What is volcanic basalt?
How is lava used to make furniture?
Why is volcanic stone better than steel, iron, or teak?
We hear these questions a lot – and we completely understand why. Basalt is a brand-new material in the patio furniture world, and until now, it has been relatively unheard to homeowners.
So today, we wanted to shed some light on this revolutionary natural material and share 7 reasons basalt is ideal for outdoor patio furniture.
1. It’s Durable & Long-Lasting
Volcanic Basalt is considered one of the most durable materials available on the planet. In fact, this impressive stone is up to 2.5 times stronger compared to heavy-duty materials like fibreglass and steel.
Because of this tremendous strength, basalt designs have a very lengthy lifespan. Pieces crafted from this long-lasting stone can be appreciated for 20-30 years, if not longer. As a result, it is an excellent choice for those searching for outdoor patio furniture that can truly stand the test of time.
2. Basalt is Completely Weatherproof
Unlike most other patio furniture materials, volcanic basalt is entirely resistant to virtually all weather and climate conditions.
This remarkable rock can effortlessly withstand:
- Salty Air
- Extreme Heat
This means you don’t have to worry about bringing your furniture under cover for gusty blizzards, severe thunderstorms, or frosty nights. Instead, you can feel perfectly confident leaving your luxury patio chairs outside all year long.
3. Volcanic Stone is Resistant to Rust & Corrosion
For those using patio chairs in high-humidity climates, next to the ocean, or even by the pool – basalt is the winning option for your next furniture purchase.
What makes this material ideal for these areas? Basalt is highly-resistant to:
Unlike most metals, volcanic rock won’t rust, corrode, or fade over time. These characteristics make our furniture perfect for a poolside hangout, a beachfront lounger, or any area where moisture is prevalent.
4. The Material is Surprisingly Lightweight
It may be hard to believe, but volcanic basalt is as lightweight as it is durable. Depending on the furniture piece's size, our patio chairs' weight ranges from 20 pounds (9 kg) for the smaller designs and up to only 66 pounds (30 kg) for the larger pieces.
Because of its minimal weight, all of Mauna Sway's lava patio furniture is simple to install and easy to move throughout your space anytime you’re craving a seasonal refresh.
5. Each Furniture Piece is Effortlessly Low-Maintenance
With all of basalt's unique benefits, you may wonder, “how long do I have to spend on upkeep?”
The truth is, no time at all needs to be spent on maintenance!
Unlike other patio furniture materials, basalt can be comfortably left to brace the elements all year round. This means there’s no need for cleaning, polishing, shade, or protection.
And with a chair this effortlessly easy – you can spend all that extra time just relaxing and swaying.
6. It’s Heat-Absorbing & Resistant to Harmful Rays
Have you ever walked outside on a sizzling summer day to relax on your favourite patio chair – only to find it was scorching hot?
Believe it or not, furniture crafted from volcanic rock simply doesn’t have that issue.
Volcanic rock absorbs and retains heat exceptionally well. This means you can sit back and enjoy your furniture without getting burnt by hot metal.
If that wasn’t enough, basalt is also highly resistant to harmful rays such as:
- Your Mobile Phone
These extraordinary features ensure you are always safe and protected when relaxing in your outdoor patio chairs.
7. Basalt is a Timeless Choice For Every Style
The ultimate, unrivalled beauty of basalt is that it’s a natural raw material sourced from the depths of our gorgeous planet. In saying that, the rugged complexity of this stone means it can’t be manufactured in an assembly line to create cookie-cutter pieces that mirror this season's trendy styles.
Each of our lava furniture pieces is thoughtfully handcrafted into captivating woven masterpieces that genuinely reflect the emotions and skill of each individual artisan.
This means that every hanging chair, patio lounger, and table showcases personality-filled, timeless designs that will beautifully complement any style and space.
Discover the World of Mauna Sway Lava Patio Furniture
Impressive durability and high resistance to the elements make volcanic basalt an incomparable choice for beautiful, long-lasting patio furniture.
Whether you’re searching for a furniture piece that offers comfort and style or strength and weather resistance – this amazing volcanic rock can offer it all.
Want to learn more about our distinctive lava furniture? Start by exploring our Learn Library, browse our premium patio products, or reach out to our customer care team if you have any questions.
Why Mauna Sway?
- A sustainable and natural choice, crafted with renewable volcanic stone.
- Highly durable and long-lasting design, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
- Our unique weaving technique ensures every piece is handcrafted with one-of-a-kind and unrepeatable designs.
- The materials are resistant to snow, rain, seawater, and chlorine and can be left outdoors all year round.
- Lightweight materials make each piece easy to install and move around your space.