The type of seating for your outdoor furniture should match your personal preferences as well as the uses it will serve. One option is the strip-type of furniture, which is quite practical for high-use areas. This is the type of seating used by most hotels and apartments in the pool area. Vinyl straps strung across a frame can require less maintenance than cushioned or sling chairs and are generally less expensive. Straps can be strung straight across the frame or woven in a criss-cross pattern. You can choose from different contoured shapes, straps, and colors. To see which options are available and which type of seating best suits your needs, visit a furniture retailer in your area.