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Difference Between Spanish and Other Types of Garden Furniture

Choosing garden furniture is just as important as choosing living room furniture for instance. After all, you most likely want to spend as much time as possible on your garden or patio when the weather permits, while your guests probably head directly to your outdoor “living area“ during the summer months. So if you want to make your garden or patio a place to enjoy the warm weather, relax and entertain your guests, you need a garden furniture that looks good and provides you and your friends a high level of comfort.

At a first glance, the choice of garden furniture does not seem difficult. The choice of different styles and designs is really enormous and there has to be a perfect garden furniture waiting out there to be found. This may be true, however, it can take a lot of time to find it, especially if you are looking for really special garden furniture. To make your choice a little bit easier and save you a great deal of time, it is worth to focus on the type of garden furniture that offers both unique look and comfort. This may seem mission impossible as comfort usually requires sacrifice of an appealing design and vice versa. However, there are several types of garden furniture that enable you to have it all such as Spanish garden furniture.

If you cannot imagine how Spanish garden furniture should look like, do not worry because this is one of its main advantages over other types of garden furniture as it reveals that this type of furniture is not easily find in gardens and patios outside Spain. The fact that most people do not consider buying Spanish garden furniture makes it ideal if you are after a garden furniture that will make your garden or patio different from those in your neighbourhood. After all, having the same style of garden furniture than your neighbour for instance, takes away a lot of pleasure no matter how good it looks. With Spanish furniture, you can be sure that you will not feel like a copycat.

The fact alone that Spanish garden furniture is not often seen in the UK gardens makes it worth considering it but this is not the only reason why you will not regret if choosing this type of garden furniture. As already mentioned earlier, it offers both an attractive design and comfort but the thing that makes it particularly appealing is the fact that it can be easily combined with any existing garden and home style. Spanish garden furniture has a unique character marked by a unique combination of Spanish, Moorish, Italian and English styles. This makes highly versatile and easier to fit into any existing décor which cannot be claimed for most other garden furniture styles. With Spanish garden furniture, you do not need to worry about it not fitting into your garden or patio because the unique combination of the above mentioned styles enables you to emphasize your overall garden or patio style and create a unique ambiance at the same time.

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Maintenance of Spanish Garden Furniture

Every garden furniture requires proper maintenance and Spanish garden furniture is no exception. Although the name “garden“ suggests that this type of furniture is suitable for outdoor use, it is important to be aware that no garden furniture is immune to the effects of the weather and other outdoor elements. There are a few materials that withstand the harsh outdoor conditions exceptionally well and the maintenance of Spanish garden furniture therefore primarily depends on the material of which it is made.

Spanish garden furniture is made with attention to the  Mediterranean climate  and the demands of the Spanish market which is why it may require more attention if living in the United Kingdom. As already mentioned earlier, maintenance of Spanish garden furniture primarily depends on the type of material of which it is made. If you like convenience, you should be very careful in the selection of Spanish garden furniture and choose a material requiring minimal care and maintenance to keep it beautiful. Some of the best choices include stone, stainless steel and teak which require virtually no care and protection from the effects of the weather including rain, rust and insects enabling you to enjoy the beauty of your garden furniture without spending much time for protecting it from harsh outdoor conditions.

 

If you already bought Spanish garden furniture which is not made from the above mentioned materials, you should take care of your furniture as best as you can in order to keep it beautiful for many years to come as well as to extend its life. Check the specifications that came with your furniture if you are not sure of what kind of material it is made. Do not assume that wood is wood for instance because the maintenance required varies greatly from one type of wood to another. Teak for example does not need any kind of protection against the harsh weather conditions not even from rain and intense UV radiation or from insects due to its extraordinary properties.

Most other types of wood including hardwoods such as oak do not withstand the weather elements and insects particularly well. They need proper protection from rain and moisture or/and various protective coatings to prevent insect infestation, fading of the colour as a result of exposure to intense sunlight, cracking, development of mould and mildew, etc. As you see, it is very important to know of what type of wood your Spanish garden furniture is made to provide it proper care. If you cannot find the specifications, contact the store at which you have bought your garden furniture and ask of what type of wood it is made.

Metal seems a convenient choice because it will not crack, break, become a home to insects nor be affected by mould and mildew. However, it is not resistant to water and moisture. If your Spanish garden furniture is made of metal or features metal parts, be sure to treat it with anti-corrosion paint if you do not want it to rust.

