What does marine grade mean?
Marine Grade is a heavy duty water sealant used to coat and protect our wood framing. Marine grade is a type of waterproof coat used for outdoor furniture used in boats, pools, piers and patio environments. This Marine grade seal protects our framing from moisture and condensation.
How will your outdoor furniture react to extreme weather conditions?
Our furniture employs the most durable and state of the art marine fabrics and thread including (but not limited to): Sunbrella and Phifertex. These custom fabrics are flame retardant, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-fading, high-performance, UV stable and Greengard certified.
If you are in an extreme weather location, additional customization can be done to ensure your furniture can withstand snow, rain, ice, hail, sleet, wind, sun exposure and humidity.
Do you have furniture covers?
Yes we do have furniture covers. They are lightweight, and resistant to mildew, mold, UV-rays, water, tears and abrasions.
They are designed to fit loosely over the furniture with a drawstring or Velcro straps securing them in place protecting your investment from harsh weather elements.
Furniture Covers are offered for all of our collections in non-fitted and fitted versions.
Will metal joint rust if exposed to rain?
We use stainless steel hardware so there is no risk for deep, damaging rust. This unique steel has a very low tendency to develop rust. Even pieces that have been left out in hostile weather conditions for years only develop a thin layer of surface rust that can be easily wiped away.
Can Water get in the cushion through the zipper?
We designed a thick zipper flap of material that covers the zipper. Our cushion covers are waterproof and the zip fastener flap is protected so that water cannot enter through the zipper.
If there is heavy rain for multiple days will rain seep into the wooden legs?
The rain water shouldn’t seep into the wooden legs because of the marine grade sealant. Our furniture is designed with wood framing but we do offer stainless steel legs as an option.
Also, the chair frames are uniquely designed with vent holes for water drainage with a slight downward pitch in the seating therefore water will drain down rather than collect. The heavy duty framing marine grade wood can also with stand strong heavy winds. Our custom furniture can be modified to fulfil any weather condition.
How can I clean the fabric?
Vacuum to remove loose dirt. – Prepare a cleaning solution of: – 2 ounces (1/4 cup) dishwashing liquid per gallon – 8 cups of lukewarm water (less than 100°F/38°C). – Use a sponge to clean. – Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric. – Rinse thoroughly with clean water. – Allow fabric to air dry.
The Sunbrella fabrics we use are treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which enhances water repellency. This finish is designed to last for several years, but must be replenished after a thorough cleaning. Based on test results Sunbrella recommends
303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment product for Sunbrella fabrics.
Fabrics should be re-treated after thorough cleaning or after five years of use.
How do I care for my cushions?
The finest weather-resistant materials have been used to make our cushions; however, they are not impervious to weather extremes or lack of maintenance. If cushions do become drenched with water, squeeze excess water out of the cushions, set them on their side to air dry in a well-ventilated dry area.
Cushions should never sit in water or be exposed to water for any prolonged period. To prevent mildew growth and corrosion, bring your cushions indoors if you know harsh weather is approaching.
How will your furniture respond to marine and costal environments?
All of our custom outdoor furniture is best protected with fitted furniture covers or by seasonally storing it indoors during harsh weather.
Furniture in marine and coastal areas can be hit with salty ocean spray as well as sand. The sand and dirt can ground into finishes so we recommend washing off debris before polishing it. Conditions vary greatly, therefore furniture in certain environments should be covered and cleaned more than others.
Do I need to store my cushions for winter?
Cushions made of Sunbrella fabric are durable enough to stay outside through the winter, but if you want to store them to ensure that they are clean and ready for use on that first warm spring day, you should store your cushions with care.
While Sunbrella fabrics do not promote the growth of mold or mildew, these microorganisms can feed on dirt and debris on the fabric surface. For this reason, we recommend that you clean and thoroughly dry your cushions before storage.
Begin by brushing off leaves, twigs, pollen and other surface debris. Any remaining stains can usually be removed with mild, soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. If there are more stubborn stains, add bleach to the cleaning solution.
Finally, allow your cushions to thoroughly air-dry before storing in a dry place for the winter. For detailed cleaning instructions, visit our Care and Cleaning page.