Things to Know About Outdoor Fabrics Before Making Your Choice

The use of good quality outdoor fabrics for upholstering and add-ons enhances the aesthetics and visual appeal of outdoor furniture products. Selecting the right fabric is essential to render outdoor furniture weather-resistant and durable.

Factors to Consider While Selecting Outdoor Fabrics

The right outdoor fabric is an investment that will impact the look, comfort, and longevity of your outdoor furniture. The fabric needs to be weather-resistant and anti-fading. You need to assess the fabric against certain essential criteria before making the choice.

Material Type: Outdoor fabrics are typically made from synthetic fibres, such as acrylic, polyester, or olefin, which are more durable and stain-resistant than natural fibres like cotton or linen, and are the popular choices for outdoor use. Especially, solution-dyed acrylic is much sought after as the colour is embedded in the fibres during manufacturing, making the fabric more fade-resistant and durable. 

Water and Mildew Resistance: Check out if the fabric is pre-treated to be waterproof and moisture resistant. This is essential as it helps prevent the growth of mould in damp conditions. 

UV Resistance: Your outdoor fabric needs to be UV resistant to retain the bright colours and looks of your outdoor furniture for a long time. You must ensure that the fabric can withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Breathability: Breathability is important in fabrics used for cushions and seating. The fabric needs to feel cool and comfortable against the skin.

Durability: Your fabric must withstand the harsh elements and the demands of outdoor use. It should be able to survive a good amount of wear and tear and retain its good looks for a long time.

Cleaning and Maintenance: Make sure that the fabric you choose requires only simple cleaning measures such as a soap and water wash and does not require rigorous cleaning. Maintenance expenses also have to be factored in while making the decision.

Colour Fastness: As the use of bright and vibrant coloured fabrics adds to the aesthetics and charm of your furniture, look for colour fastness in the fabric and ensure that the colour does not bleed easily. 

Stain resistance: Outdoor furniture is susceptible to stains and moisture much more than indoor furniture. You should check out the stain resistance property of the fabric with the manufacturer.

Weight and Texture: Heavy fabrics may affect the feel of the fabric and the comfort it offers. The fabric should be selected with the intended use in mind. 

Over and above all these, the budget and warranty terms that the manufacturer

offers play a big role in deciding on the fabric.

Outdoor Fabrics from Ellements

Ellements, a premium outdoor furniture manufacturer from Chennai, offers a wide range of world-class premium outdoor fabrics to add a look of class and elegance to outdoor furniture. The fabrics are made from solution-dyed acrylic fibres and exhibit excellent endurance and durability. They withstand extreme weather conditions and still retain their colour and freshness for years. Ellements offers the finest quality outdoor fabrics from reputed brands such as Sunbrella, Sauleda, and Casamia. The fabrics are available in a wide range of colours and textures to suit any setting.

Embellish your outdoor furniture with beautiful, vibrant, and colourful fabrics from Ellements and elevate your outdoor living experience to the next level.

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