not come as a surprise that aluminium can be used to make a huge selection of services and products including furniture.
Aluminium is non-magnetic and one of its key features is its remarkable lightweight, making it the perfect material to be crafted and used in everyday life. Its duration in commercial production has so far been short, spanning little over a century after being discovered in 1821. Upon being commercially produced, aluminium was more expensive than gold and silver. Within the next several years its price dropped to significantly less than 90% of what it was and despite its recent discovery, crafting aluminium furniture is cheaper and easier than crafting in wood, making its price tag cheaper respectively. Its grey-silver colour also means that aluminium furniture is practically guaranteed to fit and even compliment any style of garden or patio d’cor.
Even though aluminium furniture is light and can blow over, it is extremely frequently seen outside cafes and restaurants and is well suited as outdoor (patio) furniture because it is easily manoeuvred, attractive and easily cleaned. Yet another major advantage aluminium patio and garden furniture has is that it may be left outside in all seasons and can not be susceptible to damage or weathering. The reason aluminium is non-corrosive is basically because it has a thin layer of aluminium oxide covering its surface, preventing any further oxidisation happening. This means it can withstand a lot of contact with rain, snow, sleet and hail without rusting or losing its shine. Aluminium, like iron can be cast for a slightly older more sophisticated look. To help expand protect aluminium furniture, a sand powder coating could be applied which can also change the color of the metal in accordance with personal taste. Apart from this program, maintenance for aluminium is simpler, cheaper and a lot quicker than that of wood. The fastenings that hold aluminium furniture together are mostly created from stainless or aluminium.
The set of furniture that may be made using aluminium is nearly endless, because the metal is so malleable. The most commonly seen furniture items are most likely patio chairs and tables, with aluminium tubing useful for the arms and legs. It is advisable to place aluminium garden furniture on a patio instead of on grass, sand or any soft ground as its legs tend to be thin and may sink. Although wooden furniture doesn’t heat up as quickly as aluminium, there’s always the hassle of experiencing to fold up and balance wooden chairs once you store them, whereas the aluminium counterparts are usually stackable.
Both main attractions of aluminium garden furniture are its modern look and its own incredible strength considering how much it weighs. Although not appearing as classy as wood, aluminium compliments every colour aside from gold and may give a very clean, fresh and professional look to any garden, patio or restaurant. And in the end, if NASA think aluminium is adequate to craft in excess of three-quarters of these shuttles from the metal then surely it’s adequate for us to lay on?