A guide to natural stone garden furniture and it’s maintenance
The natural stone garden furniture available from EW Garden Furniture consists of beautifully made and designed tables and chairs with classical designs evocative of Spain, Italy, France, Britain and others. The garden furniture is made from natural stone and mosaics using ceramics, natural riven stone, polished stone, moulded stone and travertine marble. The chairs, some of which incorporate matching natural stone panels, are made with a variety of materials including “Dura Wicker” which is very comfortable and durable and comes in a variety of finishes.
Colours will vary, no two tables will be alike. This is part of the charm of a product made with natural materials. Natural stone does have slight pits and blemishes, and sometimes fissures which look like cracks. These are part and parcel of natural stone, and are sometimes filled with a resin during manufacture. Such blemishes and colour variations are unavoidable and do not constitute a fault.
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Much care is taken during the manufacturing process and finishing to ensure that our natural stone garden furniture products are durable. However it is necessary to carry out some care and maintenance. We strongly recommend that all natural stone garden furniture, although weather resistant, is stored away at the end of the Summer. It must be dry before storing as it is not guaranteed as being frost-proof.
Natural stone, including travertine marbles, are porous, and so will absorb liquids. Any liquids that have been spilt should be removed as soon as possible to avoid possibility of staining. Some liquids, such as lemon juice, tonic water, cola or red wine, will all leave stains or blemishes which can be difficult to remove.
Most of the natural stone garden furniture products are partially constructed of steel or aluminium frames. Although our furniture is weather and rust resistant, we offer no guarantee against corrosion by sea air. If you live near the coast you should consider one of our aluminium or resin sets.
Steel will rust if the protective surface is damaged in any way. Our steel products undergo many cleaning, rust inhibiting and powder coating processes so that the product will look good for some time before repainting becomes necessary. To avoid rusting, any small chip marks to the powder coating should be touched-up with matching enamel paint. These minor blemishes are often unavoidable and products showing minor rust spots are not considered to be faulty. If necessary, EW Garden Furniture will be happy to provide a small pot of touch-up paint.