What Outdoor Fabrics do you offer for Custom Replacement Cushions and Pillows?
We offer an amazing selection of outdoor fabrics. Including Sunbrella, Outdura, Tempotest, Revolution, Maria Flora, Sunbelievable, Fortress, Inside Out, Phifer, Twitchell, Perrenials and more. Each manufacturer offers a huge selection of durable, UV resistant fabrics for your outdoor cushions and pillows. Order free fabric swatches of our online fabric selection before you order. If you live in the North Texas area, you are welcome to come by and look at our fabric books in person. Our talented design team will help select and coordinate fabrics for your custom outdoor cushion project.
What Is A Solution Dyed Acrylic?
Solution-dyed acrylic fabrics keep their colour longer because of the specific process that’s used to dye the fibres. Acrylic fibres start as a liquid acrylic polymer solution. The chemical fluid is forced through a device called a spinneret, which has many tiny holes. Long acrylic fibres are extruded during this process. The sun, wind and rain can take a toll on your outdoor cushions.
Outdoor fabrics need to endure the elements. Your patio furniture cushions should look great and maintain their color for several years. Solution dyed acrylics are the most common outdoor fabrics used for outdoor patio furniture cushions and pillows. The most well-known manufacturers of Solution Dyed Acrylic Outdoor fabrics in the US are Sunbrella, Outdura, and Tempotest. Acrylic fabrics are durable, high-performance synthetic fabrics made from acrylic fibers.
The benefits of a Solution Dyed Acrylic Fabrics are:
How Are Solution Dyed Acrylics Made?
Acrylic fiber starts as a liquid polymer solution. The liquid is extruded to make long strands or fibers. To create the color, dye is added to the chemical solution before it is extruded. This gives the fiber a consistent color throughout. The dye or color does not sit on the surface of the fiber but goes all the way through. Think of adding food coloring to your icing for cupcakes. The icing starts out white, but when you add the food coloring and stir, the color is all the way through the icing.
Another analogy is a carrot! If you slice a carrot in half, you can see the orange color all the way through. Compare this to a radish and it becomes easier to understand. When you slice a radish, you see the red color on the outside of the radish only. The inside is white. This is the difference between a solution-dyed acrylic and a piece dyed fiber. Solution Dyed Acrylics like Sunbrella, Outdura, Tempotest and Maria Flora can keep their color longer due to the dying process before extrusion.
What Is A Solution Dyed Polyester?
What Is A Printed Polyester?
Polyester fibers are extruded and woven into a plain white bas cloth fabric. The pattern or design is then printed onto the fabric with High UV inks. Printed polyester design are not woven into the fabric, thus there is a bigger variety of colors and patterns available. The down side is that the Printed Polyster fabric does not have a long life in the sun. It has limited UV stability and will fade very quickly. This type of outdoor fabric is perfect for covered patios that do not get full sunlight all day long.
What Is the Warranty On Outdoor Fabrics?
Can I supply my own fabric?
Can you match the fabric on my existing cushions?
Can I get samples of your outdoor fabrics before I order?
Should I bring or send my old cushions to use as a pattern?
Do I have to leave my old cushions behind?
What if I don't have the original cushions that came with the furniture?
Can you just recover my old cushions and use the old foam?
Squirrels at my cushions, can you just repair?