The vinyl we use to strap our outdoor aluminum patio furniture has a 90 durometer (measures hardness) and is used almost exclusively in the manufacture of outdoor furniture.
Some differences between old and new vinyl are listed below:
-Older vinyl will become stiff, particularly if it is continuously exposed to the elements
-Has less memory
-Loses softness as plasticizer evaporates from the straps
-Straps are harder in colder weather
-Light colored straps are harder
-Newly extruded vinyl is soft supple
-Possesses considerable memory or resiliency
-Gives with weight placed on it and conform to shape of the weight and returns to straight position once weight is removed
-Straps are softer in warmer weather
-Dark colored straps are softer
It is not possible to predict how long it will take vinyl strap to become harder. So much depends upon the care and conditions under which strap exists. Daily exposure to the sun accelerates the process. There is no way to compare newly strapped furniture to furniture that has been outside for several years.
We are proud to say that our outdoor aluminum furniture is made in the United States and shipped all over the world to various resorts, hotels, condominiums and water parks. Our furniture is made in our warehouse using only products made in the USA. We use American made aluminum, steal hardware, vinyl strapping and sling. Our powder for our powder-coating finish is also made in the USA.
In addition to the aluminum outdoor furniture we make, we now off the Monster Cart and Monster Wagon. The Monster Cart and Monster Wagon are the latest products invented by Milor Casual to help in the process of moving Outdoor Furniture when needed. For example, beach resorts have the daily need to gather the beach lounges at the end of the day, and therefore have to relocate all the beach lounges to a single location. Monster Cart and Wagon are ideal for that and work nicely in any surface, especially on sand. They make it effortless.
When it comes to choosing the right type of outdoor furniture, there are a variety of options available. Vast differences exist as they relate to style, comfort, and overall functionality. Many people will choose wood, without realizing that aluminum outdoor furniture definitely has its advantages:
Lower Cost — Good quality wood can be very expensive. This is true even when it comes to small display pieces you set on your shelf or mantle. Blow that up to an entire set of patio furniture and it might burn a hole in your wallet. Aluminum, on the other hand, is an extremely common metal. This equals a huge savings in expense.
Modern Style — Yes, wood can be good if you’re looking for an outdoorsy type feel. But it’s hard to deny that aluminum outdoor furniture adds a modern, more stylized look. With the wide variety of colors and styles available, it adds a sense of class and elegance to any decor.
Durability — If you’ve ever moved furniture, one thing you’ve probably noticed is that aluminum furniture is much more lightweight than wood. But don’t let this fool you. Although its weight is typically less, aluminum outdoor furniture enjoys the best weight to strength ratio of all patio furniture. This translates to a durability and reliability that is unmatched.
Malleability — You’ve probably noticed that aluminum outdoor furniture comes in a vast array of designs and styles. This is because aluminum is very easy to work with, providing more options when it comes to outdoor furniture. As an added benefit of this, the ease of use also lowers its price tag.
Resilience — Wood is known to be a durable option, but most people don’t realize that due to a unique chemical reaction, aluminum is extremely resilient. Without getting too scientific, the metal undergoes a process called aluminum oxide, forming an insanely resilient, yet undetectable layer over the metal. This chemical reaction protects the furniture from the sun’s rays, weather elements, and daily usage.
No matter your situation, aluminum provides a variety of advantages over wood. Between its lower cost, durability, and everything else that makes it unique, nothing quite beats it. So do yourself a favor and add aluminum outdoor furniture to your landscape. Your patio will thank you for it.