1.1 Why Recycled Plastic?
Benefits of HDPE
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is custom-extruded from purified blends of recycled plastics - the kind that come from milk and detergent bottles. Every year, thousands of tons of milk bottles and similar plastics are removed from the pollution stream, and diverted and recycled. Additional proprietary additives such as high-colour fast UV–inhibited pigment systems, anti-oxidant processing aids, and foaming agents are then compounded into the product to meet the specifications our poly furniture requires, leaving you with a product that is pleasing to the eye and touch, and is maintenance-free, and can stay outdoors year round! Unlike most wood and wood composite products that quickly fade when exposed to the weather, our poly has no wood fibers, retains its vibrant look for years, even decades, and may fade only slightly over its entire service life.
- Made from over 95% recycled plastic. Milk bottles, detergent jugs, etc…
- Extremely weather resistant, with exceptional resistance to moisture, ice, fading, insects, splinting, warping and other hazards of environmental exposure. Leave your furniture out year-round.
- Essentially maintenance-free, requiring no waterproofing, staining, or other similar recurring maintenance other than an occasional washing with soap and water.
- High colour stability UV system which minimizes material breakdown from prolonged sun and weather exposure.
- Easy to clean, stain-free surface, keeps your furniture almost entirely care free!
1.2 How will my furniture withstand the weather and elements?
I live in the true North. Will the heaps of snow and ice hurt my chair?
No. Winter will not hurt your chair at all. If anything, the snow and ice will naturally clean it, lifting dirt and grime out of the tinniest crevices. Our products are designed to stay outdoors all season, in the harshest environments and storms. Fret not.
I live on the lake, will it blow away?
No. Most our chairs are over 40 or 50 pounds, and have been found to stay put on the end of docks, even in 100 kph winds. They are heavy, and are designed that wind finds it hard to grab them. Aside from special storm warnings, you are safe leaving them where they are.
I live in the sun, will it fade?
You will see little-to-no fade over the service life of your chair. Everything fades eventually, but you should see years, even decades of true colour. Also, see “Is there anything I can do to pro-long the colour vibrancy of my product?”
I live around the campfire, will the sparks hurt the material?
No. High-density Polyethylene has a high tolerance to heat, and sparks will not leave marks, nor will a hot pot.
I live in the Great Lakes Forests, will it rot?
No. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is extremely resilient to the elements. It will not absorb water or moisture; therefore, it will not rot or mold. If it starts looking like it is, it will wipe off.
1.3 What is the difference between a Muskoka chair and an Adirondack Chair?
Our main difference between a Muskoka and an Adirondack chair is the size. The Muskoka chair is the smaller of the two with 2" narrower and 1" shorter in the seat. The Adirondack is the granddaddy of all the chairs.
1.4 What is the most common color?
In 27 years of business, Red stands alone as the #1 color across the board. Second to that is what ever is in vogue for the year. One year, the tropical colors, the next year black and white.
1.5 Are you open year round?
We are a seasonal here, with Mother Nature dictating when it is warm enough to work. Usually from April to the end of October.
1.6 What type of hardware is used on your products?
We only use top quality stainless steel hardware on all of our products.
1.7 Is all plastic the same?
No. Not all plastic is created equal. There are different grades of material. We only use the highest quality of furniture grade material in all our chairs.
1.8 What is your most common chair?
The most common chair would have to be the Adirondack chair.
1.9 Why are your chairs expensive?
Our chairs have the highest quality of furniture grade material and we pay particular attention to detail. They also have a 25 year warranty so is almost to be treated as an investment.
1.10 If I buy a chair in a certain color, can I purchase another that will match the following year?
We do not change our color lots so they will match.
1.11 Will the chairs fade?
New generation plastic has the color throughout and they actually put UV protectant in the plastic when being made so it is resistant to fading.
1.12 Will I have to assemble?
We are a believer that you are purchasing a chair of quality. We do not want you to be frustrated in the assembly process on your first day of owning it. We assemble all furniture unless otherwise requested at no charge.
1.13 How do I clean my furniture?
Due to the weatherproof nature of our furniture, cleaning is a breeze! We recommend regular cleaning to keep it looking new and beautiful. Check out some of our tried and true cleaning options here in our Cleaning and Maintenance Guide.
1.14 Is assembly required?
Minor assembly is required. Our production team works hard to preassemble most pieces, but you get to put on the final touches! Most assembly requires a powered drill.
If you are picking up at our store or if we are delivering it by truck, our team will have it all assembled for you.
1.15 What is my furniture made from?
C.R. Plastics furniture is made from up to 100% recycled plastic. This plastic, which would otherwise be destined for our oceans and land fills, is diverted to our factory, pelletized, and extruded into our unique lumber and component molds.
Woodmill of Muskoka & Krahn furniture is made from
Polyboard furniture is made from
Other Brands - send us an email
1.16 Is there a warranty on my furniture?
We offer a 25-year limited warranty for residential use. During warranty coverage, we guarantee our product to never split, crack, or splinter! Check out our full warranty page for additional details.