Naturally we wanted to look for a real wood product when we decided to start carrying outdoor patio furniture. However, while there are weather resistant species such as cedar, teak, and redwood that make fine outdoor furniture, we still worried about the longevity of the furniture, maintenance, and forest conservation. Conserving the environment is at the core of our mission and is a key factor in our decision making process. While researching high end outdoor furniture we discovered a material known as recycled plastic lumber (RPL). It is both durable and environmentally friendly, so we knew we had found our product.
Using recycled plastic lumber in place of regular wood for outdoor furniture has several important environmental advantages:
POLYWOOD® salt-resistant, all weather outdoor patio furniture is made in America and is beautiful, sturdy and maintenance free. It will stay strong and look like new season after season. In fact, we back it with a lifetime guarantee.
POLYWOOD® is not to be confused with the typical thin injection molded plastic furniture manufactured offshore that is sold by the big box stores. POLYWOOD® is a thick, dense plastic product that replicates high quality tropical lumber in dimension and strength. For instance, a POLYWOOD® Adirondack chair would be cut and assembled just like the wood versions with the only difference being the use of RPL, “recycled plastic lumber”.
This solid recycled plastic POLYWOOD® lumber is produced from long-lasting, high-density polyethylene (HDPE):
The raw material for POLYWOOD® is primarily composed of recycled plastic bottles, such as milk and detergent bottles and other HDPE post-consumer and industrial wastes. These containers are then cleaned and decontaminated to a high purity level. Lastly, it is compounded into a rigid board stock material which won't absorb moisture, rot, splinter, or crack.
POLYWOOD® outdoor patio furniture offers superior weathering resistance without the water proofing, painting, staining, and other maintenance required by solid wood outdoor furniture. This innovative luxury outdoor lawn and garden furniture is recycling at it’s very best! Need more reasons to buy POLYWOOD® furniture from us?