How to Select and Care for Metal Furniture

The fast changing world has seen many different types of materials used in furniture and furnishings. However, metal furniture has never gone out of fashion. Aluminium, steel and wrought iron are among the common types of metal used in furniture making. The durability of these metals is the main attraction among the patrons.

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Metal furniture can create a unique and rustic look. Adding some cushions or upholstery can change the look and feel of metal furniture and also add to the aesthetics of the surroundings.

When selecting your metal furniture, there are certain points to be considered to ensure you have the right pieces for your requirements.


Choosing the Right Types of Metal for your Needs

There are many different types of metal to consider when selecting metal furniture. These include aluminium, mild steel, or stainless steel. Each of these is suitable for different areas and uses. For example, Aluminium is durable as well as light weight. It can be used both indoors or outdoors. Mild steel is a cost effective option, and tends to be heavy. This is better used for indoors. Another alternative is Stainless Steel, which can be used both indoors and outdoors. This is heavier than mild steel, and tends to be more expensive. There are various grades of stainless steel to choose from, which are suitable for various climates or uses.


1. Consider the weight of the furniture.

metal furniture for outdoor use

Light-weight furniture indicates that the metal used is thin. These lightweight furniture pieces may not withstand a windy day if placed outdoors. In this case, weights may be inserted into the furniture to make it more sturdy. This is usually found in the form of iron rods or iron tubes. For indoor furniture that you plan to rearrange or move fairly often, lightweight may be just the type that you are looking for.


2. Furniture fastenings.

metal furniture fastenings - outdoors

When investing in metal furniture, take a look at the method used to join the metal pieces together. Riveting, welding, or bolting. are the common methods. Welding is considered as one of the best ways to join together the metal pieces. Here at Onestop, all of our metal furniture is fastened using the welding method to ensure strength and durability over time.

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For certain types of furniture, we may opt to use screws. This includes furniture that needs to be disassembled during shipping. We will also uses screws for parts of furniture that may need to be reupholstered, such as seats. We will also ensure that screws are countersunk to prevent catching in clothes.


3. Sturdiness is an important factor to look for when buying metal furniture.

You definitely do not want your guests toppling over from their chairs or placing their wine glasses on shaky tables. For metal chairs that have upholstered cushions, it’s a good idea to have seats that can be removed and reupholstered. If the seat is welded in place, you may not have the option of reupholstering. Also be sure that the legs of your metal furniture have plastic or rubber tips. This will prevent your floor or carpet from catching rust stains. We also use metal capping to prevent the colour from being scratched off, as many tropical resorts in the Maldives, Fiji, or Australia, may choose to place their furniture pieces on the sand.


How to care for your Metal furniture

1. Choose the right covers.

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When not in use, metal furniture can be covered using protective covers. These covers are easily available on online shopping portals. It is best to avoid using old plastic sheets or tablecloths to cover metal furniture, as these tend to trap humidity and water, thus causing damage to the metal finish.


2. Cleaning your metal furniture.

Most metal furniture is powder coated to prevent rusting. For metal that is painted or spray painted, we may galvanise the metal or add a layer of anti-rust primer. Stainless steel is the best choice of metal for furniture that will be exposed to the elements.

cleaning metal furniture

Metal furniture is best cleaned with water. Mild soaps can also be used along with a cloth or sponge, but be sure to wipe dry after cleaning. Before using any household cleaning products, always read the instructions, and be sure not to use products that contain acid.


3. Maintaining your finish.

If you notice slight wear and tear on the metal finishing, it is highly recommended not to ignore it. Ignoring the little chipping off, of the metal can cause greater damage than you anticipate.

rusty table

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Nusa Collection: A new Range in Luxury Island Furniture

Furniture and furnishings have been a part of civilization ever since the beginning of time. The cave men made use of naturally available materials like rocks and stones to make his shoddy furniture. As the times have evolved, so has man’s choice of furniture. We look for high class furniture that not only is in union with the aesthetics of the surroundings, we also want them to be durable and long lasting.

Starting in 2019, Onestop is putting together an annual in-house catalogue of unique products that we offer.

Introducing Nusa Collection Outdoor Range

Our new Nusa Collection brings together an assortment of island inspired furniture pieces, specially constructed by our craftsmen in Indonesia. This range offers coffee tables, dining tables, sofas, sun beds. Each of these is carefully designed to create an oasis of tranquil island living anywhere in the world.

1 - custom synthetic wicker furniture

The materials offered in the Nusa Collection include solid teak, synthetic wicker, and a variety of outdoor fabrics. As a native to tropical climate, teak is resistant to sea spray and environmental challenges. Teak is not only durable; it also has tactile dimensional qualities.

Fibres and fabrics are important in order to give the furniture a classy look and add the upholstery when required. Synthetic wicker and different kinds of fabrics provide a sophisticated surface that is both water resistant and lightweight. These qualities allow these materials to be cleaned without fearing fading off of the colours.

