November 3, 2022

David Swartz

3 patio materials built to survive weather, kids, pets

Maintaining a patio in Arizona can be a challenge for homeowners. Between the extreme monsoon season weather, dry heat, children, pets, and more, it’s difficult for Valley residents to keep their furniture pieces and décor in top condition without extensive care.

Instead of guessing what your chairs, tables, and cushions can and can’t withstand, start by purchasing pieces made of highly durable materials that can save you money and keep your patio looking brand new in the long run.

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Some of the strongest, highest-quality materials to invest in for patio furniture include:


Dekton by Cosentino combines more than 20 minerals extracted from nature, run through special technology that sinters the particles, making them bond with each other. The exclusive press generates 25,000 tons of uniform pressure, equal to more than double the weight of the Eiffel Tower. The result of this ultra-compaction process is a material with no micro-defects to cause tensions or weak points and an almost null porosity. Products made with Dekton are scratch, stain, fire, and heat resistant. This means that dinnerware sliding across the tabletop, cups with hot liquid and everyday spills won’t affect the surface of your dining table.


Crypton fabric is cleanable, beautiful, comfortable, and sustainable. It was created with antimicrobial and stain-resistant technologies and a fully integrated, permanent liquid barrier so any spills simply roll right off the cushion instead of seeping in. It’s also the only fabric sanctioned as disinfectable by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

High-Density Polyethylene Resin (HDPE)

HDPE, made from recycled milk and laundry detergent jugs, and other plastics, can withstand harsh outdoor climates with little maintenance. HDPE lumber is a strong and durable building material that can be customized for various commercial, residential, and structural solutions. Sourced from post-consumer and post-industrial sources, like milk jugs, it is an environmentally friendly material that looks and feels like natural wood, but lasts longer and requires no waterproofing, painting or staining.

Paddy O’ Furniture, one of Arizona’s most trusted companies for high-quality patio furniture, features products with the above materials, like the Patriot Collection and its exclusive Bliss Cushions. That’s why most of its furniture pieces come with longer warranties than other retailers can offer.

Author: David Swartz is Vice President of Sales at Paddy O’ Furniture. With seven locations Valley-wide, Paddy O’ Furniture provides Arizona customers with a broad selection of outdoor furniture, including tables, dining sets, club chairs, sofas, loveseats, umbrellas, firepits, and more. For the eighth year in a row, Paddy O’ Furniture has been voted Arizona’s #1 Outdoor Furniture Store. For more, visit