If you spend good money on outdoor furniture, you expect it to last. FoamOrder’s custom and replacement Sunbrella cushions and cushion covers are designed not only to be attractive but also long-lasting. They are made of durable materials that are resistant to water and mold. We offer and recommend overlock stitching, which improves the finish of your cushion covers and reduces fraying. A fashionable fabric cover alone does not equal a high-quality cushion. You also need superior foam material to make the cushion comfortable and plush. FoamOrder provides high-grade indoor and outdoor foam cushions that can be ordered with any custom size of Sunbrella® cover. We offer both indoor and outdoor foam options of all quality grades and multiple firmness levels. Let our easy-to-use order process walk you through the selection of both Sunbrella® fabrics and the right foam for any room in your home.
If you are buying new or replacement foam cushions for your Sunbrella® outdoor furniture, FoamOrder carries three outdoor foam options to choose from. Our outdoor (reticulated) dry-fast foam comes in Soft, Medium and Firm options. We generally would recommend soft foam for Sunbrella® outdoor back cushions, and medium for seat cushions between 3 and 5 inches. If your Sunbrella® cushions are less than 3 inches, we’d recommend outdoor firm foam.
We generally recommend polyester dacron batting for all outdoor cushions, incuding Sunbrella® cushions. Batting will give your cushions that fuller, more comfortable look (and feel), and it shouldn’t interfere with the quick-dry element of the foam, as long as you are using standard outdoor (reticulated) foam.
Outdoor (or reticulated, or dry-fast) foam is made with a large open-celled structure that allows water to drain through the foam quickly and easily, allowing it to dry more quickly after it has gotten wet. Traditional indoor foam, also made from petroleum, has a much more closed cell structure, which retains water and takes longer to dry. If your Sunbrella® cushions will be primarily used outdoors where they will be exposed to rain, snow, and moisture from dew, we recommend outdoor foam. If your foam will be used in a screened-in porch, or indoors, then we recommend traditional polyurethane foam. Traditional dacron batting can be used with either of these cushion and foam types, as it drains quickly and tends to allow moisture to pass through easily.
Rather than receiving a color coating after production, the acrylic fibers of Sunbrella® fabric are dyed during the manufacturing process. Every single fabric thread is dyed, which locks in color and ensures easy cleaning and longevity. Sunbrella fabric also dries quickly because it is designed to not absorb water. This means it won’t support the growth of mildew, unlike natural fiber.
Sunbrella® recommends that for new stains, you first try to blot (don’t rub) spills with a clean, dry cloth. If that doesn’t completely remove the stain, spray on a mild cleaning solution of dish or delicate laundry soap (Woolite™) and water, and then rinse thoroughly and air-dry the cushion.
Sunbrella fabric is water-resistant—not waterproof. The water-resistant finish on your Sunbrella pillows and cushions will not stop them from getting wet. You can drain them by standing them on their edge to allow water to drain out of the zipper area.
If you still need further cleaning advice, check the Sunbrella website.