Soaking up the great outdoors often means sprucing up or acquiring new outdoor furniture, which is an investment into your property and your way of life. Outdoor furniture is a sustainable resource that helps you connect with nature’s best at home. When you go shopping, the right information can help you turn your outdoor area into that tranquil oasis you’ve been dreaming of.
Start With Purpose and Performance
All outdoor fabrics are created for a purpose and rated accordingly. Some may be designed to perform best on a covered porch while others are created for permanent outdoor exposure. To ace this purpose and performance thing, it helps to know a little about the fabrics and brands. Here are some of the best options.
Types of Fabric and Brands
Solution-Dyed Acrylics – This medium to heavy-weight water-resistant fabric is designed for durability with a high thread count that gives it strength. It’s created for applications that will be permanently exposed to the elements like umbrellas, awnings, and outdoor cushions. Solution-dyed acrylic (SDA) fabric is super fade resistant and easy to clean because the fibers are dyed before being spun into long-lasting performance fabric.
Sunbrella, Outdura, Fortress Performance, and Tempotest are some of the hottest names in the outdoor fabric industry. They offer superior solution-dyed acrylic (SDA) fabrics that are stylish, cost-effective, and sustainable. Sunbrella is a popular brand boasting up to 1,500 hours of exposure before beginning to fade. Outdura SDA fabrics are bleach cleanable as well as ultraviolet, mold, and mildew resistant. Tempotest specializes in machine washable SDA fabrics that are easy to maintain without harsh chemicals. Fortress Performance is engineered to have an ultra-soft feel with all the desirable qualities of an SDA fabric.
SDA Blend – When solution-dyed acrylic fibers are blended with polyester, you get a high-performing SDA fabric with tons of design options. These fiber blends are designed for performance with unique stain repellent abilities. While competitively priced, the SDA polyester blend is a top-quality outdoor fabric that takes aesthetics to the next level. It offers bright fresh colors that retain their strength while being fade resistant and easy to clean.
Sunbelievable fabrics are created for performance and beauty with virtually unlimited design options.
Sling Fabric – This vinyl-coated polyester fabric is brilliant for permanent outdoor applications. It’s a type of PVC mesh with a weaved appearance that allows water to pass through quickly. Sling fabric doesn’t stretch making it ideal for poolside applications and patio chairs because it doesn’t require cushions. It’s fade-resistant and dries quickly for long-lasting performance out in the elements.
Phifertex Fabrics are ideal for waterside applications and patio furniture. This special fabric dries quickly and requires no special maintenance.
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