POLYWOOD Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much of the POLYWOOD® plastic lumber is recycled? Over 90% of POLYWOOD plastic lumber is made from HDPE post industrial material or post-consumer bottle waste, such as detergent and milk bottles.

  • What is HDPE? HDPE stands for High Density Polyethylene which is an exceptionally durable plastic that has infinite recyclability. HDPE is known for its large strength to density ratio and is impervious to all types of weather conditions including sun, ice, rain, snow and salt water.

  • Is the color of POLYWOOD furniture only painted on the surface? No, the color in POLYWOOD lumber will run all the way through.

  • How much do POLYWOOD® Chairs weigh? POLYWOOD chairs weigh approximately 30-50 lbs each, which is similar to that of a hardwood chair. They are made with high quality materials and are very strong, so even in strong winds, your chair will not blow away.

  • Does it contain wood or natural fibers? No, all POLYWOOD products are made from HDPE, which does not contain wood or any natural fibers.

  • Is it UV protected? All POLYWOOD lumber contains UV-inhibited pigment systems. This will greatly reduce fading and will extend the lifespan of your POLYWOOD furniture.

  • Can it be painted? Due to the durable nature of POLYWOOD material, it will not need to be stained, sealed or painted.

  • Can it be sanded? Minor scratches can be buffed with light sanding. Please note, however, that POLYWOOD furniture should not be completely resurfaced.

  • How do I clean POLYWOOD®? Simply wash your POLYWOOD furniture with soap and water. For deep cleaning, we recommend using a solution of 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water. You can also use this solution or a readily available anti fungal product created to remove fungi. Read more...

  • Can POLYWOOD® be power washed? For regular maintenance, we recommend a high-pressure power washer. This will help keep your POLYWOOD furniture looking new; however pressure should not exceed 1,500 psi, which is the equivalent to a car wash. In order to get into the creases, you may need to use a soft bristle brush.

  • What is the hardware made from? POLYWOOD uses genuine stainless steel hardware for optimal performance and longevity. .

  • Is assembly required? Minimum assembly is required with POLYWOOD furniture. There are some pieces that unfold straight out of the box with no assembly needed! The POLYWOOD furniture that does require assembly typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. All furniture comes standard with basic tools and simple instructions. We also have most instructions available online to review before your furniture arrives.

  • What are the POLYWOOD Cushions made out of? POLYWOOD cushions are made from Sunbrella fabrics. This fabric is best for year round performance in outdoor settings.

  • Do you still have questions about POLYWOOD furniture that we did not answer here? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with any further inquiries!
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