Stylish, Durable, Colorful Outdoor Fabrics

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This beautiful outdoor living room highlights what fabrics are available from Sunbrella Fabrics and how amazing they look in this romantic setting.

This beautiful outdoor living room highlights what fabrics are available from Sunbrella Fabrics and how amazing they look in this romantic setting.

When choosing a fabric for your outdoor furniture you can’t go wrong with Sunbrella 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic fabrics. High-quality Sunbrella fabrics are used in a variety of outdoor applications including patio furniture, umbrellas and awnings. Sunbrella is also huge in the marine industry and can be found on small boats and luxurious yachts around the globe. These high-performance all-weather fabrics are stain, fade, moisture, mildew and mold resistant, making them suitable for virtually any climate. Sunbrella Fabrics are available in a wide range of colors, styles and patterns, making the design of your outdoor space a breeze.

The fabrics displayed on these colorful pillows gives you a glimpse at how perfect they will look in your outdoor setting.

The fabrics displayed on these colorful pillows gives you a glimpse at how perfect they will look in your outdoor setting.

Another terrific option for innovative and stylish outdoor fabrics is from Silver State. Silver State offers over 500 exclusive patterns and colors of Sunbrella fabrics, including a dynamic selection of decorative fabrics from their Alaxi collection. Luxurious Silver State fabrics are crafted with today’s color trends in mind, while the numerous colors, patterns and textures stand up well to day-to-day living. These stylish fabrics can be used to create an accent piece or cover your outdoor furniture in your favorite design.

Perennials outdoor fabrics, made of 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic, are a collection of solids, reversible’s, prints, woven’s, stripes and trims that will transform your garden, pool, patio or deck into an outdoor oasis. These high-design fabrics are resistant to mildew, mold and fading for any environment, and are even suitable for use indoors! When deciding which outdoor furniture fabric to use, be sure to consider Perennials for a textile that is always in vogue. Please visit the AuthenTEAK showroom in Atlanta to see and feel the entire collection of fabrics.

Cleaning Cushions

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At the AuthenTEAK Outdoor Furniture showroom we probably hear more fears about keeping outdoor cushions clean than any other product concern imaginable.  Breathe.  Relax.  The reality is that the flowers you planted in your new fiberglass planters require a lot more care and attention than your outdoor cushions- even if they are upholstered in a light fabric such as Sunbrella Sailcloth Salt. Manufacturers that we work with such as Kingsley Bate, Gloster, Barlow Tyrie, and Lane Venture only source the best brands of outdoor fabrics, most of which are 100% solution dyed acrylic.  These textiles are known for their resiliency and colorfastness.   In addition these fabrics have built in water and stain repellents which make cleaning a breeze.

To prevent any major build up and to increase the longevity of your outdoor cushions and upholstery we do recommend a very minimal amount of basic maintenance.  We recommend that you hose your cushions off about once every two weeks and allow them to thoroughly air dry to rinse off any loose dirt or pollen. Additionally when you are not using your outdoor living space for extended periods of time, we recommend that you cover your furnishings with Treasure Garden Protective Covers.

Even with the best preventative care, spills and spots will still happen.  Fabric seems to have a magnetic attraction to red wine, ketchup, and barbecue sauce.  Dogs and children often find that a few decorative muddy hand prints and paw prints really embellish your brand new all-weather sofa.  It’s still ok!  The built in stain and moisture repellents in the fabric mean that these common spills usually come out with gentle spot cleaning using mild soap and water. However, we also provide a PDF care guide on our website for outdoor fabric cleaning which covers solutions for everything from ketchup to crayons to nail polish.