Is Olefin fabric waterproof?

Is Olefin Fabric Waterproof? Like most Australians, you probably like to spend most of your time outdoors in the summer. If you have outdoor chairs, then you likely know the struggle of finding cushions that can withstand everything thrown at them. Aside from being waterproof, there are plenty of other properties you want in a seat cushion cover, from durability to colourfastness. Learn more about whether Olefin fabric is waterproof, and what that (and its other properties) means for your outdoor seat cushions.

Is Olefin fabric waterproof?

Yes! Olefin fabric is one of many fabrics available on the market that is waterproof. This makes Olefin a great option for covering your outdoor bench cushions, especially if you have a pool. It also means that your cushions won’t degrade if they’re left out in the wind and rain for weeks on end. Olefin also wicks moisture away, which means you won’t stick to your cushions on a hot day.

What else makes Olefin a great material?

Olefin fabric is also resistant to mould and fungus. Despite ‘outdoor’ being in their name, not all outdoor cushions are designed to withstand harsh weather, which means mould can easily begin to form on both the inside and outside. This will leave you with cushions that not only look unpleasant, but smell it too!

Olefin, however, is made using polyolefins, a family of thermoplastics that are stain-resistant, colourfast and incredibly durable. By using this fabric for your cushions, you’re massively reducing the chances of mould and mildew forming, keeping your seating area looking welcoming and preventing you from having to spend even more money on replacement cushions. It doesn’t transmit static charges either, meaning Olefin cushions are comfortable to sit on with a soft and smooth touch.

As an added bonus, Olefin is also environmentally friendly!

Another really great benefit of Olefin is that it’s eco-friendly. The manufacturing process creates very little waste and the fibres it’s made up of are 100% recyclable, so even if you decide to replace your Olefin cushions in the future, they can be made into something else. If you’d like to learn more about Olefin cushions, contact the team at Cushion Factory today.

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Feeling inspired? Start transforming your outside spaces today with our wide range of outdoor patio cushions, outdoor bench cushions, and more. As Australia’s Cushion Experts, Cushion Factory would absolutely love to help you create a space that you can’t wait to relax in. Say goodbye to those old faded cushions or that bare space!
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Have a question? Don’t hesitate to email or phone us on 1300 448 297. We would love to hear about your next decorating project!

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