What fabric for outdoor cushions?

What fabric for outdoor cushions?
February 11, 2022 Alleana
What fabric for outdoor cushions

What fabric for outdoor cushions? With the year-round sunshine in Australia, it’s only natural to think about decorating and utilising your outdoor space. When looking at outdoor cushions, however, it is essential you select the correct outdoor fabric as it must be durable. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be elegant, beautiful whilst also being ideal for outdoor use. Here’s how to choose outdoor fabric successfully…

1. Acrylic fabric

Acrylic is moisture and fungus resistant, as well as rip and break-resistant. These material threads are coloured first before weaving, allowing them to keep their colour even when exposed to direct sunshine. Furthermore, the acrylic fabric can withstand 1,000 hours of exposure to ultraviolet rays.

If you live in an area where it rains a lot, acrylic is an excellent choice. It features the comfort of wool with the ability to wick away moisture. As an added bonus – acrylic is a great fabric for outdoor furniture since it keeps cool in hot weather.

2. Polyester fabric

Polyester fabric allows for more vibrant colours and swirling patterns. This synthetic material is long-lasting and resistant to stains and water damage. It’s also resistant to tear and wear and fast to dry.

When exposed to direct sunshine, however, it may begin to fade. This cloth is best used in shady places where UV rays are minimal.

3. Olefin fabric

Polypropylene, sometimes known as olefin, is a synthetic material. Since this colour of olefin is incorporated into the fibre, it is extremely stain and fade-resistant. Olefin is a fantastic choice if you live in a wet environment. It dries quickly and is mildew resistant, so you can also use it to cover poolside cushions. Since olefin is easy to clean, you can choose to clean it with any home cleaning product, even bleach.

Contact Cushion Factory today

Having stores in Sydney and Perth, at the Cushion Factory we create bespoke cushions and deliver them all across Australia. We’re proud to call ourselves Australia’s largest personalised cushion maker, and we are happy to be always improving our goods and operations in order to provide the finest possible services and buying experience to our customers. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert and friendly team here at Cushion Factory to help you find the best fabric for your outdoor cushions.

Cushion Factory Australia

Are you still unsure how to waterproof your cushions? Please contact one of our friendly staff or visit one of our showrooms today! We’re more than happy to help you choose the perfect waterproof fabric or product for your outdoor bench.

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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10-day turnaround ( subject to fabric availability )
Over 700 fabrics to choose from
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Similarly, if you would like to see what we have created for other clients around Australia, go to our Client Photo gallery. Or to view all of the fabrics from Sunbrella, please click on this link.

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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