Why we choose the materials we use!

Why we choose the materials we use!

One of the great benefits of living in Queensland is the beautiful one day, perfect the next all year round weather. Eating, relaxing and entertaining outside are a part of the Australian lifestyle. That is why at The Furniture Shack we believe in ensuring your outdoor furniture will withstand the Australian climate and be a lasting investment. 

We use quality brands such as Viro and Sunbrella that have been tried and tested to ensure you are investing in premium outdoor quality furniture for your home.  Viro® UV Wicker is a synthetic polyethylene fibre with a UV inhibitor baked in that protects the fibre from breaking down in sunlight. Viro Rattan is backed by a 3 year UV (sunlight) warranty that the material will not fade, split or crack. 

Our cushions on the Elements, Sienna and Savana ranges are created from Sunproof® weatherproof fabric and Supa Comfort® foam to ensure you get the look without sacrificing the feel! Sunproof is woven from 100% solution dyed olefin yarn. Sunproof® fabric is 100% recyclable, resistant to UV damage and fading and contains excellent ultraviolet blocking agents which protect the polymer backbone of the fabric from the effect of UV radiation. Sunproof® fabric has gone through high quality of testing and evaluated by an internationally recognized research and service centre, the Hohenstein Institute, Germany. All Sunproof® cushions and Supa Comfort® foam are backed by a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty for UV resistance.

Our Capri lounge cushions are hand sewn using one of the best outdoor fabrics available on the global market, Sunbrella®. Sunbrella® is founded on the belief that fabrics should be both beautiful and functional. The company began in the 1960s with the challenge of creating an awning canvas with a substantially longer lifespan than cotton. Sunbrella® has become widely adopted for shade structures, marine canvas and upholstery fabric for both outdoor and indoor applications.


Our textiles are made with close attention to design detail, and engineered with robust performance characteristics that provide resistance to fading and degradation from sunlight and chemical exposure. The fabric is tactile yet durable, has industry-leading environmental characteristics, is easy to care for and offers long life – wherever it’s used. Each yard of Sunbrella® performance fabric is a product of a global support team committed to producing only the most exceptional performance textiles you can buy. That’s why Sunbrella® is backed with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty for UV resistance. 

We know your outdoor setting is an investment and we pride ourselves in working from the customer backwards to ensure we deliver the best premium quality furniture for you. We will not sacrifice quality for price, but we will make sure you get the best quality at the best price.  Our outdoor suites are renowned for their comfort, quality and style.


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