What’s the right sun lounge for you? Sun loungers come in many different varieties, from plastic, wicker, right up to hard wood finishes. When choosing your sun lounge bear in mind a few simple things. First;
• Maintenance, what is involved in keeping your furniture looking like new
• Comfort, nothing worse than spending your time in the sun and being uncomfortable
• Budget, well this speaks for itself
Loungers may come with a built in headrest or a slip cover into which you can put a cushion. If you are going to use separate cushions be sure they are flame retardant. Loungers with multi-position backrests are essential to your comfort; one that has a rigid position will soon become uncomfortable after a few hours, or even minutes. Try them out in the store, sit and lay on them to get a real feel.
Plastic loungers are a good idea for those that have young children to consider. Because the younger ones tend to give any furniture some rough treatment.
Wooden loungers can be very attractive in a garden setting, as they come in many different types of wood. They are also quite easy to keep clean. With wooden loungers you will also need to purchase cushions to make them comfortable, they tend to be on the heavy side as well, so moving them for storage may not be so easy, they need attention yearly to keep them looking good, this means either an oil application or the need for varnish.
A very good alternative to either of those products is the wicker sun lounger; it combines the good looks of wood and the practicality of plastic loungers. Synthetic woven wicker furniture that is of a high quality using an aluminum frame, and covered with the man- made weave. This makes it ideal for moving should you want to store or, simply move it around in the garden to follow the sun. Wicker loungers give the appearance of furniture from days gone by, rattan and cane, but with the durability of modern materials.
A wicker sun lounge can be left outside all year round, being able to withstand extreme temperatures, chlorine from swimming pools and the UV effects from the sun. Because of the materials used, maintenance is minimal, soapy warm water will keep them looking good for years. Should you feel the need to add cushions make sure you buy water resistant, and that you take them in during wet weather conditions, left out too long they can rot. Wicker loungers will add style and comfort to any garden setting and at an affordable price.