Bloc Cushion Outdoor Seating Collection
  • Bloc Cushion Outdoor Seating Collection

    SKU: 66

    Please visit your local GreatGatherings to speak to a member of our team and learn more about this product and its options.

     

    Combining luxury with the ultimate in simplicity, Bloc is a strikingly geometric interpretation of the outdoor lounge trend. Bloc features a heavy-duty Powder Coated Aluminum frame with fully upholstered outdoor cushions.

     

    This pioneering outdoor lounge cushion technology has been conceived, designed and engineered to be left outside all year round and in all weathers. The fabrics used for the fully removable outer covers is similar to a traditional PVC sling, but with the addition of 100% polypropylene yarns within the weave to offer increased comfort. A water resistant back coating and taped seams add to the water resistant properties.

     

    In the unlikely case that any water does penetrate the outer cover, the construction of the cushion allows it to freely pass through the interior and exit underneath. Open mesh bases on the covers assist by aiding airflow within the cushion, further speeding up the drying process.

     

    Bloc is available in a wide variety of unique configurations meaning a wealth of customizable options - stop in today to start creating your relaxing get-a-way!

     

    What it’s Made Of:

    • Aluminum
    • Shipping Details:

      • Please visit your local GreatGatherings to speak to a member of our team and learn more about this product and its options.

    • Assembly Details:

      • Please visit your local GreatGatherings to speak to a member of our team and learn more about this product and its options.
    • Warranty Details:

      • Gloster Furniture, Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of quality outdoor furniture with more than 50 years of manufacturing experience. Gloster uses only the finest quality materials and hand finishes each piece to ensure trouble free use, even in the harshest conditions.

        RESIDENTIAL

        For residential use, Gloster Furniture, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that their teak, aluminum, stainless steel frames and ceramic and granite table tops are free from defective materials and workmanship under its intended reasonable use for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase. Gloster offers no express or implied warranty on stained finishes. Woven products are warranted for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase. Cushions, sling, parasols and glass are warranted for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Original purchase transaction receipt/record clearly displaying purchase date is required to activate all warranty claims. Damage resulting from the misuse, alteration, negligence, accident or normal wear is not covered by this warranty. Small cracks, which may appear in the end-grain of teak when exposed to the elements, are considered entirely natural for teak outdoor furniture and are not covered by this warranty. All claims must be submitted through the original reseller of purchase. Please refer to Gloster Furniture, Inc. return policy for procedures if you believe an item has a manufacturer defect.

        COMMERCIAL

        For commercial use, Gloster Furniture, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that their teak, aluminum and stainless steel frames, tabletops and woven products are free from defective materials and workmanship under its intended reasonable use for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase. Cushions, sling, and glass are warranted for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Gloster furniture will at their discretion, repair or replace the defective product free of charge. Damage resulting from the misuse, alteration, negligence, accident or normal wear is not covered by this warranty. Small cracks, which may appear in the end-grain of teak when exposed to the elements, are considered entirely natural for teak outdoor furniture and are not covered by this warranty. Gloster parasols and all of their components are guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and material for a period of one year. Gloster will, at Gloster’s discretion, repair or replace the parasol or parasol part free of charge. While Gloster parasols are stringently tested against the forces of nature, only products that are properly secured to an appropriate base can be warranted. Gloster parasols are not warranted against damaged caused by contact with the ground or foreign objects in association with severe acts of nature, sudden winds or improper operation or maintenance of the parasol. Gloster does not recommend using the parasol in wind conditions that exceed 25 miles per hour.

    • Return/Refund/Cancellation Policy:

      • At GreatGatherings, we take a tremendous amount of pride in the craftsmanship and overall quality of our fine products. It is our priority to provide you with industry-leading designs and styles that help make your home an entertaining hot spot. Please inspect your product upon receipt and notify us of any damage or other issues that you come across. If within 30 days of receipt, you are unsatisfied for any reason, you may return the product for a full refund after paying a 25% restocking fee. The cost of shipping the product back to the factory is the sole responsibility of the consumer. We cannot accept returns on any custom product, close-out items or any items damaged through normal wear and tear.

