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Using Patio Furniture Reviews to Find the Best Styles

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Patio furniture

Trying to find the right brand of patio furniture for your home can be overwhelming. To find the perfect set, you'll need to know what type of furniture you want to purchase, such as wicker, wrought iron, or recycled plastics and then you'll need to research the manufacturers and their reviews.

Wicker Options

Wicker is a common material for patio furniture and can be found in most country or cottage inspired patios. While its beauty is appealing, it's important to purchase high quality wicker furniture if you want it to last. A tight-woven furniture piece made of sturdy wicker material, such as rattan willow, reed, or a more common choice of synthetic fibers, is what you're looking for in a patio set. If the wicker doesn't have a protective coating, the sunlight will cause the material to breakdown, fade and crack. You want to select all weather wicker. Choose powder- coated aluminum frames to avoid rust.

Ohana Wicker Furniture

This Portland, Oregon company manufactures all-weather rust proof wicker furniture. The frames are powder coated aluminum with had woven polyethylene fiber wicker with zipper cushion covers. The styles are modern chic and ideal for any modern or contemporary home patio.

  • Ohana Outdoor Patio Furniture 7-Piece Conversation Set includes 2 ottomans. This top seller features modular seating with sloped cushions available in 26 solid colors. The set also comes in five wicker color choices of gray, natural, mixed brown, dark brown, and white. There is no assembly required. The set comes with a free clip set designed to keep chairs connected and together. Price is around $2,600.
  • 7-Piece Outdoor Dining Set features a table with glass top and 6 chairs. Available in black, gray, natural, and dark brown. The table is 70"L x 40"W x 28"H. The price is around $1,700.

Amazon customers are happy with how easy it is to set up the furniture, commenting it's lightweight for carrying to their patios, yet sturdy. Inspection is required at time of delivery, but customers commented on how quickly the process went. Customers are pleased with the quality of the cushions - comfortable and firm. One customer was so pleased they ordered a couple more corner units two days after order arrived.

Additional information:

  • All orders are shipped free with curbside delivery
  • If you require white glove delivery, select the option at the time you place the order.
  • Damaged items are fully refunded if inspected at time of delivery and shipment is refused.
  • You can return your order within 14 days of deliver to receive a refund, minus the shipping fees.
  • $899+ order receive a free patio cover.

Best Choice Products

Best Choice Products feature wicker and rattan furniture that is affordable and comfortable. You'll find options in your price range at a wide range of online retailers and big box stores. The majority of their products come in sets for lounging and many feature cushions for comfort. Examples of their products and reviews include: While the customer service is good at Best Choice Products, they only offer a 60-day warranty on their products, which some Walmart customers complained about, particularly one whose wicker started to fall apart after 7 months. Happy customers did mention the quality for the overall price as a standout point.

  • 4--Piece Outdoor Wicker Sofa Furniture Set includes 1 loveseat and 2 chairs (includes white cushions) and 1 coffee table with a tempered glass top. Chairs and loveseat are made of steel and wicker. Chair weight capacity is 200 lbs. Loveseat weight capacity is 300 lbs. Available in black, brown and gray. Price: Around $234
  • 3-Piece Outdoor All-Weather Wicker Bar Table Set includes 2 Stools. The bar features a glass top and built-in shelf. It is 40"L x 24"W x 41.5"H. Price: Around $200.

Best Choice customers are pleased with their purchases, and love the sturdiness of the set, overall quality and easy assembly. Some comments included, "I needed something small but pretty and this set lived up to my expectations," while another mentioned the great color but noted the cushions are thin. Other comments include, "Great value for the money!" and "Sturdy, classy and fits my patio perfectly!"

Allen + Roth

Allen + Roth is Lowe's signature brand. offers higher-end wicker furniture and sells their pieces individually versus as a set. These products come with Sunbrella cushions, which is one of the leading brands in performance fabrics for outdoor upholstery. Pieces come with a 5-year limited frame warranty and 1-year limited fabric warranty.

The majority of Lowe's customers are pleased with their purchases. "We love it, and moved it indoor to our sunroom for the winter. Everyone loves the chairs, they are so comfy!" Several customers comment on how comfortable the furniture is. A few customers are unhappy with furniture rusting after a few months' time.

