Why Outdoor Sectionals Are Perfect for Any Restaurant or Bar Patio
Outdoor sectionals are the perfect pieces of furniture for any restaurant, bar patio, or other outdoor space. A sectional sofa set provides room for everyone, combinations for every mood and every group, and delight for all!
Compared to standard outdoor sofas, sectional sets are a more sizable alternative. A versatile way to maximize space in unique layouts, the modular sectional is ideal for hosting a crowd.
Both indoor and outdoor sectional sofas are made up of two or more units that fit together to create a dizzying number of variations according to the preference of your guests. Whether you want to provide a place to stretch out and lounge about, or a more polite tea-sipping seat, you cannot beat their comfort and convenience.
The configurations available to you are determined by the type of sectional parts used:
- The term left-arm facing (LAF) or right-arm facing (RAF) refers to the side on which the arm is when you look directly at the sectional piece.
- Center or mid sofa modules, benches, and/or round corner chairs expand out from the right or left arm sofa.
- End pieces complete the arrangement.
- Accessories such as ottomans (or is that “ottomen”?), footstools, and coffee and side tables enhance the style of your entertainment furniture.
Shield from the Harsh Summer Sun
Unlike furniture intended for indoor use, your outdoor sectional set must be weather-resistant. From being able to withstand exposure to sunlight to water-resistant cushions, the quality of your outdoor furniture is directly related to its longevity.
Starting with the frames of your outdoor sectional furniture, the best materials are:
- Sleek and modern stainless steel. Despite its familiar luster, stainless steel is low maintenance, stain-resistant, and, because of its chromium content, highly resistant to corrosion and rust.
- Light, versatile, and attractive, powder-coated aluminum can stand up to years of outdoor use. The process of powder coating ensures an even finish in a range of colors and textures. Moreover, the hardened layer provides protection from the elements and resistance to fading.
Decorative elements must also endure Florida’s harsh summer sun. Made from 100% virgin or recycled plastic, Polywood is a highly durable material with a life expectancy of 20 – 30 years with minimal maintenance. This wood-look product is built to resist sun damage and fading.
Although only obscurely related to the sun, tempered glass is resistant to temperatures of up to 470oF. It is also strong enough to withstand strong winds and direct impact bumps and blows. Use it for your outdoor glass tops.
Choosing the right upholstery can be quite daunting. Fabric or leather? Solid or patterned color options? A neutral color or bold? While showcasing the personality of the setting is up to you, keep in mind the need for a durable material.
Most outdoor fabrics will be acrylic, olefin, or polyester. Look for performance fabrics such as Sunbrella’s 100% solution-dyed acrylics that are:
- Highly durable and extremely low maintenance
- Mildew, mold, and water-resistant
- Fade proof and UV resistant so that the color stays true over time
- Machine washable – cushion covers have zippers to easily remove and wash by tossing into the laundry cycle.
Perfect for Restaurants, Hotels, and Country Clubs
Restaurants, country clubs, hotels demand durability, flexibility, and quality to maintain their exclusive ambience. Explore our exquisite existing collections or create your own custom designs.
Poggesi’s outdoor sectional furniture checks all the boxes:
- The elegant simplicity of Modena aluminum frame sofas (Polywood armrest), coffee tables (tempered glass top), and ottomans. Upholstered cushion and pillow where applicable.
- Spacious Fidenza sofas, round corners, footstools, coffee tables (Polywood), and side tables (tempered glass top) comprise an aluminum frame, PE rattan, and cushion and pillow where applicable.
- Minimalist Adri seats, sofas, ottomans, and coffee tables manufactured from stainless steel and Sunbrella fabric.
Contact us to find out more about outdoor sectionals that complement every al fresco mood, from a sunny summer’s afternoon to a glittering starry evening, and everything in-between.