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Custom Outdoor Back Cushions

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Outdoor back cushions generally need to be substantially less firm than seat cushions, because they don’t bear the full weight of your body when you are seated. However, many traditional outdoor furniture manufacturers use fiber fill to create their outdoor back cushions, which loses its shape quickly, and also doesn’t drain very well after rain. At FoamOrder, we offer 3 firmness options for outdoor back cushions; soft, medium and firm. We also carry a broad selection of durable, attractive, Sunbrella® fabrics to choose from. FoamOrder can guide you throught the ordering process for outdoor back cushions, helping you select the right foam firmness, and when to use dacron (polyester) batting or other types of padding and construction.

Select Your Custom Outdoor Back Cushion Shape

Don’t see the shape you need? No problem. Just choose “Pattern Shape” to make your own pattern and send it to us to cut to your exact pattern specifications.

Frequently Asked Outdoor Back Cushion Questions

Which foam is best for outdoor back cushions?

For outdoor back cushions we recommend our outdoor (reticulated) dry-fast foam, usally in the “soft" firmness. If your back cushions will be less than 3 inches thick, you might want to consider medium firmness. Our outdoor foam has an open cell structure, which allows water to pass through the cushion rather than sit inside it, reducing the creation of mold and mildew. If your outdoor back cushions will be in an area not directly exposed to the elements (a covered porch or cabana), then traditional polyurethane foam or organic latex foam can be used.

Should I order dacron (polyester) batting with my outdoor back cushions?

FoamOrder recommends dacron batting for outdoor back cushions, as well as other outdoor cushions. The dacron batting doesn’t interfere with the drainage of outdoor cushions, and gives your back cushions a fuller look and a bit of extra comfort. It also makes it easier to get your foam into and out of the covers, which is helpful if you’re going to wash your cushion covers (which we recommend).

How thick should outdoor back cushions be?

Back cushions don’t bear the full weight of your body (like a seat cushion), so they can often be a bit thinner than seat cushions. Most importantly, if you’re replacing existing outdoor back cushions, they should be the same thickness as the existing cushions to properly fill the slipcovers. If you’re ordering new cushions, they should generally be at least 2–3 inches thick to provide proper support.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About FoamOrder

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“My husband needed a firmer seat for an old tractor. With some help from customer service, I was able to get him exactly what he was looking for. Thank you.”
Brenda A
N. W. Illinois
April 2022
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Replacement Cushions for porch furniture
“Nice and firm, easy to replace. Timely service. Great job.”
Trish M
Barnegat NJ
January 2022
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Long lead but worth the wait
“It took a long time to complete this order, but customer service was attentive and informative and the final product was perfectly created and high quality. While we will have to wait a while to use these in warmer weather, we are pleased with the results.”
Randy H
January 2022

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