Forever Patio

Forever Patio is more expensive than the other brands but one of the most durable and best quality you'll receive according to Patio Production's experts for wicker patio furniture. You can find this brand in specialty patio or outdoor stores or online. This company offers extensive warranties, such as seven years for the frames, three years for their wicker and seats and one year for their cushions. Pick up sets or individual pieces.

  • 5-Piece Hampton Bar Set is a sophisticated choice for outdoor bar seating in a heather or biscuit wicker color. The 36" square pub table is 38"H comes with four swivel bar stools. The set warranties include: Frame: 7 years, Wicker: 3 years, Seat: 3 years, and Cushions: 1 year
    Price: Around $1870.00
  • This 5-Piece Hampton Radius Sectional Set is a stylish addition to any patio lounge area. The set include 2 curved loveseats, 2 club chairs and 1 large round ottoman. The powder coated aluminum frame is covered in all weather wicker available in heather or biscuit colors and is made of HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene). The zipper cushion covers are covered in Sunbrella® fabric.
    Price: Around $5,600

One customer of Wayfair states Forever Patio furniture is well made and very comfortable. A Modern Wicker customer states, "Great service. Looking forward to delivery." ; Google reviews are positive.

Cast Aluminum

According to Hayneedle furniture, aluminum is the dominate material for patio furniture manufacturers. It's light-weight and sturdy metal. It's used on the majority of outdoor dining sets and woven outdoor dining sets. Aluminum is naturally rust resistant and is a good choice for furniture that will be in all types of weather elements.

Home Styles

Home Styles has an extensive collection of cast-aluminum furniture sets that are traditional in appearance. They are budget-friendly and readily found at a variety of retailers. You can find Home Styles furniture at Lowe's stores and also on Amazon. A couple of pieces to consider include:

  • 7-Piece Biscayne dining set includes a 72"Lx 42"w x 28.5"h oval table and 6 swivel armchairs made of cast aluminum. The metal is powder coated with a UV resistant bronze antique finish that's hand applied. You can purchase this set at Lowe's. This set has an ornate feel that will dress up any patio. You can opt to use the set without cushions and still be comfortable. Price: Around $1,500.
  • Biscayne White Chaise Lounge Chair is 25.5"Wx 72"L x 39.5"H. Let yourself get swept up in the nostalgic charm of this elegant white lattice designed chaise. The sweeping chaise arms emerge from two rear wheels that allow easy moving about your patio so you can continue to sunbathe. Price: Around $280.

Home Depot customers give the set a high rating. Some customer comment the set is comfortable and easy to assemble. Customer comments include, "We really love this patio dining set." ; "We were looking for a set that is comfortable to sit in without requiring any seat cushion." ; "There are some sharp edges that we had to file down. We are enjoying our new patio set." One customer wasn't happy commenting, "Really low quality. The welding is awful!" Yet other customers are pleased with the quality.

Darlee Outdoor Living

Darlee Outdoor Living cast aluminum frames are timeless in their beautiful designs. Elegant finishes from black to antique bronze make bold design statements. You can be assured of durability and the intricate details that make this patio brands stand out.

  • Whitby 7 Piece Cast Aluminum Patio Dining Set can be purchased from BBQGuys. The set includes the oval table is 84"L x 42"W and 6 armchairs for a comfortable dining choice. Finished in an antique bronze the set is rust resistant. The feet on the table are adjustable to ensure your dining experience is always level. Price: around $1,550 plus free shipping.
  • The Elisabeth 9-Piece Cast Aluminum Patio Dining Set is a Darlee signature floral elegance design. The set features an 84"L x 42"W rectangle table, 6 armchairs and 2 swivel rockers. The powder coated cast aluminum frame has an antique bronze finish. The cushions are included and made from sesame polyester, making them resistant to moisture and mildew. Add an umbrella into the awaiting center hole and you are set for a luncheon in the shade. Price: Around $2,300 plus free shipping.

A BBQ Guys customer commented, "Very nice patio furniture. High quality and durable. Very fast delivery." Amazon customers commented, "Sturdy, attractive, and a great value" and "Amazingly, the chairs are comfortable even without the cushions", along with "Heavy, solid furniture." Two customers complained they received damaged swivel chairs that were bent.

