Written by Carlo Badalamenti.
If you have outdoor patio furniture, you understand that your chairs, lounges and other items will be exposed to the elements. This often includes rain and other moisture. Even if you try to cover your furniture when a storm is forecast, something will come up such as a storm moving too fast or hitting when you are out of town. At some point, your patio furniture will get wet and this can damage your outdoor furniture cushions.
One way to avoid the problems associated with outdoor foam is to replace your old foam with a dryfast foam. This is a type of polyurethane foam that is specifically made for use in conditions where it is likely to get wet. This can mean anything from outdoor furniture to marine uses such as cushions on boat seating. Using this foam can limit damages from moisture and help to ensure that your outdoor foam will last for years.
Dryfast foam works because it is designed with extra-large spaces in the material itself. These large cells act like pores that make it easy for water to drain out when the foam gets wet. Instead of being trapped, the water can evaporate quickly and the foam will dry faster. This also helps to reduce the possibility of mold, mildew and bacteria growth that can be caused by damp foam.
The good news is that you don’t need to look hard to find dryfast foam. Major foam retailers such as the Foam Factory sell dryfast foam at very affordable prices and at any amount or size that you need to replace your current patio furniture’s cushions.
Carlo Badalamenti serves as the Marketing Manager of the Foam Factory, a premier retailer of top quality foam products for home and commercial use. A wide range of foam products are available for purchase at the company’s site.