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November 24, 2022

The Benefits of Aluminum Patio Furniture: What You Need to Know

Aluminum is a durable metal often used to build stunning outdoor furniture pieces. It’s usually silver, but it can be coated to suit your desired aesthetic. Its diversity of shapes, sizes, and styles makes it an excellent choice for crafting your dream outdoor space. There are countless benefits to using aluminum for your outdoor space. […]

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Resin wicker outdoor furniture, including a couch, chair, and coffee table

Rattan vs. Wicker: What’s Better for Outdoor Furniture?

Finding the perfect outdoor furniture for you begins with understanding which materials are best suited for the outdoors. Purchasing a piece of outdoor furniture is a long-term investment, and making sure you get the right materials to make that investment last is important. Rattan and wicker are similar materials in terms of style but vastly […]

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Four wood chairs around a wood table on a patio

How to Weatherproof Wood Furniture for Outdoors

Wood furniture can be the crown jewel of your outdoor patio set and add character and personality to your space. In an environment like southern Alberta, protecting your outdoor furniture from the elements is recommended unless you prefer the “silver patina” which has a very natural look.  Weatherproofing your outdoor wood furniture for all seasons […]

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Designed modern arbour with clear polycarbonate roof.

Patio Covers: Why It’s Important to Protect Your Furniture from the Elements

Your patio furniture is an investment in your happiness and relaxation. It’s essential to properly protect it from damage caused by the elements such as sun, rain, and snow. Given the constantly changing weather here in Calgary and the rest of southern Alberta, it’s a good idea to consider tools like patio covers to take […]

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Newport teak dining table with Riviera folding chairs

September 28, 2022

5 Reasons Why Teak is the Ultimate Material for Patio Furniture

Teak has a long history of being a strong, durable, and useful material. People traditionally used it for shipbuilding because of its ability to withstand harsh weather and resist water damage.  Teak is a favourite of ours here at Patioline. We believe it’s one of the best materials for outdoor furniture. We’re proud to source […]

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A TB Monterey outdoor sectional positioned by a pool with aqua blue coloured pillows

August 8, 2022

How to Revamp Outdoor Furniture

Your outdoor furniture is an essential part of your dream outdoor space. High-quality materials are the best way to ensure your investment lasts a long time and you don’t have to spend even more money constantly replacing your outdoor furniture every couple of years.  Over time, even the highest quality materials can start to look […]

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A light blue Eclipse 13' Octagon Cantilever Umbrella set up beside an outdoor pool on a warm summers day

June 16, 2022

How To Choose a Patio Umbrella

Choosing a patio umbrella can be one of the most enlightening parts of crafting your dream outdoor space. Determining the right design, shape, size, and material for your patio umbrella makes all the difference in bringing life and functionality to your space. Umbrellas vs. Cantilevers There are two options when it comes to your patio […]

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Elements Air shadow patio furniture around a fire table that has been kept in immaculate condition

How to Make Outdoor Furniture Last

Outdoor furniture is vulnerable to wear and tear over time, just like any other item. However, a lot of the weathering and damage you see on outdoor furniture is preventable with proper care and maintenance. Learning how to make outdoor furniture last ensures you have an outdoor space you can love for years to come. […]

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A row of colourful Kenzo pillows on outdoor furniture

June 1, 2022

Can Outdoor Furniture Cushions Get Wet?

Protecting your outdoor cushions from water is essential to making sure they remain a vibrant and comfortable part of your backyard decor for years to come. The best way to protect your cushions and make them last longer is to begin with high-quality material and then preserve that material to offer maximum effectiveness. What Happens […]

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A white patio furniture set under the hot sun on a summer's day protected by a large white umbrella, surrounded by plants

May 16, 2022

How to Prevent Sun Fading for Outdoor Furniture

Imagine you’ve prepared everything you need for your next neighbourhood BBQ. The meat is marinating, the salads are being tossed, and the only thing left to do is set up your outdoor furniture. But when you pull out your cushions, they aren’t as bright as last summer. The colour is uneven and spotty in many […]

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