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Buying Spanish Garden Furniture Online

One of the main advantages of Spanish garden furniture is the fact that it is not seen often in gardens and patios outside Spain except for Latin America and even there is predominant the Spanish colonial rather than the traditional Spanish style. However, this is at the same time its greatest disadvantage because it is very challenging to find it in regular furniture stores. Thus most people who decide for Spanish garden furniture typically buy it online.

Buying Spanish garden furniture online is just like buying everything else although buying any kind of furniture online is often very challenging. Not that there is not a great choice of furniture but most people prefer to buy it in regular stores to be able to see how it really looks and try it out. However, buying furniture online does not have to be a lottery.

 

First of all, you should do some research about reputable online furniture stores offering Spanish garden furniture to avoid finding yourself without both the ordered furniture and your money. Be particularly careful with online stores offering fine pieces of furniture at suspiciously low prices. It is not impossible to find great deals online, in fact the prices online are often significantly lower than in regular shops. However, you are highly recommended to stick to trustworthy online stores offering Spanish garden furniture or inform yourself very well about other online stores offering furniture that seems to meet both your taste and budget. Do not rely on their privacy and safety claims, and make sure to take yourself enough time to read other people’s experiences with particular online furniture stores. You will always find a few people who are discontent with the service or products of a particular online furniture store, however, if the vast majority of people do not have any complaints, it is most likely safe to order from that online store.

When you determine which online stores are safe, you can focus on the selection of the perfect Spanish garden furniture for your garden or patio. But as already mentioned earlier, the picture may not show the “whole picture“ which should be taken into account before ordering anything. It may be helpful to see if there are any customer reviews or ratings of furniture you are considering buying although there is no guarantee that you will be just as satisfied with it as other people. On the other hand, it is probably a bad idea to order garden furniture that is criticised by most customers, of course, if more than two bought and reviewed the furniture you are interested in. If you are not sure, resist the temptation of buying anything and contact the store if it is possible to receive more information or photos of the furniture that caught your eye. If you get no response within a reasonable time or if the online store is not particularly cooperative, it may be a good idea to find one that is willing to provide you all the necessary information.

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Prices of Spanish Garden Furniture

Quality garden furniture is never inexpensive but this does not necessarily mean that it is unaffordable. How much a fine Spanish garden furniture will cost you depends of several factors including the type of material of which it is made, its design, the level of craftsmanship, exclusivity, etc. But the price of Spanish garden furniture also depends on where you buy it.

It is possible to find almost identical garden furniture at very different prices. But if you take a closer look, you will notice that they probably are not made of the same material and that there is a major difference in details and quality of manufacture. You may feel tempted by less expensive version but you are highly recommended to keep in mind that garden furniture needs to withstand harsher conditions than your indoor furniture for instance. The type of garden furniture that is more expensive is not always the best choice but in most cases, it is because the best materials for instance have their price. In addition, quality garden furniture is always less expensive in the long term because quality materials and quality manufacture guarantee durability and often also ease of maintenance.

Ease of maintenance is another factor that should be taken into account when determining the budget for your new garden or patio equipment. Some types of materials require more care than the others and for that reason you should ask yourself how much time you are willing to spend for maintenance of your Spanish garden furniture in order to keep it good looking as long as possible. If you prefer convenience, make sure to choose furniture made of materials that require minimum maintenance not only due to convenience reasons but financial too because garden furniture that is not cared for properly needs to be replaced sooner which makes it a more expensive choice.

Do not assume that high price means that you are getting the best materials. In some cases, the price of furniture is determined by other factors such as brand, design, designer and exclusivity. Spanish garden furniture that is made by reputable brands and designers tends to be more expensive than the one that is made by less known furniture makers, while the materials they use vary greatly. As a result, you may not get the best materials even if you buy the most expensive pieces of furniture. This is very unlikely, however, it is not impossible.

The price of Spanish garden furniture also varies greatly from one furniture store to another and for that reason it is worth to check if a particular garden furniture is offered by other stores as well. However, be very careful if it is offered at a suspiciously low price, especially when buying online because it is impossible to find garden furniture made of high end materials such as teak for the price of pine for instance. Always double check the specifications to make sure that it is not an imitation of the costlier version made of cheaper materials.