At A&B Outdoor Products, we pride ourselves on offering the best when it comes to outdoor furniture material. With an array of choices available in the market, why have we chosen High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) for our products? Let’s compare HDPE with other common materials to find out.
Durability and Weather Resistance
HDPE’s Long-Lasting Nature
HDPE is known for its superior durability. Resistant to cracking, chipping, and peeling, it stands the test of time. It also doesn’t absorb water, making it resistant to rot and insects.
Comparing with Wood
While wood offers a classic look, it is susceptible to weather conditions. Over time, wood can warp, rot, or become a breeding ground for insects, especially when exposed to moisture.
Metals and Their Limitations
Metals, on the other hand, can rust or corrode, especially in humid conditions or when exposed to salt (for those living near the coast). HDPE doesn’t face such issues, maintaining its appearance and strength throughout.
Maintenance and Care
The Easy-Care Nature of HDPE
HDPE requires minimal maintenance. A simple wipe-down with soap and water is often enough. There’s no need for paint, sealants, or frequent treatments.
The Labor-Intensive Wood
Wood, conversely, requires regular treatment to maintain its appearance. This may include sealing, staining, or even repainting.
Metals Need Shielding
Metal furniture often requires treatments to prevent rust and may need repainting or refinishing over time.
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable
The Green Choice of HDPE
Our furniture-grade HDPE is made from recycled plastic. This not only diverts plastic from landfills but also reduces the need for new raw materials.
Environmental Impact of Wood and Metal Production
The production of wood and metal furniture can have a significant ecological footprint. Logging can lead to deforestation, while metal extraction can be energy-intensive and pollutive.
While each material has its merits, HDPE emerges as a top contender for outdoor furniture, combining durability, ease of care, and eco-friendliness. At A&B Outdoor Products, we’re proud to choose HDPE for our hot tub accessories, ensuring our customers receive products that last while making a positive impact on the environment.