||Powder Coated Steel - The steel we use has been treated to withstand outdoor applications – it has been sandblasted, phosphated, primed, powder coated, and finish coated. As this is not a refined structural steel, there may be slight imperfections in the steel, such as small pits and wrinkles, but they are slight in appearance. The frames of your Modern Outdoor furniture will gleam for years to come with simple regular maintenance (soapy water cleaning with a non-abrasive towel) – do not use abrasive cleaners.
Stainless Steel - Stainless steel is at its best, both aesthetically and functionally, when it has been Electro-polished. Electro-polished Stainless Steel has a lustrous finish and remains unblemished under outdoor conditions of exposure that would quickly tarnish, corrode, or rust most other metals. Electro-polishing of stainless steel is commonly used in the marine, medical, and aerospace industries. The process cleans, smoothes, polishes, and deburrs the product surface. This leads to improved levels of hygiene and cleanability. In addition to these reasons, we choose to Electro-polish our stainless steel products because of its ultimate benefits for our customers: corrosion resistance, resistance to contamination and bacteria growth, micro smoothness, and improved appearance.
||Ipe is a South American hardwood that is one of, if not, the best hardwoods for outdoor use (we use sustainable harvested Ipe). It is naturally resistant to rot, insects, ice, salt, abrasion and splintering – it is Class-A fire rated (the same as concrete and steel). Even with all of these wonderful characteristics, Ipe is still a natural wood and is therefore subject to environmental conditions. One of the most noticeable aspects of this is the color change that Ipe experiences when exposed to the sun. Like other natural woods, if left un-oiled, Ipe will gradually age to a silver-gray patina.
For clients that want a look other than Ipe or want to have a virtually maintenance free product, this is the perfect option. It is a UV stabilized high density material that is non-corrosive, non-conductive, and chip resistant. To clean everyday dirt and stains, use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or a cleaner such as Soft Scrub and a nylon scrubby or stiff nylon brush. Scrub lightly; excess force can mar the finish. To clean a petroleum stain such as grease or oil, use a citrus cleaner, alcohol or mineral spirits. In severe cases, spray petroleum-based stains with WD40. Then use toluene or acetone and a white nylon scrub pad (colored pads release staining dyes when combined with acetone). Do not use MEK, turpentine or naphtha solvent. Furniture polish or products such as Armor-All can add an attractive luster to the finish of the Polyboard. These products will also hide small surface blemishes.