One should avoid furniture made of materials which are […]
One should avoid furniture made of materials which are of cheap quality and which are not UV resistant or waterproof. Material for outdoor furniture must possess inherent characteristics of natural wood aesthetics combined with the tenacity to endure harsh outdoor conditions.
Choose the product that provide a smooth surface that won't hold dirt.
The other option is to buy or make covers that you keep in place when the furniture is not in use. That gives the added advantage that the furniture is clean and can be used at a moment’s notice, rather than having to wash it down or wipe if off. It is possible to have covers that look decorative enough that they can be mistaken to look as though they are the way the seating is used.
Tilt the chair backs forward onto the edge of the table so that the seat and backs are facing downward (with the seating surface facing the table.) That keeps the dirt off the area you sit on, and the sun from fading the seat cushions.