ALL WEATHER PATIO FURNITURE
Wicker Resin, Vietnamese Yellow Balau Wood & Indonesian Teak Wood
Exceptional, Hand-Crafted Casual Furniture
WICKER RESIN SETS
Synthetic wicker resin is a classic design with a modern twist. Shouldn’t all your patio furniture be weather friendly?
Our hand woven outdoor wicker resin sets are made of high quality, lightweight, and durable PE (Polyethylene) weaves. These high quality wicker resins are 100% recyclable, anti-microbial, non-toxic, waterproof, easy to wash and very resistant to the damaging effects of outdoor life including fading, cracking & peeling; making them virtually maintenance free. UV stabilizers have been added to make them very resistant to damage from sun radiation and the stylish hand woven design ensures a strong weave that is flexible, but retains its shape for durable long lasting support and comfort.
The frames featured in these sets are made of premium grade, lightweight powder coated aluminum, built to withstand a wide range of temperature extremes & weather conditions. Lightweight design allows it to be easily moved while the casting and moulding process creates a strong durable frame that will not expand in temperature extremes or oxidize making it virtually rust proof and very resistant to breakage. This metal is built to last.
YELLOW BALAU & TEAK WOOD FURNITURE
Balau and Teak are quality tropical hardwoods originating from Southeast Asia. Both are valued for their strength, elegance and excellent durability. These woods are very similar, however Balau is more yellow in colour, slightly denser with a tighter grain, making it a little stronger and more durable. Teak is lighter in colour and smoother in appearance. Regardless of minor differences both weather well and are resistant to decay, warping and insect infestations making them an excellent choice for outdoor use.
Sunnyside offers furniture made of both high quality and responsibly managed Balau and Teak unfinished in their natural state. When new, both have a slightly polished look from the existing natural oils within the wood. When left untreated outside both these woods will lose some of their surface oils, becoming darker with sun exposure and eventually weather to a silvery grey colour. To restore these woods to their natural colour simply wash with a mild soap solution, allow to dry and lightly sand. You can also make your Teak & Balau more weather resistant and well hydrated by periodically using an oil based conditioner such as danish, linseed or tung & teak oil throughout the season. Sunnyside recommends 3 to 4 applications per season with one being applied before storage for optimal weather resistance. Changes in weather, temperature and moisture can also cause slight cracking in the wood, but rest assured this will not affect the structural integrity or durability of your furniture.
Our glass tabletops are made of tempered glass. Tempered glass is five times stronger than ordinary glass. It offers the ease of cleaning and an assurance of durability in any environment.
CUSHIONS & UMBRELLAS
Our cushions are covered in high quality acrylic fabrics with polyester foam inserts designed to maintain their shape & fullness while providing you with the comfort needed to relax on your new cushion. Although our cushions show excellent durability and fade resistance when exposed to the elements, Sunnyside recommends bringing them inside during bad weather to increase the longevity of the cushion.
Our umbrellas are made with high grade polyester, acrylic and textilene fabrics. Top quality fabrics are specially designed, woven, printed and treated to resist staining and wear. UV stabilizers help resist damage & fading from the sun’s radiation. These umbrellas come in a variety of attractive colours, are easy to maintain and come with a steel frame. Our cantilever umbrellas feature a heavy marble base designed to provide a solid base & withstand the elements.
Sunnyside recommends when using an umbrella with a table to always use a sturdy, heavy umbrella base. Make sure the umbrella protector ring is secure inside the hole of the table. Always close or remove the umbrella from the table when not in use. Never use the umbrella in windy conditions.
