When is an item all weather?
Whether a product is all weather has everything to do with the materials it is made of.
Most frames can be left outside all year round, but how do you know if a cushion is all weather?
This has everything to do with both the outer fabric and the filling of the cushion. Below, you can read more about the different types of cushion filling.
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This filling provides wonderful comfort, but is not permeable to water. This means that the water remains in the cushion. Therefore you cannot leave the cushions outside. Always store these cushions in a dry place, protected from sunlight. This prevents the weather or mould from penetrating the cushions.
Standard foam with waterproof cover
This comfortable filling is fitted with a waterproof cover. The waterproof cover protects the filling against (rain) water and is open at the bottom to allow sufficient ventilation. As you can see on the all-weather logo below, the water will run off the fabric. This makes the cushions all-weather. As a result, the cushions can remain outside throughout the entire garden furniture season. To extend the life of the cushions, we recommend storing them in heavy rain.
Fast dry / Quick dry foam
It may also be the case that the cushion fillings are equipped with a special type of foam called Fastdry® or Quickdry®. This firm filling is made of high-quality and water-permeable material. The water passes through the filling, allowing it to dry quickly and maintain its original shape. Compared to the standard foam with waterproof cover, the Fastdry® and Quickdry® foam have the characteristic of being mould free. You can therefore leave these cushions outside throughout the entire garden furniture season. To extend the life of the cushions, we recommend storing them away when it rains heavily.