The Right Type of Sunloungers to Buy This Summer
With so many sunny days here in Australia, it would be a shame not to take advantage and get a tan or simply relax by the pool, laying on a comfortable sun lounge. You can ask as many people as you want, and the most common answer to the question “What’s the most relaxing atmosphere you could describe?” would be this: relaxing under the sun and enjoying a pleasant conversation with a friend or reading a good book. Simple as that. You already feel more relaxed just by reading this, don’t you? Well, not so fast (chuckles). First, let’s see what you ought to consider as to find the ideal outdoor sun lounges for this summer.
One of the main things that determine whether you’re looking at top-notch designer sunloungers or low-grade ones is the type of material they are made of. Although wood, aluminium and wicker are the most commonly used ones, not all of them have the same quality, which is one of the main reasons why designer sunloungers may be pricier, but ultimately, better safe than sorry, right?! When it comes to wood, the teak and acacia varieties are the most commonly used as both of them are durable, soft to touch and easy to maintain, however, they do require some oiling and polishing every other year. Natural fibres like wicker, rattan, and bamboo cane are popular mainly because of their resistance against sun and humidity. Thanks to their versatility, manufacturers can create different models of sun loungers in order to meet the different needs and requirements of the customers. The main downside of these materials is their tendency to accumulate dust and dirt in between their braided surface. Aluminium sun loungers, on the other hand, are the lightest and most durable weather resistant option you have.
Fixed or Folded
If you have plenty of space, sun loungers with fixed structures are the best way to fill it up as they are more solid and convenient to use than the foldable models. Since these models are larger, they are more comfortable and usually have several adjustable positions in order to give you the utmost comfort. The one and only disadvantage of fixed sun loungers is that you cannot move them around anytime you want as they are heavier. Foldable sun loungers, on the other hand, are pretty easy to move around the garden or pool and are great as they can free up space when not in use, however, the fixed ones are far more comfortable, sturdy and stylish.
Extra Tip: Regarding the cushion fabric, make sure you choose one that is flexible, soft, comfortable and fuss-free. PVC type fabrics are great for this as they are easy to clean and waterproof to some degree and also you could opt for the durable acrylic canvas fabric as it provides the look and comfort of a normal cushion, but it is much sturdier.