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November 3, 2017

Three Characteristics To Look for When Buying Outdoor Furniture Fabric

Having an outdoor space for lounging and dining is a major draw for commercial businesses in the hospitality industry. They need the right commercial patio furniture to please and relax their guests while being durable to handle the weather. Yet what type of furniture fabric would be right in an outdoor space that can withstand rain, hot sun, and extended use?

 

Characteristics to Look for in Commercial Outdoor Furniture

When you decide to have fabric furniture in your outdoor space, it should have certain features to ensure it can still look beautiful and maintain its quality. Here are 3 aspects you want in your commercial patio furniture fabric.

 

Fade Resistance/UV Blockers

While we normally look for fabrics that can withstand rain and snow, don’t forget that the sun can have negative effects on fabrics. It can fade colors, bleach fabric and wear out threads. So look for a fabric that offers fade resistance and UV blockers.

 

Mold and Mildew Resistance

Rain and snow can cause a range of damage to commercial outdoor furniture. If the fabric doesn’t have a chance to dry out, it can begin to mold and mildew from the inside out. Even if you can’t see the damage, mold, and mildew can give off a foul odor that your guests will smell when they sit down.

 

Stain Resistance

Stains happen in outdoor commercial settings. You may take care to keep food and beverage stains to a minimum. Yet don’t forget that outdoor fabrics are also acceptable from sweat and lotion stains from lounging guests. You also have to deal with staining from dirt and even windblown debris such as wet leaves.

 

Here at Caluco, we offer Sunbrella and Outdura fabric that offers all the great characteristics you are looking for in commercial patio furniture. Made in the USA, Outdura fabric has 100% solution dyed acrylic fiber and can withstand double rub testing. Durable and strong, this fabric is stain resistant, UV resistant, mold resistant and can be cleaned with bleach without losing its color. Sunbrella fabrics are made from 100% expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene in an eco-friendly process. It has weather-resistant and mold/mildew resistant capabilities and can stand up to UV light.

 

Get the materials you need to have beautiful outdoor furniture that lasts. Use these fantastic fabric choices for all your commercial outdoor needs.

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