furniture grade pvc fittings
Our furniture grade pvc fittings use good formulated materials to ensure long life without fading or cracking. Our furniture grade products are used in a wide range of furniture applications, including: Patio Furniture, Dog Beds, Soccer Goals, Playhouses, Planting and Garden Stands, Garage Storage and Much, Much More!
What is furniture grade PVC?
PVC pipe was designed in the 1920’s to be lighter, cheaper, and easier to use than old style metal and cement piping. Builders and plumbers loved how quickly they could install it, and how well the pipe held up over time. Over the years PVC has become a household name, and today pipe and fittings can be found in most hardware stores around the CHINA.
Realizing PVC’s low cost, accessibility, and favorable building qualities, many people began to experiment with it. Search the internet and you’ll find hundreds of ideas for things you can create from PVC pipe and fittings. They range from dog agility equipment to home décor, to full outdoor furniture sets. As this sort of PVC use became more and more popular, there arose a need for specialty parts that didn’t exist for plumbing use. Several manufacturers began making PVC pipe and fittings for a whole new purpose – building custom structures, contraptions, and furniture. These special parts and any PVC parts created for similar purposes are referred to as furniture grade PVC.
What’s the difference?
Furniture grade PVC is slightly different from standard plumbing PVC in several ways. Aesthetically, furniture grade PVC is shinier and is free from writing or bar codes. This gives a more polished look than standard PVC which often has markings or imperfections. Furniture grade PVC pipe and fittings also are treated to be UV resistant. This means they won’t get brittle or discolored from prolonged sun exposure. Depending on the manufacturer, furniture grade PVC may have other unique qualities too, like tapered edges or high impact resistance.
Standard PVC pipe and fittings can always be used with furniture grade PVC, but furniture grade parts should never be used for plumbing purposes. Furniture grade PVC is not rated to hold pressure and it doesn’t meet any of the required industry standards. Both types of PVC do, however, use the same sizing system. That means a 1” PVC pipe will always fit into a 1” furniture grade elbow.
Common Furniture Grade PVC Parts
There are a few furniture grade items that are not usually available from standard plumbing PVC manufacturers. These fittings are sometimes hard to find and highly sought after by PVC enthusiasts.
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