Cast aluminum is a highly versatile, durable metal used in making outdoor furniture. As it can be powder coated (see powder coat section) to various colors, or finished with a polished sheen or brushed matte, it can offer many looks and uses. We use die cast aluminum, in which the molten metal is injected into steel molds at high pressure. The resulting material is strong, rust resistant, and can be produced with intricate designs. Aluminum frames can range from lighter to heavier weights depending on the thickness of the frame. We use cast aluminum in many of our collections including Canvas Aluminum, Nevis, Madrid, Malibu, Atlantic, Florence, Hanna, and others. And all of our woven collections use a Cast Aluminum frame under the weave.
For a video of the general die casting process, to go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abQ-c_B0w04
Care & Maintenance
Like most things in life we need to take care of our furniture especially when it’s outdoors and Mother Nature is going to throw everything at it! Low-maintenance does not mean ‘self-cleaning’ it’s simply easy to care for with minimal effort and cost-effective cleaning products. It is your responsibility to ensure that every reasonable precaution be used in the care and use of your purchase. To help you we’ve compiled Care & Maintenance tips for your patio furniture:
HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN ALUMINUM & STAINLESS FRAMES
Use a soft damp cloth with warm soapy water to wipe down aluminum and/or stainless frames, follow with a soft dry cloth to polish is required. DO NOT USE HARSH OR ABRASIVE CLEANERS, brushes or pads as this will damage the finish and void the warranty.
Your ARD Outdoor furniture will last for years! If you are unsure of how to properly care for or clean your merchandise, please contact our sales team for expert advise. [email protected]