Here is a quick look at what you can expect from our Nusa Collection.



gili - synthetic wicker tables

The Gili series is wicker-centric, offering dining tables, coffee tables and corner tables in square or round dimensions. Each of these is constructed with teak wood in oiled finishing, topped with synthetic wicker weaving. We also offer optional tempered glass to be placed on top of the tables.



damar - custom tables for hotels

The Damar series will remind you of well used boardwalks. This series has table tops that feature plank arrangements with subtle rectangular notches. In the Damar series you will find corner tables, rectangular or square coffee tables, and square or round dining tables.



nanipa custom sofa for hotels and resorts

The Nanipa series features unique trapezoidal frames with upholstered seats and back cushions. The materials used for these cushions are either normal or quick dry foam, featured in deep blue or sand white. The Nanipa series also includes sun beds with or without armrests and easily removable side trays.



kiffa garden furniture for resorts

Constructed based on natural hues and designs, the Kiffa series pairs perfectly with the Damar range. Kiffa offers foldable chairs that are easy to carry. These chairs are built with all natural teak, available with a wicker backrest.



outdoor furniture for resorts and hotels

This classic and sophisticated design adds the perfect classy look to any outdoor dinner. The chairs are designed with comfortable wicker seats and backrests, combined with subtly tapered legs for a sturdy yet elegant structure.

For further information about our Nusa Collection Outdoor Range, download our brochure here. For customised interiors using Nusa’s wide range of furniture, speak to us today to explore the countless possibilities.

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5 Interesting uses of Glass, Ceramic & Resin for your Resort

Glass is not believed to be a man-made product. Scientists claim that Mother Nature creates glass as well. Glass is formed when a molten material cools so rapidly that there is not enough time for a crystalline structure to form. For example, if lava from a volcano cools down rapidly a glass like rock is formed called obsidian. A wide variety of styles and uses makes glass decor a popular choice for many hotels and resorts.

Glass is made up of materials like sand, soda, ash and limestone. This makes glass completely recyclable. Recycled glass not only saves resources, it also is beneficial to the manufacturers as this recycled glass can substitute for 95% of raw materials.

recycled glass furniture

Resin is a solid, highly viscous substance of either plant or synthetic origin. Natural resin is secreted by plants and is used to manufacture various products. Resin furniture is made from synthetic resins. Synthetic resins behave like the natural ones, and also share some common properties. Therefore, consumers concerned about the environment may find this class of furniture a suitable alternative.

synthetic resins for furniture

Resin furniture is often used together with wood to make unique and creative designs. When you shop for patio pieces you can find everything from tables and chairs to gliders and swings. These types of furniture come in a variety of colours, sizes, and design styles.

Read on to know about a few interesting uses of glass and resins for your hotel or resort furniture.


1. Mosaics

mozaic art for resorts


For a stunning touch to your interior design, we can use glass or ceramic pieces to create an intricate mosaic that will catch the eye of your guests. These mosaics are set in stone or wood and can be used as a feature wall, flooring, or even a luxury table top.


2. Stained glass

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The colour of glass can be changed by simply adding metallic salts during the manufacturing process. For example, adding Chromium gives the glass a deep green colour. This stained glass effect is often used in windows, creating colourful patterns when the light shines through.


stained glass


3. Resin-Filled Wooden Table Tops

resin tables

Resin Wood coffee tables are a beautiful and unique way to add some colour to your wooden designs. These highly sought after pieces are created by casting clear or coloured resin into your wooden table top. This effect can transform a seemingly normal table top into a one of a kind centerpiece for your interior.


4. Feature centerpieces

ceramic feature centerpieces

Add the finishing touch to your decor with a custom designed feature piece. We’ll work together with you to to design the perfect creative and beautiful piece that will enhance the aesthetics of your interior and add that dash of style.


5. Resin panels

resin panels for resorts

Resin panels are environmental friendly and fashionable. They are fireproof and water resistant. Since resin panels are translucent; they can be used as screen walls in hotel lobbies, as wardrobe doors, and more.

resin hotel lobby

Due to the excellent resistance to heat, high adhesive strength and resistance to chemicals, resin is gaining widespread popularity in the furniture industry.

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4 Must Have Resort Furniture Types to look out For in 2019

Here at Onestop, we love thinking of new and unique ways to make your hotel and resort stand out from the rest. One of our favourite things is getting away from the more standard items, and focusing on resort furniture pieces that help set a mood or atmosphere for your property, and even create a memorable experience for your guests.


outdoor cabana - resort custom furniture

The cabana with daybed is an attractive addition to your Presidential Suites or Premium category rooms. This resort furniture is made of solid wood, completed with outdoor cushions and outdoor fabrics, and is typically installed by private pools. These elegant furniture pieces are usually used in tropical climate resorts in areas such as the Philippines, Maldives, Fiji, and others.

outdoor cabana - resort custom furniture 2019

This outdoor gazebo is a fun and comfortable area for your guests to lounge about while enjoying the sea breeze. Combining durable materials and comfortable seating, the gazebo provides shelter, as well as an excellent place to relax during the day.



center tables for resorts in Maldives

This unique wooden accent table is made of solid wood and makes an excellent choice for displaying food or at a buffet. Suitable as a centerpiece or corner item, this wooden piece is both useful and beautiful to look at. If you’re looking for an unusual table design, this is one that is both rustic and contemporary.

center resort tables


3. Weaved Resort Furniture

weaved furniture for resorts 2019

This relaxing weaved sofa is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Combining the natural wood patterns with modern designed cushions, the sofa sets a fun yet calm mood for guests to sit, lounge, and relax.

4. Accent Chairs

accent chair - custom resort furniture maldives

This exclusive piece is both a comfortable seat as well as a unique decorative item for your hotel, resort or café. With a sturdy base and seating area combined with striking colours, it’s the perfect addition to any room.

accent chair - custom resort furniture maldives 2019
Looking for more interesting ideas for custom furniture for your hotel or resort? Check out some of our other unique products here.

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