Custom outdoor cushions and replacement outdoor cushions start with Sunbrella® fabric. Yet quality outdoor cushions go beyond Sunbrella® outdoor cushion material.
Your highest priced outdoor cushions are not always the best. During our 40 years in business, we’ve always taken the time to point out quality features, so here goes….
Quality goes beyond fabric & fit!
Most customers focus on fabric selection and fit. Foundation and construction of an outdoor cushion should never be ignored. You don’t put expensive carpet on a cheap pad. You don’t put Sunbrella fabric on cheap fill material. Moreover, you don’t sew an outdoor cushion like a sack of potatoes.
Even the highest end furniture manufacturers have shortcomings in their cushions…
We never replicate the shortcomings of factory originals… want your cushions exactly like the originals?… Buy them from the original manufacturer
“Great American companies innovate and improve,they do not replicate mediocrity”
How do you know that the outdoor cushion you’re ordering won’t be “rock hard” or marshmallow soft? A comfortable outdoor cushion has multi-layers of high density outdoor foam with a final wrap of fiber. Cumulus fill (alone) can be very hard if it’s going to provide adequate support. Cheap foam (alone) will feel “spongy”, absorb water and “bottom-out”. The proper combination of high density foam & fiber will provide the firmness/comfort level you desire. We offer 5 options.
"It's what's inside that counts..." Beware of cut rate sources who use bulk foam & fiber. Premium USA foam should be custom made for the thickness and size of your cushions - Dacron airflow wrap, not to exceed 1/2" thick, should be laminated to the foam - - otherwise foam and fiber can slide around and the cushions will lose their shape. Using cheap fill material under Sunbrella fabric is like "lipstick on a pig".
Sew pattern is a critical quality factor. Look at the cushions of a quality outdoor furniture manufacturer such as: www.owlee.com. Notice that most of their outdoor cushions are bullnose. Bullnose uses a continuous piece of fabric for top and bottom of seat. (No seams @ front to break or tear). We prefer this pattern and don’t upcharge for it. We do upcharge for box & welt because more labor is involved (because a box cushion has more seams). Box & welt is a stylistic factor, not a quality factor. Finally, quality thread must be used — seams should last as long as fabric.
Quality is never cheap. Shopping online for outdoor cushions should save you money — unless quality standards are subordinated. We don’t use superlatives to describe our quality. We simply set the standard & invite you to go shopping/compare.
We guarantee the lowest price for the same quality standards — that’s value. You can easily find higher prices on-line. Ironically, you’re frequently paying more money for mediocre quality. Sometimes you don’t get what you pay for.
There are pros & cons to cushion upgrades
Bottom line is online sources either ignore quality features or do not offer the proper combination of upgrades suited to particular climates / environments. High end upgrades can be pointless improvements… “tales told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.