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Frequently Asked Questions

Product Q & A

How much of the POLYWOOD® plastic lumber is recycled?
Genuine POLYWOOD lumber is a proprietary blend of plastics which includes recycled milk jugs and detergent bottles. We recycle an average of 30,000 milk jugs an hour and 400,000 milk jugs per day! Learn more about our recycling process
Does POLYWOOD material contain wood or natural fibers?
Genuine POLYWOOD lumber is made from HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) and does not contain wood or any natural fibers. Learn more about our materials.
What is HDPE?
HDPE stands for High-Density Polyethylene, which is an exceptionally durable plastic that has infinite recyclability. Learn more about HDPE.
Does the color of POLYWOOD lumber run all the way through the material?
Yes, our light-stable pigments along with UV inhibitors and stabilizers run continuously throughout the material and protect our lumber from harmful environmental degradation. No painting or waterproofing required!
How much do POLYWOOD chairs weigh?
The weight of each chair varies based on the size and shape, but they average 30-50 lbs each. All POLYWOOD Furniture is built to withstand the harshest weather — each piece can be easily moved with 1-2 people yet it’s heavy-duty and durable enough so you won't have to worry about your furniture blowing away in strong winds.
What is the weight capacity of POLYWOOD chairs?
Each product is run through a variety of tests to comply with ASTM standards. POLYWOOD chairs are weight tested up to 400 lbs, although many products can withstand much more.
Does POLYWOOD material fade?
Genuine POLYWOOD lumber contains UV-inhibiting pigment systems that limit fading.
Can I paint my POLYWOOD furniture?
POLYWOOD lumber colors run continuously throughout the material, so no painting is required. We do not recommend painting your POLYWOOD furniture as this will void the warranty.
Can POLYWOOD material be sanded?
POLYWOOD lumber should not be sanded as it will scratch the surface of the material and void the warranty.
Can I keep my POLYWOOD furniture out all year-round?
Yes, our all-weather material is built to withstand all four seasons and a range of climates including hot sun, snowy winters, salt spray, and heavy winds. However, covering your furniture will make seasonal cleaning easier while also prolonging the life of your furniture. We recommend www.the-cover-store.com.
How do I clean POLYWOOD furniture? Can I power wash my furniture?
Yes, a high-pressure power washer (not to exceed 1,500 psi) can be used to deep clean POLYWOOD furniture. If you don’t have a power washer on hand, POLYWOOD lumber is very low maintenance and easy to clean with soap, water, and a soft bristle brush. Learn more about our Care & Maintenance Tips.
Does POLYWOOD furniture have a warranty?
Yes, we believe in our product, and stand behind its quality and durability with an exceptional warranty. For details, see the full POLYWOOD warranty. For ease of warranty service, please be prepared to submit the serial number and photos of your POLYWOOD furniture.
Where can I find the serial number for my POLYWOOD furniture?
POLYWOOD furniture includes a sticker with the serial number located on the bottom of each piece. POLYWOOD cushions also include serial numbers which are located on the tag.
What type of hardware is used in POLYWOOD furniture?
For optimal performance and longevity, we use high-performance marine-grade quality hardware for the assembly and construction of all POLYWOOD furniture.
Is assembly required?
POLYWOOD® furniture is designed to require minimal assembly. Some models even unfold right out of the box with no assembly necessary. Those that require assembly often take less than 30 minutes to complete and include basic tools with simple instructions. For assembly assistance, check out our Assembly Tips Page.
What are POLYWOOD cushions made from?
For the best year-round performance in outdoor settings, POLYWOOD cushions are quick-drying, durable cushions covered in all-weather, high-performance fabric that resists weather, salt, sun, mold, and mildew. Learn more about our cushion materials.
Are there cleaning recommendations for POLYWOOD cushions?
POLYWOOD cushions are designed to be quick and easy to clean. For more information, please see our Care & Maintenance Tips.
Do POLYWOOD seat cushions have ties to attach them to the furniture?
Our seat cushions include ties to attach to the furniture and are custom-made to fit each coordinating seat.
Can I order a different color combination for deep seating sets than is shown online?
For custom orders and lead time information, please reach out to our Customer Service Team.
Do you recommend covering POLYWOOD furniture?
Since POLYWOOD furniture is all-weather, it does not require a cover. However, covering your furniture will make seasonal cleaning easier while also prolonging the life of your furniture. We recommend www.the-cover-store.com
Can I use POLYWOOD furniture on the shallow ledge of my pool?
You can use our furniture on the tanning ledge of your pool, but we suggest taking it out of the chemically-treated water when finished and rinsing the furniture with fresh water.

Service Q & A

Do you ship to Alaska and Hawaii, or outside the U.S.?
Yes! Please Contact Us for more information.
Is there a minimum order to qualify for Free Shipping?
There is no minimum order to qualify for free shipping to any of the 48 lower contiguous United States. However, some exceptions apply.
Do you charge Sales Tax?
As required by law, sales tax is determined by the state in which your order is being shipped. If applicable, sales tax will be added to your order total at checkout.
What is your return policy?
Please see our Return Policy.
Do you offer material samples?
Yes, we do! You can purchase material samples here.
How can I cancel my order?
Please Contact Us for assistance.
How long will it take to ship my order?
All items are built to order and typically ship within 3-10 business days. Transit times will vary depending on your delivery location.
Where can I check the status of my order?
You can check on the status of your order by visiting the Order Status page.
Where can I see POLYWOOD furniture in person?
Please visit the POLYWOOD Showroom Locator to find a specialty patio dealer near you.
I work for an interior design company. How can I get set up to purchase POLYWOOD furniture for my clients?
Please see our POLYWOOD Professional Designer Program page.
I work for a commercial business and would like to purchase furniture for it. How can I get set up for a Trade account?
Please contact our Customer Service Team for more information.
Who do I contact for a donation for my business/organization/group/team/etc.?
Please fill out our Corporate Giving Form for any donation request.