The key to building great outdoor furniture pieces is not just about the functionality and the look but also about choosing quality materials. Materials that will perform in the Australian outdoors for years on end. With the Royalle Outdoors Marseille collection we bring together premium materials and design excellence to deliver the very best in outdoor timber furniture.
When it comes to outdoor dining settings Australian's love the timber look but the choice of timber is extremely important if you want furniture to last in our environment. This is why we specialise in teak, a timber that's been a prized building material all over the world and in particular the harsh environments of South East Asia.
Teak has a very dense grain and a naturally high oil content which is great for water repellency. It is virtually immune to rotting which is why it has been used for centuries as a premium building material. This teak is recycled meaning each piece has it's own unique character that has now been given another life as a gorgeous outdoor table
Teak treatment and care
We offer the Marseille collection with the teak in a raw form which is a natural golden colour. This way our customers can choose how they would like it look. Teak can be left to naturally weather in which case it will go a silvery grey colour. This is perfectly fine if that is the look you are after.
Regardless of the look you are after we advise to use a protective coating to help guard against rain and spills. We recommend the use "Golden Care" water based products.
Teak Protector by Golden Care
This is a terrific product and certainly the most popular option selected by most of our customers. It is quick and easy to apply. Teak Protector will give your table a protetive barrier while maintaining the golden colour. When applied it will darken slightly. Golden Care recommend applying once a year.
Teak Shield by Golden Care
Teak shield will provide a protective barrier while allowing your timber to age and achieve the silvery grey look. This has a longer application and drying time and will need to be re-applied more regularly.
The other feature material in the Marseilles Outdoor Teak timber collection is of course the stainless steel frame which as well as looking stunning with the teak offers tremendous structural longevity making it ideal for quality outdoor furniture.
Stainless steel is a generic term given to a mix of metals that are combined to form one alloy. There are many different types but what is common to all is that they include a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and like the recycled teak that it is used within the Marseilles tables, it is includes recycled material. Together with the fact that the material requires no extra chemical coating for protection means this is a very eco-friendly furniture piece.
It is the Chromium that is the secret ingredient in stainless steel. When the steel reacts with oxygen an invisible protective film, is created. This prevents oxygen reaching the steel surface thereby protecting the structure from corrosion.
Of the many different grades of stainless steel, we provide two options with the Marseille collection.
304 Stainless Steel
304 stainless steel is the most common form of stainless steel and is sometimes referred to as industrial grade stainless steel. It withstands corrosion from most oxidising acids and is widely used for outdoor furniture, architectural, kitchen, and food appliances . However it is susceptible to corrosion in high saline environments. Consumers in coastal areas should consider using the higher grade 316 .
316 Stainless Steel
316 stainless steel has all the mechanical and physical properties of 304 stainless steel however it contains 2-3% molybdenum which substantially increases its corrosion resistance particularly in a high saline environment and also against other chlorides and industrial solvents .
Some discolouration in the form of brown spotting can occur on the surface of any stainless steel and the chances of this are increased within 5km of the surf. Again upgrading to 316 will give you extra protection from this. The spotting which is purely cosmetic is also known as tea staining and it has no impact on the structural integrity or longevity of the steel.
Tea staining can be cleaned off to restore the steel to its original state but with regular washing down it can be prevented. Not allowing salt spray to sit on the surface for extended periods is the key near the coast.
For Outdoor furniture applications stainless steel is an ideal corrosion resistant material that will withstand long term exposure to the environment.
Please note that the most suitable stainless steel option for the local environment is generally stocked at each of our showrooms. The alternative option may be available through our network but may need to be shipped from interstate.
Marseilles teak outdoor dining tables
The Marseilles 220 - 340cm extension table
Using the best extension mechanism we have seen in outdoor dining tables this one can go from 220cm with seating for 6-8 to 340cm with seating for 10-12. This table is 100cm wide. Available in 304 or 316 Stainless Steel.
The Marseilles 170 - 280cm teak extension table
Following on from the popularity of the large extension table we are introducing a smaller model for the 2016-17 season. This table will go from 170cm long to 280cm fully extended. This table is 90cm wide. Available in 304 or 316 Stainless steel.
The Marseilles 225cm x 100cm teak dining table
Perfect for 6-8 seats at a comfortable 225cm long. Available in 304 or 316 Stainless steel.
The Marseilles 150cm x 70cm teak dining table
The ideal setting for a smaller courtyard or balcony. Seats 4-6. Available in 304 or 316 Stainless steel.
This table looks great with the matching teak benches
The Marseilles 150cm x 75cm teak bar table
Shown here with the Pacific bar chair, the Marseille teak bar table really shows off the Stainless Steel.
The Marseilles teak console table
Another great accessory piece is this console table. Featuring two levels of teak table it is great for a bit of storage, showing of some decorative pieces or perfect as a servery.
The Marseille 60cm x 60cm teak side table
A great option to get the most from your collection is to take two of your chairs and use as a three piece setting when you don't require them at the dining table.
The Marseille collection is backed by a five year warranty provided a regular maintanence program is upheld.
Selecting a chair
These are our most popular dining chair options to pair with the Marseille tables
Completing your collection with an outdoor teak lounge
Coming soon for 2016-17 we are introducing outdoor teak lounge options to compliment the Marseille dining and accessory table range. Stay tuned to our Outdoor Timber Lounge category for updates. Here is a preview of what is coming;
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