Another important aspect of patio materials is weight. It’s important to choose your material based on the desired functionality for your pieces. Outdoor dining chairs are more practical in a lighter weight material like cast aluminum, wicker, resin, or teak. A lightweight material will make it easier to pull chairs in and out from the dining table when sitting down for a meal. The same goes for lawn chairs, pool chairs, or any furniture you’re planning to rearrange your outside space: the lighter the better. Heavier materials like steel, wood, and wrought iron have their own perks as well, but serve different purposes than pieces made of lighter materials. Outdoor metal chairs are going to be more durable, and sturdy. These types of materials are perfect for patio seating placed in windy areas, and for commercial use.