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is a material that became popular during the Victorian era. It's still desired today in patio furniture. It's durable and can be a great outdoor furniture choice for sturdiness. Since iron is susceptible to rust, you should choose wrought iron that has been treated with a powdered coating that makes it weather resistant and easy to maintain. Wrought iron that has been painted or treated with several layers of varnish is also weather proof. While it's more costly than other materials, it's still a great option.

Woodard

Woodard is a high-end patio furniture manufacturer that is so confident in their product that they provide a 15 year warranty on their frames along with a 1 year warranty on their fabric. They offer pieces that are woven, aluminum and iron. You can find their products at patio specialty stores and dealerships, such as PatioProductions.com and PatioLiving.com.

  • Hamilton Loveseat is part of the Hamilton Collection and offers a retro, modern feel to your patio. The frame is wrought iron and comes in several colors and shades, such as black, white or copper. The cushions are made from Sunbrella fabrics and have several shades and colors to choose from, like indigo, rust and various stripped patterns. This loveseat comes with Woodard's 15-year warranty for the frame. Price: Around $1,800 plus free shipping.
  • Bradford Stackable Bench is part of the Bradford Collection and is a traditional garden patio style that is affordable, durable and will go with most styles. This bench can be combined with any other brand or style to add an eclectic feel to your outdoor space. While this chair is not as comfortable as other pieces, comfort can be added with your own pillows and cushions. Wayfair gives this brand a high review putting it within their "Cherished Heirloom" category. Price: Around $360 plus free shipping.

Wayfair customers give Woodard a high overall rating. Customer comments include, " Really impressed with the quality! Beautiful!" and another noted the "price for this table is incredible".

Alfresco Home

Alfresco Home offers a wide-range of quality patio furniture along with wrought iron dining sets. They have more contemporary to modern pieces but at a higher quality than other patio furniture brands. The Family Leisure blog notes that their mosaic dining tables are the "main attractions."

  • Orvieto Oval Marble Mosaic Dining Set brings a modern, eclectic feel offering more design options for your patio while presenting an air of antiquity. It seats six and to clean the top, all you have to do is hose it off. You can request a quote from Brielle Furniture Interiors.
  • 3-Piece Vulcano Mosaic Bistro Set is available at Walmart. This set comes with a 24" round bistro table and 2 bistro chairs. It's small enough to be moved easily, you can set up your dining area just as desired. Price: Around $440 plus free shipping.

Hayneedle customers are pleased with Alfresco Home Tremiti mosaic bistro set. customer comments include, "Good quality and good value" and "I love the set and it looks great on our new deck."

Steel Frame

Steel frames are durable and weather well but not as sturdy as aluminum. This material is normally combined with other materials and is therefore more affordable. While it isn't as desirable as cast-aluminum there are some sets that look nice, last a few years and will be easy on your budget.

Ivy Bronx

Ivy Bronx offers rustic modern furniture designs. You can find fresh and unique designs that create immediate ambience in your outdoor living area.

  • Freitag 3-Piece Sofa Set with cushions is a steel frame with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. This classic look is given a modern spin with clean arched lines. The cushions are UV and fade resistant with 100% solution dyed polyester impervious to weather. You can purchase the set from Birch Lane. Price: $700 plus free 2-day shipping.
  • Marchetti Outdoor 5-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group with Cushions. The set includes 4 armchairs and a 45.3" square glass top coffee table and 8 cushions (back and seat). The steel frame is finished in a modern gray making this a great set for any modern patio or deck. Price: Around $450 plus free shipping.

Birch Lane customers commented they the set looks nice and quality for the price is good. One person said, "It looks really nice and they're very comfortable." One customer complained some metal areas weren't coated and the back cushions were supportive.

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens is a premiere home and family brand. Their patio furniture collection was developed by experts within this organization to create inexpensive design solutions for the everyday homeowner. Consumers trust their products, like these, that can be found at Walmart and other retailers:

  • Azalea Ridge Chaise Lounge features wicker and heavy-duty steel frame. According to 10 Top Rated Review's extensive product evaluation and comparison Azalea Ridge is the best-selling product within its category. The appearance, durability and comfort, along with the price, make it an ideal purchase for your patio. It comes in burnt orange and green. You can buy it from Walmart. Price: Around $270 plus free shipping.
  • Ravenbrooke 4-Piece Patio Conversation Set comes with UV protected blue fabric cushions. The all-weather wicker furniture is supported by powdered-coated steel frames. The set includes, a loveseat, 2 swivel rockers and a coffee table.

