Recycled Plastic and Polymer
Durable synthetics like marine-grade polymer and plastics made from recycled milk jugs are a great choice for beach climates. Designed to look like painted wood, furniture made with this material is heavy, can be left out in the elements year-round, and never needs painting or sealing.
Look for: UV-stabilizing pigments to reduce color fading.
Expert tip: If you want to save on cushion costs, pay attention to the contouring of the plastic “boards,” says Kosin. And be sure to sit and test for comfort before you buy anything.
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