City benches are not only practical, but also aesthetic – they fill the city space, offering a comfortable place to relax in the sunshine or in the shade of a tree. Park benches are often used by mothers with small children, and those at bus stops are often used by the elderly. What materials should city and park benches be made of to fulfill their function and serve residents and tourists for many years?
Producers of street furniture offer various types of city benches, including:
What are the characteristics of city benches made of individual materials and in what space will they work best?
Wooden benches most often appear in parks and squares. All because wood is a warm and cozy material, and proper impregnation protects it against color loss and the effects of weather conditions. Usually, wooden benches have a frame made of a different material – stainless steel or cast iron, which guarantees greater durability. Small architecture manufacturers offer wooden park benches with a backrest or only with a seat.
Stainless steel benches are a great solution for squares near fountains that are exposed to water. Stainless steel is resistant to moisture and does not rot. What’s more, these benches are relatively light and durable, and elegant at the same time. Typically, steel benches are found in city centers due to their modern design. These types of city benches can be attached to the ground to increase their resistance to vandalism.
Cast iron benches are usually combined with another material, such as wood. The frame, armrests, legs and backrest are made of cast iron, which is an alloy of iron, carbon and other materials. Cast iron benches are so heavy that there is no need to anchor them in the ground, and what’s more, they are resistant to corrosion and mechanical damage. They can often be found in the old town.
Composite benches resemble those made of wood, but they are much more durable – they are resistant to ultraviolet radiation, rain and snow, as well as low and high temperatures.
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