Great Outdoors with Outdoor Seat Cushions

Outdoor seat cushions are any cushions used for seats usually found outside the house – patio, beside the swimming pool, garden, etc. Like any cushion, their main function is to make seats more comfortable by removing or minimizing the pressure caused by wood, steel or concrete–the common materials for seats. Aside from providing comfort, the cushions can also make old seats or dull outdoors look livelier.

Seats outside the house are exposed to potentially dangerous elements like rain and the sun. These environmental factors can cause seats and cushions to quickly wear down. To counteract these harmful forces, outdoor seat cushions are made of strong and durable materials such as Sunbrella, Outdura, olefin, acrylic and polyester. The said synthetic materials are especially engineered to be resistant to heat and wetness.

Here are some examples of outdoor seat cushion fabrics:

  • 1) Teak Wood
  • There are a lot of different fabric color combination's that fit with teak. But if you want to up your seats outside, bear in mind that teak wood left outdoors would eventually change to a silvery gray color.

  • 2) Outdoor wicker
  • Resin wicker furniture is the latest thing in outdoor furnishings. There are a variety of styles, colors and textures available for you to choose. There are also many colors to choose from like: onyx, sesame, honey, pecan and so on. Using lighter pieces of wicker brings a California style feel to your space. Casual and yet sophisticated at the same time.

  • 3) Cast Aluminum
  • Cast aluminum comes with a lot of many styles, colors and textures, it can even disguise itself as a bamboo. As cast aluminum is a type of metal, it can seem cold and uncomfortable, so you'll have to make up for all that cold metal with soft thick cushions.

They are also made to resist mold and mildew as well as stains. Another great advantage of these materials is their flexibility which prevents tearing. Furthermore, these materials make the cushions washable.

While being manufactured, the cushion materials are usually solution-dyed, which means that the coloring agents were added in liquid form. As a result, the fibers are fully saturated with color, making the resulting products, and thus the cushions, resistant to fading. Coloring makes the cushions ideal as decorative accessories.

There are also reversible cushions which offer a lot of comfort and design. Many other cushions are available in the marker. They differ in size, shape, thickness, prints and cutting styles. Almost any kind of seat–bench, stool, club chair–has a corresponding cushion, so finding the right cushion is never hard to do.