Review: Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture Collection

The Grasson Lane collection is made from high-quality materials and is very stylish. But is it perfect for your outdoor space?

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There is a variety of options available when it comes to the best types of outdoor furniture that can be used with different styles and budgets. The number of choices may be daunting, and selecting the right furniture can be a burden.

However, one of the many options that we recommend considering is Ashley’s Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture Collection. This collection features fashionable woven wicker-styled pieces with thick and comfortable cushions that can be a great addition to your outdoor living space.

To learn more about the furniture in this collection, continue to read below!

Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture Review

Overall Score

4.0

4/5

Summary

The Grasson Lane outdoor furniture collection from Ashley Furniture is an excellent option for those looking for a stylish and high-quality addition to their outdoor living space. The Grasson Lane collection uses high-quality resin wicker, aluminum, Nuvella fabric, and all-weather foam to create durable yet affordable high-quality furniture. This stylish collection features patio furniture with luxurious dark brown wicker and plush blue cushions. So, if you are looking for furniture that will last for years to come, the Grasson Lane outdoor furniture collection from Ashley Furniture is a great option.

Frame Materials

4/5

Fabric Materials

4/5

Cushion Materials

4/5

Warranty

3/5

Trial Period / Returns

3/5

Delivery

5/5

Furniture Assembly

3/5

Price

4.5/5

Pros

Cons

Some Grasson Lane Furniture Options

3-Person Outdoor Sofa

Outdoor Loveseat

Outdoor Ottoman

Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture Overview

Furniture from Ashley’s Grasson Lane outdoor furniture collection would perfectly fit many outdoor living spaces. The patio furniture collection features an outdoor sofa, loveseat, lounge chair, chaise lounge, coffee table, and side table. The furniture in the collection is designed with dark brown all-weather resin wicker and a rust-proof aluminum frame that has been powder coated to enhance the durability of the aluminum. Also, the furniture in this collection comes with blue, plush cushions wrapped in Nuvella fabric that is designed to endure the wear and tear of backyard use. What’s more, this patio furniture within this collection is reasonably priced compared to other high-quality outdoor furniture made with similar materials.

Our Evaluation Criteria

Any furniture you place outside will face much more wear and tear than your furniture inside. As a result, you will need to find furniture that can handle the wear and tear and the elements of your backyard: rain, sun, heat, cold, spills, humidity, wind, scratches, excessive use, and anything else that may happen in your backyard. So, when we evaluate any type of outdoor furniture, these are the features that we look for in furniture materials:

  • UV or Fade Resistance: If you expect your outdoor furniture to be exposed to the sun at any point, you want an item that is designed to withstand degradation or fading from the sun.
  • Water or Spill Resistance: If you expect your furniture to be exposed to rain (even if it is under a patio) or get spilled on, you will want a material that can resist staying wet or holding water.
  • Stain Resistance: Your outdoor furniture will get dirty at some point. So you will want to find furniture that can resist staining if you want it to continue to look like new for a long time.
  • Mold and Mildew Resistance: This goes hand-in-hand with water and spill resistance, but you want to make sure that your furniture won’t have mold or mildew growth if it does get wet.
  • Durability: Your outdoor furniture and other items will experience a high amount of wear and tear being outside. So, items that promote being scratch, tear, crack, dent, etc. -resistant or -proof are always a plus.
  • Low maintenance: Manufacturers may not always directly state if a piece of furniture is low maintenance. But, you can look for phrases like “mild soap and water” is only needed to clean the furniture or “machine washable” for fabrics to give a good indication of low maintenance requirements. Review manufacturers suggested maintenance and balance those recommendations with your expectations of how much maintenance you see yourself performing on your outdoor furniture.

We have evaluated numerous outdoor materials against these features and detailed our ratings for each material in our Complete Outdoor Furniture Materials Guide. We highly recommend that you use that guide as your reference and that you review our recommended materials in our Ultimate Outdoor Furniture Shopping Guide.

Using the features described above and based upon our experience of purchasing outdoor furniture, we rate outdoor furniture on these aspects: 

  1. Frame Materials: We look for high-quality weather-resistant and durable materials to make the furniture. 
  2. Fabric Materials: Just like frame materials, we look for fabrics that can withstand the wear and tear of backyard use.
  3. Cushion Materials: Some cushions are just better for outdoor use, especially those that dry quickly. 
  4. Warranty: Ideally, you should find outdoor furniture with some kind of warranty. 
  5. Trial Period / Returns: Some manufacturers offer a trial period to return the furniture without penalty if you are unsatisfied with your furniture.
  6. Delivery: Some brands and manufacturers offer delivery incentives, either as quick or free delivery.
  7. Furniture Assembly: The last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours setting up their new furniture. So, we look for furniture that has minimal or no assembly requirements.
  8. Price: Price is typically indicative of quality: higher price usually means higher quality; lower price usually means lower quality. However, some brands can offer great quality at comparatively lower prices.

1. Frame Materials

The primary frame material in Ashley’s Grasson Lane collection is all-weather resin wicker. It isn’t clear to us what type of resin is used to make its “all-weather resin wicker.” This is important as some resins are better than others, and we prefer to see HDPE as a wicker material because it is very durable and weather-resistant. Based on our review of the resin wicker furniture, it appears that the resin is a higher quality resin (usually low-quality resin wicker is flat and / or shiny on furniture; this doesn’t appear to be the case with this furniture), and it is likely some form of polyethylene (PE). For more information about HDPE, PE, or resin wicker, review our post on PE Rattan Wicker that provide useful information about this material.

