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A small deck with patio furniture arranged in a way that doesn't overcrowd the area

March 1, 2023

10 Tips for Arranging Patio Furniture on a Small Deck

Planning furniture layouts and decor for small decks can feel limiting without a few tips to make the most of the space. No matter the size of your patio or deck, we want to help you maximize your space so you can enjoy your setup. When choosing patio furniture, you can make the most out […]

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A close-up of a damaged wicker chair.

February 2, 2023

How to Fix Wicker Outdoor Furniture

Accidents happen—like sudden hail storms, nosy neighbourhood critters, or out-of-bounds backyard plays—and your furniture may get damaged. Investing in quality material and following proper care instructions can help avoid damage and make fixing accidental damage easier. But what can you do when your wicker gets nicked? It depends on the material and the amount of […]

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Tables and chairs made from teak on a brick patio.

What’s the Best Material for Outdoor Furniture?

When you’re choosing outdoor furniture, you want your choice to last. You’re committing to a look and a lifestyle. Investing in quality materials can ensure you’ll enjoy many seasons over many years with your furniture.  Still, the highest quality teak material offers different benefits from the highest quality stainless steel. Therefore, the best material for […]

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A fire table surrounded by patio furniture to add warmth to the space

January 4, 2023

Can You Put a Fire Table on a Wood Deck?

Fire tables are a year-round investment. They can provide a convenient and comfortable way to add warmth and ambiance to your environment. In southern Alberta, those chilly nights are familiar, so having a fire table to achieve that level of comfort you deserve can make all the difference. Fire tables are an excellent long-term investment […]

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Set of an aluminum sofa and coffee table in the garden.

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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