Discover New Traditions with Tropitone Patio Furniture

Tropitone Patio Furniture - Lakeside collectionWhen browsing Tropitone Patio Furniture, the first word that might come to mind is modern. The second word might be fun. By then you’ll be too absorbed in the variety of products and customization options to think of a third classification.

Tropitone has been setting industry standards, and trends, in both the commercial and retail patio furniture trade for over half a century. Among the first patio furniture manufacturers to make the conversion from wooden frames to strong, lightweight aluminum, Tropitone has remained at the forefront of crafting stylish, ergonomic furniture with a unique flair you just won’t find elsewhere.

The Spice of Life

If Tropitone had a middle name, it would be Variety. From standard strap chairs to luxurious outdoor sofas to the delightful (and sinfully comfortable) sling chairs, Tropitone has it all — and then some.

And that’s just the beginning.

The real allure of Tropitone is the customization options, and the ease with which you can preview them, in real time, with only a few clicks of the mouse. After selecting one of the hundreds of different furniture pieces from the Tropitone website, you’ll then get to choose from hundreds of different frame finishes, vinyls and fabrics. In most cases, your selections will be updated right before your eyes on the particular piece you chose. No more unhappy fabric revelations when the delivery truck pulls up!

Our previous post on Tropitone’s Color Center provides a detailed explanation of customization previews.

Because the sheer volume of products is somewhat overwhelming, Tropitone has broken their website down into helpful categories so you can browse by:

  • The type of area you want to furnish
  • A certain style you’re looking for
  • Pieces in a particular collection
  • General product types
  • And finally, coordinated groups

Whatever type of patio furniture you’re looking for — be it bar stools or dining tables — Tropitone offers it in impressive variety, each piece with its own sophisticated elegance.

Refined Comfort

Tropitone patio furniture is generously proportioned for maximum comfort. Chair backs are contoured to ergonomic perfection, seating surfaces are firm but giving. Arms, legs and frames curve gracefully, inviting to both the eye and the body — sit, relax, stay a while.

The company’s Relax-Plus cushions are among the most comfortable to be found among patio furniture of any era, fashioned in the same manner as premium indoor cushions but with materials made to withstand outdoor extremes. Did we mention there’s a custom cushion fabric selector, too?

Built To Last

Tropitone began as a commercial dealer, building furniture products to withstand heavy use and abuse, as well as to resist perpetual exposure to elements. These high-quality standards continue to be employed in the construction of retail pieces.

As mentioned above, cushions are designed to withstand the elements inside and out. Vinyls and acrylics are top of the line, providing strength while inhibiting wear and UV fading.

Frames are constructed of aluminum or cast aluminum, which is not only impervious to rust, but also mold, insects and other such ailments that plagued wooden frames. The powder coating finish is tougher than conventional paints, resistant to discoloration, scratching or chipping — and allows for a wide range of textures. Customizable, of course!

Convenient, Too!

With a few exceptions, Tropitone patio furniture requires little maintenance beyond wiping or spraying off with soapy water. Models that allow for it are designed to be stackable. With rust-proof aluminum, chip- and scratch-resistant powder coating, and fabrics with built-in UV protection, all you need to do with your Tropitone furniture is enjoy it.

If you’re looking for cutting-edge, high-quality patio furniture, try Tropitone. Find out what 50-plus years of experience building fashionable comfort can do for you and your guests!

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Aluminum Patio Furniture Offers A Variety Of Options

Majorca Outdoor Aluminum FurnitureMany people, when they hear the words “aluminum patio furniture,” they picture standard, relatively basic pieces that probably look something like your garden variety resort furniture.

Many people also associate aluminum furniture with low quality; perhaps a small step up from plastic. And there is indeed an abundance of boring, low-quality aluminum patio furniture out there. But there is also boring, low-quality patio furniture constructed of virtually any material used to make patio furniture, from wicker to wrought iron.

Aluminum Has Real Benefits

Contrary to the negative light some people view aluminum in, many patio owners selectively choose aluminum in both residential and commercial settings for the very real benefits it offers:

  • Lightweight, easy to move or stack
  • Very low maintenance
  • Easy to refurbish
  • Invulnerable to rust
  • Does not retain heat like iron or steel
  • Limitless styles & colors

Interestingly, one of aluminum’s biggest benefits might also be one of its few drawbacks: its weight. Lightweight furniture has obvious advantages, but also makes the furniture more susceptible to being blown around in even moderate winds. Closely related is durability; extremely light-weight aluminum furniture — inexpensive, folding camping chairs, for example — is prone to bending under moderate use or if subjected to unusually heavy weight.

Both issues are, again, largely a matter of quality. Though an aluminum chair is always going to be lighter than, say, a wrought iron chair, a well-built aluminum product is not going to collapse under an oversize patron or blow away in the slightest breeze.

An Abundance Of Options

Options in aluminum patio furniture are every bit as versatile as in other materials. As mentioned above, you can get it in classic vinyl strap, or a more heavy-duty version with aluminum straps for extra durability. But that’s just the beginning.

Aluminum starts to get interesting in sling-style seating, from the startling severity of modern pieces to the gentle suggestion of traditional design.

Some of the coloring options are also evident in aluminum sling furniture. Darker colors, especially when combined with lighter material, can give the impression of wood. By using a combination of contrasting or coordinating colors and textures, aluminum furniture gives you the choice to make your furniture stand out or blend in.

In aluminum cushion furniture you’ll find still greater variety of both design and style. The Heritage Collection for example, offers a classic design reminiscent of cast iron furniture traditionally found in English gardens. For a more robust look, the Santa Monica Collection and Salisbury Collection provide luxurious, oversize seating with graceful bends and spacious styling.

If you’re looking for ornate detailing and unique elegance, the Sophia Collection is particularly interesting, with its aluminum wicker and elaborate design. Taking things a step further by combining the distinctive look of cast aluminum with the sturdiness of tubular aluminum, the Veracruz collection is truly stunning.

The above examples only scratch the surface of what aluminum patio furniture has to offer. These are all high-quality pieces which will not bend, bow or collapse under moderate use; to the contrary, many are used extensively in commercial applications.

A Word On Maintenance

Aluminum Frame With Powder CoatThough aluminum does not rust, oxidation through other natural processes is possible, albeit rare. In fact, aluminum corrosion is so slow that it’s not a concern as far as integrity, at least not for several decades, but it can be unsightly. For this reason, quality aluminum patio furniture is always coated with a durable, protective finish.

Modern aluminum furniture is powder coated, an interesting process in which the frame is sandblasted to create texture, evenly coated in powder, then baked so the powder melts, creating a uniform, strong coating which protects from oxidation. This powder coating process is the primary reason aluminum requires very little maintenance other than hosing it off or wiping it down with a wet cloth from time to time.

Should you ever become bored with the color of your furniture, finishes can easily be sandblasted off and a new coating applied for a fresh new look, at a fraction of the price of buying a whole new piece.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Outdoor Furniture Buying GuideNeed help finding the right outdoor furniture?

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Loaded with important information about the different types of patio furniture materials and styles as well as great style tips from our team of designers, you’ll find everything you’ll need to help you create your own backyard escape. As an added bonus, we’ve also included a useful checklist that you can complete and take with you when you go shopping for patio furniture.


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