|The right patio furniture cushions can fill you with a sense of
luxurious living. Whether you have a wrought iron, wicker, teak
or plastic furniture set, having the right cushions can make or
break your backyard or sunroom. Having durable, appealing fabric
on the outside should be matched with long-lasting cushions.
The key to long-lasting patio furniture cushions is not just the
density or quality of the foam itself, but the drainable quality
of it. Cushions that will inevitably sit in the rain from time
to time should have an open cell structure. This guarantees that
the water passes through the cushion and out through the fabric.
Getting cushions that do not trap the water inside of them will
outlast ones that end up with internal moisture which could lead
to rotting. Quality cushions are often made of layers of
polyester fill which is also called polyfill.
Another way to keep the moisture out is to have the right fabric
on the outside. Except for wrapping your cushions in plain old
garbage bags, which no one will, you might be able to get some
other fabrics that will be equally successful in keeping the
water out and the firmness in. Many of the fabrics used for
patio furniture cushions are made to feel like plush cotton.
Look for solution-dyed acrylic to get long-lasting cushions for
your outdoor set. This kind of fabric is specifically designed
to be all-weather, comfortable and soft. The sun can often play
a mischievous role on outdoor cushions. A Teflon coating is
often applied at the factory to keep the colors of patio
furniture cushions vibrant and alive.
Your cushions should also include some Dacron wrap. This adds
the extra fullness and shape to cushions which makes them look
even more appealing for some spring, summer or fall lounging.
Rather than having a simple, square piece of foam inside your
cushion, you have a piece that has been wrapped completely in
the soft edges of Dacron. Some cushions will not say whether
they include this extra layer, but you can often tell just by
looking at the shape.
Knowing the inside and out of picking out patio furniture
cushions can help you find the ones that will hopefully last for
years. Picking out the patterns of your cushions will be the fun
part. Stripes are always festive for the outdoors, with floral
patterns taking a close lead. Of course, there is nothing wrong
with going with solid colors. If you have an intricate wrought
iron set, or many pieces, in a setting with tons of flowers and
plants, then going for a simple cushion will let the eyes enjoy
the scenery a little more. Luckily, most patio cushions are
designed to fit any set, whether it is teak, iron or plastic
resin, so one does not have to worry that they have found the
perfect pattern, but not know if it will fit. Look for quality
polyfills, UV-resistant coatings and comfortable softness and
you can have a complete sanctuary for outside of your home.
About the author:
Cushionsrus is a site specializing in cushions, from chair cushions, patio furniture cushions,
to rocking chair
cushions and beyond.
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