Have you ever wondered what is Textilene furniture?
When researching what garden furniture you want, you’ve probably come across the term. But what exactly is Textilene and why do you need to know? Textilene has quickly become an industry leader for outdoor patio furniture and it is easy to see why.
What is the best fabric for outdoor furniture?
Many of us are finding ourselves spending more and more time in our gardens these days. This has led to increased demand for garden furniture, with many of us taking the time to ensure our gardens are looking their best. But not all garden furniture materials are equal. With so many choices of garden furniture available, it can be overwhelming to know what to look for.
Your garden furniture will likely be left outside for some time. With its exposure to the elements, you want to be sure that the furniture you are getting is resistant to things like rain, moisture, mould, rust, warping, UV rays, and more. When considering what furniture to buy, these factors should always come into consideration. You want to be sure that you are getting furniture that can hold out against the elements.
What is Textilene?
Made from tightly woven polyester, Textilene is an extremely durable material, ideal for garden furniture. The individual strands of the polyester are coated with poly-vinyl chloride and then heat-set. This unique process is what makes Textilene resistant to abrasions, fading and sun damage, and thereby well suited to outdoor use.
The manufacturing process also sees the incorporation of biocides into the Textilene. Biocides reduce the risk of mould or mildew growth, another great feature for outdoor furniture. Specially formulated poly-vinyl chloride is used to block heat transfer, which will keep heat from passing through the materials, perfect for ensuring your furniture does not overheat or fade with time.
Not only is Textilene extremely durable, but it is also very malleable. This means that is can be made into all sorts of garden furniture, so you are sure to find garden furniture in the style you want.
How to Clean Textilene
Textilene is also extremely easy to maintain, yet another quality you want in your garden furniture. With minimal, regular cleaning your garden furniture will stay looking its best. Simply start by brushing off excess dirt. Next give the furniture a quick hose down. Mix some water and natural, mild soap. Using a soft brush, apply this soapy mixture to the furniture and allow it to soak a little into the fabric. After a few minutes, rinse thoroughly again with cool, clean water. Finally, you just need to let the Textilene fabric air-dry. It is worth noting that many of our cushion covers can be removed for easy cleaning.
Many of our garden furniture sets have Textilene materials in them. This means that you can be confident that they will stand the test of time. Take a look at our garden furniture.