The other main frame material is powder coated aluminum. We highly recommend aluminum because this is a very durable outdoor material, and it is naturally rust resistant (note: aluminum does not rust, but it can corrode in certain conditions, especially if it is not powder coated). Powder coating enhances the longevity and weather resistance of this metal. If you like to learn more about why powder coating is important for outdoor materials, review our detailed post on powder coating.

2. Fabric Materials

All outdoor seat cushions from Ashley Furniture use Nuvella fabric. This is a solution-dyed fabric designed to withstand the wear and tear of outdoor use. Solution-dyed means that the color is part of the fabric rather than being applied on top of the fabric. This means that the fabric is very fade-resistant. Ashley Furniture also notes that this fabric is dirt, mold, and mildew resistant. Most stains on the Nuvella fabric can be easily cleaned, and the cushion covers can be removed to be washed.

3. Cushion Materials

Ashley Furniture states that its cushion foam material used in its Grasson Lane furniture collection is an “all-weather foam cushion core wrapped in soft polyester.” From our review, these cushions likely use a standard polyurethane cushion, and the polyester provides a smooth and comfortable wrap around the foam. As a result, the cushions are thick and comfy.

4. Warranty

Ashley Furniture offers a 1-year limited warranty on its outdoor furniture. This is typically what we see as an industry average.

5. Trial Period / Returns

You only have 72 hours after delivery of an online outdoor furniture order to report if an item is delivered damaged, defective or if you are unhappy with it in any way to either have the item repaired, replaced, or returned.

6. Delivery

While you can order Grasson Lane collection items directly from Ashley, many items are available for purchase through Amazon. Availability and estimated delivery times through Amazon will vary by product, but some delivery options can be in a few days with free delivery options.

7. Furniture Assembly

The assembly time for a piece of Ashley Grasson Lane outdoor furniture can vary depending on the type of the furniture. However, you can expect about 30 minutes of assembly time based for patio furniture pieces in this collection based upon estimates provided by Ashley. From our review, the majority of this assembly requires screwing parts of the furniture together. 

8. Price

We track the prices for hundreds of outdoor furniture items. We evaluate the typical cost of an outdoor sofa, sectional, loveseat, chair, dining table, coffee table, and other outdoor items and look for comparable features (frame materials, fabric materials, and cushion materials). Based on our analysis, Ashley’s Grasson Lane outdoor items are typically less expensive than comparable high-quality outdoor furniture items from other manufacturers.

Common Outdoor Furniture Questions

Rain: Can Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture be left out in the rain?

The powder coated aluminum and all-weather resin wicker frame materials used by Ashley Furniture in the Grasson Lane collection are all great water-resistant materials. The powder coated aluminum will not rust, and the powder coating will protect it from corrosion. The all-weather resin wicker should not absorb any water and are mildew and mold resistant materials. 

Ashley’s Nuvella fabric is mold and mildew resistant, but it is unclear how well it will repel water from a spill or light rain. You should probably bring your Nuvella covered cushions inside if you expect heavy rain.

Finally, Ashley notes that its cushions are made from all-weather foam and polyester. However, it does not appear that these are fast-drying or water-resistant cushions. You should expect these cushions to retain water if left out in heavy rain.

Sun: Can Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture be left out in the sun?

The powder coated aluminum and all-weather resin wicker frame materials used by Ashley Furniture in the Grasson Lane collection are all great UV-resistant materials. The sun and heat should not degrade or fade the aluminum. We are unsure of the exact resin used in the all-weather resin wicker. Some resins endure sun and heat better than others. Our review finds that this is likely a high-quality resin, so it should tolerate UV exposure reasonably well.

Ashley’s Nuvella fabric is designed to withstand UV exposure because it is a solution-dyed fabric. This means the fabric’s color is a part of the fabric, rather than simply applied on top of the fabric. As a result, the material is very fade-resistant.

Winter: Can Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture be left out in the winter?

The frame materials of powder coated aluminum and all-weather resin wicker in Ashley’s Grasson Lane collection will probably endure mild winter conditions with little extra care. But if you expect freezing conditions, snow, and ice, we recommend that you cover any outdoor furniture or store your outdoor furniture indoors to prevent any damage. Also, we recommend that you protect or store away any cushions during the winter if you expect freezing conditions.

Maintenance: Does Ashley Outdoor Furniture require much maintenance and cleaning?

The frame materials of powder coated aluminum and all-weather resin wicker in Ashley’s Grasson Lane collection will require little maintenance. These materials are very durable and weather-resistant materials. In most cases, warm water and mild soap can clean any dirt or stains from the material. 

The Nuvella fabric requires little maintenance with simple cleaning for most stains. The Nuvella fabric covers on the cushions can be removed and washed. Refer to manufacturer guidelines on how to clean the fabric properly. If the cushions receive heavy rainfall, you may need to air dry for several hours or a few days to dry the cushions completely.

Eco-Friendly: Is Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture environmentally friendly?

Ashley Furniture’s Nuvella fabric is eco-friendly because no waste water is generated in the manufacturing process. Additionally, the fabric is 100% recyclable.

Options: Are there many style options for Ashley Grasson Lane Outdoor Furniture?

Ashley’s Grasson Lane furniture is available in dark brown wicker with blue cushions. Ashley currently doesn’t have any other color options available for this collection.

Hi, I'm Ashley!

Hi, I'm Ashley!

I started Live Your Best Backyard to share my (and my family's) hands-on experience and countless hours of research on all things backyard to help you find the best products, ideas, tips, and information for your backyard!

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Hi, I'm Ashley!

Hi, I'm Ashley!

I started Live Your Best Backyard to share my (and my family's) hands-on experience and countless hours of research on all things backyard to help you find the best products, ideas, tips, and information for your backyard!

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