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November 9, 2018

Select the Right Fabric for Your Outdoor Commercial Patio Furniture

Owning a hotel, resort, bar or restaurant with an outdoor patio space requires you to provide the most comfortable and relaxing area that will attract guests. You’ve picked the right frame material for customized luxury outdoor furniture, yet fabric material is a tougher choice.

Fabric materials can break down faster from the sun, wind, rain and snow. They can mold, mildew, fade and tear. Luckily, textile manufacturers for commercial patio chairs and sofas have developed synthetic fabrics for outdoor use. These fabrics can take on the appearance of other fibers such as velvet, leather, corduroy and linen-like weaves while providing durability and longevity.

Types of Fabric for Commercial Patio Furniture

Olefin Fabric: Olefin fabric is solution-dyed synthetics that resist mold, mildew and heat. It is stain resistant, but has less of a softness as it feels smooth and lightweight. It can be cleaned using regular cleaning products such as bleach or chlorine, as the fabric can be suitable for bar and pool areas.

Acrylic Fabric: Acrylic fabric is also solution-dyed as the acrylic fibers are designed to be moisture resistant and fade resistant. It resists rubbing and scratching exceptionally well as the fabric is breathable so it is cooler to the touch. Acrylic fabric costs more than olefin fabric while looking beautiful on customized luxury outdoor furniture.

Polyester Fabric: Polyester fabric is a synthetic material covered in vinyl PVC mesh or acrylic. This fabric is dipped into the colors or has the colors painted on instead of being solution dyed. It is moisture resistant, dries quickly and resists tears. However, the fabric fades faster than other outdoor fabrics as it is more suitable for shaded patio areas.

When you are looking for commercial patio chairs, sofas and lounge seats that can stand the test of time, look at the selections available at Caluco and our COM fabrics. Contact us for a free estimate, or use our online form to submit an inquiry, to learn more about our high performance and quality outdoor fabric.

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