Five Frequent Fabric Questions
A very important part of having custom cushions made for your backyard seating area will be to decide on the best fabric for your outdoor furniture. These are five of the top fabric questions that the Cush Living design team gets asked most often.
What Is the Best Fabric for Outdoor Cushions?
There are many types of outdoor fabrics on the market, but solution-dyed acrylic fabric is the superior choice for outdoor cushions for a number of reasons. Not only can it withstand the elements, but this type of fabric is also water-repellent, fade-resistant, and easy to clean, as well as UV-ray-resistant.
Cush Living only offers top-quality fabric options to our clients. Sunbrella is a popular choice for outdoor use because of its durability; this particular material can last up to 10 years. Other top-quality brands include Thibault and Schumacher.
Can Outdoor Acrylic Fabrics Be Used Inside?
Yes! Solution-dyed acrylic’s incredible features make it as ideal for use on your indoor furniture as it is for the seating in your outdoor space. As well, Cush Living designers can create cushions and pillows that are an exact match to transition seamlessly from your interior to your outdoor living area.
What’s the Difference Between “Stain Resistant” and ‘“Stain Repellent”?
Stain resistance means that a fabric is able to hold the majority of staining materials on the outside of its fibers. This makes the fabric easier to clean, although some of the materials may be absorbed by the fabric if left for long periods of time.
Stain-repellent fabrics like solution-dyed acrylic, however, do not allow any liquids or other staining materials to enter the fabric whatsoever.
What Material Is Ideal for the Core of Outdoor Cushions?
Cushions that will be used outdoors should definitely be made of stain and water-repellent material, but what about the core or cushion filler material? This should also be durable and resistant to the elements.
A popular fabric used for the core of outdoor cushions is called Dri-Fast. Available in a variety of densities, Dri-Fast is a polyurethane foam.
What’s the Best Way to Extend the Life of My Cushions?
Although your new custom cushions have built-in weather and uv resistance, there are several things you can do to ensure you enjoy them for as long as possible.
You can protect your cushions from fading by ensuring there’s an umbrella or awning over your seating area during the summer months. When temperatures drop, storing your cushions outside in a sealable container or inside will keep them protected. Should your cushions get wet while in use, shake them out and allow them to dry as soon as possible.
Another great way to keep your cushions looking like new is by cleaning them with mild soap and water, and then allowing them to dry completely.
Cush Living – Your Custom Cushion Design and Manufacturing Experts
Cush Living elevates your outdoor space with handcrafted, luxurious custom cushions and pillows. Working with you every step of the way, we bring your design dreams to life.
All of the beautiful products we offer are manufactured in our Dallas facility, which, at 30,000 square feet, offers one of the largest production capacities in the north of the state. Our capacity also allows us to take on every size of project, from small residential to large commercial projects.
Our design concierge service can help you choose the best fabric for your outdoor furniture, help you design a stunning outdoor space, and much more. If you’re ready to get started with your outdoor project, we are excited to work with you!