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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy from A & K Enterprise of Manatee, Inc.?

We offer top-of-the-line commercial outdoor furniture at a great value without the hassle and gimmicks of other suppliers. We fully manufacture all of the furniture offered on the website ourselves and warranty it for your peace of mind. If you have any problems with your outdoor furniture, we will take care of it right away.

Why don't you offer glass tabletops for your patio furniture?

We pride ourselves on the safety of our outdoor furniture. Because tables can get knocked over in windy conditions, we do not feel that glass products are safe enough for us to offer our customers. Acrylic tabletops have a very similar appearance but are less likely to break and cause injury in the event that the table is knocked over.

Why are your prices so low?

We are the manufacturer and we keep our overhead low so that we can continue to offer the lowest prices possible. We do not have a showroom or a store, so we pass the savings on to our customers.

Why do the straps stretch?

The straps have a memory to them allowing them to stretch and then regain their original shape. The straps are made of vinyl, which stretches under weight and when warmed. New straps may stretch more since the vinyl is new. The new vinyl may take a couple of weeks to firm up.

Why is shipping so expensive?

Our patio furniture ships either fully or partially assembled, meaning that the boxes and pallets can be very large and very heavy. Because of the size and weight of our outdoor furniture, it must be shipped by commercial freight carriers instead of home delivery services, such as FedEx and UPS. We shop different freight carriers to insure that we are offering our customers the best shipping rates possible. We know that shipping is expensive so we make sure that our outdoor pool & patio furniture is among the lowest priced, high-quality commercial outdoor furniture on the internet.

What does commercial-grade outdoor furniture mean?

While there is no governing body that determines the standards for commercial-grade outdoor furniture, the manufacturers generally create their own standards by using similar methods, materials, and suppliers. Our company considers outdoor furniture that is durable enough to withstand continuous outdoor use in commercial applications, such as resorts and theme parks, to be commercial-grade outdoor furniture. The specifications for commercial outdoor furniture include, aluminum tubing that has a wall thickness of at least .062, is powder-coated, fully welded, and built with sufficient bracing and safety features to make the furniture suitable for people of all ages, sizes, and weights.

What makes your furniture different than other commercial outdoor furniture?

Because we repair all types of outdoor furniture, we have spent time analyzing which designs and features work best and which ones fail most often. We have taken this knowledge and incorporated it into our patio furniture designs. For instance, through repairing patio furniture of other manufacturers, we have noticed that the slings began to tear because of the sharp edge at the end of the sling rail. To prevent this from happening in our slings, we rounded the edge of the sling rail, which prevents the sling from tearing. This is one of many examples of the attention to detail that we incorporate into our outdoor pool & patio furniture designs.

Why does it take so long for my outdoor furniture to ship?

We custom-make all of our outdoor furniture for each order. It is a multi-step process and it can be delayed for any number of reasons. We work very hard to make sure that we are as efficient as possible in our manufacturing process.

A&K Enterprise of Manatee, Inc. |
2002 Limbus Ave, Sarasota, FL
| 941-355-6363