Review: Ashley Visola Outdoor Furniture Collection

Ashley's Visola outdoor furniture collection is one of my favorite HDPE patio furniture collections. Find out if it's a great fit for your backyard!

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Are you looking to add furniture to your backyard or outdoor space? Do you want to enjoy it every day, not just when the weather is good enough for an outdoor BBQ or patio party? If that sounds like your idea of backyard perfection, then Ashley Visola Outdoor Furniture Collection might be right up your alley.

This collection features high-quality materials to include HDPE and Nuvella fabric, making items from the Visola collection from Ashley perfect for most backyards. You’ll love the way these pieces look, feel, and function, whether you’re hosting a large gathering or just relaxing on your own.

Continue reading below to discover why we love this collection and think this furniture can be an excellent fit for your outdoor space.

Ashley Visola Collection Outdoor Furniture Review

Overall Score




Ashley Furniture’s Visola collection contains high-quality outdoor furniture made out of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that has grey, textured wood look. HDPE is an highly durable outdoor material that is perfect for many backyard climates. The stylish and durable HDPE frames coupled with the weather-resistant Nuvella fabric create excellent outdoor furniture options from this collection that are reasonably priced.  

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Some Visola Furniture Options

3-Person Outdoor Sofa

Dining Table

Adirondack Chair

Ashley Visola Outdoor Furniture Overview

Furniture from Ashley’s Visola outdoor furniture collection is an excellent choice for any backyard and outdoor space. We highly recommend this furniture collection because of the HDPE frame material that is highly durable and weather-resistant in nearly all climates. The stylish collection features furniture items with a grey, textured wood-like look with thick, removable cushions wrapped in Nuvella fabric. The Visola collection features furniture items such as sofas, dining tables and chairs, lounge chairs, Adirondack chairs, and more. We highly recommend any item from this collection not only for its high-quality material and stylish design but also because the furniture is priced reasonably well compared to other similar high-quality furniture.

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

HDPE is a durable material that is highly weather-resistant and perfect for outdoor furniture. It will not fade in the sun or crack in cold weather, making it a great option for those in climates with extreme temperature changes. Additionally, it is waterproof and very hard to damage from regular backyard wear and tear. In all, HDPE is a material we highly recommend if you are looking for furniture that can be nearly ‘set and forget’ in your backyard.

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 Visola furniture 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 Visola 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 Visola outdoor furniture can vary depending on the type of the furniture. Some chairs may require as little as 15 minutes of assembly time, whereas larger pieces can take up to 45 minutes. 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 Visola outdoor items are typically less expensive than comparable high-quality outdoor furniture items from other manufacturers.

Common Outdoor Furniture Questions

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

The HDPE frames on the furniture pieces in this collection are highly resistant to water. HDPE is considered to be a waterproof material that is mold and mildew resistant. Rarely, if never, will HDPE frame materials get damaged directly by water or rain exposure.

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 Visola Outdoor Furniture be left out in the sun?

HDPE is made with a UV treatment which enables it to withstand fading from long periods of exposure to the sun. Also, the color of HDPE is dyed all the way through the material, so HDPE will not discolor.

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 Visola Outdoor Furniture be left out in the winter?

HDPE is one of the few outdoor materials that performs well in nearly all outdoor conditions, including winter conditions. This material is highly durable and is not known to crack or break from freezing conditions. But if you expect freezing conditions, snow, and ice, we recommend that you err on the side of caution and 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?

HDPE will require little maintenance because it is a highly durable and weather-resistant material. At most, you will need mild soap and water to clean off any dirt or debris on furniture frames.

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 Visola Outdoor Furniture environmentally friendly?

HDPE is a recyclable material. So, you have the option to recycle the furniture when you no longer want to use the furniture. Also, 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's Visola Outdoor Furniture?

Ashley’s Visola furniture only comes in one style and color option: grey textured-wood look frames with grey cushions.

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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