When customers come in our store they’re usually unfamiliar with the Outdoor Living brand names. Here’s a little tutorial on the top five brand names in outdoor patio furniture, many of which began in California in the 1950’s. All brands offer a variety of seating options including, dining sets, lounge pieces, deep seating, and more. With these five manufacturers you’ll receive the best quality for outdoor furniture on the market– pieces that will last a lifetime!
1. Tropitone®, the essence of quality Outdoor Living furniture.
Specialty: Powder Coated Aluminum & Patterned & Cast Aluminum
The Tropitone® name has been around since 1954 and was founded on a blend of comfort and style. In the 1960’s Tropitone® started a revolution by breaking away from the traditional wood furniture and moving to powder coated aluminum. Utilizing a multi-step wash process, they created a longer lasting finish than other materials under any environmental conditions. They offer nearly any color you can imagine, from contemporary finishes to an antique look, finding the perfect color and finish is easy with Tropitone®.
Resources: Check out their cool Swatch Book where you can see the endless combinations available.
2. Patio Renaissance is built to last.
Specialty: Weather Wicker
Patio Renaissance is known for using strong aluminum frames, and hand woven techniques. Specializing in weather wicker, Patio Renaissance uses the highest quality polyethelyne pellets developed by ExxonMobile, BP Global, and Formosa Plastics®. Polyethelyne is mixed with UV stabilizers and anti-aging compounds to protect against the elements. Synthetic products allow for an extended product life, along with a variety of colors.
Resources: Take a look at the large selection of appealing weather wicker weaves and finishes available online and in our stores.
3. Kingsley-Bate™, a thought leader in the world of Outdoor Living.
Specialties: Teak, Stainless Steel and Weather Wicker
Consistently listed as a top-selling line by retailers in Casual Living Magazine’s feature “Hot Sellers.” All of their materials are responsibly sourced. When it comes to teak they use only carefully harvested Javanese and Burmese teak. While their cornerstone designs were teak, they have expanded to incorporate the finest quality designs in stainless steel and weather wicker.
Resources: Product specs and FAQ’s for Kingsley-Bate™ furniture.
4. Gloster, contemporary-styled teak & woven furniture for indoor and outdoor use.
Specialty: Teak & woven furniture
Gloster, a world-renowned retailer that’s been around since 1960, started by a band of entrepreneurs and designers. Gloster’s teak is responsibly sourced teak from over 30 established farms in Java. Gloster and fine craftsmanship go hand-in-hand. Their furniture is not the result of random mass production—human hands have created every rounded corner and every joint—and high quality furniture is the result. With a Gloster teak set, you will buy it now and still love it in 20 years; there is a reason teak has been the benchmark material for outdoor furniture for over 700 years.
Resources: From Seed to Seat. See Gloster’s sustainable harvesting practices for its beautiful teak furniture.
5. Brown Jordan®, named the #1 Outdoor Living furniture brand.*
Specialties: Aluminum and vinyl lace designs
With their roots in Pasadena, California, Robert Brown & Hubert Jordan started the company in 1954 with the desire to make exclusive all-weather outdoor furniture. They’ve been recognized as innovators in the industry by bringing styles like the tubular aluminum and vinyl lace designs, called ‘Leisure.’ With over 30 different collections there is a style for every taste.
Resources: Find specific sets that fit your tastes with their style generator.
* Source: Patio Productions.com 2014 customer survey.
When you’re looking for beautiful outdoor patio furniture to last a lifetime, look no further than Green Acres Nursery & Supply with Outdoor Living departments in Elk Grove, Folsom & Rocklin.