You want an outdoor patio set that does more than hold your food and beverages. It must impress your guests and fit your patio décor. That’s a tall order whether you are decorating your home or business patio. So which patio set is the best for you: round or rectangular patio dining sets?

1. Think about the type of material you want

Material does more than determine how outdoor patio dining sets will look. It affects the formality and durability of the dining set too. You have your choice between traditional options like wood, eucalyptus, teak and cedar. The options such as wood has been sealed or stained to accentuate the material. However, they aren’t as durable.

Material such as aluminum, steel and resin wicker are more durable. In fact, they are study too. So if you live in a windy area you typically won’t have to rearrange the furniture. Plastic patio dining sets are low maintenance and lightweight.

There are some patio dining sets that are constructed with two different materials. For example, the round Solano patio dining sets are a combination of wicker and aluminum. The rectangular Piano dining patio set is made with wicker, has an aluminum frame and a dark rum table top frame.

2. Consider how you will use your patio dining set

Make sure you purchase a table that will seat your immediate family and any guests. For example, a square patio dining table is approximately 40 inches and can seat about four people. A round patio dining table is about 44 inches which seats the same number of people. If you need more space, patio tables approximately 56 inches seat six people, while 70 inches seats eight. When you’re deciding your table size, remember that there is 18 to 24 inches between people sitting at a patio table. Also, you have six to 12 inches between table settings. Thus, if you plan on entertaining a lot during the summer months, you want to consider your guests’ comfort and purchase a larger table.

3. Consider how both rectangular and round dining tables would look in your space

A round patio dining table takes up less space than a rectangular one. In general, they are also more casual-looking, while a rectangular patio dining table is more formal. There are other options other than round and rectangular, including:

  • Bistro tables
  • Café tables
  • Bar tables for two
  • Oval tables
  • Square tables

4. Will you include accessories?

You may want to invest in a patio umbrella for your dining set if you’re planning to spend a lot of time on your patio. There are patio dining sets available with a hole in the center for an umbrella. You may want to figure out if other items will be included on your patio such as:

  • Planters
  • Side tables
  • Bar stools
  • Additional chairs

When the weather is warm and inviting, enjoying a meal outdoors on your patio is a great idea. To help you prepare, you need Cabana Coast. We have the outdoor patio dining sets that fit your décor. Click here to browse our selection of round and rectangular patio dining sets.