The perfect choice for those who won't settle for the ordinary and the mundane, the Alfresco Home Carnival Marble Mosaic Dining Set - Seats 8 will take the pleasure of al fresco dining to a whole new level. It transports you and your guests to upscale Italian roadside cafes, without you having to set a foot away from home! Combining traditional Italian mosaic design with casual, contemporary flair, this set, which includes an 84-inch rectangular dining table, along with six side chairs and two arm chairs (both with seat cushions), is sure to be the highlight of any outdoor setting.
What you'll notice about this set right away is the unique tabletop, which boasts hand-laid, natural marble and slate in a stunning mosaic pattern. Light brown shades, charcoal grays, and neutral tones create a multi-textured geometric motif, adding a warm, earthy feel to your al fresco dining space. And because these tiles are hand-set, each Carnival table is truly one-of-a-kind. Gracefully curved legs and a stylish, scroll-accented back ensure the dining chairs match the table in elegance, while generous seats with comfortable beige seat cushions make them perfect for long chats and leisurely dinners. The table, which is large enough for eight place settings, also has an umbrella hole that will support a standard patio umbrella for some much-needed shade on particularly hot days.
The tabletop's mosaic tiles are hand-set and grouted with industrial adhesives for maximum durability. What this means is if the table top gets wet, the grout won't dry out and crack like traditional standard grout would. The top is then finished and sealed with an industrial-grade sealant called Fluorocarbon for superior protection. Natural wear and tear of elements may lead to blistering of the silicone top seal and natural aging of the tile materials. The hand-forged wrought-iron table base and chair frames are dipped in a zinc-phosphate bath and then electrostatically coated to help create a weather-resistant coating to delay the onset of rust. All wrought iron pieces are quality-checked for strength and durability. Iron welds are ground for aesthetic appeal. Finally, a powder-coated black finish is applied and baked onto the iron for stronger color and protection. The foam-core outdoor seat cushions are covered in water- and UV-resistant, polyester- and cotton-blend fabric for lasting use.
But that's not all! The very best materials and superior quality of construction ensure that this is a set built to last. And the best part is that this dining set is available at almost half the price you'd be paying for a similar item in a retail store!
About Alfresco HomeOffering a wide selection of fashionable products, from casual furniture and garden lighting to permanent botanicals and seasonal decor, Alfresco Home casual living products offer a complete line of interior and exterior living furnishings and accents. Based out of King of Prussia, Penn., Alfresco Home continues to blend indoor and outdoor furniture to create a lifestyle of alfresco living inside and outside of the home. Inlaid mosaic tabletops, fine hardwood furnishings, artisan-inspired accents, premium silk botanicals, and all-weather wicker sets are just a few examples of the kind of treasures you'll find in Alfresco's specially designed collections.
Recommended Care for Mosaic Tabletops:
Small cracks in grout, small holes in stone surfaces, and color oxidation are common reactions to nature and under normal use have no impact on product quality. Clean mosaic surfaces with mild soap and water and dry thoroughly. If the surface is stained with wine or coffee, wipe away immediately with mild soap and water. Do not use detergents or chemicals to clean surface as this will damage the tabletops' protective coating. We do recommend storing the table top in a shed or garage in areas that freeze in winter to prolong the life of the materials used. The table top can be removed from the base and placed on its side for storage. Cover with blankets or towels and keep moisture away from the top during storage.
Recommended Care for Wrought Iron Frames:
Wipe clean with mild dish soap and water, dry with a soft cloth, do not use harsh chemicals. It is advisable to treat the frames with liquid wax for maximum protection against UV light. If a nick or chip does happen to occur, use a Rustoleum-type spray paint from your local hardware store to touch up. To prolong the life of the frame finish, cover or store out of the elements when not in use, especially in harsh winter climates.
Recommended Care for Cushions: Spot clean with mild dish soap and water. Can also be hosed off and air dried. As general maintenance, avoid allowing dirt to build up on cushions. We recommend storing cushions when not in use to prolong the life, if cushions do get wet, simply stand on end and allow water to drain out the seam.