Which Outdoor Furniture Fabrics are The Best for Your Home?
Furnishing your home’s outdoor areas well is just as important to perfecting its look and feel as your living room, reception area and bedrooms. One of the most common mistakes we see people making with outdoor furniture in Egypt is the choice of fabric. So many people use fabrics that are better-suited for indoor areas, and others may even move their indoor pieces outside near the end of their lifetime.
Sunlight, winds and humidity can definitely take their toll on your outdoor furniture. This is why we recommend that when you’re furnishing any outdoor area, whether it’s a balcony, patio, or garden, you should select your outdoor furniture fabrics carefully with durability and resilience in mind, without compromising on quality or aesthetics. Doing this can help you ensure that your outdoor furniture will last for years to come while maintaining its quality throughout.
To help you find the kinds of fabrics you should use for your own outdoor furniture, we’ve rounded up the 4 best outdoor fabrics for furniture for your home!
The 4 best outdoor furniture fabrics for your balcony, patio or garden
Acrylic fabrics work so well for outdoor areas because they are resistant to mold and mildew, withstand wear and tear, and can withstand exposure to direct sunlight, bearing up to 1000 hours of UV ray exposure, but are also soft and comfortable. They’re also perfectly suited for outdoor areas because they do not retain moisture, which is important for those rainy days.
The main drawbacks of acrylic fabrics are that they are relatively expensive and they are harder to clean than other fabrics, especially when it comes to oily stains, but their sheer versatility more than makes up for that as they work well in curtains, drapes and cushions.
Olefin is another great fabric for outdoor furniture because it is extremely durable, especially when it comes to water. Because this fabric is quick drying and extremely resistant to mildew, it is perfect for poolside lounge chairs as well as rainy areas. What’s great about olefins is that while they are less soft than acrylic, they are much easier to clean and less expensive as well. They’re also extremely stain resistant, so they’re perfect for barbecues and events where there’s a lot of oily food going around.
Polyester is one of the most widely used fabrics when it comes to clothing production for good reason: it is extremely durable without compromising on comfort. This is also the reason polyester works so well with outdoor furniture.
Polyester is also easier to work with, so it’s the perfect choice if you want to go for bright colors and intricate details on your outdoor furniture pieces. The main drawback, however, is that polyester is not very UV resistant, so it’s best kept for shaded areas out of direct sunlight.
When it comes to outdoor furniture fabrics, textilene is the king of durability. It is mold-resistant, waterproof, and even flame retardant, so you can be sure that it will last for years and years. However, textilene is not especially comfortable compared to other outdoor fabric options, as it has a much more plastic-y feel than other fabrics, although some people actually enjoy the texture of textilene. Whether textilene is the right choice for you depends on your priorities, but there is no argument that it is one of the most durable fabrics out there.
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