Walmart customers commented on how well the set is made, while another said, "It is just beautiful and the cushion is thick and comfortable." One customer complained the holes for assembly didn't line up.

Teak

Teak is the hardest, strongest and most durable hardwood found in large deciduous trees native to India and Southeast Asia. It's the ideal timber used for shipbuilding and patio furniture. Teak provides a beautiful, warm wood finish that's easy to maintain, it's water-resistant, bug-resistant and can last forever.

Harmonia Living

Harmonia Living creates beautiful modern teak patio furniture that is well made and durable. They also have lines of wicker and cast aluminum pieces. Patio Productions reviews the brand as an affordable alternative to higher end options.

  • Sylvan Stacking Teak Patio Chairs are well made with dove-tailed joined edges and comes with a 2-year warranty on the frame. Made of solid teak, the elegant design is highlight by the natural wood grain coloration. Price: Around $219 plus free shipping.
  • Ando 4-Piece Sofa Set is sustainable harvested teak. This set includes, 1 sofa, 1 loveseat, 1 club chair, and 1 coffee table. The Sunbrella fabric cushions complete this stunning modern look. The classic set will outlast many design styles, The high-quality materials and construction will outlast outdoor wear-and-tear. Price: Around $4,500 plus free shipping from Skylar's Home and Patio.

A Wayfair customer commented the furniture looked good, but the quality of the finish wasn't what she expected. A Home Square customer commented, "This furniture is sleek and sturdy. This splurge was worth it. It transformed our space."

Recycled Plastic

Some furniture manufacturers use plastics to provide durable and beautiful pieces of furniture that last forever. This furniture is made of high density polyethylene, which is recycled from milk jugs and water bottles.

Polywood

Polywood is an American company inspired by the outcome of government recycling programs. The engineered polywood is made from recycled plastics and developed patio furniture of all-weather endurance, improved aesthetics, and durability.

  • Palm Coast Adirondack folding chair with hideaway ottoman is a popular beach-side patio style and comes in several color options. It's very durable, easy to clean, and the company provides a 20 year limited warranty for residential use. Price: Around $400 plus free shipping.
  • Harbour deep seating chair is simple and modern but has some traditional aspects that keep it versatile and usable in many design plans. The seating chair is made of the same sturdy polywood and comes with Sunbrella fabric cushions. The chair is available in three vintage colors offering several cushion colors. The chair also comes with a 20-year frame warranty. Price: Around $1035 plus free shipping.

Sierra Trading Post reviewers mention the quality and durability of the brand overall, though they note pieces can be heavy and the white pieces may need additional cleaning. A Polywood customer commented, "Perfect set! They are extremely comfortable and we get a ton of compliments."

Breezesta

Breezesta is another USA-based company that uses recycled plastics and forms them into durable timber, creating appealing patio furniture. They carry the same Adirondack collection like other recycled plastic furniture companies, but they also have a broader selection of different designs and styles. Pieces come with lifetime warranties.

  • Coastal Adirondack Chair is available in in 20 different colors. You can select the same color for the chair or choose different colors for the seat and back. The chair comes with your color choice of Sunbrella cushion and has a lifetime warranty. Price: Around $443 plus free shipping.
  • Coastal Bar Chair is 28"W x 29"D x 50"H. The seat height is 30". You have 20 color choices for the frame and several cushion colors are available. Price: Around $546 plus free shipping. Cushion option priced at $106.

Perfect Outdoor Space

It may be time consuming to find patio furniture but comparing some pieces and reviews will help save you some time. While not exhaustive of all materials and companies, you're sure to find some popular patio furniture styles and new outdoor furniture ideas that will not only provide your outdoor space with beauty and comfort, but allow you to enjoy it over many social gatherings with family and friends.

Using Patio Furniture Reviews to Find the Best Styles