Guide: Weatherproof Outdoor Cushions - What You Need to Know.
Whether it's for summer barbecues or for relaxation – lounge furniture enhances gardens, patios, and balconies. To make yourself truly comfortable, you'll need special outdoor cushions. These offer you high seat comfort and are custom-made. Should it rain during the warm months, it's important that your outdoor cushions are weatherproof.
Furthermore, it's easy for accidents to happen during a garden party, like spilling beer or juice on the furniture. That's why our outdoor cushions are water-repellent and can even be completely waterproof when needed. Below, we provide information about the special features of our innovative outdoor deep seat cushions.
Weatherproof Outdoor Cushions: Water-Repellent vs. Waterproof
Whether you want to outfit a sofa or several chairs in the outdoor area with comfortable cushions, all our custom-made outdoor cushions stand out for their durability and provide warmth when seated. Another big plus is their performance when coming into contact with water.
Weatherproof Outdoor Cushions
Our outdoor cushions are made weatherproof by durable Dralon fabric. It consists of 100% acrylic and is used in various areas due to its outstanding properties—from sportswear and work clothing to curtains and rugs. Dralon feels like cotton and is extremely UV-resistant in direct sunlight.
Even under strong sunlight, the outdoor cushions maintain their brilliant colors. If it rains, the water-repellent fabric protects the foam inside the cushion from moisture. After a summer downpour, you can quickly sit outside again, well-prepared against mold and bacterial infestation with Dralon.
Waterproof Outdoor Cushions
Thanks to our special waterproof covers, which have a PE (polyethylene) coating on the inside, fluids like rain, beer, and mineral water don't immediately soak into the cushion, making our high-quality outdoor cushions waterproof.
They handle rainy weather and lively garden parties with ease. For heavier soiling, the covers can be removed using the integrated zippers and washed at 30 degrees Celsius in the washing machine.
Water-Repellent Outdoor Cushions
Thanks to a health-safe Teflon coating, our outdoor cushions are water-repellent. This protective layer also provides reliable service should the cushions on your lounge furniture get dirty. Who hasn't accidentally spilled barbecue sauce, ketchup, or sticky drinks on outdoor cushions? Stains can be easily wiped off the Teflon layer with a damp cloth, without water penetrating into the cushion.
Key Questions About Outdoor Cushions
Before you decide to purchase outdoor cushions, you surely have some important questions. To make your decision easier, we provide you with the appropriate answers here.
What Cushions Are Suitable for Outdoors?
Outdoor cushions can be recognized mainly by these three features: durability, weather resistance, and warm seat comfort. Our deep seat outdoor cushions are breathable despite the Teflon coating, so you don't sweat on them on hot summer days. The cover prevents the formation of condensation, thereby not giving mold a chance from the start.
The perfect outdoor cushion also has high lightfastness. Depending on the color, our outdoor cushions have a lightfastness factor between 5 and 7. It's no secret that regular sun exposure can fade even the brightest colors over time. Our Dralon covers with Teflon coating maintain their color intensity even after several sunny summers.
When you buy cushions for outdoor use, make sure they are easy to clean. It should be a given that outdoor cushions are easily washable. Sources of dirt lurk everywhere in the open air: whether eating in the garden, flying flower pollen, or sudden changes in weather. Therefore, we recommend choosing cushions for outdoors that have durable covers, easily cleaned with a wipe, and machine washable for tougher stains.
What Are Outdoor Cushions?
With outdoor cushions, you can equip Chaise Lounge, lounge sofas, and chairs for gardens, patios, and balconies. These cushions as pads instantly make your garden furniture cozier because indoor or outdoor, nothing beats a high level of comfort.
Our outdoor cushions come in more than 50 different color variations and are particularly robust to withstand wind and weather. This is not only due to the high-tech Dralon fabric cover. GERMES' durable lounge cushions have a stable foam core that is wrapped in thermal fleece. These two components make the cushions wonderfully soft. They ensure that you have good support when seated and provide cozy warmth on colder days. Our outdoor cushions have a unique selling point in terms of padding. We offer them with a thickness of up to 20 cm (7.9 inch), making them suitable for very deep lounge furniture.
In terms of manufacturing, we advise you to focus on sustainability when buying garden cushions. All processed Dralon fabrics are made in Germany and certified according to Öko-Tex Standard 100. In addition to an extremely low water consumption in production, the acrylic fibers have the world's best CO2 balance. Furthermore, durable outdoor cushions are 100% recyclable. If you want to do something good for the environment, you are making the right choice with our deep seat cushions.
Custom-Made Outdoor Cushions by GERMES
Do you wish for deep seat cushions that fit perfectly? We manufacture our products exclusively for you to your specifications. If you have a sofa with unusual dimensions, do not hesitate to contact the GERMES team. We can solve almost any problem so that you end up satisfied and can happily snuggle into your unique outdoor cushions.
To produce your desired cushion, you should send us the correct dimensions in advance. If you have reservations about the measurements, our Info Center can help. There, you will find measuring instructions for all products from the GERMES range to help you measure thoroughly.
Over time, we have received numerous customer inquiries that we address in detail in the Info Center. If your question is not answered, feel free to contact our team. We will help you so that you can soon hold a custom-made outdoor cushion in your hands.