Chaise Lounge November 04th, 2017 - 04:51:47
Teak chaise lounges are the best choice in terms of durability and attractiveness. Teaks high oil content makes it virtually rot proof and extremely resistant to the elements. It is a strong and beautiful material. Unfortunately it is also usually harvested unsustainably and is therefore a poor choice if one is concerned with environmental health. The exception is teak that is farmed sustainably though this can be somewhat hard to find.
Homeowners have many choices in chaise lounges including the following styles. One-arm chaise lounges obviously feature just one supporting arm either on the left or the right. This harks back to the Victorian times when the lounge was a place for a woman to appear relaxed and yet sophisticated. Armless chaise lounges are designed to conform to the natural body shape thus eliminating the need for the arms.
Other wood chaise lounges suitable for outdoor use include those made with other rot resistant woods such as cedar. Wicker chaise lounges are a newer entrant to the market but they have already become popular due to the strength and beauty of wicker a natural material. Natural wicker is more suitable for use in patio chaise lounges where there is a roof to protect the lounge from rain however as wicker does not like being wet. Resin chaise lounges are safer for outdoor use.
In French it is chaise longue (long chair) but Americans altered it to chaise lounge because the user was expected to lounge in it. Basically the chaise lounger is an elongated chair resembling a couch except for two things - first the back support portion of the lounge slants toward the back thus making for a reclined position with the feet fully elongated possible; and second; the armrests may or may not be present in the chaise lounge.