Even if you invested in a good quality patio set and are meticulous about protecting your outdoor furniture from the elements, there comes a time when you need to start thinking about updating your upholstery. Cushion replacement can be tricky if you are not familiar with the different types of foams currently available on the market.
For the most part, patio cushion is usually made of open-cell outdoor foam that is different in its properties from the upholstery fiber used in your indoor furniture.
One of the key benefits of using open-cell foam outside, says The Foam Factory, is the ability to dry quickly from any exposure to moisture or water. Whether you live in a muggy southeast town or along the shores of the rain-drenched Northwest, this type of foam can handle it. In fact, the quickly drying ability of the open-cell foam is so excellent that they even use it for marine applications such as boat-seat cushions.
In addition to the superior air circulation that allows for quick drying, this type of foam also prevents the growth of microorganisms. The anti-microbial quality will provide a clean and healthy outdoor space for your family. It will also save you money over the years. Having to throw away a lovely cushion set at the end of the season just because it had the wrong kind of foam that did not prevent the spread of microbes and mold would be most irritating. Outdoor foam replacement is a better, and more cost-effective option that will allow you to enjoy your furniture for years to come.