Concrete is already a big player in structures that live outdoors. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that concrete is an ideal material for outdoor furniture.
We’re not talking about the concrete on your patio. We’re talking about glass fiber-reinforced concrete used for decorative pieces both indoors and out.
From tables to around-the-firepit seating, outdoor concrete furniture adds a durable and stylish element to your backyard unlike any other.
Why Use Decorative Concrete Outdoors?Decorative concrete furniture is a popular choice for outdoor spaces due to its durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal. Whether you're looking for a stylish dining table or a cozy seating area, decorative concrete furniture is a great choice for any outdoor area. Here’s why.
One of the most significant benefits of decorative concrete furniture is its durability. Concrete is a strong and long-lasting material that can withstand exposure to harsh outdoor elements such as sunlight, rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. This means that your decorative concrete furniture will maintain its integrity and beauty even after years of use.
Decorative concrete furniture is also a versatile option for outdoor spaces. It can be molded into a wide variety of shapes and sizes, making it ideal for creating custom-designed pieces that fit seamlessly into your outdoor space. Additionally, concrete can be colored, textured, and polished to achieve a range of different finishes, allowing you to create a unique look that complements your home's style.
Another benefit of decorative concrete furniture is its low maintenance requirements. Unlike wood or other natural materials, concrete does not require regular staining or sealing to maintain its appearance. Additionally, concrete is resistant to mold, mildew, and insect damage, so you don't have to worry about pests or moisture damaging your furniture over time.
To keep your decorative concrete furniture looking its best, simply clean it with a mild soap and water solution as needed.
Decorative concrete furniture offers a wide range of design options. With the use of molds, concrete can be shaped into any design imaginable. From geometric shapes to classic styles, the possibilities are endless. The ability to customize the size and shape of concrete furniture makes it an excellent option for outdoor areas of any size.
Concrete’s Performance Outdoors
Concrete’s outdoor performance is well established. Sidewalks, freeways, and patios alike are made of concrete. Decorative concrete (a more refined and durable kind of concrete than the sidewalks) performs exceptionally well outdoors.
The concrete used in furniture is glass fiber-reinforced, which means it is stronger and lighter weight than traditional concrete. It also means that it can more easily be molded into intricate designs. It is also sealed, which makes it resistant to moisture and UV rays—perfect for outdoor environments that are subject to sun, rain, and snow. Concrete furniture will not fade, peel, or warp over time, making it a long-lasting investment for your outdoor living space.
Tips for Maintaining Decorative Concrete Furniture Outdoors
While decorative concrete furniture is a low-maintenance option, it still requires some attention to maintain its appearance and performance outdoors. Here are some tips to help you keep your decorative concrete furniture looking its best:
Seal the Concrete: It is important to properly seal your decorative concrete furniture to protect it from moisture and UV rays. This will help prevent stains, discoloration, and cracking. All Trueform products come already sealed, but regular resealing will ensure the best outcome.
Clean Regularly: Regular cleaning will help keep your concrete furniture looking great. Use a mild soap and water solution to clean your furniture as needed.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the surface of the concrete or the sealant. Use only mild soap and water solutions.
Cover Your Furniture: When not in use, cover your decorative outdoor concrete furniture to protect it from the elements. This will protect it and keep it looking its best.
Avoid Extreme Temperatures: While concrete is a durable material, extreme temperatures can cause it to crack or break, especially if the sealant has worn off or been damaged. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, cover it and keep up a regular maintenance schedule.
Outdoor Concrete Furniture Usage
With the trend toward making your outdoor spaces as comfortable and usable as your indoor spaces, concrete checks every box. You can create virtually anything with concrete. Trueform’s custom capabilities allow you to make an outdoor space that all the neighbors will envy. Here’s just a few ideas.
Whether you select something from our collection or commission a custom design, a concrete table stands ready to start the backyard party. They come in different sizes, styles and shapes so you can deck out your deck with a dining table, end tables, a coffee table, or café table.
Go as big or small as you want, add color, include detail like a specialty edge or finish with a custom order table.
All countertops at Trueform are custom so you can dream up anything you want for your outdoor kitchen. Concrete countertops are an especially excellent choice for the outdoors. You get that upscale, natural stone look but don’t have to worry about the downsides of natural stone.
Think about adding color to your countertops to create a focal point for the outdoor space. We can match any Benjamin Moore color.
No backyard is complete without a fireplace. You can go for something small and simple like a firepit or something grand complete with pizza oven. Trueform creates custom fireplaces ranging from traditional surrounds and wall panels to designs only your imagination could create.
Add a bench to your garden or a block-like seat to your patio. Concrete does it again with seating that is in it for the long haul. Plus, these concrete outdoor creations add style akin to the indoors but built for the outdoors.
This wood-look concrete opens up whole new possibilities for the outdoor setting. It has the look of rustic or refined wood and the durability of stone—it’s a match made in heaven. Use Woodform for countertops, tables, seating, and more.
Just like the indoors, your outdoor space needs décor. Concrete is a great option for outdoor décor with it’s design versatility and exceptional durability. Choose from our in-stock products—think water fountain or incidental geometric art—or create something custom to suit your backyard style.
A Word about Custom Concrete
What we can create with concrete is only limited by your imagination. We are happy to talk through your schemes and designs and make something wonderful—together. Give us a call or submit a request online.
Outdoor concrete furniture is an excellent option for outdoor spaces due to its durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal. With proper maintenance and care, your concrete furniture can provide years of reliable performance and add style and comfort to your outdoor living space.