Everything you need to know before choosing a sun lounger

Summer is approaching and it is time to start looking for furniture to make our terrace or garden a comfortable and pleasant space in which to spend time with our family and friends. Depending on the area you have on your balcony, terrace or garden, you will need to take measurements to avoid space problems later. Similarly, this garden furniture, designed for relaxation, will have to withstand adverse outdoor conditions for a long period of time. Typically, sun loungers will need to be designed with weather and UV resistant materials. Some models of sun loungers cannot be moved easily and other heavy and bulky models tend to be left in the same place since they are first placed. If, on the other hand, you prefer to move your sun lounger whenever you feel like it, especially depending on where the sun is, the ideal is to choose a portable, lightweight or foldable model that you can move easily. That’s why in today’s article we show you how to choose a sun lounger for your terrace, balcony or garden.

Criteria for choosing a sun lounger

Type of lounger

Lago lounger.

A lounger differs from other types of chairs. It is a piece of furniture designed to lie in a reclining position, with or without a comfortable headrest, which works perfectly for moments of relaxation. The
are more elegant and comfortable than folding chairs. Therefore, if we have little space in our garden or terrace, it is preferable a folding model, easy to move and with the advantage of being easy to store, saving space once the summer season is over.

Lounger shape

Fiaka Duna folding sun lounger.

S-shaped models conform to the shape of the body, but in a single, fixed position. A great example of this type of sun lounger is the Duna folding
Duna folding sun lounger
a folding sun lounger that is very easy to store and can be folded to take up less space on the terrace when not in use. There are also flat loungers, such as the Bali lounger, a
Bali lounger
. A type of flat lounger that allows you to stretch out completely. In addition, if you are looking to keep your back in a more upright position while lying down, the ideal option is the
Cala lounger
a lounger designed to fit better to the body and allow you to be in a semi-upright position, perfect for reading a book or having a coffee.

Lounger materials

Duna Pallets lounger.

The choice of material is very important. If you opt for a
custom-made furniture
it is necessary that they are made of weather-resistant materials. A wooden lounger, for example, is attractive for its timeless look. The Duna Pallet lounger has a modern look, but keep in mind that these pallets must be treated and require regular maintenance to remain rot resistant.

Weight is also a drawback of many garden furniture
garden furniture
largely due to the shortage of space. If you do not have a large garden, but you do have a balcony or small terrace, the
Director lounger
can be a great choice. Made with a structure completely suitable for outdoors and with a resistant canvas seat, it is a light weight lounger that also folds easily, making it very easy to store.

Iroko wood is one of the most suitable options for outdoor furniture. It is a wood of tropical origin, well known for its strength and durability. A totally versatile raw material that is used for outdoor furniture as well as in the manufacture of decking, doors, windows and even in the construction of boats. It is a type of dense, hard and stable wood, qualified as very durable against the action of fungi or termites.

An alternative to iroko wood is beech wood. Another type of wood similar to iroko wood that stands out mainly for its hardness, resistance, its light tones and its performance in all types of finishes. An economical and easy to work with wood, which undoubtedly becomes a great choice for your outdoor furniture. An example of a lounger made from this type of material is the director lounger, a lounger specially designed for terraces, hotels, gardens and hospitality that folds easily so that it does not take up space when not in use.

Even if it is furniture with a higher production cost, it is worth it. They are furniture that will be able to withstand more than three times as much time as any common outdoor furniture.

Another very good outdoor option is a lightweight, durable and weather-resistant aluminum structure. A custom-made lounger, with polished, stained and even painted finishes in different colors. This metal makes it possible to create very light pieces that are easy to move from one place to another. Aluminum also has no corrosion problems due to the action of water and requires very little maintenance.

Convenience and comfort


It is what we are all looking for when it comes to furnishing our terrace. Find an outdoor area for the summer where we are comfortable and can spend time with family and friends.

A great choice for any outdoor area, whether it’s a large garden or a small terrace, is the Lago lounger. Lago lounger. It is a two-seater lounger that is sure to make you enjoy the summer. It is made of highly resistant fabrics for outdoor use, in addition to reinforced seams that allow it to be waterproof and water resistant. The Lago lounger is filled with polystyrene beads of great adaptation and quality, which makes it a very comfortable and moldable lounger that you can enjoy with your partner.

Care and maintenance

Everything you need to know before choosing a sun lounger
Director lounger.

Outdoors is not the best place for furniture, as they are exposed to harsh weather conditions. However, our furniture is fully adapted to withstand extreme weather conditions, but like all furniture, it needs to be well maintained. In addition, we recommend using
custom-fitted protective sleeves
that will protect it when not in use.

To clean the sun loungers it is necessary to wipe them with a soft cloth or a sponge that you have previously moistened with water. You can also use a neutral soap for any type of stain you find on your lounger, or a special product for leatherette.

Decorate your sun loungers with cushions


The cushions are an excellent option to further enhance the comfort of the lounger, as well as add a touch of color to it. A soft cushion can be added for the lower back, easy to put on, remove and store, or a cushion for the neck part. At Fiaka we also offer a wide range of fabrics to choose from to achieve the most original color combination for your terrace, balcony or garden.