The materials used in the manufacture of the Indian Ocean® collections are carefully selected to meet the highest quality standards.
At Indian Ocean® our experts select the finest premium FSC Grade ‘A’ Plantation Teak. The Teak must be free of knots and with straight, consistent grains. We match the timber for colour and then cut the components before kiln-drying, to ensure a perfect fit and a frame that will not warp. We use only teak dowels in our furniture joints and every element is sanded three times for a smooth, long-lasting velvety finish.
We are proud of our traditions but continue to break design boundaries with the innovative use of 304 grade Stainless Steel; the industry standard for outdoor products. We use Stainless Steel fittings to give you reliability as well as comfort and style and use stainless steel widely across our contemporary designs. We also value high-grade Aluminium for its strength, low weight and its resistance to corrosion and have incorporated it in a number of our collections.
Our extensive All-Weather Weave designs include highly-technical woven materials which are natural to the touch, tear resistant, UV resistant, weather resistant and extremely durable.
We offer REHAU®, and All-Weather Rope in a wide choice of colours, treated in an extrusion process which creates a synthetic fibre completely coloured throughout. We continue to incorporate BATYLINE® and Sunbrella Sling, a polyester fibre which is PVC coated and then woven to create an exceptional fabric – the perfect material for seats and loungers.
We put a great deal of work into our furniture so that only the minimum of maintenance is required by you. However, a little regular TLC will ensure your furniture still looks good even after many years of outdoor use. Please follow our care instructions.