Iron garden tables
Although plastic furnishings are gaining more and more ground, iron garden tables remain among the most highly rated. And this because they easily adapt to different environments and to the most varied styles. Furthermore, their solidity compared to other materials is undeniable. Among the many models on the market, the most clicked on the internet (and consequently the most purchased) are those in galvanized wrought iron, the important thing is that the table is treated with anti-rust material. Keeping these furnishings outdoors, in fact, exposes them to the elements and even a valid protection (see the classic plastic cover) can protect them from damage caused by the wind and above all by rain. Iron tables can of course be of any shape (and size): square, round or rectangular. Or maybe they can only have the iron base and the ceramic, marble or glass shelf. There are also demountable versions, very comfortable because they can be closed in winter. It is easy to combine them with iron chairs or maybe in aluminum. The support base can be stemmed, loomed or simply with feet. Its use is not limited only to the garden: an iron table is also very useful on a balcony or on a small terrace. It will make the environment more sophisticated and give you the opportunity to host friends for outdoor dinners or brunches, or simply serve you to relax in the company of a good book as soon as the summer begins. Thanks to their resistance, but in particular to their aesthetics, they are also perfect for restaurants that have an outdoor space. Finally, they will give a touch of class and joy to your beach house, especially if combined with chairs with colorful cushions and decorations in Vietri ceramics. You can place them on the veranda or in the garden, but also inside.
Iron tables: models
The iron can be worked in many ways: on the market you will find various models of tables made of wrought iron. The most beautiful are naturally the artisanal ones. They are often characterized by the classic "curl" motif usually combined with chairs. The most sought after have a majolica base, with floral decorations (for placement in the garden) or marine (for the vacation home). For the whimsical fantasies as well: on the market there are both very simple models and extremely flashy and colorful tables. It must be said, however, that they are not very light. And consequently not practical to transport. Particularly fragile are those with glass shelves, cleaning is undoubtedly a nuisance. But there are also folding ones, perfect for solving any space problems but above all to allow you to better protect your table (if it is foldable, in fact, you will certainly be able to find him a shelter in the garage or storage room). This last model is perfect for beach holidays and even for camper transport.
How to clean them
And now let's move on to the painful notes: or how to keep these tables always shining and clean, which in any case spend most of their life outdoors. Maybe feeling the saltiness. Well, arm yourself with patience, a soft cloth (which you have not used for other purposes) and a very delicate detergent to clean the wrought iron table. Maximum attention, especially if it is painted: let it dry in the open air and do not use aggressive detergents. For wrought iron it is also advisable to polish with a little oil, from time to time.
The tables on the market today are almost all treated with anti-rust substances. However, if you have old garden tables and you begin to notice the first traces of its appearance, run for cover by purchasing an ad hoc detergent that, while being delicate, has a slight abrasive effect. Pass it on the table (insisting on the "legs", especially if the structure of the same is tubular) with a dry cloth: you will have the impression of making a sort of "scrub" (exfoliation) to your furniture. If, on the contrary, rust is already very extensive, you will have to scratch it off with a specific brush and it will be a grind. Afterwards, pass a coat (or even two) of anti-rust paint and always take care to protect your table with a nice plastic sheet if you do not have the possibility to store it in an enclosed area, which is still the best solution.
Iron garden tables: prices
In reality the price of this object is as variable as you can imagine: this because its value depends on the materials with which it could be enriched (we talked about marble or mosaics or majolica, etc.). And of course the price is closely related to its size. However, keep in mind that for a medium-sized table, made only of iron, you will hardly spend less than 250 euros, especially if you want a truly quality product. The price can rise above 800 euros depending on the size and decorations. There are many offers and promotions on the internet, especially on Ebay. It's worth a look if you are aiming for savings.