The XQI Collection is another Royal Botania line that has been designed by Kris Van Puyvelde. XQI represents the perfect balance of elegance, warmth and comfort. Simple lines, filigree workmanship with dovetailed teak edges and outdoor-proof Batyline sling seats promise the ultimate outdoor experience for you and your guests.
The range consists of an armchair, relax chair, bar chair and lounger, available in three harmonizing colors: black, white and bronze. And is completed by a beautiful teak table to go with every seating choice: three sizes of dining tables, a bar table and two occassional tables.
Teak. As Royal Botania never compromises on quality, only mature, carefully selected, fully grown teakwood is used, all of it harvested in accordance with the strictest environmental standards. The wood's renowned durability is due to its high content of natural oils. The resulting minimal moisture absorption prevents warping and thus gives teak its enormous stability. In addition, teakwood is highly resistant to attacks by pests. It is because of these qualities of matured teakwood, as well as its exceptionally beautiful color and structure, that it is a premium wood especially suitable for outdoor environments.
Caring for Teak. The beautiful thing about teak furniture is that you really don't have to do anything to maintain it unless you really want to. Set it up and leave it out all year long, and it will still hold up year after year, no matter where you live. It's able to withstand climate changes without cracking or warping (or needing maintenance). It will change color as it ages, and the eventual result is a distinguished silver gray color that is a mark of true teak furniture. But if you prefer the golden brown color of new teak you should click here, for products that can help maintain that color longer. We'll warn you: maintaining the golden brown color will take some work. Our recommendation is to let your teak weather.
One final note: DO NOT use teak oil on your teak furniture if you're planning to use it outdoors! Adding oil will cause your beautiful teak furniture to turn black with mildew. It's a bad idea, and something we learned the hard way. As tempting as it is, don't do it. The furniture has enough oil in it already to last for decades, you don't need to replenish it.
Batyline®. The sling of Royal Botania's Alura Collection is made of Batyline fabrics, a woven polyester fiber protected by a PVC coating. This coating guarantees exceptional resistance to climatic conditions and UV exposure. The fact that there is no moisture absorption results in quick-drying action, little sensitivity to staining, and simplicity in cleaning.
Stainless Steel. Stainless steel is a ferrous alloy with increased corrosion resistance due to the addition of chrome and nickel. In order to obtain a chrome-oxide and nickel-oxide surface that is of a high-grade purity and homogeneity, thus achieving optimal corrosion resistance, the Royal Botania frames are etched and subjected to a passivating process as a standard treatment. Chlorine (note: sea salt is sodium chlorine) is steel's greatest enemy. For this reason, it is recommended that near the coast this metal be given a surface made as smooth as possible in order to increase the resistance to corrosion even further. The smoother the surface the less porous it is. The lower the porosity, the lower the possibility of dirt deposits accumulating on the metal surface, and thus, the lower the risk of corrosion. Royal Botania produces their furniture with two kinds of stainless steel:
Electro-polished stainless steel underwent an electrochemical process to give the metal extra protection against corrosion.
Brushed stainless steel, better known as Inox, is an iron alloy in which corrosion resistance is increased by adding chrome and nickel.
Royal Botania recommends electro-polished stainless steel frames if furniture is used in a corrosive environment.
Method: Curbside delivery on ALL orders is FREE. You may upgrade to Standard White-Glove delivery* during the checkout process. You will receive this item by truck delivery. The trucking company will call and schedule a time when someone will be present to accept the delivery. Please provide best delivery contact name and phone number when checking out as the delivery company will need a valid contact number to reach you. Someone must be present at the time of delivery.
Timing: Most items will be shipped from Belgium and arrive at the New Jersey warehouse within 6-8 weeks. Some items are stocked in the U.S. and thus, will be shipped within 5 business days. If you like your item to arrive at a certain time, please contact us for stock availability before ordering.
* "Standard White-Glove delivery" means that the driver will take the shipment inside the house, to whichever room you specify. The driver will then unwrap and if necessary assemble the furniture. They will dispose of any packaging material.
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