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Tyndall's Best Buying Tips

In our many years of experience, we have developed a list of guidelines we follow in the buying process. We are sure you’ll find these important tips useful in your search:

Overall Furniture Quality Inspections
  1. Take a seat. Experience the furniture’s feel, shape, balance and weight
  2. When you place your arms on the armrests, are there any rough spots?
  3. Is the company reputable? How long have they been in business and specializing in casual furniture?  Tyndall's has been in business over 30 years.
  4. Where is the furniture made?  Tyndalls buys American made as often as possible.
  5. If a foot glide is missing in 10 years, will you be able to order one, or will it scratch your deck or patio?
  6. Is the furniture well designed and proportioned?
Metal, Aluminum, Cast Furniture
  1. Are the welds messy, appearing as if held together by putty? Try wiggling the attached pieces. Are they strong?
  2. Is it fully welded or are parts screwed together?
Synthetic Weave or Wicker
  1. Is it flexible or rigid?
  2. Does it become brittle in a few years? Does it have UV stabilizers in it?
Wood Furniture
  1. Do the grains match?
  2. Is the construction mortise and tenon?
  3. Is the wood from government controlled plantations that are reforesting?
  4. Is the seat contoured?
  5. What is the hardware made out of?
Strap Furniture
  1. Are vinyl straps made from virgin vinyl or are they going to discolor quickly and deteriorate?
  2. If one strap is damaged, can you replace it yourself?
Sling Furniture
  1. If you have a chair with a fabric sling, what happens when it wears out?
  2. Do you have to throw it away and start again?
Cushions, Fabrics and Umbrellas
  1. Is your cushion or umbrella made from 100% solution dyed acrylic, or is it going to fade quickly?
  2. Can it be cleaned easily?


  • Dining Groups
  • Seating
  • Umbrellas