Outdoor seat cushions provide comfort to you and your guests. They also bring color, and depth to your outdoor space making it welcoming, relaxing, and simply gorgeous. But all good things come to an end and there comes a time when you just have to say goodbye to your once stunning outdoor seat cushions. Here are six signs to show you that time has come to replace your outdoor seat cushions:

    1. Mold invasion – It can be difficult to get rid of mold once it has invaded your outdoor seat cushions. If you’ve got a significant amount of mold on your cushions, it is no longer a matter of appearance but a matter of protecting your health and that of your family. Mold growth occurs mainly because you have not protected your cushions from the elements in the proper way. A humid environment is ideal for mold to start growing. Mold growth also happens when spills and stains are left unattended, which is again the perfect environment for mold to grow and thrive.


    1. Discoloration – In most cases, discoloration is simply caused by age. Other times the color of your seat cushions is not simply fading away. There are differences in color as well. Spills and stains that are cleaned with chemical agents that attack the fabric can cause discoloration. Sunlight can damage certain areas of the fabric more than others because of the exposure. The once vivid and bright outdoor seat cushions have lost their gleam and are no longer appealing. They make your patio furniture look old and shabby, which is an indication that it’s time to replace them. Choosing UV resistant Sunbrella patio cushions will prevent discoloring in the future.


    1. Wear and Tear – The obvious wear and tear occurs when the fabric of your outdoor seat cushions thins up and even breaks because of old age. Sometimes holes can occur in the fabric due to cigarette burns or other accidents. Actual tear of the material along the seams is usually caused by poor quality fabric that causes the seam to snap.  However, the same thing happens when the cushions are simply too old. There is nothing you can do but replace the cushions.


    1. Outdated – Quality outdoor seat cushions can look amazing for many years with proper care and maintenance. However, there comes a time when they need to be replaced despite their great condition. It is not the age of the fabric that dictates that moment but the age of the cushions. You simply feel that it is time for a change.


    1. Deformation of the cushion – Patio furniture is a wonderful addition to any outdoor space and outdoor seat cushions are the accessory that makes any outdoor furniture complete and comfortable. Sometimes, it is not the fabric of the cushions that needs replacement but the cushions themselves. You know those bumpy cushions that make any outdoor furniture look old and shabby? Those deformed cushions need to be replaced right away.


  1. Stubborn Stains – Stains have a way of destroying even the most beautiful things. If you don’t take action quickly you will not be able to save your outdoor seat cushions no matter how stain-resistant the fabric may be. There are situations when you just can’t get stains out of your cushions no matter what you do. While you can tolerate a few small stains here and there, when you are facing too many it is time to replace your outdoor seat cushions.


For high-performance, weather resistant outdoor seat cushions, choose Sunbrella patio furniture cushions. Cabana Coast offers customizable, comfortable Sunbrella fabric cushions made with high-density foam so your cushions will look great and last for years!