When you’re designing your yard and patio, you’ll want to use materials that will last a long time and look great. Stone furniture is a great alternative to standard patio furniture and allows you a lot of freedom in the way of design and color. If you live in Colorado, chances are, your backyard is a great place to have stone furniture and it will feel right at home with the iconic rocky foothills that we call home. Below are a couple of great reasons to invest in stone furniture next time you’re in the market for furniture.

It’s durable

I can’t think of a more durable material for yard furniture than stone. Stone has no moving parts and is completely solid, whereas most other yard furniture uses a mixture of metal and cloth. Cloth begins to tear or wear down after just a few uses and if it’s exposed to the elements, may be ruined entirely. Metal is also not a great material because it will begin to rust if it’s left out in the rain or snow. Stone, on the other hand, doesn’t rust and won’t wear down after a couple uses. It’s also protective against the weather and won’t break even during a rough hailstorm

Typically, patio furniture has moving parts like umbrellas or chairs that fold up for storage. Furniture that has moving parts like this will always wear down faster than ones that don’t, just another reason to go with stone furniture.

It can be designed to suit your needs/wants

Stone furniture is great if you want to design your own furniture! There are a lot of different styles of stone furniture out there and it really just comes down to your imagination how you want to use it. Do you want a very moderate table and bench? Go for it! Want something that looks like it was ripped straight out of The Flintstones? Whatever floats your boat! Unlike standard patio that’s mass-produced, every piece of stone furniture is 100 percent unique.

If you’re worried about it not being comfortable, don’t be! Stone furniture can be just as comfortable as standard outdoor furniture. If you need a softer place to sit, however, there are a lot of great waterproof cushions that you can buy online.

There’s also a great range of color options for stone furniture. When you go to the store looking for standard yard furniture, you’ll often notice that they only have a couple of color options, sometimes only one! Even if you do find the color you want, maybe it’s not the right style that you want. With stone furniture, you don’t have to worry about that. There’s a lot of different colors of stone out there, so it just comes down to which one you like the best.

It’s cost-effective

Although the initial investment in stone furniture may be greater (depending what furniture you get) you will be saving a lot of money in the long run. No matter what furniture you go with, it can be a big time and money investment. However, with stone furniture it’s a one-time thing: once you get it, you’re set for life. Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but the point is, if you choose stone furniture that you like and don’t back into it with your car or mower, it will last you a very long time!

If you’re in the market for great decorative stone furniture, don’t hesitate to contact Loukonen Bros today! We’ve got all your stone needs from wall rock to quarry boulders and much, much more!