      • For assistance please contact Customer Service at cs@greatgatherings.com or call us at 703-286-9801. We are at your service M-F, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.

    • Care and Maintenance:

      • GreatGatherings® outdoor furniture is manufactured to enhance your outdoor entertaining experience for a very long time. The life and enjoyment of your outdoor furniture can be greatly increased if you use protective furniture covers when the furniture is not in use. We recommend the following simple care and maintenance instructions to protect and add years to your thoughtful investment.
      • Consider the specific conditions and usage to which your furniture is exposed so appropriate maintenance can be provided. Product failure caused by a lack of reasonable and necessary care and maintenance is not covered by the product warranty. Mildew can form on dirt or other substances deposited upon the frame and fabric. Regular cleaning of your outdoor furniture will help to prevent its forming. Failure to follow these guidelines when cleaning your furniture can potentially void the warranty.
      • Use of furniture needing care and maintenance or use of damaged furniture can result in injury. Also, minor repair issues can become major repair and service issues, and create potential safety issues.
      • Periodically and carefully inspect all of your furniture pieces for breakage and/or indications of wear. Inspections must include, but not be limited to, spring assemblies and the weld areas of product seats, arms and legs. If any cracks should appear on the product or at welds, the item must immediately be removed from use until repaired.
      • Inspections must include all bolts (on all seating pieces and tables). The hardware on swivel rockers, swivel rocking lounge & balcony chairs, and swivel bar & balcony stools should be regularly checked to make sure it is tight. Should any loose or missing hardware be detected, the item must be removed from use immediately until the hardware can be properly tightened and/or replaced.
      • Adjustable glides on chair and table legs are for residential use only. Take special care to ensure that these glides are not adjusted to more than 3/16 inch of exposed threads as this can cause damage to the glide or leg. Regularly check the glides as they can unscrew when moving products.
      • Extension table slides should be cleaned regularly. A lubricant such as a silicone spray can also be applied to assist in the smooth operation of the glides.

      Painted Finish Maintenance and Care

      • Painted finishes are used on your cast aluminum seating, tables and fire pits. Periodically clean the finish with a sponge or soft bristle brush using a cleaning solution with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) mild, biodegradable liquid soap in a gallon of lukewarm water (100º F / 38º C). Rinse thoroughly.

      Avoid using abrasive cleaners.

      • For gloss finishes, we recommend periodic waxing of the frame with a high grade automotive liquid wax or the use of a commercially available protectant to help maintain and/or restore the luster of the finish.
      • Protectants can be purchased at most casual furniture retailers.

      Caution: Seaside and or indoor pool area use

      • In seaside use, salt can accumulate on the finish, leading to finish failure. In indoor pool areas, chlorides can accumulate on the finish, leading to finish failure. In both of these environments, repeated cycles of condensation followed by evaporation cause build-up of these aggressive corrosives. Regular cleaning with mild biodegradable liquid soap and water will remove the concentrated deposits and help protect the furniture finish per the above instructions.

      Maintenance and Care of your Fabric

      • The life of your furniture fabric largely depends on its care. Clean all spills promptly. Fabric life can be extended by simply rinsing down the furniture regularly with water. Certain suntan and sun block products may permanently discolor any fabric. This possibility can be minimized by immediately cleaning
      • After contact. In addition, storing the cushions when not in use will extend cushion life. Prepare a cleaning solution with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) mild biodegradable liquid soap in a gallon of lukewarm water (no warmer than 100º F / 38º C). Clean fabric with the solution using a sponge or soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to air dry. Note: Standing a cushion on its side will help it drain faster.