Sunnyside is proud to feature a high quality line of acrylic fabrics on our cushions and umbrellas through Sunbrella. Sunbrella is the number one performance fabric made of heavy weight, durable, 100% acrylic woven fabric. Special pigments are added to the fibers making colours vivid and highly resistant to washing out, running or fading. This high quality fabric wears well, has excellent breathability and is designed to withstand the damaging effects of outdoor life; such as exposure to sun, rain, wind and pollutants which cause other lower grade polyester fabrics to breakdown. It is mildew resistant, highly soil resistant and best of all easy to clean. It even provides maximum sun protection (UPF 50+) when used as a shade cover.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Making the Beauty Last
GENERAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE: Never use solvents or bleach products to clean any portion of your furniture, including frames, glass and seating material. Clean using mild soap and dry thoroughly before storing for the winter. Always drain any water that has accumulated inside the frames, especially before storing for the winter. Protect your furniture with commercially available outdoor furniture covers when not in use. If your furniture is being used in areas of intense sun exposure or hot temperatures, heavy pollution or where birds and trees are plentiful, covering your furniture is especially recommended. To treat small rust areas, lightly sand affected area with fine sandpaper, clean thoroughly and apply touch-up paint. Application of commercially available rust inhibitor product is also recommended.
FRAMES: Clean your frames periodically with mild soap and warm water. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. Be sure to drain any water accumulated inside frames. Do not use wax on textured frames.
WICKER RESIN: Clean frequently with mild soap and warm water. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. In areas with heavy pollution or smog, use commercially available vinyl cleaners. Occasional application of a commercially available vinyl protector will enhance the look, strengthen and prolong the life of the wicker weave.
CUSHIONS: Wipe up minor spills immediately and spot clean with a mild soap and a damp cloth. Although fabric has been treated to resist stains, periodic use of commercially available fabric cleaners may be necessary. Follow manufacturers instructions. The best way to maintain the beauty of cushions is to store them out of the elements or cover them when not in use.
Suntan oils, lotions or other chemicals or repeated exposure to extreme weather conditions (including heat) may cause permanent discoloration to any wicker resin or fabric. Exercise caution when using lotions or oils. If exposed to oils or lotions immediately spot clean the area. It is also advisable to avoid contact or exposure to pool chemicals, including chlorinated water as this may cause discolouration.
GLASS TABLETOPS: Clean with mild soap and warm water or commercially available glass cleaners.
NON-GLASS TABLETOPS: Clean with mild soap and warm water. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.
Many of our patio sets are upholstered in weather-resistant Sunbrella® fabric. Sunbrella® is the performance leader for durability with 50 years of manufacturing experience.
- Resistant to mildew.
- Resistant to fading, washing out, rain.
- Resistant to pollutants that cause lower grade polyester to break down.
- Heavy weight, 100% acrylic woven fibers.
- Excellent breathability.
- Pigmented dyes retain vivid colour. The colouring process creates no waste water, and avoids harmful effluents associated with conventional dyeing processes. This dramatically reduces water and energy consumption.
- Best of all, our fabric is easy to clean and provides sun protection of UPF 50+ (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), making it an excellent choice for you and your family.
Sunbrella® fabrics should be cleaned regularly before substances are allowed to accumulate and become embedded in the fabric. This practice will eliminate the need for frequent vigorous cleaning
- Brush off any loose dirt.
- Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (¼ cup) mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water (100°F / 38°C).
- Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean.
- Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
- Allow fabric to air dry.
- For removable umbrella fabric and cushion covers—machine wash cold water with mild laundry detergent and allow fabric to air dry.
- Apply a light mist of the cleaning solution using a spray bottle.
- Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft bristle brush.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove soft residue.
- Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
- Wet-vacuum or blot excess water.
- Repeat these steps until the stain is removed.
Heavy Cleaning for stubborn stains and mildew:
Sunbrella® fabrics don’t promote mildew growth; however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that aren’t removed from the fabric.
- Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1cup) of bleach and 2 ounces (¼ cup) of mild soap per gallon of clean water.
- Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric.
- Scrub vigorously with a soft bristle brush, sponge or clean towel.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove all soft residue.
- Allow fabric to air dry.
- If stain and or mildew are severe, bleach quantity may be increased.
For removable umbrella fabric and cushion covers machine wash in cold water, mild laundry detergent and 1 cup of bleach. Allow to air dry.
DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella® fabrics
DO NOT use a steamer or iron set to steam setting.