What filling do I need for my outdoor cushions?

What filling do I need for my outdoor cushions?
December 3, 2021 Alleana
outdoor cushions

What filling do I need for my outdoor cushions?

What filling do I need for my outdoor cushions? Outdoor cushions need to be able to withstand the harsh and sometimes demanding conditions that Aussie weather has to offer. Whether it’s the blistering heat or the teeth-chattering cold, outdoor cushions are required to retain their comfort for whenever you next choose to sit down and enjoy the outdoors. This is why the filling of outdoor cushions is so important. Read on to learn more about the best type of filling for your outdoor cushions so that you can enjoy optimal comfort when you sit down, every single time.

Polyester fill

Polyester fill is one of the most commonly used fillings for outdoor cushions. This is because it is sold at an affordable price and is reasonably fluffy and soft. Something to note about polyester fill is that it is a filling that offers minimal comfort. Because of this, polyester fill is most suitable for outdoor cushions that are primarily used for visual purposes as opposed to functional ones.


Foam is another popular choice of filling for an outdoor cushion. This is because it is available in multiple densities, which means that there’s an option suitable for everyone. Foam is also easy to shop for because it is graded according to its density, which can be determined using a simple foam density chart. It’s also an affordable choice of outdoor cushion filling, which makes it great for those on a budget.

Clustered polyfill

Clustered polyfill is very similar to polyfill in that it is cheap and soft to sit on. The most notable difference lies in its physical appearance. This is because clustered polyfill is instead either made into tiny balls or wrapped into small bundles. The purpose of this is to make the filling firmer, which is why it is more suitable for those who prefer more support when they sit down.

All of the above fillings are suitable for outdoor cushions and offer varying benefits. This means it’s down to you to choose the filling that is most suitable for your needs! If you need advice on what filling to choose for your outdoor cushions, look no further than Cushion Factory. With showrooms in Sydney and Perth, you can come and speak to one of our outdoor cushion experts in person, or else browse our quality cushion products.

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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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