Is Outdoor Furniture Weatherproof?

August 10, 2023
Is Outdoor Furniture Weatherproof?

New Zealand’s weather can be harsh on outdoor furniture. It’s not surprising that as you’re searching for outdoor furniture for your home or holiday home, you may have several questions about its durability and outdoor exposure.

Design Warehouse knows it’s important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various material options and we pride ourselves on our comprehensive knowledge of outdoor materials to deliver the quality and assurance that you seek in outdoor furniture. Furniture frames, tabletops and upholstery need to retain their structural integrity and appearance over many seasons.

Let’s take a look at how our all-weather furniture performs and what to consider when making a decision for your home.


A-grade teak woodOutdoor Dining Set Reclaimed Teak Trestle Table & Bench with 5 Wicker Chairs-2743 has all the qualities that are best suited for outdoor use. It is weather-resistant, strong, and naturally repels insects. Teak wood has a high oil content that helps to make it a highly resilient material for outdoor use. Beyond its practical characteristics it’s visually a beautiful wood in a honey brown tone that can be maintained with minimal cleaning and  it can be left to age to patina that develops into a silver-grey. An all teak dining table like the Trestle Dining Table In reclaimed teak or the Tradition Dining Table are perfect for al fresco dining and will give your exterior a timeless and classical appearance.




amalfi aluminium outdoor furniture nz

Aluminium outdoor furniture is contemporary and sophisticated and makes a bold impact on an exterior space. This is a highly sought after weather resistant material as it is incredibly strong yet lightweight and it never rusts. It is common for aluminium to be coated with a polyester powder coating to provide additional protection for your pieces. Browse our aluminium deep seating section to view our Amalfi Collection in aluminium, this is a fully cohesive set that comes together for a beautiful outdoor sectional. The Amalfi Collection comes in white and coal to complement the color tone of your home. The design has a traditional appeal that balances the modern use of the material for a set that’s functional and aesthetically pleasing.







Mauritius Grey Tilting Cantilever UmbrellasSunbrella® is recognised as the premier supplier for outdoor fabrics. These performance fabrics are  made from acrylic fibers that are strong and resist both weather and use damage. These fabrics are used in boating for sails to residential items like umbrellas and seat cushions and pillows that won’t tear or fade. All of Design Warehouse’s deep seating sectionals include the Sunbrella® cushions shown with purchase at no extra charge so you can have the best comfort for your outdoor space. Browse our selection of outdoor umbrellas like the Mauritius Cantilever Umbrella that comes in a variety of neutral shades.

Design Warehouse strives to deliver character, longevity, and individuality. There’s an innate respect for the materials and craftsmanship that remains paramount to the company's ideology. All pieces have been carefully selected with those tenants at the forefront.

If you have any questions about our materials and care, call us at 0800 111 112 or email us at

We are open 7 days a week so you can visit us in person at our furniture showroom or continue to browse our online outdoor furniture catalog to start planning your outdoor space today!