Material is key to looks and to maintenance. Wrought Iron, Aluminum, Resin Wicker, and Recycled Plastic will be quite weather-resistant. Wrought Iron chaises will need periodical checking up of the finish to ensure chips are quickly taken care of.
Aluminum chaise lounges usually have a sling material that makes them comfortable to sit on. Many other styles such as wrought iron and wood can be used without cushions.
Cushions do make using a chaise much more comfortable. They can enhance the look to your patio as well. Make sure you choose a durable fabric that can handle a bit of moisture.
Authentic wicker chaise lounges offer you fabulous appearance and comfort- with one caveat. They must be protected from rain and harsh sun. They work best on covered patio areas and sun rooms.
Real wicker chaises tend to be more expensive because they are made from a natural material and are hand woven over rattan. This labor-intensive work and rare wood type makes authentic wicker chaise lounges pricier than most others.
Aluminum or steel tubing provides the frames for most resin wicker chaise lounges. Woven by hand, resin wicker will not unravel from around their sturdy frame.
All-weather chaise lounges mean you have little to worry about if rain falls and you cannot move the chaises in to be protected. Resin wicker and recycled plastic can handle sudden rainstorms with absolutely no problem. Cushions should be brought in after every use to prevent damage.
Wood chaise lounges are pleasant because the natural oils retained work as an insect repellent. This is especially true for Red Cedar and Teak chaise lounges.
Chaise lounges are an attractive part of a new trend in outdoor furniture called "low dining" groups. This term refers to tables and chairs that are low to the ground.
You can use a chaise lounge anywhere on your patio. In combination with other low seating, by themselves in a shady spot, or poolside for sunning, chaise lounges make your outdoor living area much more versatile.