Having an outdoor space to enjoy on your own—or with the company—is an invaluable addition to a home. That’s why more and more home seekers in the United States have opted to invest in homes with built-in patios.
59,000 homes with patios were sold in 2010, compared to 96,000 in 2014. And the demand for patios has only increased ever since.
But with a patio comes the responsibility of maintaining it so it stands the test of time. Outdoor areas require special care, due to daily wear and tear, along with weather stripping.
Here are some of the best ways to maintain and care for your patio and its furniture:
The right floor covering
Patios can sometimes look cold and uninviting. Rugs are the ideal way to deal with this. Theymakeoutdoor areas feel more homely while protecting the deck too. However, you need to carefully consider the rug you’re buying for your outdoor area. It needs to synthetic. Rugs made of nylon, acrylic, polyester, and rayon are generally stain-resistant, as well as waterproof.
Make sure you’re investing in a rug that’s also UV-stabilized. Such rugs resist the growth of mildew and mold, and don’t fade.
Added warmth with outdoor lanterns
A fire pit is essential for a patio, but it doesn’t guarantee warmth, especially during the winter months. That’s why you can always invest in a few outdoor lanterns to add more warmth and weatherproof your patio. We have a wide range of outdoor lanterns available on our website in all sizes and price points.
Clean the furniture according to the manufacturer’s instructions
Every furniture piece we manufacture comes with its own care instructions. Make sure you read these instructions before cleaning the pieces. Some furniture pieces won’t react well to the cleaner you’re using, causing their color to fade and the top layer to corrode.
Prepare a gentle cleanser
To maintain the look of your patio, it needs to be kept clean. A gentle cleanser can remove dirt and grime that has solidified on the patio.
This cleaner can easily be prepared with a quarter cup of dishwashing liquid and a gallon of warm water.
Use a microfiber cloth, soft-bristled brush, or sponge to clean the surfaces of your patio. Rinse with water and dry with a cloth.
Cover the furniture
During periods when you know you’re not going to be using the patio—like the rainy season or in winter—keep your patio furniture covered. If you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, we suggest you keep your furniture stored indoors.
Furniture with fabrics and upholstery, in particular, need to be kept away from moist environments; otherwise, it runs the risk of developing mold.
Whether you’re looking to invest in new furniture pieces that are highly weather-resistant or just patio accessories, PatioHQis the place for you!
Being solely an online patio furniture store, we provide all our pieces at affordable rates. Our mission is to provide clients with premium quality products that are built to last!
We carry outdoor furniture like patio chairs, fire pit tables, and much more. Plus, you can enjoy free shipping with all our products. We have many Christmas sales happening this month, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Contact us at 888-450-4960 for more information about our products.