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Customizing Outdoor Furniture Finishes | Lapalma

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  • Use

    Furniture fabrication
  • Applications

    Exterior office and residential furniture
  • Characteristics

    High-performance fabrics, resistant wood, partly recycled metals, recyclable plastics, natural marbles, hand-molded concrete

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When you choose a Lapalma furniture piece for use outdoor, you will have a choice of colors and materials depending on the piece you choose.

  1. First, select a material that is suitable for its use - if you have a padded element, you will need fabric, for a tabletop choose Fenix® or marble.
  2. Next, select a color from within that range, there are two options for marble and a very wide range of color choices for plastics and fabrics. Metals can be colored with paint powder to specification.
Material Use Features
Fenix®
Tabletops
Good for all weather conditions, resistant, soft to the touch, fingerprint-proof, absorbs light
Wood Legs/frames Iroko wood from certified origins, weather-resistant, darkens over time, subject to slow aging
Marble Surfaces Two marbles available, resistant to weather conditions and temperature changes
Concrete Surfaces Fiber-reinforced, sandblasted, treated to resist staining agents
Metal Legs, nautical use Colored with paint powder, resistant to weather conditions and corrosive substances in any natural environment, rustproof
Plastic Surfaces/frames easy to clean and considerably resistant in outdoor environments, can be outdoors in all seasons with long exposure to the sun and atmospheric and chemical agents, made with 75-85% recycled polypropylene, can be recycled
Fabric Padded elements Can withstand the most severe weather conditions, treated to be resistant to UV rays and mold, batch-dyed acrylic fabrics

Fenix®

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This is an extremely pleasant material ideal for all tabletops. It is slightly opaque, a characteristic that allows it to absorb light. Fenix® is made of 70% layers of paper. The inner layers are hardened with thermosetting resins, the outer ones with the latest generation acrylic resins. Heat and pressure compact the multilayer structure and make it a high performer in any outdoor setting in all weather conditions.

Woods

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Lapalma selects only wood from certified origins, according to the main Chain of Custody control standards (FSC). The most widely used material for its outdoor collections is Iroko, a wood rich in tannin and therefore highly weather-resistant. It comes in original golden shades that tend to darken over time and acquire grey and brown nuances. In outdoor environments, with much exposure to the sun and rain, Iroko wood - also called "greasy wood" due to its resistance to water and humidity - is subject to slow aging, which can sometimes cause small cracks and fissures. It is not a defect, but proof of authentic and always exciting vitality.

Marbles

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Resistant to many weather conditions and temperature changes, and always extremely elegant, Lapalma offers two kinds of marble: white Carrara marble and black Maquinia marble with subtle light nuances.

Concrete

Cement represents contemporary style and is used for the bases in Lapalma collections due to its extraordinary resistance to weather conditions. Each product comes from a mold and preserves the artisan charm of a unique piece. It is then fiber-reinforced, sandblasted, and treated with the most effective additives to resist any staining agent.

Metals

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Lapalma mainly works with steel and aluminum. To guarantee the originality of outdoor collections, AISI 316L and AISI 304 stainless steel are chosen. Both of them fall into the category of superalloys. Their characteristics include resistance to weather conditions and corrosive substances in any natural environment, as well as being entirely rustproof. Lapalma furniture made of AISI 316L stainless steel is also ideal for the nautical market.

Aluminum is included in some outdoor collections due to its minimalist aesthetic appeal and high resistance to water and temperature changes. The die-cast aluminum legs of Lapalma's sofas are a recognizable feature. Polyester powder coating considerably extends the life of colored metal components. The paint powder is electrostatically charged and sprayed on individual parts, which are then placed in an oven. The powder particles melt at a high temperature and create a continuous film. The fine-grained coating guarantees maximum resistance and is ideal for allowing furniture to be used in all seasons of the year.

Plastics

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Lapalma, use the highest quality plastics. The two main materials, polypropylene, and Baydur® are both extremely easy to clean and considerably resistant in outdoor environments. This choice is made even more effective by additives, which allow our furniture to be left outdoors in all seasons with long exposure to the sun and atmospheric and chemical agents.

In keeping with their commitments to the environment, they have made the collections in 75-85% recycled polypropylene. They have chosen to keep it in its original color and not to mix it with other pigments so that it can be recycled again.

Fabrics

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The fabrics that cover padded elements by Lapalma do not require the use of glues and are tested and certified to withstand the most severe weather conditions. Their performance is enhanced by treatments that make all fibers resistant to UV rays and mold. Lapalma uses batch-dyed acrylic fabrics. These include Iris fabric made of 100% recycled PET from the processing of bottles.

Winter Protective Coverings

Sometimes outdoor furniture needs additional protection from winter temperatures and conditions to prolong its lifetime. Lapalma has created a collection of elegant custom-made, waterproof, and practical covers to protect all its products, from padded elements to chairs, stools, tables, and sofas. The covers are made of solution-dyed resin-coated polyester, which is resistant to salty sea air, UV rays, and tearing. Before covering outdoor furniture, it is important to clean and dry it. Lapalma also recommends airing it regularly if the period of “rest” is lengthy.

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