Patio Furniture Fabric Guide

Like many of us, knowing exactly what type of outdoor furniture fabric that can hold up against the elements can be tricky. That is where we come in, your fabric experts. Whether you are looking for fabric for your patio furniture cushions, throw pillows, patio umbrellas, or cabana drapery, we can help you fulfill your design needs now! We have developed a short fabric guide to assist you in choosing the right outdoor fabric for all your needs.

When selecting outdoor fabric for your patio furniture it is important that your fabric have the below characteristics as it will provide you with the high quality that is desired. Here is our list of must haves:

  • Water Repellent
  • Fade Resistant
  • Durable
  • UV Protection
  • Stain Resistant
  • Mold Resistant
  • Easy to Clean
  • Breathable

The type of material that is purchased can make all the difference in your outdoor space. Below is our recommendation for the best material:

100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic
We recommend purchasing 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabric for all your fabric and outdoor furniture needs. Fabrics that are woven from 100% solution-dyed acrylic provide rich color as it goes all the way through the material. This makes the material less susceptible to fading, stains, wear and tear, and sun damage. These factors make it perfect for the outdoors and not to mention it is very soft and comfortable.

Although there are many brands out there, we have had experience using the ones below on our patio furniture and find that they are great quality. Below are the brands we recommend:

The first brand we suggest is Sunbrella® as it is the world’s number one outdoor performance fabric and we use it on our patio furniture because of its high quality. It is 100% solution-dyed acrylic, water repellent, durable, and provides up to 98% UV protection. The brand also offers a wide range of colors, textures, and patterns for all different outdoor spaces and tastes.

The second brand we recommend is Tempotest®, an Italian style fabric, which is manufactured in Italy and provides one of the highest qualities of outdoor furniture fabric. The solution dyed fabric provides solar heat protection, solar light protection, and UV protection. It is also water/oil repellent, resistant to mold, stains, and salt.

If you’re interested in purchasing patio furniture cushions, pillows, umbrellas, or cabana drapery please contact CabanaCoast® or one of your local dealers and we can help you out!