      Caution:

      • Certain suntan and sun block products contain "PABA". PABA is harmful to fabric and can permanently discolor it; therefore, contact with cushions should be avoided. If contact is made, cleaning the fabric immediately with a non-abrasive, mild biodegradable soap and water solution followed by a fresh water rinse may minimize the possibility of discoloration. Laying a beach towel over the cushions of the outdoor furniture whenever you are using the furniture will prolong the fabric life.
        • Do not use a bleach solution unless specifically listed as a cleaning agent for the specific fabric, such as for solution dyed acrylics.
        • Do not submerge or allow cushions to lie in standing water.
        • Do not put cushions into the dryer.
        • Do not use harsh detergents or stiff bristle brushes.
        • Do not use Pine Oil cleaners or abrasive household cleaners.
        • Do not use heat or hot water.
      • Mildew may form on dirt or other substances deposited upon the fabric. Regular cleaning of the furniture will help to prevent its forming. If mildew does develop, add 1 cup bleach to the cleaning solution. Apply to the affected area and allow to soak in. Scrub with a soft bristle brush, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. For stubborn mildew stains, use a household mildew remover (be sure to test in an inconspicuous location first). AND FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.

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      Paint Surface Repairs

      • Please follow these important required steps to prepare your painted frame surfaces for touch up.
      • Touch-up paint to match the frame color is available directly from GreatGatherings®.

      1. Wash the scratched area to remove any dirt or grease.

      2. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Dry.

      3. Remove cushions. Protect fabric, frame, and all surface areas that are not to be painted.

      4. Sand the scratch lightly to "soften" the edge with fine grit sandpaper so that the touch-up paint will  blend in easily. Sand as small an area as possible so you don’t create additional work.

      5. Clean with rubbing alcohol.

      Repairing Small Nicks

      • Follow steps 1 through 5 above and then:
      • Spray touch-up paint onto a flat plate or dish. Use a small artist's brush to transfer the paint from the plate to the aluminum outdoor furniture.

      Repairing Scratches on a Gloss Finish Surface

      • Follow steps 1 through 5 above and then;
      • Hold spray can 4 – 6 inches away from surface to be painted. Spray a thin coat and let dry. Spray a second coat and let dry. Repeat until desired coverage is achieved.

      Repairing Scratches on a Textured Finish Surface

      • Follow steps 1 through 5 above and then;
      • Hold spray can 4 – 6 inches away from surface to be painted. Spray a thin coat and let dry. Spray a second coat and let dry. Repeat until desired coverage is achieved. Do not let the paint fully dry. Wait 3 – 5 minutes for the paint to become tacky. Pat with a damp (not soaking) cloth to create texture (a dry cloth will pick up too much paint). Make sure the damp cloth is lint free.

      Proper Winter Storage

      • The life and enjoyment of your outdoor furniture can be greatly increased if you use protective furniture covers when the furniture is not in use. Do not allow covers to freeze on the furniture as this can damage the finish.
      • GreatGatherings® furniture is certainly intended to be used outdoors. In milder climates, the furniture can be left outdoors year-round. Each piece has drain holes built into the frame to minimize any water build up inside the frame material.
      • Caution: Do NOT EVER store frames upside down. If you live in an area that experiences freezing conditions, store your clean and dry GreatGatherings® outdoor furniture right side up in a dry, protected place. Be aware that WATER can collect and/or condense inside the frame components – if exposed to freezing temperatures; this water could freeze causing the frame component to crack or burst. This damage is NOT covered under your warranty.

      Fire Pits-Caution of Installation and Use

      • Fire Pits are designed and intended for outdoor use only. Never install or operate indoors. Burning gas (both Natural and LP) produces fumes which can be dangerous if inhaled. Always insure there is proper ventilation when using any fire products.
      • Gas fire pits should always be operated by an adult only and with extreme care, especially when lighting the burners. DO NOT light the fire pit burner in the high gas setting. Only light the fire pit in the low gas setting. Place a lit match on the glass stones before turning the gas on.
      • Never leave this product on when unattended. Educate all persons, including and especially children that may come in contact with this unit of the danger of the high temperatures produced when operating, including surface temperatures. Clothing and other flammable materials should not be placed on or near the fire pit.
      • GreatGatherings® recommends that all gas products be installed by professionals that are licensed by the local authority having jurisdiction in gas piping. GreatGatherings® recommends that all gas products installed in the USA and Canada be serviced and maintained by professionals that are certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) as NFI Specialist or by the Wood

      Energy Technical Training (WETT).