Cast AluminumCast aluminum patio furniture is strong, rust proof and durable enough to withstand all types of weather. It's known for its durability, longevity, and low maintenance. Cast aluminum is completely solid and can be made into virtually any shape and design with a high amount of detail without compromising it's strength. Combine this with aluminum's natural rust resistance, and this is the perfect combination for a long lasting and strong material for outdoor furniture.
SlingSling patio furniture is easy to clean and dries quickly, perfect for poolside lounging or dining. The sling provides comfort without the need for cushions and because sling dries instantly, it is a very low maintenance. Most sling furniture is constructed of a durable but light weight rust-resistant aluminum frame and then usually comes with a sling seat and back. It’s then painted and finished with a protective coating for aesthetics as well as protection from the elements. The sling used can be made of nylon, polypropylene, or polyester. It’s UV resistant and its ability to dry almost instantly makes it mold and mildew resistant.
WickerResin Wicker patio furniture offers the beautiful natural look of rattan wicker, but with less maintenance and more possibilities. Its easy to clean, light weight, and durable enough to withstand the elements. Most wicker furniture is constructed of a durable but light weight rust-resistant aluminum frame and then the frame is wrapped in wicker. Seat and back cushions are added for comfort. The wicker is made of polyethylene that can be fashioned into a variety of colours, different weave patterns, and can be woven over virtually any shape of frame. It’s UV resistant and and dries almost instantly making it mold and mildew resistant.
DotBella Cushions and Fabrics100% Solution dyed acrylic fabric with a 5 year warranty. Teflon Nanotechnology that resists everything from water and stains to fading and mold. Solution Dyed Fibre is a process where colour is added before the fibres are extruded. This means the fibre is dyed to the core, creating incredible colourfastness that is less vulnerable to UV radiation. Teflon Nanotechnology is technology that makes fluoride form a barrier around each fiber to resist water and oil stains, but does not affect the breathability of the fabric.
Other Cushions and FabricsWhich fabrics are best for outdoors? Fabrics that are fade and water resistant are always some of the best choices. Fade resistance reduces the colour fading of the fabric. Water resistance helps prevent staining and slows mold growth, DOT offers several different outdoor fabrics choices that make it easy to select for your lifestyle and budget. Watch our video on cushions and fabrics for more detailed information about the types of fabrics we carry at Dot.